TulsaKids’ Weekend Roundup

10 family friendly events happening in the Tulsa Area this weekend!

Wondering what to do this weekend? Let TulsaKids help! See our Top Weekend Picks below–and find more at our community calendar!

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**Please note: It is always a good idea to double check the primary event webpage or call ahead to make sure the event hasn’t been canceled due to weather concerns, etc. 

1. 14th Annual Stories of Light KRGM Radiothon–and Family Carnival

  • When: Thursday,  November 21
  • Where: LaFortune Park, 5202 S. Hudson Ave.

Help make local Wishes come true, with KRGM’s 14th annual Radiothon benefiting Make-A-Wish Oklahoma. This three-day event starts November 19, but the third day of the event features fun activities for families. Learn more here.

2. Tiny Tots Thanksgiving at Wheels and Thrills

  • When: Thursday, November 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Wheels and Thrills, 10637 N. Garnett Rd., Owasso

Bring your littles ages 6 and under to Skate • Bounce • Ride • Play.

This event includes cookie decorating and coloring a turkey as well. Admission is $7. Wear your socks!

3. Lights On! Main Street Jenks

  • When: Thursday, November 21, 5-8 p.m.
  • Where: Jenks Main Street

Main Street Jenks becomes a winter wonderland as the community gathers to help kick off the holiday shopping season.

Lights On! returns Nov. 21, 2019 to help spread some cheer across the Jenks community as residents and visitors gather for this annual tradition.

Bring the family to Main Street from 5 to 8 p.m. between First and Third streets to enjoy attractions including traditional carriage rides sponsored by U Dirty Dog, a visit from Santa Claus, live entertainment provided by Anthem Road Academy and a variety of local food trucks, all while counting down to the ceremonial turning on of the magical Main Street lights hosted by News on 6 Meteorologist, Travis Meyer.

DON’T MISS: Jenks Kiwanis Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Jenks Library Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; and Lights On! at the Jenks Riverwalk on Saturday, November 23, 12-8 p.m.

4. Holiday Open House Benefitting RISE

  • When: Thursday, November 21, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Lolly Garden, 2046 Utica Square

Enjoy sips, nibbles, and exclusive storewide discounts during our Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 21st from 6-9 p.m. benefiting the RISE program (Religious Inclusive Student Education), which serves children in the parish of Christ the King & Marquette School with special needs.

20% of all purchases during the open house will benefit RISE

RISE makes it possible for all children, regardless of their abilities, to learn together and more importantly to learn from each other. RISE illustrates that our community benefits when students with special needs learn side-by-side with their peers, participate with them in a variety of activities, and form strong friendships.

5. Dickens on the Boulevard

  • When: Friday-Saturday, November 22-23, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Claremore Main Street

Dickens on the Boulevard is a Victorian-themed Christmas festival in historic downtown Claremore, Oklahoma.  The festival, held annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving, is now in its 23nd year in Claremore. Beginning at 6 p.m. each evening, visitors to Dickens on the Boulevard will enjoy live stage entertainment, food, pictures with Santa and more.

6. Encore! Tulsa Presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

  • When: Friday-Sunday, November 22-24, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, November 23-24, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S. Delaware Ave.

Christmastime is here, and Charlie Brown knows that he should be happy, but he isn’t. He also knows that commercialism is the problem – even manifesting itself within his own family as seen by younger sister Sally’s Christmas letter to Santa, and Snoopy entering a Christmas decorating contest with a cash prize – but he doesn’t know what to do about it. When Lucy suggests that he direct the Christmas play, Charlie Brown hopes to find the true meaning of Christmas in the process. But that doesn’t seem to be working. One of the last pieces for the play is to get a Christmas tree as the set centerpiece. Charlie Brown, with Linus in tow, takes on the task himself, with all of his cast wanting him to pick out a nice aluminum tree. Instead, Charlie Brown chooses a small, sickly looking real tree that he believes needs some tender loving care. Although it is the exact opposite of what his cast asked him to get, it may act as that symbol to bring the true meaning of Christmas back into everyone’s lives, with a little help from a speech by Linus.

7. Santa at Miller Swim School Jenks

  • When: Saturday, November 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Click here for additional dates/times)
  • Where: Miller Swim School Jenks, 525 W. 91st St. S., Tulsa

Santa is coming to BOTH Miller Swim School locations! Don’t wait in those crazy long times, just swim on by and grab a picture with Santa at Miller Swim School.
– Digital images (entry is free, but digital images must be purchased)
– individual, sibling or family pictures
– wear a swimsuit or dress up!
-come during your swim time or another time and bring a friend!!

8. The CENTER’s Holiday Mart

  • When: Saturday, November 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where: The CENTER for Individuals with Physical Challenges, 815 S. Utica Ave.

Shop for holiday decorations, jewelry, knitted and crocheted items, mosaics, paintings, stained glass and more, created by CENTER members. Eighty percent of proceeds go directly to the artist.

9. Zoo Insider: Washed Ashore

  • When: Saturday, November 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (6-8 grade session); 1-4 p.m. (9-12 grade session)
  • Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.

Teenagers will look at the effect of plastic pollution on aquatic animals and explore innovative ways to combat the threat, all while learning about careers available in the zoo field. Register at tulsazoo.org/classes

10. Native Culture Make and Take

  • When:  Saturday, November 23, 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St.

Come and enjoy making the following traditional American Indian arts: Cherokee baskets presented by Choogie Kingfisher; pony bead key chains, bracelets and lizards presented by Stella Foster; and bead necklaces presented by Robin Tiger. All materials are provided. For all ages.

11. Gratitude Walk

  • When: Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Yoga instructor Stacie Beckert will lead a 45-minute guided meditation that includes walking, standing sitting and some light stretching. Join in for a chance to slow down and reflect on all you have to be grateful for. Free with regular admission

Tulsa Botanic Garden is open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+, $4 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.

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