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 sponsored 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. Stay tuned for registration opening in October!
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.
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.