One of the year’s most anticipated annual events, the Oklahoma City Tree Lighting Festival, will return for its 20th year on Thursday, November 18th at 5pm in Bricktown. The festival will feature a showcase of talented and diverse performances celebrating the season, free family-friendly activities, photos with Santa Claus, and the traditional countdown to the lighting of the Christmas tree with Mayor David Holt.
Cruise down historic Automobile Alley for the district’s holiday open house and the first day of its stunning light display at the 6th Annual Lights On Broadway event! On the last two Saturdays of November and first two Saturdays of December, attendees can enjoy family-friendly activities, special promotions, sidewalk entertainment, holiday decor, and much more.
Grab your costumes and running shoes, the Saints Santa Run sponsored by SSM Health – St. Anthony Hospital is returning! Each year, our family-friendly holiday run brings all ages, and even pets, to downtown Oklahoma City for a festive 5K. In 2020, the Santa Run went virtual and we are excited to welcome our runners back to our in-person race in Midtown in 2021.
All will be merry and bright as Oklahoma City’s favorite holiday production, The Nutcracker, fills the Civic Center in a warm glow this December. Tchaikovsky’s familiar score and Artistic Director Robert Mills’ delightful staging come together as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince journey to adventurous places beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. An Oklahoma City favorite now in its 50th year, this joyous production awaits you and yours this holiday season.