Christmas in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City has one of the best Christmas celebrations in the US, attracting people from different cultures and traditions to visit this city. The authenticity with which the festival is celebrated in the Downtown City of Oklahoma makes it one of the top places to enjoy the Christmas holidays.
Oklahoma City is surrounded by lights during Christmas celebrations which starts months before the festival. The city looks beautiful with large Christmas trees placed on the streets to welcome the festival with great enthusiasm and joy amongst the people. Christmas in Oklahoma brings along a number of events and activities that add to the merriment. Take a look at these Christmas celebrations below and you would want to spend your holidays in Oklahoma.
1. Visit Devon Ice Rinks for ice skating
Every year the lovely Myriad Botanical Gardens of Oklahoma City converts its seasonal plaza into the Devon Ice Rink and makes it available to the public from early November to early February. Creating a 5,500-square-feet of winter wonderland, the glittering space also has stalls offering delicious food and drinks. The entry fees for the Devon Ice Rink vary from 8 to 13 USD including skate rentals.
2. Enjoy the traditional event at Devon’s Saturdays with Santa
Devon’s Saturdays with Santa is a traditional event followed every year during Christmas by the people of Oklahoma. This year it will take place on 7th and 8th December at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The event is a favorite amongst children as they get to meet Santa, listen to stories from him, and enjoy various kinds of activities like making art and craft, listening to live music, and have a fun ride on the train. This event starts everyday during the Christmas celebrations in the city from 10 am and lasts until 4 pm where the people can register themselves by booking appointments to meet Santa on a first-come, first-served basis.
3. Participate in the Sandridge Santa Run
Sandridge Santa Run is a marathon where thousands of people participate from all around the world and run on the streets of Oklahoma City. The event includes a 5-kilometer race, free kid’s dash, and one-mile fun-filled ride which can be enjoyed by any age group along with various medals and certificates provided to the runners as a token of appreciation. Cash money rewards are also given to the top three position holders. There are no registration fees required for the marathon as it is free of cost wherein people can dress up in different outfits such as Santa, Reindeer, and other characters.
4. Enjoy Lyric’s A Christmas Carol
Lyric's A Christmas Carol is a spectacular Christmas tradition that returns every year to the Oklahoma City during the holidays. This beautiful play brings to you the classic novella of Charles Dickens with a talented cast of beloved characters, lovely costumes, and stunning sets. Presented at the Lyric Theater in the city, watching this play is welcoming the Christmas holiday spirit in true sense.
5. American Banjo Museum Candy Cane Christmas
Christmas in Oklahoma will never be complete with holiday music, candy canes, and finger-licking good food. All of this is brought to you by the American Banjo Museum through its Candy Cane Christmas event. Sing and dance along as the performers on stage bring in the holiday favorites. This is topped by a visit from Santa Clause from the North Pole!
All these Christmas events in Oklahoma City are celebrated with great pomp and show, spreading the joy of Christmas celebrations amongst youngsters as well as adults. Visit Oklahoma City during Christmas and you will find yourself laughing along with Santa and dancing to the beats of Christmas songs.