Holiday Family Fun in Tulsa

'Tis the season for family fun! Gather the kids and head to these 2018 holiday events all over the Tulsa metro area.

Our Holiday Family Fun List is packed full of ways you can enjoy the holiday season in Tulsa with your family. Whether you're looking for holiday festivals, holiday runs, holiday lights or holiday shopping opportunities, you'll find it below. Our list spans November through January, so get the calendar out and start planning your family's holiday to-do list! 



  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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!


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.



  • When: November 26-December 7
  • Where: Hicks Park, 3443 S. Mingo Rd.

Send your child a personalized letter from Santa! Cost is $3 per letter.


  • When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m.
  • Where: Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E. 380 Rd., Oologah

What could be more fun than a good ole Country Christmas?   There will be shopping, a hayride with Cowboy show, hot chocolate, 19th-century games, storytelling,food trucks and a visit from good Saint Nick himself.  Free Admission.  Bring the whole family for this fun event.


  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City

Celebrate the holidays in Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Make Western-inspired ornaments, pinecone birdfeeders, and decorations, meet historical Western figures, sample frontier food, and mosey up to the sarsaparilla bar before dropping off your holiday wish list with Santa! Find Howe and Dee the Cowboy Elves to earn a special badge. Free for children and accompanying adults. For more information, email


  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2-4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Boston Avenue Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave.

TSHA’s party is a time when kids with hearing loss can go and talk to a deaf Santa. The party is for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired and hearing children of deaf adults as well as their families. Come and enjoy refreshments, games, crafts, prizes, AND a stocking filled with goodies! Best of all, come and tell a signing Santa and a hearing Mrs. Claus what you want. You will also have a chance to get your picture taken with Santa. ALL of this for FREE!


  • When: Monday, Dec. 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Hicks Park, 3443 S. Mingo Rd.

Crate fun holiday crafts & enjoy refreshments! Ages 5-10, free admission.


  • When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m.
  • Where: Reed Park, 4233 S. Yukon Ave.

Kids! Come for an afternoon of hunting for canes, enjoying hot cocoa and making crafts. Ages 2-12, free admission.


  • When: Monday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Hicks Park, 3443 S. Mingo Rd.

This is a fun search for those yummy candy canes but in the dark! Free; for ages 3-12.




  • When: Friday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • When: Garden Deva Sculpture, 1326 E. 3rd St. 

This is a true artists showcase. Patrons will be able to choose from the most unique wares from 40+ vendors. Such creations will include photography, jewelry, sculpture, soaps & oils, paintings, knits, ceramics, glassware, mosaics, fabrics, metal art and more. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy one-of-a-kind gift items at their finest just in time for the holidays! 

The fun doesn’t stop there. The Open Studio will host over twenty musical acts throughout the weekend ranging from soft rock, folk and country. Friday evening Garden Deva will be staying open late until 8pm featuring bands, food and a party atmosphere. Saturday night will feature fire dancers! There will also be food trucks on site during the entire event to quench your appetite with live music in the new studio throughout the event. Learn more here.


  • When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 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.


  • When: Friday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, 12-5 p.m.
  • Where: GAST Event Center, 2301 E. 15th St.

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!


  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

Join the Tulsa Herb Society at Carols & Crumpets, their yearly arts and crafts show. There will be all sorts of goodies available for you and your home. Plus, you can enjoy a lovely lunch at the Snowflake Cafe in the Ballroom of the Tulsa Garden Center. Admission is free.


  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Union Multipurpose Activity Center (UMAC), 6835 S. Mingo Rd.

This free-to-attend event is celebrating over three decades of success by featuring a variety of distinctive hand-made items from over 150 skilled artists and crafters. The Darnaby show is a must-stop for everyone’s holiday shopping, as it offers a wide variety of items such as monogrammed gifts, holiday accents, home decor, delicious baked goods, adorable children’s clothing and accessories, adult fashions, jewelry, purses, pet treats, woodcrafts and much, much more.


  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: LaFortune Community Center, 5202 S. Hudson Ave.

 Browse homemade items, decorations, scarves, jewelry, and other unique treasures for your holiday shopping list from quality vendors. Get out of the cold and enjoy stress-free shopping. No admission fee.


  • When: Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Cascia Hall, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave.

