Thanksgiving passed, and Oklahoma City is ready for Christmas. The song It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas could apply to the city this time of year with holiday-themed events happening across town.
The holiday season kicked off Friday with the SandRidge Tree Lighting Festival. Food and local live music were featured, and Santa Claus made an appearance for the young and young-at-heart.
The Winter Shoppes opened the same day at the Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. Vendors include Sara Sara Cupcakes, Coco Flow Chocolate Shop, Annabelle’s Galleria, Full Circle Bookstore, and Culinary Kitchen. The Winter Shoppes also feature a carousel and an ice rink.
Other holiday fun downtown includes free water taxi rides in Bricktown, Chesapeake Energy Snow Tubing and Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway.
There are also a number of holiday shows opening. Lyric Theatre’s A Christmas Carol opened Nov. 28 and runs through Dec. 27. The OKC Philharmonic’s Christmas show opens Thursday, and the OKC Ballet’s Nutcracker opens Dec. 13.
OCU students will be featured in several campus shows and holiday celebrations.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play opens this weekend in Burg Theater in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center.
The Home for the Holidays Christmas dance show and the Vespers choir concert open next weekend.
When it comes to Christmas spirit, Oklahoma City has the recipe.
Be sure to take a break from homework this holiday season and take time to enjoy all of the Christmas magic Oklahoma City has to offer.