Campus will close Dec. 16 for winter break, but some students will stay around for sports practices or because they live nearby. School activities will shut down, but Oklahoma City will still be full of holiday events. Here are some winter break options.
- Take a free holiday water taxi ride
Tour the Christmas decorations in Bricktown by taking an informational ride on a water taxi. Free rides are offered from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday-Sunday until Dec. 31. The main water taxi entrance is below Mickey Mantle Steakhouse, 7 S. Mickey Mantle Dr.
- Go snow tubing
Officials from LifeShare of Oklahoma will transform the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark into a winter wonderland with manmade snow tubing hills. Two-hour tubing sessions are available at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 16 to Jan. 1 every day except Christmas at the ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr. Single admission is $13.
- Learn to curl
Members of the Oklahoma Curling Club will host classes for aspiring curlers. The December classes have sold out, but two more sessions are offered from 9-10:30 a.m. Jan. 6 and 20 at the Devon Ice Rink, 113 S. Robinson Ave. Each class costs $25.
- Ice skate with a live DJ
If you can’t make it to a curling lesson, the Devon Ice Rink is open for public skating every day until Jan. 3. Officials will hire a live DJ for the Rock N’ Skate events from 7-9 p.m. every Friday in December. Entry with skate rental costs $13, and entry for guests with their own skates costs $8.
- Watch classic holiday movies on the big screen
Holiday classics like The Polar Express, Christmas Vacation and Elf will show at 7 p.m. every Tuesday from Nov. 28 to Dec. 26 at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16, 150 E. Reno Ave.
- See a live holiday performance
Several performance venues will offer holiday shows over the break.
- Lyric’s A Christmas Carol will run Nov. 29 to. Dec. 24 at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, 1727 N.W. 16 St. Shows are at 2 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8 p.m., depending on the day.
- The Oklahoma City Ballet will present The Nutcracker 9-19 at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., depending on the day.
- Mannheim Steamroller will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26 at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave.
- Tour Christmas lights
Christmas lights will illuminate several neighborhoods in the city, but one well-known display includes over 180,000 LEDs draped over buildings in Automobile Alley on Broadway Ave. between 4th and 10th St.
Comment below with more ideas of holiday activities over winter break in Oklahoma City.