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All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit @ McKeon Center for Creativity
Dec 3 2019 – Jan 30 2020 all-day

*Please call for hours before visiting: 918-595-7339.

Did you know that as many as 50 African American-only communities arose in Oklahoma Territory shortly after the Land Run? This and other facts are featured in two upcoming exhibits that explore the history of African Americans in Oklahoma Territory before statehood. The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit will run simultaneously, Dec. 3 through Jan. 30, with African American Education: From Pre-Statehood to Present. The exhibits take visitors back in time, offering insight into African Americans’ lives and education in early Oklahoma.

As part of the African American Education exhibit, Lifelong Educator Dr. Donnie L. Nero will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020. He will discuss education development, highlighting his personal experiences during the age of school segregation.

The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit is part of the Oklahoma History Center Traveling Exhibit Program. For more information about this program or other traveling exhibits, call 405-522-0780.

Exhibit: Labor Conquers All @ Central Library
Dec 8 all-day

Explore the fascinating history of labor in Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s state motto is “Labor Omnia Vincit,” Latin for “Labor Conquers All.” From the Oklahoma History Center of the Oklahoma Historical Society, this exhibit explores the variety of opportunities and resources that contributed to the growth and diversity of the state. Some of the topics include agribusiness, entertainment, public service, retail and oil. Exhibit is sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Smithsonian Institute.

Letter from Santa @ Hicks Community Center
Dec 8 all-day

Parent/guardian completes information sheet on each child. Resident $3/letter; Non-Resident $4/letter

Santa Photo Experience @ Woodland Hills Mall- Center Court
Dec 8 all-day

Families can capture the magic of the holidays and whisper Santa their wishes.

10th Annual FINAL Alliday Show! @ Retro Den Tulsa
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saddle up for our tenth and final Alliday Show! We’re currently accepting applications for handmade makers in Oklahoma. We’ve made some stellar changes to the show this year, and can’t wait to end the show in style with you!

FInd applications and show information on our website –

Blue Dome Pop-Up Shops @ Blue Dome Building
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Welcome to the 2019 Blue Dome Holiday Pop-Up Shops! Join us inside Tulsa’s historic Blue Dome building each weekend in November and December to shop your favorite local artists and handcrafters. Come say hello to past Blue Dome Arts Festival vendors and get your holiday shopping fix at the same time. You’ll find something for everyone on your shopping list… and maybe a little something for yourself, too! New artists will be announced each week, so stay tuned!

*Where: Blue Dome Building (2nd & Elgin / 202 S. Elgin Ave)
*When: Every weekend in Nov & Dec until Christmas
– Fridays — 4pm – 9pm
– Saturdays – 10am – 9pm
– Sundays – 10am – 7pm
*Who: new artists each weekend

Cascia Hall Christmas Walk @ Cascia Hall
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm is the Presenting Sponsor for Cascia Hall’s 37th Annual Cascia Christmas Walk. This annual “Walk” is not an athletic event at all! It includes favorite activities such as the Home Tour & Boutique, a commemorative, customized Christopher Radko ornament and, new this year, an Old Time Christmas Tree Lot.

The first annual Cascia Hall Old Time Christmas Tree Lot will be located on the Cascia campus (take the Utica entrance). It will be open to the public on November 30, December 1, December 7 and 8 from 11 am – 7 pm and December 6 from 4 – 7 pm. This new addition to the Christmas Walk activities features over 200 Fraser Fir trees for purchase and a special Santa’s Village sponsored by The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis that will include lots of family-friendly activities.
On December 6, a Chili Cook-off sponsored by TulsaConnect will be held at the Tree Lot. Participants will enjoy listening to the Gemstar Caribbean Steel Band while choosing the best chili entries in the cook-off. Entering a team in the Chili Cook-off is open to the public; register at

The Annual Home Tour and Boutique sponsored by Jim Norton Chevrolet and Jim Norton Toyota will be held on December 8 from 11 am – 4 pm. The Home Tour will showcase four Midtown homes, beautifully decorated for the Holidays. Tickets for the Home Tour are $20 online at until November 21, or may be purchased at the school from November 5 – December 5. Tickets will be sold the day of the event at the Cascia Hall PAC and each home on the Tour. Transportation will be provided between homes. Take the Utica entrance into campus for parking.

Homes on the tour are:
 1336 E 26th Pl – Decorations by The French Bouquet/Anne-Marie Foy
 2703 S Yorktown Ave – Decorations by Candace Hull
 2913 S Quaker Ave – Decorations by Jennifer Strickler Design
 1519 E 26th Pl – Decorations by Sherri Duvall, Duvall Atelier
More than 50 vendors in the Boutique will feature special and unique gifts, clothing, jewelry, food, and décor. Take the Utica entrance and enter through the front door of the PAC. Admission to the Boutique is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Entertainment will be provided by Cascia Hall students.
“This is a special event for the community,” said Headmaster Fr. Philip Cook, O.S.A., Ph.D. “In addition to celebrating the Christmas season, it helps provide critical funding needed to support programs that impact students and maintain the more than $1 million in tuition assistance we provide each year to students.”
Christkindlmarkt @ GAST Event Center
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

German-American Society of Tulsa is hosting its 20th Annual Christmas Market, a 3-day event featuring 25 local artisans and vendors. GAST will also be selling a wide selection of German food and gift items shipped directly from Germany. Traditional German food served in a bistro atmosphere and a mug of warm Gluhwein makes this shopping experience one the whole family will enjoy!

Discovery Time at the Sam Noble Museum @ Sam Noble Museum
Dec 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to the Discovery Room for Discovery Time! Every week we will explore a different natural history topic through stories, crafts and museum objects and specimens.

TYS Holiday Concert @ Union High School Performing Arts Center
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm

The three ensembles of the Tulsa Youth Symphony will present their Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Union High School Performing Arts Center, 6636 South Mingo Road.

General Admission tickets are available at the door, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
$15.00 adults; $10.00 children 12 and under and seniors 60+.


The PREPARATORY STRING ORCHESTRA, conducted Amelia Ivory: Lullaby to the Moon and Rise of the Olympians by Brian Balmages; Dynasty by Kathryn Griesinger and When She Loved Me by Randy Newman 

The CONCERT ORCHESTRA, conducted by Pete Peterson: Arrangements of Bizet’s Carmen Suite and Danse Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saens; Celebration by Richard Meyer, conducted by Benjamin R. Miner. 

The SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by Ron Wheeler and Richard Wagner: Wassail Song for Brass Choir by Ralph Vaughan Williams; 8 Russian Folk Songs by Anatoly Liadov; Carol of the Bells; Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, conducted by Dr. John Jenkins.

This concert was supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Tulsa Youth Symphony, in its 56th season, provides orchestral training to 175 students from Northeast Oklahoma. Learn more at and follow us on our facebook page, Youth Symphony.