Tis’ the Season with Events in Tulsa

Get out and around Tulsa and have some fun with the entire family. These are events around town during the month of December.

Events by Brittany Danielle

Castle Christmas at The Castle of Muskogee

This holiday season, enjoy the remarkable displays and colorful lights for Christmas Castle at The Castle of Muskogee. Boast in the joys of this free holiday experience! Check the calendar for various activities scheduled from creating Christmas ornaments by the fire places to hayrides through the village and much, much more. Don’t forget to bring your little one’s to meet Santa and tell him what’s on their wishlist this year. This will be a terrific way to celebrate the holiday season!

Price: Free admission but gratefully accepting donations.


Time: December 1, 2016 — December 31, 2016

Location: The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W Fern Mountain Rd, Muskogee, OK, 74401

Rhema Christmas Lights

Rheme Christmas Lights will display over two million lights to the general public. Beginning Thanksgiving Eve through New Year’s Day, the extravagant lights will shine from 5:30pm to 11:30pm each night. Admission is free, although there will be costs for food and other activities. You have the option to drive through the campus, stroll down walking paths, or even ride on a carriage. For those cold evenings and hungry little ones there will be concessions for hot chocolate, kettle corn, funnel cakes and more. Come join the fun at Rhema Park this Christmas season and do something the whole family will enjoy.


Time: December 1, 2016 — New Year’s Day; 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Location: 1025 W Kenosha St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

CIRQUE DREAMS lights up the 2016 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE — a new cirque show, Broadway musical and family Christmas spectacular all in one! Hailed by The New York Daily News as a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload and so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil!”

Be amazed by this holiday spectacle with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from every corner of the globe. Many of these acts have been featured on “America’s Got Talent” and similar TV shows in other countries making CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE the greatest variety show on the planet!

Witness snowmen, penguins, angels, reindeer, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, ornaments and, of course, Santa, with soaring acrobatics, gravity-defying feats, elaborate production numbers, imaginative costumes, illusions and more. The show also celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, original music and seasonal favorites all performed in a winter wonderland of amazement.

Performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Celebrity Attractions recommends this production for ages 4 and up. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Presented by Celebrity Attractions as an add-on production to the Celebrity Attractions’ 2016–2017 Broadway Season.

Time: November 29, 2016 & November 20, 2016; 7:30 PM

Location: Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Shake It With Santa!

A very special Zumba class to benefit sponsored families at Christmas. Free admission if you bring an unwrapped toy, gift card or item from the Whiteside Recreation Center list, otherwise it’s $5.

Time: November 30, 2016; 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: 4009 S Pittsburgh Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135

First Art Crawl

The First Friday Art Crawl was established in 2007. This year-round monthly event features all of the galleries, studios and museums as well as the part-time galleries in various shops opening their doors to show art. The Art Crawl is held on the first Friday of the month and open from 6–9 pm.

In line with its original purpose, local artists are given an opportunity to display and sell their work. This event has grown from 50–100 people visiting 4–6 venues to an event that has drawn over 3,000 people and continues to attract new people to Downtown Tulsa. Besides the mini-galleries being open, the established museums and galleries offer free admission and many shops stay open late. During any given Art Crawl, visitors can expect visual art, performances and maybe a few fireworks! Each venue offers something different and creative, a true hallmark of the Brady Arts District.

First Friday is a perfect date night starting with a cocktail, coffee or early dinner on one of the many patios. It can also be a leisurely browse of the art and a great late dinner or nightcap at the District’s unique restaurants or clubs. Families can find many options from kid-friendly gallery shows to live music in the park. For those who like to linger even later, stay for one of the clubs, bars or coffee shops — many of which offer live entertainment.

Time: December 2, 2016; 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Brady Arts District, Tulsa, OK

Santa Claus Visits! — Tulsa Toy Depot

A visit from Santa Claus on December 3rd at the Tulsa Toy Depot!

Time: December 3, 2016; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Tulsa Toy Depot, 10114 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

Sprout Stockings — Kids Club at Michaels

Children 3 and up can enjoy making a Christmas stocking at Michaels. Price: Just $2 per project with all of the supplies included.

