Holiday Shopping Options in Tulsa:

Three upcoming holiday markets that give back

Art by Emily Webb

The holiday shopping season is already rolling. Due to Thanksgiving being later this year, it feels like the holiday shopping switch hit fast. The options to shop local are endless in Tulsa.  I’d like to tell you about three upcoming events that allow you to shop while giving back to local organizations.

Lolly Garden’s Holiday Open House Benefiting RISE

The first event is this Thursday, November 21 at Lolly Garden in Utica Square from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Their Holiday Open House is a must-stop. Complimentary drinks, discount and food will be provided. To make shopping even easier, 20% of all purchases during the event will benefit the Marquette RISE program (Religious Inclusive Student Education), which serves children in the parish of Christ the King & Marquette School with special needs.

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. On my wish list for this event is Christmas pjs for the girls, stocking stuffers and Mini & Melissa Frozen shoes.

Cascia Christmas Tree Lot

For the first time ever, Cascia Hall is having a live Christmas Tree lot. This kicks off on November 30. This will be going on through December 8. Times are different each day, so make sure to check out for a full list of details.  Take your family to shop for a tree while experiencing  the Kid Zone. At the Kid Zone, you can experience: elf on the shelf scavenger hunt, face painting, kids Christmas train, corn hole, giant Connect 4, football tire throw, snowball fight game, Frozen Character Themed Jupiter Jump.

Other holiday fun on the lot will include:

  • Cupcakes & Hot Cocoa & Custom-made Rustic Christmas Floral arrangements in all sizes
  • S’mores (5-7 p.m. each day)
  • Christmas Photo op with Commando Bulldog
  • And, of course, Wreath & Tree sales

Darnaby Arts & Crafts Show

On December 7 is the Darnaby Arts & Crafts Show. There is no charge to attend, plus all proceeds go to benefit Darnaby Elementary students. The event is held at the UMAC (Union Multipurpose Activity Center) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Over 100 skilled artists and crafters will have items for sale.

The team creating this event is making sure this is an event for the entire family. Kids can shop with their families and take photos with Santa. There is something for every member of your family at this event. Free gift wrapping is offered, too. So bring a few members of your tribe to shop with the kids then sneak away after gifts are purchased so they are wrapped to be placed under your tree!

Other Ideas for Your Christmas Shopping List

Another local favorite of mine this Christmas has been ordering custom holiday decor from Auggie Lamb. This college friend who lives in Edmond is one talked-about Mom!

This year, the girls are getting custom Santa sacks. Also, she is helping me prepare other stocking treats and our last-minute items for Disney! Check her Facebook page out. She can ship anywhere in the U.S.

Consider every item Emily Webb is posting this month on my wish list for Christmas. The price levels she offers for everyone on your list is perfection. The custom flower pots she created with local artist Kris from Foxy Pots are delightful.

Keep me posted on all the local options you are shopping this holiday season. I love finding new businesses to support, especially during the season of Christmas.

Categories: Tulsa Times Two