Cascia Hall’s annual Christmas Home Tour and Boutique will showcase four Midtown homes, beautifully decorated for the holidays, a boutique featuring more than 50 vendors, a Santa Brunch & Bistro, and entertainment by Cascia students. Tickets for the Home Tour and Santa Brunch may be purchased online at


  • When: Friday, Dec. 7, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

Wild at Art is a fund raising event for the Tulsa Audubon Society and their wildlife rehabilitation group WING IT. It's a great time to shop local, support local art, and help wildlife all in one! All proceeds go directly to the care of injured and orphaned wildlife. Wild at Art is also a great way to get a jump on your holiday gift shopping with one-of-a-kind gifts. Free admission.


  • When: Friday, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Retro Den, 1216 S. Harvard Ave.

The popular Alliday Show returns to Retro Den for its 9th year! Shop for unique gifts made by some of Tulsa's best artisans. Free admission.


  • When: Friday-Saturday, Dec. 7-8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Union Multipurpose Activity Center, 6836 S. Mingo Rd.

Holiday Market is a three-day, one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza featuring unique merchandise from more than 100 carefully selected vendors from Oklahoma and across the country. Shop for clothing, gourmet foods, gifts, children’s items, jewelry and more during the market—you’ll find everything you need and more!


  • 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.



  • When: November 3-December 8
  • Where: Broken Arrow History Museum, 400 S. Main St., Broken Arrow

The Museum Broken Arrow will welcome the Christmas season with a showcase of community donated and decorated trees at their annual Christmas Tree exhibit. This year's exhibit will feature a variety of themed Christmas trees decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Featured trees will be donated to Broken Arrow Neighbors at the close of the exhibition. Broken Arrow Neighbors will distribute the Christmas trees to families in the Broken Arrow community. In addition, Museum visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy suitable for children under 12 to be donated.

Lights On at Rose District 

  • When: Thursday, November 15; 6-9 p.m.  
  • Where: 100 S. Main St., Broken Arrow 

Join The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce for the annual lighting ceremony in the Rose District. Witness the lighting of the Centennial Park tree and streetscape as they kick off the holiday season in conjunction with the Main Street Merchants’ Holiday Tea Off. To find out more, go to


  • When: November 21-January 1, 5:30-11:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow

Rhema’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza began in 1982 with about 60,000 lights. Today, more than two million lights adorn the campus from Thanksgiving Eve through New Year’s Day. The glittering lights will shine every day from 5:30-11:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Utica Square Lights On!

  • When: Thursday, November 22; 6:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Utica Square, Tulsa 

Put away the turkey, bundle up the kids, and head over to Utica Square. For over 40 years, Lights On has evoked the holiday spirit in all who attend. Sip on some hot chocolate as you sing your favorite holiday carols. And for the little ones, Santa Claus will be there to conduct the final countdown when over 700,000 lights, adorning 175 trees, light up the evening sky. For more, go to


  • When: November 22-December 31, 5:30-10 p.m.
  • Where: The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee

Drive through Castleton Village, filled with over 2,000 holiday displays and thousands of colorful lights, creating an unforgettable experience. Open every night, Thanksgiving through New Year’s, 5:30-10 p.m. Drive-through is free; donations accepted.

Other activities, including visits with Father Christmas a cafe, train rides through the village, and more, are available certain days for an additional fee. Learn more at


  • When: November 22-January 1, 2019
  • Where: Honor Heights Park, 1400 Honor Heights Dr., Muskogee

The beautiful Honor Heights Park comes alive with lights in the evenings. From Thanksgiving through New Years Day, visitors can enjoy a stunning drive through a holiday delight. The drive-through display includes over 1.2 million shimmering lights, enhancing the natural beauty of the park’s gardens, waterfalls and ponds with holiday displays the whole family will love.


  • When: November 24-December 31
  • Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur

Embrace the holiday season with a spectacular drive-thru light display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s Celebration of Lights. This spectacular drive-thru light extravaganza features dozens of displays with traditional Christmas themes.


  • When: November 24-December 31
  • Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur

In the spirit of Christmas, departments from across the Chickasaw Nation decorate a tree in accordance to the selected theme, and votes are cast for the best tree!

