Things to do in Tulsa this week!

If you’re looking for things to do with kids in Tulsa this week, we’ve highlighted some daily events that are sure to bring out the fun! Find weekend event suggestions at

Monday, December 2: A Nightmare Before Christmas Extravaganza at Guthrie Green

Guthrie Green invites you to A Nightmare Before Christmas. Check out characters from the film, oddities
and curiosities vendors, and a live reading of the book during the holiday market.

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Tuesday, December 3: Aqua Tots at Oklahoma Aquarium

Every good aquanaut started as an Aqua Tot! Bring your future ocean explorers (ages 2-5) for story time by the sea. First Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. Included with admission.

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Wednesday, December 4: Brown Bag It: Tulsa Festival Ringers at Tulsa PAC (at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.)

The Brown Bag It free noontime concert series at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center happens the first Wednesday of the month. The series features some of Oklahoma’s finest professional musicians performing in the PAC’s Westby Pavilion.

Tulsa Festival Ringers, Inc., Tulsa’s only auditioned community handbell ensemble, is more than a musical novelty; it is an ensemble of musicians who specialize in handbell ringing. The members are handbell directors and ringers from various churches throughout the Tulsa area who want to share their love of music and handbells. Their annual Christmas Brown Bag it show at the Tulsa PAC has become a seasonal favorite!

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Thursday, December 5: Santa Visits Miller Swim School

Santa is coming to Miller Swim School! Get details here.

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Friday, December 6: Christkindlmarkt at GAST Center

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!


Monday, December 9: Music Monday at Central Library

Sing, dance and have fun with Mr. Benji. For toddlers to elementary-school kids.

Tuesday, December 10: Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt at Hicks Community Center

For ages 3-12. Bring a canned good to donate to the food bank!

Wednesday, December 11: Family Day at ahha Tulsa

Join ahha Tulsa for an afternoon of hands-on learning for families of children and teens of all ages! Parents/caregivers and their children and teens will enjoy interactive tours of THE GALLERY and THE EXPERIENCE, explore new ideas in THE STUDIO, and dive deeper into artmaking processes in the Creative Labs. Learn more and register here.

Thursday, December 12: Holiday Clay at Whitty Books

Come create your own polymer clay gingerbread ornaments at Whitty Books! The cost to participate in this one is $15, but you don’t have to buy tickets in advance. It’s a drop-in class, so come by when you can! Sarah will guide you through creating your own little clay gingerbread cutie to decorate as you please. Plan to get started by 6:00 so you have enough time for creating and cooking. These little guys are over three inches tall, so expect a slightly different experience than your average Tiny!

Should you want to continue crafting, you may participate in the regular drop-in workshop as well! –$8 per tiny you create, or 3 for $20!

They take about 15 minutes to bake and cool. So you could go grab some tacos out back, or find the perfect book to bring home!

Friday, December 13: Arvest Foundation Films Presents “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at Chapman Green

Yes! Chapman Green Arts is showing The Nightmare Before Christmas on Friday the 13th! The evening will start off with a kids ornament craft at 5 p.m., and the movie will begin around 6. There will be outdoor heaters placed around the lawn to keep warm!

PG 1h 16m
The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

There’s more! These are just a few suggestions, but Tulsa has a ton of fun for your family this summer. Find our full Community Calendar at

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