Kickoff the holiday season and Downtown in December with this year’s Oklahoma City Tree Lighting Festival & Virtual Holiday Special! The in-person Festival will take place in Bricktown on Thursday, November 17th, 2022, and feature live performances, free activities including photos with Santa, and the traditional countdown to the tree lighting by Mayor David Holt. On Friday, November 25th, 2022, gather with your friends and family to watch the debut of the Virtual Holiday Special presented by Heartland online and on television to see the excitement of the tree lighting along with special program-only performances and guests.
Grab your costumes and running shoes, the Saints Santa Run presented by SSM Health – St. Anthony Hospital is returning Saturday, December 3rd, 2022. Our family-friendly holiday run is bringing all ages, and even pets, to downtown Oklahoma City for a festive 5K and costume contest. Participants can choose between our 5K Walk/Run, 1-Mile Fun Run, and free Kids’ Dash. Register to run now through race day!
Cruise down historic Automobile Alley for the district’s holiday open house and experience its stunning light display during the 7th Annual Lights On Broadway event! On Saturday, December 3rd and 10th, attendees can enjoy local shopping, seasonal activities and decor, special promotions, sidewalk entertainment, and much more.
Lyric Theatre’s outdoor production of A Christmas Carol is returning this season, whisking audiences away to a magical holiday village nestled in the heart of Oklahoma City. Patrons will follow Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of transformation and redemption as they are guided from scene to scene at the historic Harn Homestead featuring Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, magical spirits, and a host of unforgettable characters.
Oklahoma City Ballet’s traditional version of The Nutcracker has been enchanting audiences for decades, and this year will feature all new choreography by Acting Artistic Director Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye. Tchaikovsky’s spirited and familiar score evokes warm childlike memories in the most glorious way as this colorful and extravagant ballet takes the stage once again this holiday season. This holiday treat will include students from the OKC Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School, plus live music from Canterbury Voices and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
- Mistletoe Market
November 3 – 6
- The Skirvin Hilton Holiday Events
November 5 – December 24
- Oklahoma Contemporary Holiday Events
November 10 – December 17
- Red Earth Treefest
November 16 – December 29
- OKC Broadway’s Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
- Small Business Saturday
- ArtAfloatOKC Caroling Cruises
November 25 – December 23
- OKCPhil’s Home Alone in Concert
- OKCPhil’s Coming Home for Christmas
December 2 – 3
- First Americans Museum Winter Holiday Art Market
December 3 – 4
- Saturdays in December at OKCMOA
December 3 – 31
- American Banjo Museum’s Candy Cane Christmas
- Canterbury Christmas
- John Rex Light Up the Holidays
December 5 – 23
- The Melting Pot’s Ugly Sweater Ladies Night Out
- Deck the Hall of Fame
- Factory Obscura’s Annual March of the Trees
- Scissortail Lights Chanukah Celebration
- OKC Broadway’s A Magical Cirque Christmas
December 22 – 23
- Arts Council OKC’s Opening Night
- The Melting Pot’s New Year’s Celebrations
December 31 – January 1