Father Christmas visits the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch on December 11 and 12.
December 2015: Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah will come alive with Christmas holiday lore and activities on Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12. “Will’s Country Christmas” hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m.
Advance tickets are on sale now at $10 for adults (one night only). Children 17 and under are free. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. They are available at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum admissions desk, Lakeside State Bank in Oologah, and RCB Bank, 86th Street in Owasso.
Hayrides, caroling, a brass trio, walking lantern tours of house and grounds, visiting the house where Will was born, and stories of Christmas on the prairie will be highlighted by a visit from Father Christmas and photo opportunities. There will be vendors for last minute Christmas shopping.
Staff from the Murrell Home at Tahlequah, an Oklahoma Historical Society Museum, will be on hand to help make Christmas ornaments to take home.
Because it is a two-day event, people can enjoy Christmas parades in area towns and come to the Birthplace for “Country Christmas” later or on alternate nights.
Hot chocolate and cider will be available for purchase when visitors return from the hayride or walk around the ranch grounds. Will’s favorite food, beans and ham, will be served with Indian frybread will also be sold.
Ample parking will be provided in the airstrip area.
Santa will be available for photo opportunities at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore on Saturdays, December 5th and 12th from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free for members and ages 17 and under.
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