By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2017
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.
Brown Bag It: Tulsa Festival Ringers
12/6 at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Located at John H. Williams Theatre
Christmas Open House
12/7 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy tea with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at Memory Lane Tea Room.
Festival of Lights Christmas Parade
Get into the holiday spirit at Okmulgee’s annual Festival of Lights Parade, one of the state’s oldest nighttime parades with more than a million lights. The parade will travel east on 6th Street, so get there early and secure a spot along the sidelines. Watch as area businesses and organizations compete to win Best Float in a selected theme.
12/8-12/17. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse presents “The Regifters.” When a couple re-gifts a not-so-great Christmas present, then finds out it’s worth a fortune, they will stop at nothing to get it back. But they’re not the only ones who rewrapped it.
Living Nativity Pecan and Black Walnut Festival
12/7-12/9 and 12/14-16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Open the door, and step back in time to the first Holy Christmas. Live character portrayals, live animals, farm fresh pecans, cracking and nutty treats. Located at Sheperd’s Cross.
A Christmas Carol
Dec. 8-9, 13-16, 19-23 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 10, 17 at 2 p.m.
Enjoy this Dickens classic at John H. Williams Center in Tulsa. Tickets are available online.
12/8-10 Fri and Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Junior League of Tulsa’s annual holiday shopping experience at the UMAC at 68th and Mingo. 3-day pass is $5, with teachers and military free on Sunday.
Crayons Christmas Show
12/8-12/9 at 7 p.m.
Family friendly comedy show at Woodlake Youth Center.
Jingle Bell Run
12/9 at 7:30 a.m.
The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability.
Christmas in Kendall Whittier
12/9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Holiday pop-up shops in historic Whittier Square
Collinsville Hometown Christmas Variety Show
12/9 at 11 a.m.
See more than 80 performers in a 2-hour vintage Branson-style Christmas Variety Show.
Collinsville Christmas Parade
12/9 at 11 a.m.
Tulsa Eagles Toy Drive
12/9 at 9 p.m.
Located at Tulsa Eagle in Tulsa.
OKEQ Holiday Shopping Market
12/9 at noon
Part of the proceeds from this shopping event goes to benefit the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.
2017 Tulsa Christmas Parade
12/9 at 2 p.m.
This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.”
Tommy Emmanuel GPC: Classics & Christmas Tour
12/9 at 7:30 PM
Located at COX Business Center. Tickets available online.
12/9, 15-16, 22 at 7 p.m.; 12/10, 16-17, 23 at 2 p.m.
Celebrate with this ballet classic at Chapman Music Hall. Order tickets online.
West Bend Winterland
Located at West Bend Green outside of Claremore Expo Center, Winterland has all the makings of an old-fashioned Christmas. Event is free. $5 for adults to ice skate, 10 and under skate free.
Claremore’s “Old Fashioned Christmas” Parade
12/9 5:30 p.m.
Begins at Claremore Expo Center and snakes down Will Rogers BLVD with more than 200 entries, plenty of decorated floats, and an appearance form Santa.
Owasso Christmas Parade
12/9 at 9 a.m.
Begins at Smith Farm Marketplace. This year’s theme is “The Polar Express.”
Breakfast with Santa & Christmas Parade
12/9 at 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Parade starts at 2 p.m.
Enjoy breakfast with the jolly old elf himself at Catoosa Public Library. Parade starts at Catoosa High School.
Breakfast with Santa
12/10 9-10:30 a.m.; 11-12:30 p.m.
Breakfast with Santa brings a taste of the North Pole to Tulsa. With a delicious breakfast, visits with Santa and family photo options with Santa, a great family event.
Murrell Home Christmas Open House
12/10 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Visitors are invited to tour the 1845 George M. Murrell mansion and learn about Christmas customs from the mid-Victorian period.
Christmas with the Annie Moses Band
12/10 at 7:30 p.m.
Experience the acclaimed classical crossover ensemble performing arrangments of holiday favorites at the Broken Arrow PAC.
12/10 at 3 p.m.
A rare performance of Handel’s Messiah done at baroque pitch with a baroque orchestra, $20 donation. Saint John’s Episcopal Church.
Pictures with Santa
12/11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Photo with Santa Claus. Children will receive a goody bag from Santa. Self Storage Depot 13455 S Memorial Drive Bixby, OK 74063
Old-Fashioned Country Christmas
12/14 from 5:30-10 p.m.
This annual event features dinner, a live nativity, entertainment, crafts for the kids, vendors, live music, the lighting of the community Christmas Tree, and of course, pictures with Santa! Free.
Christmas at the Coleman featuring Shoji Tabuchi
12/14 at 7 p.m.
Shoji will perform his holiday show “The Wonders of Christmas.”
YPB Christmas Crawl
12/15 at 6 p.m.
ALL proceeds go to charity. The crawl will start at Hilton Garden Inn at 7:00 PM! Dress up and bring lots of cash because there are awards for costumes and raffles for great prizes.
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” at the Coleman
12/15 at 7 p.m.
The Coleman presents the contemporary holiday movie classic. Come dressed as Cousin Eddie and get a free box of popcorn. Best costume of the night gets two free tickets to an upcoming event.
Christmas with Brian Naira and Friends from The Voice
12/16 at 7 pm
Located at VanTrease PAC. Tickets available online.
Pizza with Santa
$1 per ticket per person. Children under 2 are FREE! Tickets can be purchased at either Broken Arrow Community Center. Don’t miss out on some great pizza and building a memorable craft to hang on the tree. Located at Nienhuis Park Community Center.
A Big Band Christmas
12/16 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students and children. Presented by Tulsa Praise Orchestra and Choir featuring vocalist Ernestine Dillard.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Coleman
12/17 at 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy the cinema classic. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.
“The Snowy Day”
12/18 at 6 p.m.
Enjoy the children’s classic at Park Plaza Brookside at this Talking is Teaching event.
Sheridan Road Christmas Cabaret
12/21-22 at 7:30 p.m.
Located at Kathleen Westby Pavilion
Wags, Whine, and Holiday Trivia
12/22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Play trivia with pups at Wagology Shop
Be sure to check online for the latest details and updates about each event!
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