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Holiday Fun December 2017

The TulsaKids' list of family-friendly holiday fun in December 2017, by category.




LIGHTS

RHEMA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

  • When: Nov. 22-Dec. 31, 5:30-11:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rhema Bible Church, 1025 West Kenosha, Broken Arrow
  • Website: www.rhemalights.org

Walk, drive or take a carriage ride (weather permitting) through Rhema’s display of over two million lights!


GARDEN OF LIGHTS

  • When: Nov. 23-Jan. 1, 5:30-10 p.m.
  • Where: Honor Heights Park, 1400 Honor Heights Dr.
  • Website: www.visitmuskogee.com

Honor Heights Park keeps the blossoming magic of spring alive through the holiday season with over 1 million lights and 132 acres of beautiful displays.  Private trolley and hayrides are available. Stop by the Gift Shop for a sweet treat and hot cocoa!


WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS

  • When: Friday-Sunday, Nov.24-Dec. 23, 5-9 p.m.
  • Where: Woolaroc Ranch, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd., Bartlesville
  • Website: www.woolaroc.org

Stroll through a winter wonderland featuring over 750,000 lights, wagon rides, live entertainment, Santa Claus, hot chocolate, cider and more. 


LIGHTS AT CHANDLER PARK

  • When: Nov. 24-Dec. 26, weekends 6-10 p.m., daily Dec. 18-16
  • Where: Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St.
  • Website: www.parks.tulsacounty.org

The Chandler Park light display features millions of light lining roads throughout the park. Check the event schedule at www.parks.tulsacounty.org to get the full schedule of viewing opportunities


River Lights! 

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Riverside Park, 4100 Riverside Dr.

Celebrate the holidays at River Parks! In addition to turning on the lights at Riverside Park, this event, sponsored by Williams, features a free two-mile fun run, free Andolini's pizza and refreshments, free professional holiday portraits, free drawings for door prizes, and a free visit with a special surprise guest! (Hint: it's probably Santa!)


Lights on Greenwood

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m.
  • Where: Greenwood and Archer

‘tis the Season! With Hanukkah coming on December 12, Christmas on December 25, and Kwanzaa on December 26 the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce has a wonderful event scheduled to kick off the holiday season, the annual Lights On Greenwood. Join the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, December 3 as we preview the new CGG Archives, Art and Curio, listen to the holiday sounds of Voices of Unity Choir, watch as Greenwood is lighted in all its holiday splendor, visit with Santa and see a live historical reenactment with Looking Back at Greenwood

Please join us for this wonderful annual Greenwood tradition. More information can be obtained by calling the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce at 918-585-2084.

Schedule of Events: 

  • "Looking Back on Greenwood: A Historical Reenactment" 4 p.m.
  • Explore, Study and Learn: Preview GGC's Archives, Art & Curio, 4:30 p.m.
  • Voices of Unity Choir, 5 p.m.
  • Lights on Greenwood, 5:20 p.m.
  • A Visit with Santa, 5:30 p.m.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

ARVEST WINTERFEST

  • When: Friday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Jan. 7
  • Where: Third Street between Denver & Frisco, just outside the BOK Center
  • Website: tulsawinterfest.com

Winterfest has become a favorite holiday tradition for many Tulsans. Enjoy skating under the Tulsa skyline, eating comfort foods, taking in the breathtaking sight Oklahoma’s tallest Christmas tree, and more! 


CHRISTMAS TREE EXHIBIT AT BROKEN ARROW HISTORY MUSEUM

Be dazzled by a display of trees decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. This year’s trees will reflect the theme of “Big Spirit, Little Trees.” Visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy suitable for children under 12 to be donated. 


ROSE DISTRICT ICE RINK

  • When: Nov. 16-at least the first week of January
  • Where: Rose District Plaza
  • Website: www.rosedistrict.com

Last year, the Rose District’s outdoor ice rink brought over 10,000 skaters and their families! When you’re finished skating, explore some of the Rose District’s fun shops or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the district.


PHILBROOK FESTIVAL

Celebrate the holiday season with Philbrook! The Museum comes alive with festive holiday events, décor, and thousands of lights reflecting the spirit of the season. Gather the whole family for unforgettable experiences. 


