The Thanksgiving week is traditionally a season of celebrations with family and friends in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There will be several family-friendly events in Tulsa and the surrounding area that will add fun to the holidays. Check out all the free events in Tulsa in 2017.
Red Earth TreeFest
Nov. 13-Jan. 5 (open weekdays, closed weekends)
6 Santa Fe Plaza, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Red Earth will celebrate the Christmas season with a Native Twist, with 25 Christmas trees adorned with handmade art objects and ornaments made by Oklahoma Native Tribes. TreeFest will be free and open to the public, so browse through the display and appreciate the diverse cultures of the Native nations.
Chickasha Festival of Light
Nov. 21 – Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Shannon Springs Park, 2400 S. 9th St., Chickasha, OK 73018
The festival will be a winter wonderland of light that will be enjoyed by children and adults. The 43-acre park will be decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights that you can either drive through or walk through. The display will include a 25-ft. tall angel and a live nativity scene and many difference sculpturer 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 carriage rides or camel rides or make purchases from the food trucks.
Lights On at Utica Square
Nov. 23 @ 6:30 p.m.
Utica Square, 1709 Utica Square, Tulsa, OK 74114
Lights On at Utica Square will be a marvelous way to finish up Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy feasting with the family and then bundle up and head over to Utica Square, where there will be a celebration to kick off the holidays. Sing Christmas carols and sip on hot chocolate while waiting for Santa Claus to conduct the final countdown and illuminate the square. There will be over 700,000 lights decorating 175 trees, so Utica Square will be festive and bright for the holidays.
Castle Christmas at Castle of Muskogee
Nov. 23-Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee, OK 74401
Castle Christmas will be open on Thanksgiving and will be festive for the holiday season. It will be free to drive through the holiday display, so bundle up the family and see the lights and decorations of Castleton Village from the warmth of your car. Check the Castle Christmas calendar to see the listing of activities. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
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.
Bricktown Tree Lighting Festival Presented by Sonic
Nov. 24 @ 5 p.m.
3rd Base Place, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr.), Oklahoma City, OK 73107
The Bricktown Tree Lighting Festival will kick off the holiday season with music by a live band, visits with Santa Claus, and the lighting of the Christmas tree. The family-friendly Tree Lighting festival will be free and open to the public.
Bricktown Canal Lights
Nov. 24-Jan 1
Bricktown, Downtown Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Take the family for a stroll along the canal to enjoy the holiday lights. There will be free water taxi rides on certain nights of the week during the holiday season, so check the schedule. The light display will be free to the public.
Deluxe Winter Market
Nov. 25 @ 11 a.m.
Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Visit Downtown Oklahoma City for the Winter Market, where artisans and crafters will sell their work to shoppers. The market will be a great place to find gifts for the holiday giving season. Admission will be free.
Guthrie’s Territorial Christmas
Nov. 25 @ 6 p.m.
Guthrie, OK 73044
Guthrie’s holiday event will begin with an opening ceremony on Nov. 25, which will include a parade, 2017 Territorial Governor Inauguration, and a Tree Lighting at the Guthrie Post Office. Opening night’s Lighted Parade will be led by the Parade Marshall, Santa Claus. The Downtown Historic District will be decorated and will host holiday entertainment and events through the season.
Native American Christmas Market
Nov. 25 @ 12 p.m.
ELKS BPO Lodge No. 1118, 24 S. Poplar St., Sapulpa, OK 74066
The 7th Annual Native American Christmas Market will be hosted by Autumn Star Catering. Take the family to the market to shop for unique gift items from artisans and crafters.
NOT FREE BUT STILL FUN
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 Woolaroc will be festively decorated and illuminated with 750,000 lights and the historic ranch will be transformed into a winter wonderland. The ranch will be illuminated weekends until Dec. 23. Admission will be $4/adults and $1/children 11 and under.
Signs of Fall – Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Nov. 24-26 @ 5 p.m.
Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr., Tulsa, OK 74127
Take the family for a walk on the Garden’s nature trail. Pick up a Fall Scavenger Hunt sheet and have fun looking for the things on the trail. Admission will be free for Garden members, $8/adults and teens 13+, $4/ages 3-12, and free/children 2 and under.