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: Opens November 19, 2020
  • 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: November 21-22, 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, 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: 2020 Dates TBD
  • Where: Outside BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.

Arvest Winterfest will return to downtown Tulsa for its 12th year! Enjoy outdoor ice skating, a giant Christmas tree and more! www.tulsawinterfest.com


  • When: 2020 Dates TBD
  • 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: 2020 Dates TBD
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Garden of Lights at Tulsa Botanic Garden will be Thursdays through Sundays, 5-10 p.m., starting Friday, Nov. 29 and going through Sunday, Jan. 5. Stroll through the Garden illuminated in colorful lights – take photos with the “Ice Giants” and “Frost Bison” in the Children’s Discovery Garden. Add your wish to the Wishing Tree, enjoy hot chocolate and make s’mores and take selfies at the photo booth. Botanical St. Nick will be available for informal visits and photos (bring your camera!) Thursdays – Saturdays, 6-9 p.m., starting Dec. 5 – Dec. 21.  The Holiday Model Railroad will be up for two weekends: Dec. 12-15 and Dec. 19-22. There is also a holiday train included with admission, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5-9 p.m., with the exception of November 30 and December 7, when there will be golf cart rides instead.

Tickets are $15 for ages 13+; $5 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.  Tickets are limited each night and advance purchase is highly recommended. www.tulsabotanic.org/gardenoflights or 918-289-0330.


  • When: 2020 Dates TBD
  • Where: West Bend Winterland, Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Pkwy, Claremore

Come out to the third annual Winterland at the West Bend Green located outside at the Claremore Expo Center! Winterland is reminiscent of holiday memories with lots of wonderful activates, a beautiful 65 foot live Christmas tree and more! Bring out your family to a great holiday event for everlasting memories.  www.visitclaremore.org


  • When: 2020 Dates TBD
  • Where: Downtown Sand Springs

This will be two days of family fun and everything Christmas, starting with a Festival of Lights Christmas Parade on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m.


  • When: 2020 Dates TBD
  • 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


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

Gathering Place will once again transform itself into a Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines, spreading holiday cheer with special performances and carolers, festive food, holiday drinks, a train for kids, and of course thousands of twinkling lights turning our five-acre Adventure Playground into a festive holiday village!. Don’t forget to capture a holiday family photo with Santa Claus by the fireplace! Create holiday traditions and memories for the whole family at Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines at Gathering Place.

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