CASTLE CHRISTMAS

  • When: Thursday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Jan. 31
  • Where: The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Rd., Muskogee
  • Website: www.okcastle.com

Drive through Castleton Village every night from Thanksgiving through New Years to enjoy over 2,000 holiday displays and thousands of lights! If you head to the Castle earlier in the day, take a train ride through the village, ride ponies, make ornaments in Santa’s workshop, enjoy family movies, and more. Check their online calendar to see when Father Christmas will be making appearances! 


Kringle's Christmas Land

​Take a ride through Kringle's Christmas Land, a unique ride-through tour of Christmas with a voice-narrated story featuring hundreds of vintage, life-sized animated displays. 


Holiday Luminaries

  • When: Thursday, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, and 21, 5 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.
  • Website: www.tulsabotanic.org

Get in the spirit of the season with the warm glow of luminaries in the Garden. Local artists will help with drop-in holiday crafts for all ages. Enjoy holiday music while roasting marshmallows over fire for s'mores (s'more kits will be available for purchase in the Gift Shop.) Beer, wine and hot cocoa will be available for sale as well.


WILL’S COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

  • When: Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2, 5-9 p.m.
  • Where: Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E. 380 Rd., Oologah
  • Website: www.willrogers.com

Kids can take a photo with Santa, make crafts, listen to storytellers and carolers, and more, at the historic Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. Admission is free; certain activities are available for a small fee. 


HALLELUJAH HAYRIDE

The Hallelujah Hayride is a Christmas Event hosted by New Life Assembly. It is an old-fashioned hayride through the telling of the Christmas story of live actors and animals, and Christmas lights, narrated by Bob Cooper formerly of Cox Tulsa. There will be warm refreshments inside.


SCALE MODEL GINGERBREAD BUILDING COMPETITION

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Hardesty Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

Judging will take place for the annual Scale Model Gingerbread Building Competition presented by AIA Eastern Oklahoma, Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance. Designed by contestants of all ages, the competition features gingerbread replicas of famous architectural buildings. After the judging, the gingerbread buildings will be on display in the library’s Children’s Department.


HOLIDAY CRAFTING STOP

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Maxwell Park Library, 1313 N. Canton
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

You don’t have to buy Christmas decorations or go online to get the best. Just DIY! We'll create and decorate giant snowflakes and small ornaments. Limited supplies are provided. For all ages.


TSHA’S ANNUAL CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PARTY

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2-4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Boston Avenue Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave.
  • Website: www.tsha.cc

TSHA’s party is a time when kids with hearing loss are the center of all the attention, and when they can go and talk to a deaf Santa. The party is for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired and hearing children of deaf adults as well as their families. Enjoy refreshments, games, crafts, prizes, AND a stocking filled with goodies!! Best of all, tell a signing Santa and a hearing Mrs. Claus what you want. You will also have a chance to get your picture taken with Santa. Email kwilson@tsha.cc for more information.


MERRY GRINCHMAS AT THE RIVERWALK

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 3-7 p.m.
  • Where: Riverwalk Jenks, 300 Riverwalk Terrace

Celebrate the holiday season at Riverwalk, with carriage rides photo booths, carolers, and special treats and activities in the Riverwalk stores. 


MAKING AND GIVING: DIY HOLIDAY GIFTS

  • When: Monday, Dec. 4 and 11, 4-5 p.m.
  • Where: Central Library: 400 Civic Center
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

We're using the laser engraver to show you how to make simple projects that you'll be able to take home. Space is limited. Register online at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For ages 10-18.


TERRIFIC TUESDAY: COME-AND-GO HOLIDAY CRAFTS

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 3-5 p.m.
  • Where: Judy Z. Kishner Library, 10150 N. Cincinnati Ave., Sperry
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

Spend some time with friends and family to make the holiday bright. Supplies are provided. For all ages.


COME AND GO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

  • When: Thursday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Where: Jenks Library, 523 W. B St.
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

Stop by the Jenks Library today and make an ornament to keep or give away. All ages are welcome to participate. Supplies are provided.


