Winter Festivals in Tulsa

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Arvest Winterfest. Photo by Phil Clarkin

From ice skating to hayrides to caroling, don’t miss these fun winter festivals in Tulsa! If you’re looking for more holiday fun, we also have lists of Places to See Santa, Holiday Lights and Trees, Holiday Markets and Miscellaneous Festivities.

BA Ice Rink

  • When: Open November 10, 2023-January 7, 2024. Open Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m.; Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, 12-10 p.m.; Sunday, 12-9 p.m. Also open special hours over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
  • Where: Rose District, Broken Arrow

Enjoy ice skating in Broken Arrow’s Rose District! Make sure you leave time for some district shopping afterwards!

Dickens on the Boulevard

  • When: 2023 dates TBD
  • Where: Claremore Main Street

Dickens on the Boulevard is a Victorian-themed Christmas festival in historic downtown Claremore, Oklahoma. 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.

Arvest Winterfest

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: Outside BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.

The time has come to bundle up and enjoy the magical spirit of the holidays as Tulsa’s favorite winter festival returns to downtown Tulsa.

Philbrook Festival

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Enjoy thousands of holiday lights, music, and fun for the whole family at Festival Nights. Philbrook is excited to welcome you and your family back into the Villa for an unforgettable indoor and outdoor holiday experience. Sip cocoa by the fire, say hello to Santa, take home a one-of-kind art project, and marvel at the sights and sounds of Philbrook Festival Nights. Advance, timed entry ticket required.

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Philbrook Festival is one of the can’t-miss winter festivals in Tulsa! Photo by Phil Clarkin, courtesy Philbrook Museum

Botanic Garden of Lights

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Reconnect with family and friends in the garden illuminated with colorful lights. Make s’mores over fire pits, enjoy holiday music and take in the spirit of the season in our magical garden escape.

NIGHTLY: Hot cider, cocoa and coffee (with option to spike with local spirits!), other seasonal cocktails, wine, local beer and s’more kits are available for purchase. Enjoy our Oklahoma-shaped snowball pit, photo stops and fire pits (nightly, weather permitting).  A rotating schedule of food trucks will serve their signature dishes and other light concessions will be available for sale.

Timed entry tickets are required. Reserve your tickets here.

Christmas in the Ville

  • When: December 1-January 2; See website for schedule
  • Where: Bartlesville

Celebrate Christmas in Bartlesville, with ice skating, carriage rides, movies in the park, Santa, photo ops and more!

Winter Weekends

  • When: Saturdays and Sundays in December, 12-6 p.m.
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2650 S. John Williams Way

Join Gathering Place for festive photo ops, story times, holiday train rides, a Winter Wonderland workshop, and more from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Williams Lodge!

Categories: things to do, Winter Fun