Calendar of Events December 2023

Categories: In Our Communities
December 1 – December 9, 2023 
A Territorial Christmas Celebration 

You won't want to miss this festive celebration of Christmas at Santa's Ozark Mountain Village in Grove.

Har-Ber Village Museum, 4404 W. 20th Street, Grove, OK 74344, 918-786-6446, Email: eat0@eau0eav0eaw0

December 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2023, 5:30 – 9:30 
Festival Night 

Thousands of spectacular lights illuminate the Philbrook Gardens for a festive experience unlike any other. Celebrate the season with hot cocoa, musical light shows, make-and-take art projects, visits with Santa nightly from 6-8:30pm, and more. Also, swing by the printmaking studio in Mabee Lobby on Festival Nights to print your own unique holiday greeting card designed by local artists. Pick your favorite design or collect the whole set! Entry times are 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30.

Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-749-7941,

December 1 – December 17, 2023 
Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights 

Embark on a winter adventure to the Woolaroc Ranch, Museum & Wildlife Preserve near Bartlesville for the annual Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights. Visitors to this much-loved event are invited to ride a wagon or stroll the grounds to enjoy a spectacular display of more than 750,000 glistening lights decorating the Woolaroc grounds and facilities, creating an illuminating atmosphere of magical holiday wonder. Bring the family to Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights and enjoy live entertainment, snack on holiday refreshments, and visit Santa Claus in the museum. 

Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve, 1925 Woolaroc Road, Bartlesville, OK 74003, 918-336-0307, Email: eat2@eau2eav2eaw2

December 1 – December 31, 2023, 5:30p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Christmas Festival at the Castle of Muskogee

Drive thru holiday displays are open nightly! Special activities, such as the Holiday Hayride, the Christmas Train, rides on Cletus the Camel and ponies are wonderful and fun ways to experience the Christmas Festival. Don’t forget to stop by Rudolph’s Café for hot and cold beverages!

The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee, OK 74401. 918-687-3625, Email: eat4@eau4eav4eaw4

December 1 – December 21, 2023, 5:30p.m. – 11:00p.m.
Rhema Christmas Lights

Join thousands of annual visitors at the Rhema Christmas Lights and witness over three million shimmering lights synchronized to Christmas music across 100 acres.

Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918-258-1588,, Email: eat6@eau6eav6eaw6

December 1 – December 31, 2023
BA Ice Rink

Skate under the festive twinkle lights at Broken Arrow's only outdoor skating rink.

418 S Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, Email: eat8@eau8eav8eaw8

December 1 – 16, 2023
Christmas in the Commons

Step into the enchanting world of Santa's Workshop at our delightful Christmas event.

220 E. A Street, Jenks, OK 74037, Amy Smith, 918-299-5005, Email: eat10@eau10eav10eaw10

December 1 – December 31, 2023
Garden of Lights

Experience animated displays and over 1.2 million shimmering lights at Muskogee's annual Garden of Lights. Drive through Honor Heights Park and view 130 acres of trees, bushes and water areas decorated for the holiday season. Rose and azalea bushes will be illuminated with color, imitating their natural state during the blooming of spring. This Christmas light display will also feature lighted displays of deer, squirrels and birds scattered amongst a wide variety of trees wrapped in lights.

Honor Heights Park, 1400 Honor Heights Drive, Muskogee, OK 74401, 918-684-6302, Email: eat12@eau12eav12eaw12

December 1 – 31, 2023
The Woolaroc Retrospective Exhibit & Sale

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road, Bartlesville, OK 74006

918-336-0307, Email: eat14@eau14eav14eaw14

December 1 – December 30, 2023
Tulsa Botanic Garden of Lights

With over a million lights on display, the garden is transformed into a winter wonderland that will delight visitors of all ages. In addition to the dazzling lights, the garden features festive decorations, Christmas music, and plenty of hot chocolate and other refreshments. Thursday nights are filled with caroling and pop-up crafts. St. Nick himself makes an appearance on Fridays and Saturdays.

Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive, Tulsa, OK 74127,

December 1 – December 31, 2023
Kringles Christmas Land in Jenks

Be sure to head out to Jenks to see the champion of ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight. Starting December 1st, this one-of-a-kind light display will be available for viewing from 6:00p.m. – 10:00p.m. The display is free, and you can drive by or walk up to view the show.

