Unwrap the Magic: A Festive Guide to Holiday Activities in Oklahoma City and Beyond
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by diving into the enchanting holiday activities that Oklahoma City and its surrounding communities have to offer? From dazzling light displays to heartwarming traditions, this blog post is your one-stop guide to making this holiday season unforgettable.
1. Dazzling Light Displays:
– Venture into the heart of downtown Oklahoma City and witness the stunning transformation of Automobile Alley into a winter wonderland with their annual Lights on Broadway event. The twinkling lights and creative displays are sure to captivate visitors of all ages.
– Take a short drive to Yukon’s Christmas in the Park, where over 4 million lights illuminate three enchanting parks. Don’t forget to hop on the festive train for a magical journey through the dazzling displays.
– Head to the Chickasha Festival of Light, where over 3.5 million lights transform Shannon Springs Park into a winter wonderland. Take a stroll through the shimmering tunnels and delight in the holiday magic that surrounds you.
2. Charming Holiday Markets:
– Head to the Norman Twilight Market for their Holiday Pop-Up Shops. Explore a curated selection of unique gifts, handmade crafts, and delicious treats while enjoying the festive atmosphere.
– For a taste of the countryside, visit the Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink and Christmas Market. Lace-up your skates and glide across the ice before browsing the stalls for local crafts and seasonal delights.
– From handmade crafts to one-of-a-kind gifts, you’ll find treasures that capture the spirit of the season. Don’t forget to explore the festive holiday markets in places like Midtown and Bricktown.
3. Magical Performances:
– For a touch of elegance, don’t miss the timeless classic, “The Nutcracker” ballet. Oklahoma City Ballet‘s exquisite production brings the story to life, complete with stunning costumes and a captivating score. Make it a family tradition or a romantic evening out; “The Nutcracker” is sure to transport you to a world of holiday enchantment.
– Experience the joy of the season with a visit to the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond for their Christmas concert series. From choir performances to orchestral renditions, there’s something for every musical taste.
4. Culinary Adventures:
– Indulge your taste buds in the flavors of the season at the Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market’s Holiday Pop-Up Dinners. Local chefs will showcase their culinary expertise with special holiday menus, creating a festive dining experience.
– Take a short drive to Guthrie and join a holiday-themed cooking class at The Kitchen at 112. Learn how to create delicious seasonal dishes that will impress your family and friends during festive gatherings.
5. Historical Celebrations:
– Join Ebenezer Scrooge, a host of ghosts, and Charles Dickens’ unforgettable characters as they spring to life in Lyric’s spectacular, new production. You’ll go from humbug to happy in one magical night when you experience Lyric’s A Christmas Carol – home for the holidays at The Plaza Theatre!
– Head to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for a Cowboy Christmas. Immerse yourself in the Western holiday spirit with cowboy storytelling, ornament making, and even a visit from Santa himself.
6. Outdoor Adventures:
-Embrace the winter chill with outdoor activities that add a dash of adventure to your holiday season. Glide across the Devon Ice Rink in downtown Oklahoma City or explore the festive light displays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. For a cozy touch, consider a horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic neighborhoods.
This holiday season, embrace the festive spirit in Oklahoma City and its surrounding communities. Whether you’re strolling through enchanting light displays, discovering unique gifts at local markets, or enjoying the sounds of the season, there’s a magical experience waiting for every age group. Unwrap the magic and create lasting memories with your loved ones in this season of joy and celebration. Happy holidays From Team STK!