CHRISTMAS PARTY

  • When: Thursday, Dec. 7, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Glenpool Library, 730 E. 141st St.
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

Share the holiday cheer and join us for a fun evening of carols and crafts for all ages, featuring special guests Santa and Mrs. Claus. This is a drop-in event. For all ages.


WINTER WREATH WORKSHOP WITH ANTHOUSAI

  • When: Thursday, Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Made: The Indie Emporium Shop, 219 E. Archer St.
  • Website: www.shopatmade.com

Learn how to make a lush and beautiful winter wreath using fresh winter greenery, berries, and other unique textures. Each attendee will have the opportunity to create their own wreath and take it home at the end of the class! All tools and materials are provided, and light snacks with be served.


LIVING NATIVITY AT SHEPHERD’S CROSS

  • When: Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 7-9 and 14-16, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Shepherd’s Cross, 16792 E. 45 Rd., Claremore
  • Website: www.shepherdscross.com

This special Living Nativity is held in a heated barn at an authentic working farm and is designed to encourage thoughtful mediation on the season. Suggested donation for admission is $5 and, beyond viewing the nativity, includes dramatic storytelling, live music, complimentary cider and cookies, crafts for children, and more. For additional fees, visitors can take a Christmas wagon ride, decorate a holiday ornament or make a farm-fresh holiday wreath. 


HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW

  • When: Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 7-9, 7-9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Herron’s Crown Opry Theater, 1015 W. Main, Collinsville

Collinsville is bringing back their popular Hometown Christmas variety show for a second year this December. This Dickensian-themed variety show lasts two hours, with over 80 performers to entertain you with holiday songs and dances. This show promises to bring you an evening you will always remember and is a great way to celebrate Christmas with the entire family!


JINGLE BELL RUN

  • When: Dec. 9, 7:30-11 a.m.
  • Where: BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.
  • Website: www.jbr.org

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is the longest-standing festive race around, helping champion arthritis research and bringing people from all walks of life together to say Yes to furthering a great cause. Get jolly for a reason and be there with bells on for the one in four Americans with arthritis! Bring your friends, family and co-workers to a fun-filled day of holiday cheer, where 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to charity.


WEST BEND WINTERLAND

Winterland is reminiscent of holiday memories with an ice skating rink, pictures with Santa, real reindeer borrowed from the North Pole for you to see and take pictures with up close, shopping from local artisans, a beautiful 50 foot live Christmas tree and more! Bring out your family to enjoy skating, hot cocoa and caroling. It's going to be a great holiday event for everlasting memories.  


FELTED GIFT SOAPS

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Glenpool Library, 730 E. 141st St.
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

You'll never look at washing your hands the same old way again! We'll use wool to cover sweet-smelling soaps and make pretty designs on top of the wool to create unique, useful gifts for the holidays. All materials are provided. Please register in advance so we'll have enough supplies. Call 918-549-7323 to register. For ages 10-18.


CHRISTMAS TRAIN

All aboard! The Christmas Train is about the leave the station! New this year, first-class passengers can drink hot cocoa served in a souvenir mug and eat cookies during the ride. There will also be cocoa, cookies, Christmas carols and storytelling after the ride that everyone can enjoy!


Christmas at The Mayo

  • When: Dec. 10, 3-5 p.m.
  • Where: The Mayo Hotel, 115 W. 5th St.

Enjoy live music provided by Tulsa Honors Orchestra, seasonal drinks and desserts, and a visit with Santa! Plus, all proceeds from raffle items go to benefit the Child Abuse Network. 


MESSY ART CLUB: WINTER CRAFTS

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6-7 p.m.
  • Where: Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St.
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

Join us for winter crafts and decorate a gingerbread character. All ages are welcome.


DIY UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Central Library, 400 Civic Center
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

We'll show you how to make your own "ugly" Christmas sweater. Bring a plain cotton sweater. Seating is limited. Register online at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For adults and teens.


DOWNTOWN BIXBY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND

  • When: Friday, Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m.
  • Where: Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

Watch the Bixby Christmas parade and then stop in afterward to make Christmas crafts, enjoy popcorn and sign up for a door prize! We are staying open until 8 p.m. For all ages.