12520 S. Date Place, Jenks, OK 74037

December 1 – December 31, 2023, 4:00p.m. – 11:00p.m. 
Bixby Historical Society Festival of Trees

Visit our website for more information and Santa hours.

Bixby Historical Society, 15 E. Needles, Bixby, OK 74008, Victoria Oltmann, 918-633-1407

December 1 – January 6, 2024,  6:00p.m.
Claremore Lake Lights

Residents and visitors can drive through the Claremore Lake Park and experience the Christmas lights and displays from the comfort of their warm vehicles. Lights will begin each night at dusk and remain on until 10:00p.m. through January 6, 2024. The Claremore Lake Lights will begin at the Blue Starr Road entrance and displays will be featured throughout the park. Multiple photo opportunities will be available and visitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #ClaremoreLakeLights on social media to capture and share memories! Free admission.

Claremore Lake, East Blue Starr Drive, Claremore, OK 74017,

December 1 – December 31, 2024, 5:30-8:30p.m.
Depot Green Christmas Train

All aboard the Depot Green Christmas Train in Muskogee. This festive train welcomes all ages out to enjoy a short ride through the Depot Green area where you can gaze at twinkling stars and holiday lights. Hot chocolate, popcorn and sweet treats will be available for purchase. 

205 Elgin Street, Muskogee, OK 74401, 918-684-6302, eat12@eau12eav12eaw12

December 1 – December 9, 2023
Bixby’s Winter Wonderland

Charley Young Event Park, 50 W. Dawes Avenue, Bixby, OK 74008, Email: Christal Melton, eat18@eau18eav18eaw18

December 2 – December 23, 2023, 6:30p.m.
Creepy Christmas Light Tour

Woodward Park, 2435 S Peoria Drive, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-694-7488, Email: eat20@eau20eav20eaw20

December 2, every weekend until December 24, 2023, 12:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Winter Weekends at Gathering Place

Join us for lots of free festive fun in Williams Lodge! Take free photos with Santa, enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, and make your very own winter wildlife craft from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mrs. Claus will read a story at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 

Gathering Place, 2650 John Williams Way, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-779-1000,

December 2 & December 9, 2023
Santa Pictures at the Museum

Santa pictures at the Museum will be December 2nd and December 9th.  Stop by the Will Rogers Memorial Museum either day between 11am and 2pm to get that perfect Santa Picture! 

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 W. Will Rogers Boulevard, Claremore, OK 74017,

December 3, 2023, 5:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.
The Gift of Christmas

Asbury Church, 6767 S Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK 74133, 918-392-1144, Email: eat22@eau22eav22eaw22

December 3, 2023, 4:00p.m.
BlackGold Christmas

This festive event will kick off with the decorating of several Christmas trees, followed by a parade, caroling and photos with Santa.

Black Gold Park, 95 W 145th Street South, Glenpool, OK 74033, 918-322-3505, Email: eat24@eau24eav24eaw24

December 3 & 8,  2024
Meet “The Mean One”

The City of Broken Arrow is excited to host a very special Meet and Greet with "The Mean One!" Meet this favorite holiday character and get a picture in our iconic sleighs with them.

Rose District, 412 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012,

December 4, 2023, 7:30p.m.
STOMP: The International Sensation!

701 S. Main, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918-250-5778,

December 5,  2023, 6:30-7:30p.m.
Winter Concert: Heartland Harmony Dulcimer Club

Bixby Library Zarrow Regional Library, 2244 W. 51st Street, Tulsa, OK 74107, 918-549-7514,

December 5, 2023, 7:30p.m.
Grady Nichols Christmas Show in Concert

Tulsa Mabee Center, 7777 S Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74171, 918-495-6000, 800-678-1353, Email: eat26@eau26eav26eaw26

December 5, 2023, 5:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.
Meet Santa in the Rose District!

412 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012

December 6, 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45p.m. 
Brown Bag It: Tulsa Festival Ringers 

Tulsa’s only auditioned community handbell ensemble, is more than a musical novelty; it is an ensemble of musicians who specialize in handbell ringing.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Williams Theater, 110 E. 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103. 918-596-7111,

December 7 – December 9th, 2023, 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. 
Living Nativity at Shepherd’s Cross

Shepherd's Cross, 16792 E 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-342-5911; 918-231-6947; Office Fax: 918-342-5911, Email: eat28@eau28eav28eaw28

December 7, 2023, 6:30 – 9:00p.m. 
Broken Arrow Wine Walk 

Rose District, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918-893-2100,

December 8 – December 10, 2023,  6:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.
Tulsa Dog Club Agility Trial

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-294-8557

December 8 – 23, 2023
A Christmas Carol

American Theatre Company's presentation of "A Christmas Carol" has been delighting Tulsa audiences for over 46 years. A timeless tale of hope and redemption, this production represents community theater at its best.

