GUIDE: The best things to do in Oklahoma this weekend

by This Land


An aquatic Christmas. A mash-up of Charles Dickens and the Oklahoma Land Run. The coolest craft fair in Oklahoma City. Here’s your guide to the best things to do in Oklahoma this weekend.

Looking for holiday lights? Your guide to Oklahoma’s best public displays is here.

Turkey Day Party. Eat up at HiLo Club’s annual Thanksgiving celebration. More about the Turkey Day Party.

Von Franken Family Food Run.  Kick-start your metabolism before you gorge on Thanksgiving dinner. The four-mile fun run begins at 9 a.m. at the Tulsa River Parks. Bring some non-perishable food, stay for pancakes and coffee after. More about the run.

A little night music. Brother-sister duo Zeke and Olivia Duhon take the stage at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. More info here.

Downtown in December. Oklahoma City’s annual holiday celebration, featuring outdoor ice skating, snow tube rides (down a 150-foot slope), afternoon visits with Santa Claus, and more. More about Downtown in December.

Winterfest. Ice skating, entertainment, carriage rides and concessions, all in the heart of downtown Tulsa. Nov. 29-Jan. 5. More about Winterfest.

A Territorial Christmas. Live performances, candlelight trolley tours, and Victorian Walk Evenings, featuring live window scenes celebrating life in Territorial Guthrie. Plus, carolers, peanut vendors, and more twinkling lights than you can count. Nov. 30-Dec. 22. More about A Territorial Christmas.

Snowflake Winter Festival. Tahlequah’s outdoor ice skating rink. Open through Jan. 1. More about Snowflake Winter Festival.

Holiday River Parade. OKC’s annual aquatic Christmas celebration, featuring a parade of boats, a fireworks show, and a visit from Santa. Nov. 29. More about the Holiday River Parade.

Christmas at the Castle. Holiday inflatables, hay and carriage rides, a visit from Father Christmas and more. Nov. 28-Dec. 31. More about Christmas at the Castle.

A Territorial Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens meets the Oklahoma Land Run. Presented by the Pollard Theatre in Guthrie. Nov. 29-Dec. 22. More about A Territorial Christmas.

Deluxe Winter Market. Peruse the unique, handmade offerings of hundreds of crafters and makers, all gathered under the roof of the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City. Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Admission is free. More about Deluxe Winter Market.

Alliday. If you’re in Tulsa, shop handmade at the Alliday Show Nov. 30. Craft vendors, demonstrations, make and take, and more. More about the Alliday Show.

Scuba Diving Santa Claus.  Have your picture taken with an under-water St. Nick at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. Nov. 29-Dec. 24. More about Scuba Diving Santa.

Cancer Sucks Concert. Rock out against cancer. We The Ghost, Baron Von Swagger, Sleepwalking Home, and For the Wolf perform Nov. 30 at Cain’s Ballroom. More about the 9th Annual Cancer Sucks Concert.

The Second Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told.  See The Christmas Carol from the perspective of Scrooge’s nephew, Dickens himself. Presented by the Jewel Box Theatre. More about the play.

So, what are you getting up to?