TULSA, Okla. - The holiday season is finally here! The countdown to all of the different holidays brings about several options for families to celebrate in Green Country.
Below are some popular events in the area that people can visit to celebrate the holidays! We will continue to update this story with more events:
Arvest Winterfest is back!
Downtown Tulsa is playing host for the 11th year of Winterfest beginning November 23. The 45-day holiday celebration features ice skating beneath the Tulsa skyline, visits from Santa Claus, rides on the Winterfest Express, and much more.
Rhema Christmas Lights Extravaganza
It's "Lights ON!" time in Broken Arrow! The Rhema Lights began in 1982 with about 60,000 lights. This year's event will feature two million lights surrounding Rhema Bible Church. Usually about 200,000 people make their way to this light display every year. The lights go on at 6 p.m. November 21 and will be on every night at 5:30 until after New Year's Day.
Tulsa Christmas Parade
The "Miracle at Boston and 4th Street" returns Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. Learn all about the parade here.
Winter Wonderland Holiday Market at the Gathering Place
The Gathering Place will transform into a winter wonderland every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from Nov. 30 to Dec. 30. The market will occur every night during the week of Christmas. Guests can walk through the Winter Wonderland of lights, explore the European-styled Holiday Market, enjoy live music and performances, indulge in festive food and drinks, and take a ride on a themed train.
Lights On in downtown Jenks
The City of Jenks is offering its own "Lights On" event to kick off the holiday season. The event will feature food trucks, live music, holiday shopping and other holiday-themed activities. The celebrations start on Main Street in downtown Jenks at 5 p.m. on November 15.
Garden of Lights at Tulsa Botanic Garden
The Garden of Lights offers families and friends an opportunity to have an easy-going holiday experience. There will be live music on multiple nights while the garden is open and train rides will be offered on weekends. Santa Claus will also be in attendance on Wednesdays. The garden opens November 23 at Tulsa Botanic Garden. For more information CLICK HERE.
Glow on the Green
Guthrie Green is hosting its sixth annual Glow on the Green event on beginning November 25! The park is set to be illuminated with thousands of lights throughout its month-long run for the holidays. There will be live music, "special performances," holiday-themed food, and specialty drinks at the park's onsite restaurant.
Owasso Christmas Parade
Owasso residents can come out to the Smith Farm Marketplace for the Owasso Christmas parade on December 8. The parade's theme this year is Disney's Frozen. CLICK HERE for more information.
2018 Shop Coweta
The shop Coweta program is hosted by the Coweta Chamber of Commerce. The program begins Nov. 5, at noon and will end Dec.7. People who shop at participating Coweta businesses have the chance to win one of 11 $500 debit cards or one of two $1,000 debit cards. The first drawing for prizes will be on Dec. 10, the second drawing will be on Dec. 14, and the last drawing will be Dec. 20 for remaining unclaimed prizes. All prize money can be picked up from the City of Coweta building. Tickets and IDs must be shown to receive prizes.
Santa Claus at Woodland Hills Mall
Santa Claus will be at Woodland Hills starting Nov. 3. Visitors can take holiday photos with Saint Nick from Nov. 3 to Dec. 24. See Santa's visiting hours and reserve a FastPass to skip the line on the Woodland Hills website.
Utica Square's Lights On featuring Tulsa Youth Cabaret
Utica Square in Tulsa is celebrating the 51st anniversary of its Lights On event on Thanksgiving. Festive lights and Christmas carols will fill the square on November 22. The Tulsa Youth Cabernet will perform throughout the evening and Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance. The event is highlighted by a final countdown when over 700,000 lights covering 175 trees light up the sky.
The Philbrook Museum of Art is holding its holiday event right after Thanksgiving in Tulsa. Classic holiday decor will added the sights and sounds of the museum beginning on November 23.
The event features live music, Santa, train rides, shopping, and many more holiday-themed activities.
Lights On and Holiday Season Kick-Off in Broken Arrow's Rose District
The Rose District in Broken Arrow will host a lighting ceremony On Nov. 15 at the Rose District Plaza to light the Christmas Tree and more. The even includes refreshments from merchants, giveaways and carriage rides. The ice rink will also open for its 3rd season at 6 p.m.
Living Arts of Tulsa Holiday Market
Living Arts will host it's first ever Holiday Market starting Dec. 5 and running through Dec. 9. More than 35 artists will participate. Participants plan to create a community snow globe.
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