Time: December 3, 2016; 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Your local Michael’s Craft Store

Bixby Chirstmas Parade

The Rotary Club of Bixby will hold the 14th Annual Christmas Parade. This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and start the countdown to Christmas. There will be decorated Christmas themed floats, cars, antique vehicles, pick-up trucks, horses, boats, convertibles, and motorcycles. Start the best season of the year off right!


Time: December 3, 2016; 10:30 AM

Location: Click here to view parade location.

Make It Merry Gingerbread House — at Michaels

Would you like to build a gingerbread house with your kids? Just purchase a Witton Gingerbread Kit at Michaels and use their classroom to assemble your creation.

Time: December 3, 2016; 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Your local Michael’s Craft Store

Pajama Jam — Storytime and Santa

Put on your best holiday pj’s and join us for songs, stories and a visit from Santa. For ages 6 and younger.

Time: December 6, 2016; 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Schusterman-Benson Library, 3333 E 32nd Pl, Tulsa, OK 74135

Story Time at the Tulsa Toy Depot

Miss Carol Meyer, Tulsa’s finest kids entertainer, leads Tulsa Toy Depot’s popular children’s storytime. Carol leads the kids in music and story telling each week for 30 minutes of great active fun for the little ones. TulsaToyDepot.com

Time: Every Thursday at 11:00 AM

Location: Tulsa Toy Depot, 10114 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

PreK Story Time

Come and join us at Ohana Arts in Owasso for our free story time every Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. Miss Crystal is a veteran preschool teacher of 29 years and storytelling is her forte. After the story there will usually be a story stretcher activity which costs between $5 and $10 just to cover materials for the activity. The children will have a wonderful time in this comfortable and warm atmosphere and you will be glad you came. Be sure to check our Facebook page every week to see what book and art activity we are doing.

Time: Every Friday at 10:00 AM

Location: Ohana Arts, 13720 East 86th St N #150, Owasso, OK 74055

Tahlequah Christmas Parade

Come join the fun in Downtown Tahlequah for one of Oklahoma’s largest and most glorious Christmas parades. Tahlequah Christmas Parade of Lights will be featuring marching bands, elves, horses, classic cars, awe-inspiring floats with holiday lights, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and lots of surprises that’s sure to bring smiles to all of the little boys and girls faces.


Time: December 9, 2016; 6:00 PM

Location: The route will begin on Northeastern State University and go through downtown on Muskogee Avenue.

Clay Pot Elf — Kids Club at Michaels

Ever think you could use a clay pot for more than just planting? Come to Michaels and craft a Christmas Elf using clay pot. Come get creative this holiday season.

Price: Just $2 for each project with all of the supplies included

Time: December 10, 2016; 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Your local Michael’s Craft Store

Garden of Lights Run

Are you ready for a holiday fun run for the entire family? Honor Heights Park presents a 5K race that winds through the majestic Garden of Lights. Runners of all ages are welcomed to this beautifully lit course of illuminating colors. Medals will be presented to the top three male and female finishers of each age group. Also, there will be a holiday outfit contest with prizes, so be innovative and have fun!

Register you and your family for this eventful race this holiday season. Net proceeds benefit Honor Heights Park and Veteran’s at Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center.

Price: $25 to $35 (Must register online)

Time: December 10, 2016; 4:30 PM

Location: 1400 Honor Heights Dr, Muskogee, OK 74401

Live Nativity!

King of Kings Lutheran Church of Glenpool will be presenting a live nativity presentation about the birth of Jesus Christ. There will be two thirty minute performances each night on December 10th and December 11th. Everyone is welcomed to go see the manger scene up close and pet the live animals from the presentation after the performances. Bundle up and the whole family for this free outdoors event, indulge in complimentary hot chocolate and cookies and enjoy this heartwarming performance with your loved ones.


Time: December 10 & December 11, 2016; 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: King of Kings Lutheran Church, 14023 South Casper St W, Glenpool, OK 74033

Pottery Barn Book Club Story Time

Pottery Barn Kids in Utica Square invites the community to this free, weekly story time. To find out more, please call 918–743–1700.

Time: Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM

Location: Pottery Barn Kids, 1876 Utica Square, Tulsa, OK 74114

Story Time at Barnes & Noble

Join us every Tuesday at 11am for our weekly Story time at Barnes & Noble!

