Everywhere you look this time of year, you see twinkling lights, brightly decorated trees and smiling faces. There’s just a feeling of cheer in the air as you search for those perfect gifts for the special people in your lives and look forward to spending some quality time together. After all, the holidays are mainly about celebrating with our loved ones and passing down cherished traditions to the younger generations.
Some of those traditions you enjoy so much may involve heading into downtown OKC for an array of exciting holiday festivities. Or, maybe you’re looking to start a new tradition with your friends or family. Whatever the reason, the greater Oklahoma City region offers plenty of events and activities to ensure you’ll find your holiday spirit this season.
If you’re seeking ways to feel truly festive, there’s no shortage of things to do in Oklahoma City this time of year! Here are just a few of the top holiday events in OKC you can check out to spread some cheer:
Downtown in December
This one-of-a-kind winter experience takes place in the heart of Oklahoma City. Offering a wide variety of events the entire family will love, you can take in tree lighting festivals and light displays, performing arts, visit with Santa Claus, enjoy an afternoon of shopping, and so much more. Get ready to make lasting memories in downtown Oklahoma City this holiday season!
Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Botanical Gardens
As part of Downtown in December, spend an afternoon on the Devon Ice Rink, returning for its eighth season at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Bring your own skates or feel free to rent some at the rink. Plus, every Friday night in December, enjoy a live DJ for Rock N’ Skate!
Holiday Pop-Up Shops
Through December 22, the Holiday Pop-Up shops offer a truly unique shopping experience in downtown Oklahoma City. Six geometric domes host over 40 local vendors selling everything from clothing to children’s toys, with shops rotating weekly. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your list, while also benefitting the community by shopping local.
Red Earth Treefest
Red Earth Museum and Art Center will host their third annual Red Earth Treefest through January 5. This event features 25 festive trees decorated with art and handmade ornaments created by Oklahoma Native Tribes, showcasing the rich, diverse cultures that make the region unique.
Lyric’s A Christmas Carol or The Nutcracker Presented by Devon Energy
What holiday season would be complete without a night in the theater? Create memories this year by taking the family to see Lyric’s production of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. There are plenty of showtimes available right up through Christmas Eve at Lyric’s Plaza Theater. Or, enjoy a night at the ballet with the Oklahoma City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker at Civic Center Music Hall. The professional dancers will be joined by children from the School of Oklahoma City Ballet and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic for a truly dreamlike holiday experience.
Get your family into the holiday spirit by taking a drive down Markwell Avenue in OKC, where the homes in the neighborhood light up this time of year. Tune to 107.1 on your radio and delight in animated Christmas lights dancing to the festive music.
Concordia’s convenient location in northwest Oklahoma City offers easy access to all the downtown has to offer this holiday season and beyond. Residents enjoy countless opportunities to live vibrant, active lifestyles in our community and the greater OKC region. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind that should your health needs change, you’ll receive priority access to supportive services like assisted living or skilled nursing care in the place you already call home.
If you’d like to learn more about Concordia, contact us to schedule a visit to see all our beautiful community has to offer.