Holiday Parties and Miscellaneous Festivities

Happy Holidays! This is where you will find a roundup of holiday parties and other holiday fun, like Christmas parades, seasonal running events and more!

Looking for more? Check out our lists of Seasonal Showtimes, Holiday Lights and Trees, Festive Festivals, Santa Sightings and Holiday Markets.


Community Gift Wrapping Party and Paper Exchange

  • When: Monday, December 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where: Pratt Library, 3219 S. 113th W. Ave., Sand Springs

We’ll provide tape and boxes (limited supply) for your gifts. Please bring your own wrapping paper. All ages are welcome to attend, however children ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult or teen age 16 or older.


BUILD A READER STORYTIME: HOLIDAY PAJAMA STORYTIME!

  • When: Monday, December 2, 6:30-7 p.m.
  • Where: Central Library, 400 Civic Center

Bring the whole family for this storytime geared toward children ages 0 to 5. Learn and enjoy songs, stories and activities that will aid in developing your child’s early literacy skills.


CANDY CANE HUNT

  • When: Thursday, December 5, 4-4:45 p.m.
  • Where: Reed Park, 4233 S. Yukon Ave.

Santa dropped a bag of candy canes and littered the park with them. Come help the elves clean up the mess and you can keep what you find. Includes cookies, cocoa and crafts. Free, for ages 2-12. www.cityoftulsa.org


WILL ROGERS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

  • When: Friday-Saturday, December 6-7, 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. www.willrogers.com


KIDS TAKE OVER THE COWBOY: HOLIDAYS AT THE MUSEUM

  • When: Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City

Celebrate the holidays in Prosperity Junction, a turn-of-the-century frontier town. Make Western inspired ornaments, pine cone birdfeeders, decorations, meet historical Western figures, sample frontier food, or mosey up to the sarsaparilla bar before dropping off your holiday wish list with Santa! Find Howe and Dee the Cowboy Elves to earn your own special badge. Free to museum members or with museum admission. www.nationalcowboymuseum.org


HOLIDAY PARTY AT AHHA TULSA

  • When: Saturday, December 7, 12-5 p.m.
  • Where: ahha Tulsa, 101 E. Archer St.

Join ahha for festive celebrations, including:

  • “Meet and treat” with celebrity influencer pig Kevin Bacon (@KevinBaconPig on Instagram)
  • Special holiday activities in THE STUDIO, including card making, dreidel painting, winter printmaking, and more.
  • New merchandise to shop in the ahha gift shop
  • Mini Nutcracker-themed workshops for kids, led by Oklahoma Performing Arts Institute from 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Live performance by Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus at 4:00 PM
  • Festive refreshments

All activities are included with regular admission


TSHA’S DEAF/HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PARTY

  • When: Saturday, December 7, 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! www.tsha.cc


REINDEER DASH: KID’S FUN RUN

  • When: December 7, 4-5 p.m.
  • Where: Kelly Lane Park, 1151 S. Park St., Sapulpa

Join Sapulpa Parks & Recreation for itsReindeer Dash Kid’s Fun Run at Kelly Lane Park this holiday season! Hot cocoa, cookies and Santa will all be on hand at the finish line! Happy holidays from Sapulpa Parks & Recreation!


JINGLE BELL RUN TULSA

  • When: Saturday, December 7
  • Where: BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. It’s where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD. Together, we’ll jingle all the way to a cure – and have a fantastic time every step we take! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk. Get your jingle on and spread the Spirit of Yes: Yes to having fun and celebrating what you love. Yes to living life to the fullest. Yes to conquering arthritis for good. 100% of your registration fee and fundraising go to a great cause!

For more help or information about the 2019 Jingle Bell Run – Tulsa, OK contact Jennifer Wyckoff Porter at jwyckoff@arthritis.org or call 918-605-1105. events.arthritis.org


Holiday Card Making

  • When: Thursday, December 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Nathan Hale Library, 6038 E. 23rd St.

Get crafty by making greeting cards for the holiday season. A silk screen print kit will be available to make your own custom-made designs. For ages 13-18.


Ms. Tori’s Messy Art: Felt Ornaments

  • When: Thursday, December 12, 4-5 p.m.
  • Where: Glenpool Library, 730 E. 141st St., Glenpool

It’s beginning to look a lot like glitter (and paint and fabric glue). Dress in your messy clothes for this Christmas project. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7323 to register. For elementary students.


Annual Winter Holiday Craft Party

  • When: Friday, December 13, 4-5 p.m.
  • Where: Maxwell Park Library, 1313 N. Canton Ave.

