2020 Festive Festivals

Phil Clarkin
Skate through the holiday season at Arvest Winterfest!

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: Open November 19-January 4. Open Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m.; Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, 12-10 p.m.; Sunday, 12-9 p.m. Also open special hours over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
  • Where: Rose District, Broken Arrow

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


  • When: November 20-21, 2020, 6 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, will be celebrating its 25th year in Claremore in 2020. Beginning at 6 p.m. each evening, visitors to Dickens on the Boulevard will enjoy live stage entertainment, food, pictures with Santa, a living nativity 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 (please expect LOUD sounds during this event). 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 reenactors, hand-spinners, potters and more answer questions from the crowd and sell their wares. Tickets may be purchased for Tales from the Top, tours of the second floor of several downtown buildings. Horse drawn carriage rides will be available for a fee. www.downtownclaremore.org


  • When: November 30-January 3, 2020
  • Where: Outside BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.

The 13th Annual Arvest Winterfest returns to downtown Tulsa in 2020! New this year, ice skating will take place inside the BOK Center, and tickets need to be reserved online in advance. Guests who don’t wish to skate can enter for free. In addition to ice skating, visitors can enjoy riding the Winterfest Express on Saturdays (12-3 p.m.), visiting with Santa on Sundays in December before Christmas Eve (12-4 p.m.) and holiday food and drinks. www.tulsawinterfest.com


  • When: Select nights, November 27-December 26, 2020
  • Where: Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Festival runs select nights November 27 to December 26, 2020. Enjoy thousands of holiday lights, music, and fun for the whole family at Festival Nights. Re-imagined as a fully outdoor experience, we’ve added more lights and music this year to bring you and your loved ones together to celebrate the holidays in a spectacular and safe setting. Sip cocoa by the fire, say hello to Santa (from afar!), take home a one-of-kind art project, and marvel at the sights and sounds of Philbrook Festival Nights.

Festival Nights are special ticketed event nights and require advance, timed tickets. www.philbrook.org.


  • When: Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 27 – Jan. 3. Also open Dec. 21-23 (closed Dec. 24 & 25)
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Reconnect with family and friends in the garden illuminated with colorful lights. Make s’mores over fire pits, enjoy holiday music and take in the spirit of the season in our magical garden escape. Warm drinks, cash bar and s’more kits are available every night for purchase.

Train rides are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and Dec. 21-23,  5-9 p.m. on the peninsula.(Note path to peninsula is not accessible)

TICKETS: $15 for ages 13+, $5 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.

Garden member discounted tickets are $10 for ages 13+; $5 for ages 3-12.  Tickets are limited and advance purchase is required.


  • When: December 18-January 3
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2650 S. John Williams Way

Despite the challenges of COVID, Gathering Place will once again transform into a Winter Wonderland, but this year’s event will have socially spaced zones and surprises to celebrate this holiday season. Wander through the Park and experience thousands of twinkling lights illuminating Chapman Adventure Playground, special performances and carolers, as well as some exciting new plans tucked in our sleigh. Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines will create holiday traditions and memories for the whole family!

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