Holiday Happenings

Communities throughout Green Country will offer a variety of holiday activities to tickle your fancy.

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: November 2008

For many, Christmas means flying reindeer, the birth of a holy child, sparkling lights and a jolly man in a red suit. Over the years, Christmas in America has evolved to include gift giving, a decorated tree and Santa Claus as Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. In fact, Christmas is celebrated in some fashion in more than 90 percent of American homes and is recognized around the world – sometimes as a holy day and sometimes as a secular, cultural festival.

Since the actual date of Jesus’ birth is unknown, the date coincides with ancient Roman solar festivals and the winter solstice. A central figure in many holiday celebrations – Santa Claus – is thought to have evolved by combining the real 300 A.D. Saint Nicholas with elements from pagan Nordic and Christian mythology. Artists in the 19th century media are responsible for creating the image we know today of a jolly fellow dressed in red with a white beard.

Whether your holiday spirit is stirred by reverent nativity scenes, elves and reindeer or twinkling lights, communities throughout Green Country will offer a variety of holiday activities to tickle your fancy.

November 1
Holiday Open House
Downtown Sapulpa
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
www.sapulpachamber.com

November 1 – December 13
Holiday Shopping in Downtown Sapulpa
Collect tickets from participating merchants for December 13th prize drawing
www.sapulpachamber.com

November 1 – December 11
Buy Collinsville/Shop Collinsville First Promotion
www.collinsvillechamber.net

November 1 – December 7
Inola Santa Cash Campaign
Collect tickets from participating merchants for prize drawing on December 7th.

November 7
WES Choir 3rd Grade Music Program
7 p.m.
Robson Performing Arts Center
101 E Stuart Roosa
(918) 699-7390
www.claremorepac.org

November 13 – December 13
Shop Chelsea Promotion
www.chelseachamber.com

November 13
Claremore High School Marching Band Spectacular
7 p.m.
Main Theatre Robson Performing Arts Center
101 E Stuart Roosa
(918) 699-7390
www.claremorepac.org

November 13
Broken Arrow Tea Off for the Holidays
Shopping, prize drawings, live music.
6-9 p.m.
Main Street, Broken Arrow
www.brokenarrowok.gov

November 20
Sapulpa Holiday Lights On Ceremony
5-6:30 p.m.
Courthouse Gazebo
www.sapulpachamber.com

November 20 - 23
Jenks Holiday Open House
Tax-free shopping at participating merchants.
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday;
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday & 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
(918) 299-5005
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November 22
Skiatook Chamber Auction
5 p.m.
Live and Silent Auctions
Skiatook High School Commons
www.skiatookchamber.com

November 22
6th Annual Centennial Middle School Arts & Crafts Fair
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Centennial Middle School,
225 E Omaha, Broken Arrow
(918) 259-6512
www.visitbrokenarrowok.com

November 27
Utica Square Lights On
6:30 p.m. Utica Square
(21st & Utica)
www.uticasquare.com

November 27
Owasso Turkey Shoot 9-Hole Golf Tournament
2 person scramble
Thanksgiving morning at Bailey Golf Ranch
(918) 274-4653

November 28 – December 24
Holidays at Utica Square
Extended hours, Santa Claus, free cookies
and unique Nutcracker vignettes
21st & Utica
www.uticasquare.com

November 29
Chelsea Christmas Parade
6 p.m.
www.chelseachamber.com

November 30
Inola Holiday Service
7 p.m.
Hosted by Inola Ministerial Alliance.
Inola Christian Church off Highway 412.
(Ministerial Alliance also hosting Angel Trees
at RECB Bank and 1st Bank in Inola)
(918) 543-2900

December 1
Owasso Lights on Ceremony
Dusk at Friendship Park Gazebo,
north of the Owasso YMCA
www.cityofowasso.com

December 2
WES Choir 4th Grade Music Program
7 p.m.
Main Theatre
Robson Performing Arts Center
101 E Stuart Roosa
(918) 699-7390
www.claremorepac.org

December 4-7
Bethlehem Walk
Christview Christian Church
2525 S. Garnett Rd., Tulsa
www.christviewchristian.com

December 4
Sapulpa Holiday Stroll
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Evening Shopping Downtown
www.sapulpachamber.com

December 5
WRJH Choir Christmas Concert
7 p.m.
Robson Performing Arts Center
101 E Stuart Roosa, Claremore
(918) 699-7390
www.claremorepac.org

December 6
Civitans Annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade
in Broken Arrow
10 a.m.
Main Street in Broken Arrow
www.brokenarrowok.gov

December 6
Sapulpa Winterfest Christmas Parade
6 p.m.
(918) 224-0170
www.sapulpachamber.com

December 6
Skiatook Christmas Parade
9 a.m.
After parade, Santa’s Workshop will open in
the Skiatook Community Building.
www.skiatookchamber.com

December 6
Bixby Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bixby Community Center
211 N Cabaniss
(918) 366-4841
www.bixbychamber.com

December 7
Inola Christmas Parade
2 p.m.
After parade, the prize drawings for the
Shop Inola Santa Cash campaign will take place.
(918) 543-2900

December 8
CUE Band Christmas Concert
7 p.m.
Robson Performing Arts Center
101 E. Stuart Roosa, Claremore
(918) 699-7390
www.claremorepac.org

December 11
Sapulpa Holiday Stroll
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Evening Shopping Downtown
www.sapulpachamber.com

December 11 – 14 & 16 – 23
A Christmas Carol
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 E. 2nd
(918) 596-7122
www.tulsapac.com

December 11
Claremore High School Band Holiday Concert
7 p.m.
Robson Performing Arts Center
101 E Stuart Roosa
(918) 699-7390
www.claremorepac.org

December 12
Bixby Christmas Parade
6 p.m.
www.bixbychamber.com

December 12 – 14 & 17 – 20
The Santaland Diaries
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 E 2nd
(918) 596-7122
www.tulsapac.com

December 13
Collinsville Christmas Parade
11 a.m.
(918) 371-4703
www.collinsvillechamber.net

December 13
Buy Collinsville / Shop Collinsville
First prize drawing
5 p.m.
12th Street Plaza, Collinsville
www.collinsvillechamber.net

December 13
Sapulpa Jingle Bell Sweepstakes Drawing
1 p.m.
Courthouse Parking Lot
Tickets available Nov 1 – Dec 13 from participating merchants
(918) 224-5709
www.sapulpachamber.com

December 13 – 14 & 18 – 21
The Nutcracker
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 E 2nd
(918) 749-6407
www.tulsaballet.org

December 13
19th Annual PSO Christmas Parade of Lights
6 p.m.
Downtown Tulsa
Downtown Tulsa Unlimited
(918) 583-2617
www.tulsadowntown.org

December 13
Shop Chelsea Prize Drawing
10 a.m.
Chelsea High School Gym
www.chelseachamber.com

December 15
Claremore High School Choir Christmas Concert
7 p.m.
Robson Performing Arts Center
101 E Stuart Roosa
(918) 699-7390
www.claremorepac.org

December 16
Sequoyah Lower Elementary Music Christmas Program
6 p.m.
Robson Performing Arts Center
101 E Stuart Roosa
(918) 699-7390
www.claremorepac.org

December 19
Santa at Bixby Community Center
3 – 5 p.m.
211 N Cabaniss
(918) 366-4841
www.bixbychamber.com


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