Tulsa Performing Arts, Williams Theatre, 110 E. 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-596-7111

December 8, 2023, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Art Crawl on 66

Experience art up close during the Art Crawl on 66 in Tulsa as artists bring imagination to life at local businesses.

Various locations, Tulsa, OK 74107, Email: eat30@eau30eav30eaw30

December 8 – December 10, 2023
The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse Proudly Presents Hometown Holiday Happenings

Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, 1800 S. Main, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918-258-0077,

December 8 – December 9, 2023, 9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Toy and Holiday Market

1900 W. Iola Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012,

December 8, 15, 21 & 22, 2023
The Christmas Express

Relive the nostalgia of Christmases past as you and your family ride a turn of the century trolley through Bixby's Downtown River District.

Charley Young Event Park, 50 W. Dawes Avenue, Bixby, OK 74008

December 9, 2023; Parade starts at 11:00a.m.
Tulsa Christmas Parade 

Downtown Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-732-9403, Email: eat32@eau32eav32eaw32

December 9, 2023, 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.
Owasso Christmas Parade

Smith Farm MarketPlace, 9002 N 121st E Avenue, Owasso, OK 74055, 918-376-1529, 918-376-1539; Office Fax: 918-376-1599, Email: eat34@eau34eav34eaw34

December 9, 2023, 6:00p.m.
Collinsville Christmas Parade

Collinsville Main Street, Collinsville, OK 74021,

December 9, 2023, 8:30a.m.
Rudolph Run

5K and a one-mile fun run or walk. Come dressed in your festive costume and enjoy the brisk winter air.

Rose District / Fleet Feet Sports Broken Arrow, 303 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918-492-3338, Email: eat36@eau36eav36eaw36

December 9, 2023, 8:00p.m.
Mannheim Steamroller in Concert

918-995-8518, Toll-Free Office: 800-299-2738, Email: eat38@eau38eav38eaw38

December 9, 2023, 7:00p.m.
The Rotary Club of Bixby 20th Annual Christmas Parade 

Dawes Street, Downtown Bixby, OK

December 9, 2023, 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
All Aboard the Claremore Express Christmas Parade

The Claremore Christmas Parade will be back to the Traditional format!  The Parade will begin at 6:00 pm downtown Will Rogers Blvd. and head West towards the Claremore Indian Hospital.  Come out, bring your lawn chair, and enjoy the various Marching Bands and floats as they pass by.  The Claremore Christmas Parade is hosted by the Claremore Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by local businesses.

December 9, 2023, 12:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Tulsa Really, Really Free Market

A community-sharing event!
Bring what you can, and take what you'd like! No cash, barter, or trades!
Share your unwanted goods and/or shop other people's treasures.
Follow The Really Really Free Market Tulsa on Instagram:

Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 521 E. 4th Street, Tulsa, OK 74120,

December 9, 2023
The Nutcracker

Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd Street,  Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-596-7111,

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 25, 2023
Winter Wonderland at Gathering Place

Gathering Place, 2650 S. John Williams Way,

December 9, 2023, 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Coonhound ‘Christmas’ Carnival 2023

The Cape Brewing Company, 736 West Main Street, Jenks, OK 74037, Amity Edwards, (918)-518-1167, eat40@eau40eav40eaw40

December 9, 2023, 10:00a.m.
Second Saturday Architecture Tour: Cherry Street – A Historic Hotspot Email: eat42@eau42eav42eaw42

December 9, 2023, 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival

New Orleans Square, S Elm Place & 101st Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74011, 918-251-5311

December 9, 2023, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m
Three Rivers Museum Holiday Open House

Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin Street, Muskogee, OK 74401, Email: eat44@eau44eav44eaw44

December 9, 2023, 7:00p.m.
2023 Christmas Symphony

Mary Glass PAC, Owasso High School, 12901 E. 86th Street North, Owasso, OK 74055,

December 9, 2023, 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Skiatook’s Annual Christmas on Main

Main Street, Skiatook, OK 74070

December 9, 2023, 6:00p.m.
Skiatook Christmas Parade

First Baptist Church from 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m., 825 W. Rogers Boulevard.,

December 10, 2023, 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. 
Meet Santa in the Rose District!