THEMED GINGERBREAD HOUSES

  • When: Thursday, Dec. 21, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Schusterman-Benson Library, 3333 E. 32nd Pl.
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

Come and make a themed gingerbread house as a team for the holidays. Register online at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For ages 10-18.


CELEBRATE KWANZAA!

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 26, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rudisill Library, 1520 N. Hartford Ave.
  • Website: www.tulsalibrary.org

Join the African-American Resource Center in celebrating Kwanzaa, the African-American celebration of family, community and culture. Bring your talent for singing, dancing, spoken word, mime, drumming or a musical instrument to share with the community as a gift for the new seasons in our lives. We will honor our ancestors through song, dance and ceremony. Light a candle for the ones who have gone on before us. Youth ages 18 and younger will receive a free book. All ages are encouraged to sign up at Rudisill Regional Library to gift your talent in the “Mamanem” talent segment. 


WINTER WORKSHOPS

  • When: Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 27-29, 1-4 p.m.
  • Where: Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.

Enjoy Gilcrease Museum during the holiday season and visit our creation stations to make holiday works of art. For families with children ages 3-15, who must be accompanied by an adult.


SHOPPING

BA BUZZ HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOPS

  • When: Nov. 16-Dec. 23, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Rose District, Broken Arrow
  • Website: www.thebabuzz.com

Broken Arrow’s Rose District is already a fun place to shop, but the Holiday Pop-Up Shops make it even easier for holiday shoppers to find one-of-a-kind treasures!


CHRISTKINDLMARKT

  • When: Friday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 12-5 p.m.
  • Where: German American Society of Tulsa, 1429 Terrace Dr.
  • Website: www.gastulsa.org

Modeled after the Christkindlmarkts found throughout Germany, this unique market features booths selling nutcrackers, imported Christmas tree ornaments, Christmas Stollen, and more, as well as a “café” where guests can order Wurst, Kartoffelpuffer, apple cider, hot chocolate and coffee. 


CAROLS & CRUMPETS

  • When: Saturday, December 2, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.
  • Website: www.tulsagardencenter.com

This unique craft fair, organized by the Tulsa Herb Society, features handmade items made by Tulsa Herb Society members as well as other vendors. Items include holiday wreaths, doggie treats, tree ornaments, and handmade soaps, as well as edible goods like herbal vinegars, jams and jellies. Shoppers can enjoy hot spiced cider and cookies in addition to the Snowflake Café, which will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


BIXBY HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Bixby Community Center, 211 N. Cabaniss Ave., Bixby
  • Website: www.parks.tulsacounty.org

Bixby’s largest holiday arts and craft show, with over 70 booths! Gifts and treasures from all over Oklahoma.


36th ANNUAL DARNABY ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

The Darnaby Arts & Crafts Show features high-quality items from more than 150 skilled artisans and crafters. Shoppers can find everything from monogrammed items to children’s clothing and accessories to jewelry and more!


LAFORTUNE PARK CRAFTS BAZAAR

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Buddy LaFortune Community Center, 5202 S. Hudson Ave.
  • Website: www.parks.tulsacounty.org

Browse homemade items, decorations, scarves, jewelry, and other unique treasures for your holiday shopping list from quality vendors. Get out of the cold and enjoy stress-free shopping. No admission fee.


ETSY MADE LOCAL PARTY

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 12-4 p.m.
  • Where: Made: The Indie Emporium Shop, 219 E. Archer

This holiday season, shop local artisans and find something you love right here in Tulsa! There will also be holiday refreshements, festive music, and a DIY ornament project.


CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AT MEMORY LANE TEA ROOM

Get ready for the Christmas Holiday by shopping for that tea lover on your list while trying holiday teas and nibbling on finger foods. There’s cookie decorating for the kids, and you can take your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus.


