Oklahoma City

Tree Lighting Festival

November 16

2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive

Kick off the holiday season and Downtown in December at the 22nd annual Oklahoma City Tree Lighting Festival presented by Heartland! One of the season’s most anticipated events, the festival will take place in Bricktown on Thursday, November 16th, 2023, from 5:30-7:30pm on the Mickey Mantle Plaza of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The festival, which is free and open to everyone, will include family-friendly activities such as photos with Santa Claus, face painting, roaming characters, a Magic Elf, and more. Bring your kiddos to the Letters to Santa station sponsored by OG&E where they can write and place their letters to Santa in our North Pole mailbox, as well as decorate downtown-themed holiday postcards to take home or mail. There will be plenty of food and drinks to enjoy, from Junction Coffee hot chocolate and ballpark snacks for purchase to free treats from Bricktown businesses. The main attraction of the evening will be a showcase of diverse holiday performances leading up to and following the countdown to the lighting of the Christmas tree by Mayor David Holt.

The Bricktown Christmas Tree presented by Painted Door Gift Boutique will be lit at approximately 7:00pm and will be on display through Christmas Day. Additional support for the Bricktown Christmas Tree and the Oklahoma City Tree Lighting Festival provided by Johnson & Associates, Canoo, Bricktown Association, Bank of Oklahoma, Lopez-Dorado Foods, and the OKC Dodgers.

🎄2023 Festival Programming🎄

  • Tree Lighting by Mayor Holt at 7:00pm
  • Live Holiday Music & Dance Performances
  • DIY Photos with Santa Claus
  • Letters to Santa Station sponsored by OG&E
  • Igloo Balloon House
  • OKC Thunder Bolt Games & Activities
  • OKC Dodgers Inflatables
  • Curbside Chronicle Wrapping Paper Sales
  • 360 Photo Booth provided by Heartland
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Artist
  • Magic Elf
  • Character Photos (Elsa, Olaf, & The Grinch)
  • Rumble
  • Brix & Brooklyn
🍿Food & Drinks🍿
  • Junction Coffee
  • OKC Dodgers Concessions Window
  • Harkins Theatre – Free Popcorn
  • The Melting Pot – Free Fondue Samples
  • Rodizio Grill – Free Holiday Glazed Ham Samples
  • Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse – Free Hot Caramel Apple Crisp Samples
🎶 Stage Performances 🎶
  • Jabee & DJ Reaper with Ckai Dawson
  • Lyric Theatre’s A Christmas Carol Cast
  • Lyric Theatre’s Thelma Gaylord Academy Students
  • OKC Ballet
  • RACE Dance Collective
  • Yumare Mexican Folkloric Dancers
  • Hưng Việt Drum Show & Lion Dancers

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