The holiday season will be festive and bright in Tulsa, where there will be several festive Christmas events to enjoy with family and friends.
Winterfest in Downtown Tulsa
Nov. 24-Jan. 7
BOK Center, Tulsa, OK 74103
The 10th Arvest Winterfest is being held outside the BOK Center in Downtown Tulsa. The seasonal celebration features ice skating, holiday decorations, and family-friendly fun. Tickets are $12, or $8 if you bring your own ice skates. Tickets for children 3 and under are $8. Check the website for discounted rates for Arvest customers, group rates, or $6 Donation Drive Mondays and Warmth Wednesdays Benefit Nights. New at Winterfest this year are Santa’s Live Reindeer ($2 admission). Carriage rides will be available weekends, with ride prices starting at $25.
Kringle’s Christmas Land
Nov. 24-Dec. 31 @ 10 a.m.
Promenade Mall, 4107 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa, OK 74135
Visit Kringle’s Christmas Land for a Victorian-era nostalgic experience with kid-friendly activities. Two stores in the Promenade Mall will feature life-size animated displays from the 1940s-1990s, including Santa and his reindeer. Highlights include rides on the Kringle Express and a blizzard scene in this year’s “Vintage Family Christmas.” A life-size Nativity scene will depict Jesus. Bring your camera and take pictures with backdrops in the Kringle Photo Zone. Tickets are $10/person and children 3 and under are admitted free.
Tulsa Lantern Light Festival
Dec. 1-Jan. 14 @ 5 p.m.
River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave., Tulsa, OK 74107
Visit the Lantern Light Festival to enjoy the 2,000-year-old Chinese custom of lighting dazzling Chinese lanterns to illuminate the future and the reunion of the family. Each colorful lantern has been crafted by Chinese artisans and create a three-dimensional stained-glass effect. You can purchase tickets online to avoid long lines and save time. Tickets are $16-$20, free for children under 3. Check the website for Thursday night family night, and activity and VIP packages.
Living Nativity at Shepherd’s Cross
Dec. 7-9 & Dec. 14-16 @ 10 a.m.
Shepherd’s Cross, 16792 East 450 Rd., Claremore, OK 74017
The Living Nativity at Shepherd’s Cross reenacts the birth of Jesus in the manger through scripture readings, storytellers, actors, and musicians. The event will also feature a holiday market with hand-made gift items, and family-friendly activities. Admission will be free, although donations will be accepted. There are also some pay-for-use activities, including the Christmas Wagon Ride, Make a Christmas Ornament, and Make your own evergreen wreath DIY.
West Bend Winterland
Dec. 4, 9-10, 14-17, 21-23, 25, & 28-31 @ Various Hours
Claremore Expo Center, 400 S. Veteran’s Pkwy., Claremore, OK 74017
West Bend Winterland, outside Claremore Expo Center, will be kicked off with a tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. The opening event will include complimentary skating and hot chocolate and family fun. Thereafter, Winterland will be open Thursdays-Saturdays through the end of the year. Admission and parking will be free. Skating will be $5 for adults and children 11 and up. Kids 10 and under will skate free with a paid adult admission. Pictures with Santa will be available on the three Saturdays before Christmas.
Chandler Park Lights on the Hill
Nov. 24 – Dec. 24
Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St., Tulsa, OK 74107
Chandler Park will be festively decorated for the annual Lights on the Hill. Take the family to enjoy the holiday decorations and lights.
Chickasha Festival of Light
Nov. 21 – Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Shannon Springs Park, 2400 S. 9th St., Chickasha, OK 73018
The 43-acre park is a winter wonderland, decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights, a 25-ft. tall angel, a live nativity scene, and holiday sculptures and scenes. Santa Claus will be on the premises on some evenings to visit with children. Admission will be free, but there will be nominal fees if you want to take the opportunity to ride a camel or carriage.
Castle Christmas at Castle of Muskogee
Nov. 23-Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee, OK 74401
Castle Christmas is a holiday display that is free to view as you drive through from the comfort of your car. Check the Castle Christmas calendar to see the full listing of activities. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
Bricktown Canal Lights
Nov. 24-Jan 1
Bricktown, Downtown Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Take the family for a stroll to enjoy the sight of the holiday lights along the canal. There will be free water taxi rides on certain nights of the week during the holiday season, so check the schedule to see when the water taxi will be available. The light display will be free to the public.
Red Earth TreeFest
Nov. 13-Jan. 5 (open weekdays, closed weekends)
6 Santa Fe Plaza, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Red Earth will be decorated with 25 Christmas trees adorned with Native handmade art objects and ornaments made by Oklahoma Native Tribes. TreeFest is free and open to the public.
Guthrie’s Territorial Christmas Victorian Walks
Dec. 9 & 16 @ 5 p.m.
Guthrie, OK 73044
Visit historic Guthrie to enjoy the holidays as they were celebrated in times past. The Victorian Walks will feature nostalgic scenes and characters dressed in period costumes as you walk along the brick streets. The Victorian Walks are free to attend.
Woolaroc Museum Wonderland of Lights
Nov. 23-Dec. 23 (Fri., Sat.,Sun.) @ 5 p.m.
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd., Bartlesville, OK 74003
The grounds and buildings of the Woolaroc historic ranch will be a wondrous winter wonderland, illuminated with 750,000 lights. The event will also feature live entertainment, wagon rides, Santa Claus, and more. Admission will be $4/adults and $1/children 11 and under, and free/children 2 and under.