JUNIOR LEAGUE OF TULSA HOLIDAY MARKET

  • When: Friday-Saturday, Dec. 8-9, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Union Multipurpose Activity Center, 6836 S. Mingo Rd.
  • Website: www.jltulsa.org

The Junior League of Tulsa’s annual Holiday Market helps fund their mission of ending the cycle of poverty for women and children in Tulsa. While the adults browse 100s of one-of-a-kind items, kids can enjoy Cookies with the Clauses from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Kids can get their picture taken in front of Santa’s workshop for $10 and purchase a Cookiedoodle cookie to decorate for $10. 


THE ALLIDAY SHOW

  • When: Friday, Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Retro Den Tulsa, 1216 S. Harvard Ave.
  • Website: theallidayshow.com

Retro Den Tulsa’s 8th Annual Alliday Show begins with a party Friday evening and continues Saturday with an all-day shopping event featuring some of Tulsa’s most talented artists. Foolish Things Coffee Company will open a Pop-up shop on Saturday so guests can do some mid-shopping caffeinating, and Santa will visit from 12-2 p.m. Show up early because the first entrants will get some fun swag bags! 


CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS

OWASSO TREE AND BLACKBERRY FARM

  • When: Opens Nov. 18, Monday-Friday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving; Open Friday, November 
  • Where: 11039 N. 129th E. Ave., Owasso 
  • Phone: 918.272.9445 

PLEASANT VALLEY FARMS

  • When: Opens the Wednesday after Thanksgiving; Wednesday-Friday, 2-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Where: 22350 W. 71st St., Sand Springs
  • Website: www.pleasantvalleyfarmsok.com

Bring the old time feel of Christmas back into your family's traditional celebration with the help of Pleasant Valley Farm. Wander through the rows of expertly trimmed Virgina Pine Christmas trees until you find the centerpiece of your holiday decor or browse our selection of imported, precut Fir trees. Use one of our saws to fell your tree or request the help of one of our Pleasant Valley woodsmen. Visit with Santa from 2-6 p.m., and finish your visit with some complimentary cider, cocoa or coffee and a hayride around the trees.


SHOWTIMES AND CONCERTS

CHRISTMAS WITH AMY GRANT AND MICHAEL W. SMITH

  • When: Friday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m.
  • Where: BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.
  • Website: www.bokcenter.com

Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant’s popular Christmas tour features a full symphony orchestra and special guest Jordan Smith, winner of ABC’s ‘The Voice’ season 9.


IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE—A LIVE RADIO PLAY!

  • When: Dec. 1, 2 and 8, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 3, 9 and 10, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Sapulpa Community Theater, 124 S. Water St., Sapulpa
  • Website: www.sapulpatheatre.org

The Christmas classic comes to life as a live radio play. Don't miss this fresh take on the family classic!


HANSEL & GRETEL

  • When: Friday, Dec. 1 and 8, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Spotlight Theatre, 1381 Riverside Dr.
  • Website: www.spotlighttheatre.org

Winter is gingerbread season, and what better way to celebrate this fact than by enjoying a performance featuring one of the most well-known gingerbread cottages—and some of Tulsa’s talented youth actors?


POPS I: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Lorton Performing Arts Center, 550 S. Gary Place
  • Website: www.tulsasymphony.org

Kick off your holiday season with this family-centric blend of seasonal compositions! This night of diverse, classical-yet-jazzy collections will feature the acclaimed trumpeter Jeff Shadley along with members of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Ron Spigelman. 


LINDSEY STIRLING: WARMER IN THE WINTER CHRISTMAS TOUR

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m.
  • Where: BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.
  • Website: www.bokcenter.com

An acclaimed violinist from Gilbert, Ariz., Lindsey Stirling has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, using her classical violin training to leap through the music industry with almost 10 million YouTube subscribers, over 1.9 billion views on her YouTube channel, 2 Billboard Music Awards, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide. She’s created a new music world where modern classical meets the infectious energy of dance and electronica.


HOLIDAY MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2-3 p.m.
  • Where: Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.

Enjoy some festive holiday music sung by Tulsa-area student choirs. 


BROWN BAG IT: TULSA FESTIVAL RINGERS

  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.
  • Website: www.tulsapac.com

This festive lunch-time concert features the Tulsa Festival Ringers. Admission is free.


