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2018 Festive Festivals

Skate through the holiday season at Arvest Winterfest, returning to downtown Tulsa November 23-January 6!

Phil Clarkin

From ice skating to hayrides to caroling, don't miss these fun holiday festivals! If you're looking for more, we also have lists of places to see Santa, Holiday Lights and Trees, Holiday Markets and Miscellaneous Festivities.


  • When: November 15-January 6
  • Where: Rose District, Broken Arrow

Enjoy ice skating in Broken Arrow’s Rose District! Make sure you leave time for some district shopping afterwards! www.rosedistrict.com


  • When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17, 6-10 p.m.
  • Where: Claremore Main Street

Dickens on the Boulevard is a Victorian-themed Christmas festival in historic downtown Claremore, Oklahoma.  Each evening, visitors to Dickens on the Boulevard will enjoy live stage entertainment, food, pictures with Santa and more. A Victorian street dance will be held both nights of the event and a territorial marshals reenactment will entertain crowds with plenty of Western-themed action. Living window displays will pepper the downtown area while an artisan village will feature living history demonstrations. Visitors will be able to learn about life in the Victorian era while re-enactors portraying blacksmiths, spinners, wood carvers, potters and more answer questions from the crowd and sell their wares. Browse through the festive shops and decorated boutiques of downtown Claremore or enjoy a Christmas-themed wagon ride through the town. A living nativity, a costume contest and a saloon featuring sarsaparilla and water will all be available. Come and enjoy such delicious fare from chuckwagons as well as hot dogs and kettle corn. www.downtownclaremore.org


  • When: Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving (Nov. 23-24); Friday, Nov. 30; All Fridays in December (Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28) and Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Celebrate the holiday season with Philbrook as the Museum comes alive with festive holiday events, Santa, train rides, a Lego village, garden games, live music, shopping, décor, and thousands of lights reflecting the spirit of the season. Gather the whole family for unforgettable experiences. Purchase tickets in advance. www.philbrook.org.


  • When: November 23-January 6, 5-10 p.m. Daily except for Dec. 24 and 25
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Tulsa Botanic Garden’s first ever Garden of Lights celebration is sure to become a favorite holiday event for Tulsa area families. Special activities include Wednesdays with Saint Nick, Train Rides every Friday and Saturday, and Holiday Trains with Tulsa Garden Railroad Club, Dec. 7-14. Tickets must be purchased in advance either online or at the visitors center. Get more information at www.tulsabotanic.org.


  • When: November 23, 2018-January 6, 2019
  • Where: Outside BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.

Arvest Winterfest will return to downtown Tulsa for its 11th year! Enjoy outdoor ice skating, a giant Christmas tree and more! www.tulsawinterfest.com


  • When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 25, 12-5 p.m.
  • Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur

Enjoy a day of family friendly festivities at Chickasaw Cultural Center’s Thanksgiving Celebration! www.chickasawculturalcenter.com


  • When: Monday, Nov. 26, 5-9 p.m. (Tree Lighting Ceremony); Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 30-Dec. 22
  • Where: West Bend Winterland, Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Pkwy, Claremore

Come out to the second annual Winterland at the West Bend Green located outside at the Claremore Expo Center! Winterland is reminiscent of holiday memories with an ice skating rink, pictures with Santa, 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.  West Bend Winterland will kick off with a tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 26; it will then be open for the season on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 30-Dec. 22. www.visitclaremore.org


  • When: Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: New Life Assembly, 12215 N. Garnett Rd., Collinsville

The Hallelujah Hayride continues it’s community outreach production of the birth of Jesus. Come and enjoy the story of Jesus from before he was born to the day of his birth and the meaning of God’s wonderful gift to us. There will be refreshments while you wait, as well as outside activities such as a Christmas barrel ride for little ones to meet Santa and inflatables (weather permitting). Visit us on the web at oknewlife.com. www.hallelujahhayride.com


  • When: Dec. 1-2
  • Where: Downtown Sand Springs

This will be two days of family fun and everything Christmas. Kids and adults can get involved in the event with everything from singing, Christmas Caroling, Christmas plays, Christmas activities for the community. Get further details, including a schedule of events, as they become available at Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page


  • When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur

Enjoy a variety of activities, including Christmas films, pictures with Santa, cultural crafts, and more. www.chickasawculturalcenter.com

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