Downtown in December

at Downtown Oklahoma City

Christmas time in the City comes early this year! Downtown in December presents you with the best of the season’s events in the heart of Oklahoma City. From entire districts draped in twinkling lights and classic Christmas productions to ice skating and free holiday water taxi rides on the Bricktown canal, this is a magical time in downtown OKC.

Devon Ice Rink
November 8-February 2
Open seven days a week in the Myriad Botanical Gardens. See the hours and rates here.

Automobile Alley Light Display
November 17-January 1
Grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy Automobile Alley shops and restaurants illuminated with holiday spirit. More than 230,000 LED lights cover the buildings until January 1. Location: NW 4th to 10th streets on Broadway Avenue (side streets, too).

Illuminations: Starry Starry Night
November 22-January 5
See the impressive, Van Gogh-inspired holiday displays at Myriad Botanical Gardens Crystal Bridge Conservatory. See hours and rates here.

Holiday Pop-Up Shops
November 29-December 22
Midtown is made festive with more than 30 Oklahoma-owned shops and an urban Christmas tree lot. You can’t miss the set of geodesic domes while driving through the district! See hours and the full list of shop here.

Lyric Theatre's A Christmas Carol
November 29-December 24
The classic holiday tale takes you on a magical journey with Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future! The list of showtimes is here.

Bricktown Canal Lights
November 29-January 11
The lights strung throughout OKC’s premier entertainment district provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner or some holiday shopping. Take a stroll along the festive canal through the new year!

Free Holiday Water Taxi Rides
November 30-December 29
Thursdays-Sundays from 6-9 p.m., all ages are welcome to float, free-of-charge, through beautifully adorned Bricktown canal on a Bricktown Water Taxi! The narrated and holiday-themed rides will begin at the main Water Taxi dock on canal level, below the entrance to Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse and Brickopolis. The tours will run on a continuous loop with each round trip lasting 20-30 minutes. The Free Holiday Water Taxi Rides will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Sugar Plum Promenade at Scissortail Park
Friday, December 12 | 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Holiday festivities include lights, children’s entertainment, games, music, food trucks and Santa’s Cocoa Showdown. Many of the activities are free; check out the full lineup here.

Oklahoma City Ballet’s The Nutcracker
December 14-22
Civic Center Music Hall hosts the special holiday tradition featuring the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. See the full list of showtimes here.

Lifeshare Winterfest & Snow Tubing
December 21-January 4
The gigantic snow tubing slope returns to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark! Come get your thrills at the home of the OKC Dodgers and enjoy holiday movies on the video board, sparkling holiday lighting and décor and a cup of hot cocoa. Snow tubing is open daily December 21-January 4 with the exception of Christmas Day. Single-session tickets will be available for $14 per rider. There will be a minimum of three 2-hour sessions per day. Session times are available at

Bricktown Lights Chanukah Celebration
December 22 | 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Join Chabad Community Center, Mayor David Holt and Senator James Lankford for a Chanukah celebration of joy, pride and gratitude for the great American spirit. Enjoy traditional foods, live Chanukah music, Dreidel Man, the giant menorah lighting and light show. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

Skirvin Hotel Holiday Events
December 25 & 31

Christmas Day Brunch

  • Wednesday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Skirvin Grand Ballroom with live entertainment.
  • Reservations are required. Buffet prices are $49.95 for adults and $29.95 for children ages 3-10.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

  • Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 6-11 p.m. in Park Avenue Grill with live entertainment in the Red Piano Lounge from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Reservations are required. The specially created four-course meal is $75 per person.

Arts Council OKC's Opening Night
December 31 | 7-9 p.m.
The Opening Night celebration returns for its 33rd year, and the lineup of bands, entertainment, local food trucks and family activities is sure to usher in 2020 in style. The fun begins with the Finale 5K race and closes with midnight fireworks. Get the full scoop on this OKC tradition here.

Free Weekend Streetcar Rides
November 22 -January 5
Embark is offering free rides on the Streetcar on weekends through January 5 in celebration of the one year anniversary. Check out upcoming celebrations and activities here.

Visit the Downtown in December website for even more holiday festivities.

Current Status

This destination is open. Normal operating hours may be affected and some COVID-19 related restrictions may still apply. Be sure to call ahead for the most up-to-date information.

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