Happy Holiday Happenings

2017 Christmas Events Guide

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2017

Handcrafted goods of all kinds will be available at the Carols & Crumpets Event.

Handcrafted goods of all kinds will be available at the Carols & Crumpets Event.

The holidays are finally here! To celebrate, we want to share this list of the most cheerful happenings around town so you can find the perfect events for your family to enjoy. Get ready for beautiful lights, hot cocoa and crafts of all kinds. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, so don’t forget your coat and head out to as many of these great events as you can.


Unique handcrafted gifts, decorations, and delicious food products will again be presented at Carols & Crumpets, the Tulsa Herb Society’s annual craft fair.  It will be held Saturday December 2, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 South Peoria Ave.  Admission is free.
The Tulsa Herb Society members have been busily preparing interesting handcrafted items such as penny rugs, tree ornaments, dryer balls, holiday wreaths, rustic wood trays, doggie treats, and table arrangements . A special booth will offer fresh greenery for home decorating with the addition of new adornments for the greenery.  A cupcake -themed tree will be raffled at the close of the show.
Other vendors will offer mosaic garden items, hypertufa pots, live wreaths and poinsettias, handmade soaps, bath salts, hand knit clothing, metal garden sculpture, soy candles, wood bowls and art pieces, repurposed woolen mittens, hand woven baskets, and vintage merchandise.
Some of the most popular food items are the nine flavors of herbal vinegar, and eleven selections of herbal jams and jellies.  To satisfy a sweet tooth THS members have made Chocolate and Strawberry Herbal Bark candy and the popular Hot Chocolate on a Stick.  There will be hot spiced cider and cookies for the shoppers.
The Snowflake Café will be open from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  No reservations are needed for lunch. For more information call (918) 496-8019 or “like” the Tulsa Herb Society on Facebook. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Tulsa Garden Center and the Linnaeus Teaching Garden.

Happy Holiday Happenings

November 4

ABWA Holiday Expo
11/4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fun holiday shopping event at Tulsa Martin Regional Library

November 10-11

Veterans Day Events

Veterans Day Parade and U.S. Flag Retirement Party
Nov. 10 - Flag ceremony 9 a.m., Parade 11:11 a.m.
Claremore Expo Center
Claremore, OK

Veteran’s Parade
Nov. 11 - 9 a.m.
Smith Farm Marketplace
9018 N 121st E Ave.
Owasso , OK

Veterans’ Day Parade
Nov. 10 - 11 a.m.
300 S. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK
Oklahoma Joe’s 30th Birthday Bash/Veteran’s Day Celebration - The first 100 Veterans dine for free
Nov. 11 - 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
333 W Albany St
Broken Arrow, OK

November 16

Rose District Lighting Ceremony
Broken Arrow
11/16 at 6 p.m.
Lighting ceremony at Centennial Park in Broken Arrow.

Holiday Tea-off!
Broken Arrow
11/16 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Refreshments, entertainment, and gift vouchers at local merchants on Main Street in the Rose District.

November 17

Philbrook Festival Lights
Celebrate the holiday season with Philbrook. Day, night, anytime. The Museum comes alive with festive holiday events, décor, and thousands of lights reflecting the spirit of the season.

Dickens on the Boulevard
11/17-11/18 at 6 p.m.
Enjoy this Victorian-themed Christmas festival complete with thematic caroling, a Victorian street dance, and Western marshals in downtown Claremore.

November 18

Snowflake Winter Festival Ice Skating
11/18/17-1/2/18; Days with school 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Days without school 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ice skate on a beautiful 7000 square foot outdoor rink in downtown Tahlequah. Admission: $8 for 11 and up, $6 for 5-10, 4 and under free; $2 skate rental

Pryor Chili Christmas Festival
11/18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A unique celebration of the Christmas season combined with a chili cook-off and a car show. Christmas shopping, car show, and kids zone.

November 19

Fantasy Land of Lights
11/19 -12/31
Enjoy this drive-through Christmas light show at Johnstone Park. Enjoy the music, synchronized lighted tunnel, animated displays, and thousands of lights decorating the park each night the display is open.

November 22

Rhema Christmas Lights
Broken Arrow
11/22 - 1/1 from 5:30 - 11:30 p.m.
More than 2 million lights available to walk or drive through for free. Located at Rhema Bible College.

November 23

Lights on at Utica Square
Tulsa 6:30 p.m.
Lighting ceremony for more than 700,000 lights at Utica Square is a decades-old Tulsa tradition.

Muskogee Castle Christmas
Open Thanksgiving through NYE from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Drive through Castleton Village, filled with more than 2000 holiday displays and thousands of colorful lights, creating an unforgettable experience.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour
Come and enjoy this spectacular old-fashioned Christmas light display featuring over 400,000 lights. Admission is free.

November 24

Castle Christmas
11/24-11/26, 12/1-12/3, 12/8-12/10, 12/15-31 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Shop and dine inside the Castle for your holiday tradition. Take a train ride inside the village or ride the ponies.

Garden of Lights at Honor Heights Park
Enjoy more than 1 million lights and 120 acres of beautiful trees at Honor Heights Park. Free event.

Kringle’s Christmas Land
Ride through an animated Christmas adventure, visit a magical Christmas town, see vintage animated display dressed in the style of Dickens’ A Christmas Story. Experience snow, tour a life-sized Nativity scene, and visit the Candy Cane Forrest. Located at Promenade Mall.
Tickets are $10 per person, children under one free

Lights on the Hill
Every weekend in December, enjoy millions of lights lining the roads throughout Chandler Park. A trolley is available Friday and Saturday evenings for $3 per person or $10 for a family of 5. Cash only. Free to drive through.