SIGNATURE SYMPHONY: CHRISTMAS IN TULSA WITH BARRY EPPERLY

Barry Epperly, founder of the Signature Symphony and its Artistic Director and Conductor for 35 years, returns to the stage for this special holiday concert.


A CHRISTMAS CAROL

  • When: Dec. 8-9, 13-16 and 18-23 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.
  • Website: www.tulsapac.com

Robert Odle and Richard Averill's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved novella has been a Tulsa tradition for more than 40 years! Ebenezer Scrooge's ghost-inspired overnight transformation from miser to misery-reliever is an annual reminder of the basic message of the holiday season.


A CHRISTMAS STORY

  • When: Friday-Sunday, Dec. 8-10, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S. Delaware Ave.
  • Website: www.encore-tulsa.com

You won’t shoot your eye out, but you may cry from laughing so hard at Encore! Tulsa’s production of “A Christmas Story,” based on one of the holiday’s most beloved films and the writings of author Jean Shepherd.


TOMMY EMMANUAL CGP: CLASSICS & CHRISTMAS TOUR

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center
  • Website: www.coxcentertulsa.com

Listen to the legendary Tommy Emmanual perform classic Christmas tunes as well as some new originals.


THE NUTCRACKER

  • When: Dec. 9, 15, 16 and 22 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 10, 16, 17 and 23 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.
  • Website: www.tulsaballet.org

Whether you’re seeing it again or for the first time, The Nutcracker will capture your imagination and make your holidays shine bright. Perfect for the entire family, this fanciful tradition features Marie, the Nutcracker Prince, and all your favorite characters as they dance to Tchaikovsky’s treasured musical score.


CHRISTMAS WITH THE ANNIE MOSES BAND

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 701 S. Main St., Broken Arrow
  • Website: www.brokenarrowpac.com

Experience the beauty of the Christmas season with the Annie Moses Band as the acclaimed classical crossover band performs stunning arrangements of holiday classics.


CHRISTMAS WITH BRIAN NHIRA & FRIENDS FROM ‘THE VOICE’

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 7-8:45 p.m.
  • Where: VanTrease Performing Arts Center, 10300 E. 81st St.
  • Website: briannhira.com/xmas

NBC's The Voice alumni and an array of gifted local musicians will be taking part in Brian Nhira's second annual Christmas concert at the TCCVanTrease Performing Arts Center. Last years concert sold out two shows and helped raise 500 backpacks for kids in need.


SHERIDAN ROAD CHRISTMAS CABARET

  • When: Thursday-Friday, Dec. 21-22, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.
  • Website: tulsapac.com

Sheridan Road's holiday celebration features candlelight, nostalgia, a cappella carols, and swinging Christmas tunes in the elegant Westby Pavilion. With table seating for everyone, ticket prices include refreshments of wine, cheese, coffee and holiday desserts.

PARADES

CIVITANS CHRISTMAS PARADE

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.
  • Where: Main Street in Broken Arrow
  • Website: www.bachamber.com

A STORYBOOK CHRISTMAS: TULSA CHRISTMAS PARADE


CLAREMORE CHRISTMAS PARADE

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Historic Downtown Claremore
  • Website: Claremore.org

BIXBY ROTARY CLUB CHRISTMAS PARADE

  • When: Friday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Between S. Riverview Dr. and N. Kidd Street, along E. Daws Ave. and Breckenridge Ave.
  • Website: bixbyrotaryweb.com
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The TulsaKids' list of family-friendly holiday fun in December 2017, by category.

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Tulsa Birthday Parties for Kids

Adoption: A Story of Love, Loss and Redemption

Ten Places to Volunteer With Your Family in Tulsa

For many Tulsans, charitable giving is a way of life; but it can be difficult to know where to start.

Free Events for Tulsa Families

Tulsa Area Holiday Gifts and Donations Listing

Giving Back After a NICU Stay

Having a premature baby in NICU brings struggles, but it can also bring new connections with NICU staff and fellow preemie moms. In celebration of World Prematurity Day Nov. 17, learn how you can honor your preemie by giving back.

The Pokémon Diet:

How My Son Became a Pescetarian

The Broad Foundation Lands at TPS: Should Parents Care?