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OKC Moms Need to Know: Your Guide to December

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Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, oh, what fun it is to be a family in OKC! There are so many festive attractions to see and events to attend this month! Don’t let the stress of the holidays wear you out, take a break and make some new traditions with your family, from amazing Christmas Light displays to Ice Skating, there’s fun to be had by all!

Oklahoma City Holiday Events Guide

12 Days of Christmas in OKC {Scavenger Hunt}

A Moms Letter to Santa

12/1

Art After 5 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Every Thursday.

Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway continues daily.

Blackmon Mooring Holiday Guide is available.

Bricktown Canal Lights continue daily.

Celebration of Lights continues at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. Daily through December 31st.

Children’s Holiday Movie Series begins at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.

Christmas in the Park in Yukon continues daily.

Devon Ice Rink open daily.

Downs Family Christmas Light Spectacular in Norman continues daily 6:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.

Drop-In Yoga at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Every Thursday.

Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink open daily.

Film Row Lights Display continues daily.

Free Holiday Water Taxi Rides every Thursday – Sunday in December 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Gift Wrapping by Ally’s House continues at the Outlet Shoppes at OKC. Every Thursday- Sunday until December 18th. Located in the food court.

Holiday Lights Spectacular in Midwest City continues through the 30th.

Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown every Thursday – Sunday through December 22nd. 

Indie Trunk Show at the State Fairgrounds 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Museum Memberships are available to purchase as a gift at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Museum Store Holiday Open House at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Nature Tales at Martin Park Nature Center 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Every Thursday.

Power and Prestige: Headdresses of the American Plains continues at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Red Earth Treefest at the Red Earth Museum. Recurring Monday – Friday in December.

Sacred Words: The Saint John’s Bible & the Art of Illumination at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art continues daily through January 8, 2017.

Salvation Army Angel Tree continues at the Outlet Shoppes through December 12th.

Territorial Christmas at the Harn Homestead 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Winter Shoppes at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through December 18th.

12/2

Being 17 begins at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Boys Ranch Town Drive- Thru Christmas Pageant begins 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

First Fridays on the Paseo 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Homeschool for the Holidays begins at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Storyland Christmas at Town Center Plaza in Midwest City.

Winter Wonderland Workshop at Green Bird Yoga in Norman 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

12/3

Cowboy Christmas Parade in Stockyards City 10:00 a.m.

Christmas in Downtown Edmond continues every weekend through the 24th.

Drop-In Yoga at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Saturday.

Edmond Electric’s Annual Parade of Lights & Mayor’s Tree Lighting 6:45 p.m.

Faerie Gingerbread House Decorating at Will Rogers Gardens 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Every Saturday.

Free Family Make + Take at Oklahoma Contemporary Art 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Gingerbread House Workshop at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mayor’s Christmas Party for Kids in Yukon 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mixed Media Art at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Oklahoma City Mom Blog Donuts with Santa at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Oklahoma City Train Show at State Fair Park begins.

Saturdays for Kids at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Snow Tubing Winter Festival at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark continues.

Storytime at the District House 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Devon’s Saturdays with Santa at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Every Saturday through the 17th.

Wild Beasts! at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Times vary by age.

12/4

Caterbury Christmas at the Civic Center Music Hall 7:00 p.m. 

Family Holiday Crafternoon at the Almonte Library 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Merry & Bright Free Admission Sundays at the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Every Sunday through December 18th.

Public Exhibition Tour: Sacred Words: Saint John’s Bible and the Art of Illumination at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

12/5

$8 Open Play at We Rock The Spectrum 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Tuesday – Thursday.

ATLAS presents Gingerbread Challenge at the Belle Isle Library 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Family Story Time and Craft at the SOKC Library. Times vary.

Free First Monday for Kids at the Sam Noble Museum 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Moms Moving Forward with Kids Joining Eternity at Northpark Mall 7:00 p.m.

12/6

Art Adventures at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday.

Holiday Lighting Ceremony at the Skirvin 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Homsechool Day at the Harn Homestead 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Edmond 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday.

Toddler Time at Get Air in Norman 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Tuesday & Thursday.

Tuesday Night Classics continue at Harkins Theatre 7:00 p.m. Every Tuesday.

Winter Wonderland Workshop at Green Bird Yoga in Norman 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

12/7

1/2 Price Admission at Unpluggits. Every Wednesday after 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Series: December Drop-Ins at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Nature Play Group at Martin Park Nature Center 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Every Wednesday.

Reading Wednesdays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Every Wednesday.

Toddler Story & Craft Time at Unpluggits 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Every Wednesday.