Location: Barnes & Noble, 5231 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74135

Kids Craft Time at the Tulsa Toy Depot

Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM for arts and craft activities for all ages! 10114 S. Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK. For more information, call (918) 938–0555.

Time: Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM

Location: Tulsa Toy Depot, 10114 S. Sheridan Rd., Tulsa, OK

Funday Sunday at the Gilcrease Museum

The third Sunday of every month is Funday Sunday.

It’s an afternoon of museum fun for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy various art-making stations in the museum, each offering different materials and themes as well as teaching artists to help guide and inspire.

An art hunt is available to explore in the galleries, with a prize at the end. Families also can enjoy our interactive space, Kravis Discovery Center, exploring the extensive gardens and special featured activities.

Activities from 12:00–4:00 p.m. Museum open and free from 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. each Funday Sunday.

For families with children ages 3–15, who must be accompanied by an adult.

No reservation is required. For more information, call 918–596–2774, or e-mail sarah-wright@utulsa.edu.

Time: December 18, 2016; 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Gilcrease Museum, Gilcrease Museum Rd, Tulsa, OK 74127

Chandler Park Lights on the Hill

Enjoy one of the brightest Christmas light displays in Tulsa! Millions of lights will line the roads throughout the park. Lights will also be on every day during the week of December 19–25.

Time: December 19, 2016 — December 25, 2016; 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Chandler Park, 6500 W 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74107

Breakfast with Santa at the Tulsa Zoo

Celebrate the holidays at the zoo during Breakfast with Santa. Guests are invited to enjoy a scrumptious hot breakfast, take part in arts and crafts, experience an up-close animal encounter, and most importantly, meet Santa Claus. Pre-registration is required. To register and find out more details, go to www.tulsazoo.org/santa.

Time: December 3, 2016 & December 10, 2016; 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E 36th St N, Tulsa, OK 74115

Carson & Barnes Circus

This year the tent comes to life with acrobats and performers from around the world. Be amazed by the death defying daredevils racing their motorcycles at high speeds in the globe of death. Sit in awe as they reach new heights spinning on the wheel of death. Get lost in laughter at the comedy created by our famous clown “Pinky”. Be swept away as the acrobats demonstrate strength and agility soaring to captivating heights. Fall in love with our four legged friends, the cuddly canines and high stepping Appaloosa stallions.

Time: December 3, 2016; 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM. December 4, 2016; 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. December 4, 2016; 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Expo Square Pavilion, Tulsa, OK 74114

Daddy Daughter Dance at Whiteside Community Center

Join in for this annual event. Girls age 4–12 can bring their dad, grandpa, uncle or other significant male to dance the night away.

Time: December 9, 2016; 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Whiteside Community Center, 4009 S Pittsburg Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135

O’Brien Park: Cookies and Milk with Santa

Join in for games, snacks and a visit from Santa! Ages: 0–12 Discount: $5/4 tickets. To find out more, go to www.parks.tulsacounty.org.

Time: December 10, 2016; 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: O’Brien Park, Tulsa, OK 74130

Christmas at The Mayo Hotel

Bring your holiday cheer to the Grand Hall at the Mayo Hotel on Sunday, December 11 from 3–5pm.Enjoy music by The Tulsa Honors Orchestra, photos with Santa and seasonal food and drinks.Proceeds from the event benefit the Child Abuse Network.

Time: December 11, 2016; 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: The Mayo Hotel, 115 W 5th St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Bixby Visit with Santa Claus

Join in for games, snacks and a visit from Santa! Ages: 0–12. For more information, call Celia Wetherill at (918) 366-4841.

Time: December 16, 2016; 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: Bixby Community Center, 211 N Cabaniss Ave, Bixby, OK 74008

Chandler Park Santa Brunch

We know Santa likes milk and cookies for a midnight snack, but what about brunch? Bring the family out to enjoy a warm meal and kids, bring your wish lists and parents bring your cameras to get a photo with the man in red! Tickets available in advance. Limited to 200 persons. Free.

Time: December 17, 2016; 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Chandler Park, 6500 W 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74107