11/24-1/7/18 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Downtown Tulsa is transformed into a festive wonderland during Winterfest, an annual holiday tradition in downtown Tulsa. $12 general admission. Group rates available.

Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights
Bartlesville area
11/24-12/23 at Friday-Sunday 5-9 p.m.
The grounds and buildings of Woolaroc will be covered with more than 750,000 lights as the historic ranch transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland. Located 12 miles SW of Bartlesville on State Highway 123 and 45 miles NW of Tulsa.
Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children 11 and under.

November 25

Native American Christmas Market
11/25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at the Sapulpa Elks Lodge, this event welcomes Native American artists each creating completely unique arts & crafts. Come shop and meet the Native American artists and craftsmen who create authentic arts and crafts, paintings and sewing creations.

December 1

Festival of Lights Christmas Parade
Sand Springs
12/1 at 7 p.m.
See one of the largest and oldest Christmas celebrations at the Festival of Lights Christmas Parade in Sand Springs.

Christmas with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith
12/1 at 8 p.m.
Concert at BOK center. Tickets available online.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Located at Sapulpa Community Theater
December 1, 2, 8 - 7:30 pm
December 3, 9, 10 - 2:00 pm

A Crafty Christmas
Sand Springs
12/1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 12/2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An afternoon filled with holiday shopping. This arts and crafts show features more than 40 booths filled with arts and crafts. Santa Claus will be there for the kids.

12/1-12/3 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
A true German old world holiday shopping experience with handmade gifts from local artists, authentic German collectibles, and holiday memorabilia. Puppet shows, Bethlehem village, and St. Nikolaus will be there for the kids. Best of all, gluhwein for the adults! Located at Tulsa German American Society. Free admission.

Christmas Arts and Crafts Show
A one-stop shop for homemade jewelry, candles, and other crafts. Browse rows of vendor booths or check out the JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum exhibits.

Lantern Light Festival
12/1-1/14 Thurs.-Sun. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; 12/21-1/1 open daily 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Dec. 31 until 1 a.m.
Spectacular Chinese lantern festival located at River West Festival Park. Celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine.

Hard Candy Christmas
12/1 at 8 p.m.
Join Sunny Sweeney, Brennen Leigh, Courtney Patton, and Jamie Lin Wilson on their Hard Candy Christmas Tour at Mercury Lounge.

Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, Big Bopper Tribute Christmas Show
12/1 at 7:30 p.m.
A night of 1950s music and Christmas music to benefit Muskogee’s Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Capped off with a recreation of the historic Winter Dance Party show in Clear Lake, Iowa, and it will be a fun night of entertainment at Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

Will’s Country Christmas
Plan a trip to the Dog Iron Ranch in Oologah for this unique holiday event will include hayrides, caroling, a brass trio, walking lantern tours of the house and grounds, a visit from Father Christmas, and plenty of photo opportunities.

Thompson House Victorian Christmas
Hang with Victorian clothed characters in the historic Thompson House as visitors browse through hundreds of handcrafted items and nosh on their famous pepper jelly.

Christmas in the Ville
12/1-12/23 Thurs.-Fri. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 1 to 10 p.m.(and after 12/20)
Family festival includes live entertainment on Saturdays from 1 to 5, yard games on the south lawn, photos with Santa by the train Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m., carriage rides downtown, surprise Christmas characters, ice skating, movies in the park Thurs.-Sun. evenings, live nativity select nights, and strolling Dickens carolers. $10 admission includes skates and coupon book.

December 2

Santa’s Sleigh 5k and Fun Run
12/ 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Join the Glenpool Cross Country Team and SOS as we host the inaugural Santa’s Sleigh 5k and Fun Run. The race will begin and end at Dennis Chafin Sports Complex. Race begins at 9:00 AM with the Fun Run with the 5k following. Proceeds from this event will help support both the Glenpool Cross Country program and SOS.

Tulsa Spirit Tours Creepy Christmas Tour
Weekends from 12/2-12/23 - 6:30-8 pm
Tour Tulsa’s spookiest holiday spots

Tulsa Herb Society’s Carols and Crumpets
12/2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Located at Tulsa Garden Center

Holiday Craft Bazaar
12/2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visit the Buddy LaFortune Community Center in Tulsa for the Holiday Craft Bazaar. Browse vendor booths offering Scentsy, scarves, pillows, blankets, stockings, hair bows, jewelry, clothing, hats and more.

Miracle on 34th for All Nations: A Multicultural Christmas
12/2 at 2 p.m.
A multicultural holiday celebration at Church 3434 at 3434 S. Garnett Road.

Bixby Community Center Christmas Craft Show
12/2-12/3 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holiday shopping at Bixby Community Center

Tulsa Punk Rock Flea Market: Holiday Edition
12/2-12/3 - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Immerse yourself in punk culture for a day, or join forces with fellow full-time punk rockers at the holiday edition of the Tulsa Punk Rock Flea Market held inside the American Legion Post in Tulsa’s Pearl District.

Holiday Craft Fair and Christmas Bazaar
12/2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church

December 3

Inola Christmas Parade
12/3 at 2 p.m.
Parade route goes down Commercial Boulevard through downtown Inola.

December 4

West Bend Winterland Lighting Ceremony
12/4 at 6 p.m.
Lighting Ceremony for West Bend Winterland

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