Glow on the Green

  • When: Sunday, November 25; 3-7 p.m. 
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. Brady 

An evening of shopping, entertainment, food and festivities at Guthrie Green. Find more at

Chandler Park Lights on the Hill

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, December 23; 6-10 p.m. (Friday, Saturday and Sunday); Additional Dates Monday, Dec. 24-Wednesday, Dec. 26
  • Where: Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st Street
Take your loved ones for a drive through three miles of bright lights and whimsical displays in celebration of Christmas. In addition to the lights display, the park will offer horse-drawn carriage rides and special visits from Santa. For more information, go to

Woolaroc’s Wonderland of Lights

  • When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 27 through December 20; 5-9 p.m. 
  • Where: State Hwy 123, 12 miles south of Bartlesville.
A wonderful holiday tradition returns again this year at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve with the spectacular Wonderland of Lights. The grounds and buildings of Woolaroc will be covered with over 750,000 lights as the historic ranch transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland. The lights will be turned on Friday, November 27 and will be on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5-9 p.m., through December 20. Admission to Wonderland of Lights is $4 for adults and $1 for children 11 and younger.



Von Franken Food Run

  • When: Thursday, November 22; 9 a.m. 
  • When: Begins on the West Bank of the Arkansas River 

Be sure to join your Tulsa Running Community on Thanksgiving morning, November 24th, 2016 for the annual Von Franken Family Food Run. This event is fun for the entire family and always draws a large crowd of runners AND walkers of all abilities. The Salvation Army’s truck is always packed tight with food when they leave. 

Bring a bag or two of nonperishable food items for the Salvation Army. Sapulpa Furry Friends will also be there collecting donations of dog and cat supplies. Enjoy a fun 4ish mile run/walk along Riverside. 

Hot coffee and chocolate along with PANCAKES cooked by Bobby Bomer will be provided this year. Find more on their Facebook page

2018 Turkey Trot

  • When: Friday, November 23; 8:30 a.m. 
  • Where: BOK Center, Tulsa 

Gather up the family to trot off some turkey (and pumpkin pie) at this annual 5K. Register and find out more at

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

  • When: Saturday, December 8, Registration and Pre-race festivities open at 7:30 a.m.
  • Where: BOK Center, 200 S Denver Ave

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Find out more here

39th Annual ABATE of Tulsa Toy Run 

  • When: Sunday, December 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Expo Square Pavilion, 4145 E. 21st St.

You are invited to join ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) for the 39th Annual ABATE of Tulsa Toy Run. This is the group's annual fundraising event with the United States Marine Corps' "Toys for Tots" campaign. The parade route will travel west from the Fairgrounds on 15th Street towards downtown and will take participants to Guthrie Green in the Tulsa Arts District to drop off toys. If the weather is good, expect thousands of motorcycles to participate in this event. Admission will be one new, unwrapped toy. NO STUFFED ANIMALS PLEASE. The Marines will have trailers for toy drop-off at Guthrie Green.

2018 Rudolph Run

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 8:30 a.m. (Fun Run); 9 a.m. (5K)
  • Where: Fleet Feet Broken Arrow, 303 S. Main St. 


Owasso Christmas Tree and Blackberry Farm

  • Where: 11039 N 129th East Ave. in Owasso
  • When: Open Saturday, Nov 19 (Sat prior to Thanksgiving) through Thursday, December 22. *Closed Thanksgiving day. 
    • Monday -Friday 1-7 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

​The Owasso Tree and Berry Farm is a great place to find your special holiday tree. Whether you choose to cut your own Virginia Pine, or purchase a #1 Premium Grade or #1 Grade Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir or Fraser Fir, it is sure to be a tradition to cherish. Find out more at

Pleasant Valley Farms 

  • Where: 22350 W. 71st S., Sand Springs
  • When: Open the day after Thanksgiving; weekends through Christmas Eve, 9 a.m. -7 p.m. 

Bring the old time feel of Christmas back into your family's traditional celebration with the help of Pleasant Valley Farm. Wander through the rows of expertly trimmed Virginia Pine Christmas trees until you find the centerpiece of your holiday decor or browse our selection of imported, precut Fir trees. Use one of their saws to fell your tree or request the help of one of our Pleasant Valley woodsmen. Find more at 



  • When: Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Claremore

The theme of this year’s Claremore Christmas Parade is “An Oklahoma Christmas,” in celebration of the 75th anniversary of “Oklahoma!”


  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Tulsa

Don’t miss Tulsa’s annual Christmas Parade, “Miracle at Boston and 4th Street”! Learn more, including the parade route, at