GUIDE: The Best Things to Do in Oklahoma this (Christmas) Weekend

by This Land


Christmas is around the corner, but before it comes, why not take in a living nativity? Or celebrate the Winter Solstice? Or slide down one of the country’s largest manmade snow tubing slopes? If you’re looking for some fun in Oklahoma this weekend, we’ve got your guide.

Lights on: Here’s your list of the best displays in Oklahoma.

Want to go ice skating? Here’s your guide to the best outdoor ice rinks in the state.

Living Nativity. Shepherd’s Cross in Claremore presents a live Nativity scene, complete with sheep, goats, donkeys, chickens, guineas, ducks, lama, alpaca and horses. More about Living Nativity.

Joy to the World. A Christmas musical celebration featuring adults’ and children’s choirs, ballet dancers, and the Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble. More about Joy to the World.

A Christmas to Remember. Ride Santa’s Boogie-Woogie Choo-Choo Train and visit the jolly guy in the Kiddie Park Hula Depot, next to the train tracks north of Bartlesville’s Kiddie Park. Friday and Saturday. More about A Christmas to Remember.


Winter Formal Dance Party. A HiLo Club annual tradition. Dress up, party on. 9 p.m. Saturday. More about the Winter Formal Dance Party.

Oxley Winter Solstice Celebration. An evening walk at the Oxley Nature Center to celebrate the changing of the seasons. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. More about the Winter Solstice Celebration.

Christmas Gospel Concert. Joey Crutcher and the Gospel Workshop Choir of America perform at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa. More about the concert.

Mary’s Little Secret. Texas band Attic Ted offers a rock opera of Biblical proportions and takes on the immaculate conception. At the Soundpony in Tulsa. More about Mary’s Little Secret.

Meet Lucha Claus. The first two Luchador fights at Elote Café on Saturday night are kid-friendly. The rest are not. More about the fights.

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 more twinkling lights than you can count. Through Dec. 22. More about A Territorial Christmas.

Nativity Festival. More than 100 nativity sets or crèches displayed throughout the halls of First Christian Church in Ponca City. Through Dec. 30. More about the Nativity Festival.

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

A Christmas Carol. Embark on the journey of Christmases past with Scrooge and co. in the holiday classic. At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. More about A Christmas Carol.

Geology Walk. Hike Redbud Valley on Sunday for an all-ages geology walk. (The walk is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.) More about the walk.

The Eight Reindeer Monologues. Scandal erupts at the North Pole, and eight reindeer share their stories. Dec. 12-22 at the Tulsa PAC. More about the show.

Miracle on 34th Street. A musical version of the holiday classic, presented by Tulsa Project Theatre. BOK Center, Dec. 13-24. More about the show.

The Nutcracker. Experience the Tulsa Ballet in all its holiday splendor in this cult Christmas classic. At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. More about The Nutcracker.

Charlie Brown Christmas & Meet the Artists Party. Meet the artists responsible for some of Dwelling Spaces’ best artistic displays. Come dressed as your favorite Charlie Brown character for a chance to win a stocking stuffed with $200 worth of Dwelling Spaces merchandise. Live music by AFISTAFACE. More about the event.

Christmas Train. Bring your little ones on the locomotive holiday excursion. A reading of the beloved Polar Express, a visit with Santa, and the singing of Christmas carols are sure to ignite your holiday spirit. At the Oklahoma Railway Museum. More about the Christmas Train.

The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. A satirical take on selected Bible stories, featuring the first humans, Adam and Steve. At the Oklahoma City Civic Center Dec. 5-21. More about the play.

Chesapeake Snow Tubing. Cruise down one of the country’s largest manmade snow tubing slopes at Chesapeake Energy’s Snow Tubing at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. More about Chesapeake Snow Tubing.

Tell us, what are you getting up to the weekend before Christmas?