Join us to make some acrylic, pour/dip, marbled winter ornaments that are guaranteed to be messy, festive and fun! Supplies are provided. For all ages.


DOWNTOWN BIXBY CHRISTMAS

  • When: Friday, December 13, 5-8 p.m.
  • Where: Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge Ave., Bixby

Join the festivities in downtown Bixby with Christmas crafts and popcorn! Watch the Bixby Christmas parade before or after you come to see us. We are staying open until 8 p.m. For all ages.


Drip-Pour Holiday Ornaments

  • When: Saturday, December 14, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Where: Schusterman-Benson Library, 3333 E. 32nd Pl.

Join us for easy holiday ornaments for the whole family! We will drip-pour paint into clear ornaments for unique, one-of-a-kind tree decor. Supplies are limited on a first-come-first-serve basis. For all ages.


Kwanzaa Crafts

  • When: Saturday, December 14, 2-4 p.m.
  • Where: Suburban Acres Library, 4606 N. Garrison Ave.

Celebrate the Kwanzaa holiday with simple and fun crafts to share for the season. Limited supplies are provided. For all ages.


Holiday Gumball Machine Ornament

  • When: Tuesday, December 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Collinsville Library, 1223 Main, Collinsville

Make a holiday gumball machine ornament. Limited supplies are provided. For ages 10 and up.


Messy Art Club: Gingerbread Workshop

  • When: Tuesday, December 17, 6-7 p.m.
  • Where: Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St.

Decorate gingerbread cookies while enjoying hot mulled cider. For all ages.


Come-and-Go Holiday Craft

  • When: Wednesday, December 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Where: Jenks Library, 523 B St., Jenks

Drop in and make a holiday craft to keep or give away. Supplies are provided. All ages are welcome.


Build A Reader Storytime: Family – Holiday Storytime

  • When: Wednesday, December 18, 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Where: Collinsville Library, 1223 Main, Collinsville

Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.


Teen Lounge: Holiday Craft

  • When: Thursday, December 19, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Judy Z. Kishner Library, 10150 N. Cincinnati Ave., Sperry

Get into the holiday spirit by decorating a glass ornament. Supplies are limited on a first-come-first-serve basis. For ages 8 and up.


Frosty: Melted Snowman Ornaments

  • When: Friday, December 20, 4:30-05:30 p.m.
  • Where: Broken Arrow Library/South, 3600 S. Chestnut Ave., BA

Craft ornaments that look like melted snowmen and enjoy holiday fun! For ages 10-18.


Family Ornament Making

  • When: Saturday, December 21, 2-3 p.m.
  • Where: Central Library, 400 Civic Center

The holidays are here, and we’re spreading cheer by making ornaments! Bring your whole family for an ornament-making party with holiday music and treats, while supplies last.


American Girls and Friends: Holiday Fun!

  • When: Saturday, December 21, 2-3 p.m.
  • Where: Helmerich Library, 5131 E. 91st St.

Bring your doll and join us for a historical celebration as we learn about the lives of people from the past. Sponsored by the Friends of the Helmerich Library. For ages 5-12.


Let’s Celebrate Kwanzaa: Annual African-American Harvest Celebration

  • When: Thursday, December 26, 6-8:45 p.m.
  • Where: Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford Ave.

Kwanzaa is a time to celebrate the African-American cultural commitment to the seven principles that benefit the overall community. Celebrate African-American drummers, elders, family members, ancestors, spoken-word artists, entrepreneurs and everybody! Invite all of your family and friends for “Mamanem,” the talent segment of the program, to offer their talent as a gift to honor the past and embrace the future. Harambee! For all ages.


CHRISTMAS PARADES

Jenks Kiwanis Christmas Parade

  • When: November 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Where: Jenks, OK

Broken Arrow Civitans Christmas Parade

  • When: Decmber 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Where: South Main Street, Broken Arrow

Claremore Christmas Parade: A Fairy Tale Christmas

  • When: December 7, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Claremore, OK

Owasso Christmas Parade: Frozen

  • When: December 14, 9-10 a.m.
  • Where: Smith Farm Marketplace, 9002 N. 121st E. Ave., Owasso

Collinsville Christmas Parade: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

  • When: December 14, 11 a.m.
  • Where: Main Street Collinsville, between 15th and 9th Street.

2019 Tulsa Christmas Parade

  • When: December 14, 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Tulsa

Wonderland of Lights Christmas Parade

  • When: December 14, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Sapulpa, OK
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