412 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012 

December 10, 2023, 3;00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Christmas Festival 

Galentine-Price American Legion Post 131, 723 W. Rogers Boulevard, Skiatook, OK 74070,

December 10, 2023
Tulsa Toy Run

During the annual Tulsa Toy Run, bikers donate thousands of toys to help kids celebrate the holiday season.

918-691-8513, Email: eat46@eau46eav46eaw46

December 12 – December 23, 2023
The 12 Days of Christmas in Claremore!

Shop local during The 12 Days of Christmas-local merchants and restaurants offering discounts and promotions for 12 full days!

December 14 – December 16, 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Living Nativity at Shepherd’s Cross

Shepherd's Cross, 16792 E 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-342-5911; 918-231-6947; Office Fax: 918-342-5911, Email: eat28@eau28eav28eaw28

December 15, 2023, 7:30p.m.
David Phelps Christmas

701 S. Main, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918-250-5778,

December 16, 2023, 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Sapulpa Christmas Parade of Lights

101 E. Dewey, Sapulpa, OK 74066, 918-224-0170, Email: eat50@eau50eav50eaw50

December 16, 2023, 11:00.m. – 11:30a.m.
Wreaths across America

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Green Hill Memorial Cemetery, 400 East Teel Road, Sapulpa, OK, Micaela Chisum, 918-512-1784, Email: eat52@eau52eav52eaw52

December 16, 2023 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Snow Sisters at the Ice Rink 418 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012,

December 16, 2023
Candlelight and Carols tour at the MOH

Claremore Museum of History, 121 N. Weenonah Drive, Claremore 74017, 918-923-6490,

December 16, 2023, 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Tulsa Flea Market

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-744-1386,, Email: eat54@eau54eav54eaw54

December 16, 2023, 7:00p.m. – 11:00p.m.
For King & Country: A Drummer Boy Christmas Concert

BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Tulsa, OK 74130, Lauren Dion, 918-257-9555, Email: eat56@eau56eav56eaw56

December 16 – 17, 2023; Friday, 2:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.; Saturday, 8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Tulsa Battle for the Belt

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-568-3335, Email: eat58@eau58eav58eaw58

December 16, 2023, 6:30 – 8:30
Christmas Kick-off in Broken Arrow

418 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012,

December 20, 2023, 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Sensory Secret Santa Meet & Greet

The Rose District is hosting a holiday event exclusively for neurodiverse individuals.

412 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, Email: Crystal Frost, eat60@eau60eav60eaw60

December 21 – December 22, 2023, 8:45p.m. – 10:45p.m.
Candlelight Concerts: Holiday Special Featuring “The Nutcracker” and More

German-American Society-Tulsa, 1429 Terrace Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104-4625, Billy Martin, 402-249-2445, Email: eat62@eau62eav62eaw62

December 27 – December 31, 2023, 9:00a.m. – 9:00p.m.
Tulsa Shootout micro sprint racing event.

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-838-3777, Email: eat64@eau64eav64eaw64

December 28 – December 31, 2023
Tulsa Holiday Winter Circuit AQHA Horse Show

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 405-880-2751, Email: eat66@eau66eav66eaw66

December 28, 2023, 6:30p.m. – 10:45p.m.
Candlelight Concert: A Tribute to Taylor Swift 

German-American Society-Tulsa, 1429 Terrace Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104-4625, Billy Martin, 402-249-2445, Email: eat62@eau62eav62eaw62

December 30, 2023
Claremore’s Championship Rodeo 

Claremore Expo, 400 Veterans Parkway, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-342-5357,

December 31, 2023
Race Into the New Year 5K

River West Festival Park, 2100 S Jackson Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74107, 918-749-7557, Email: eat70@eau70eav70eaw70

December 31, 2023, 1:00p.m. – 12:00a.m. January 1, 2024
New Years’ Eve Powwow

Muskogee Civic Center, 420 S. Boston Street, Muskogee, OK 74403, 918-639-7999, Email: eat72@eau72eav72eaw72

December 31, 2023, 8:00p.m.
Paul Holt Band on New Years’ Eve at Broken Arrow Elks #2673

Broken Arrow Elks #2673, 10266 S. 241st East Avenue, Broken Arrow, OK 74012 


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