12/8

Art Time at the Downtown Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Holiday Crafts at the Warr Acres Library 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Holiday Happening at the Sam Noble Museum 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Storytime at Whole Foods 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Shop Around the Corner free holiday screening at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 8:00 p.m.

12/9

2nd Friday Art Walk in Norman 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Arctic Animals Workshop at Green Bird Yoga in Norman 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Gingerbread House Picture Frame Event at Chick-fil-a at Sooner Mall 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Live on the Plaza 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

LuLaRoe Holiday Extravaganza huge holiday shopping event at the OKC Farmer’s Market District from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Star Wars Science Overnight at Science Museum Oklahoma.

The City Cabaret OKC Retro Wonderland begins at the Paramount Theatre. 

Victorian Holiday Open House at the Moore-Lindsay Historical House in Norman 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

12/10

2016 All-College Basketball Classic at the Chesapeake Energy Arena 3:00 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa at Dave and Busters 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa at The Station in Moore 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Holidays on the Paseo 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Norman Christmas Parade 10:00 a.m. 

Mini Kids Wreath at Will Rogers Gardens 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Moana at Mad Hatters Par-Teas 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NightLight Run in Midwest City at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

SandRidge Santa Run at SandRidge Energy 7:30 a.m.

Santa’s Art Workshop at Edmond Fine Arts 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sensitive Santa Event at We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Limited spots!

The Nutcracker at the Civic Center Music Hall begins.

12/11

Write On! at the Norman Central Library 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

12/12

Babytime at the Belle Isle Library 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Storytime at the Warr Acres Library 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Toddler Time at the Del City Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

12/13

Playtime at the Belle Isle Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Preschool Story Time at the Moore Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Toddlertime at the Edmond Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

12/14

Apple Pie Time at Your Library at the Downtown Library 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Magic Day Camps begin at Taylor Recreation Center 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Holiday Series: December Drop-Ins at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Lapsit Story Time at the Moore Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

12/15

Cookies with Santa at Park House Events Center 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Family Craft Night at the Del City Library 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Kids’ Holiday Shoppe at the Southern Oaks Library 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Toddler Story Time and Play at the SOKC Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

12/16

Baby Lapsit at the SOKC Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Friday Films at the Southern Oaks Library 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Santa Photos at The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City begin.

The Flaming Lips at the Criterion 8:00 p.m.

12/17

Christmas Celebration and Holiday Fine Arts Market at the Chickasaw Cultural Center 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Christmas Train at the Oklahoma Railway Museum begins.

Drop-In Art: Holiday Card Making at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Frozen at Mad Hatters Par-Teas 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kid’s Winter Art Workshop at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Shaving Cream Rainbows at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Times vary by age.

Swim with Santa at the Foster Program Pool 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

12/18

Hanukah Tunes at the Norman West Library 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

12/19

Pajama Storytime at the Choctaw Library 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

12/20

Gamefest at the Ralph Ellison Library 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Story Time at the Norman West Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Tiny Tuesdays: Snowflake Handprints at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Toddlertime at the Belle Isle Library 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

12/21

Cupcake Wars at the Norman West Library 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

First Day of Winter Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.

Musictime at the Northwest Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Touch, Learn, Create at the SOKC Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

12/22

Annual Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt at the Almonte Library 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pre-K Play at the Moore Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sensory Playtime at the Belle Isle Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

ShenYun 2017 at the Civic Center Music Hall begins.

12/23

Parachute Play at the Midwest City Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

12/24

Christmas Eve Dinner at the Skirvin 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

12/25

Merry Christmas! 

Christmas Meals at the Skirvin. Times vary by meal.

12/26

Coloring the Day Away! at the Norman Central Library 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Storytime at the Midwest City Library 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

12/27

Christmas Break Basketball Camp at the Municipal Gym begins.

Elf the Musical at the Civic Center Music Hall begins.

National Cut Out Snowflakes Day at the Norman Central Library 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Preschool Story Time at the Moore Public Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

12/28

DIY Snow Globes at the Norman West Library 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lapsit Story Time at the Moore Library. Times vary.

Rossi the Approval Poodle at the Downtown Library 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

12/29

Fireworks Ring Craft at the Norman Central Library 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mr. Breck’s Fantastic Musical Adventure at the Downtown Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Public Exhibition Tour: Sacred Words: Saint John’s Bible and the Art of Illumination at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

12/30

Come and Snow Games at the Norman Central Library 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

12/31

Happy Noon Year Celebration at the Almonte Library 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

New Years Eve at The Skirvin. Times vary.

OKC Arts Council’s Opening Night 2017 in Downtown begins at 7:00 p.m. 

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”

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