As we enter the Christmas season, you’re likely thinking about how much fun it will be to spend time with friends and loved ones. Of course, the holidays can also be a little stressful, which is why it’s a great idea to plan some memorable activities for your family to enjoy. Whether you’ve lived in Tulsa for a while or are visiting for the holidays, here are a few attractions that are sure to make the season merry and bright.
Ready, Set, Glow
If you love to see the Christmas lights, this event is for you. Tulsa hosts this attraction, which has been called a “progressive holiday lighting event” by Tulsa World, at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park. You can take a free trolley to visit all the downtown areas that feature decorative lights, including the BOK Center and Arvest Winterfest.
Glow On the Green
This Christmas event is perfect if you want to do some last-minute shopping, get a great meal, and enjoy the holiday festivities Tulsa has to offer. You can also bring your gently used blankets to donate to the John 3:16 Mission, or diapers for the Emergency Infant Services. This event is ideal when you want to stay in the Christmas spirit of giving to those in need while preparing for your holiday celebration.
This winter festival is a tradition for many Tulsa natives. If you’ve got friends and family visiting the city this holiday season, attending Winterfest is a fun activity for people of all ages. You can enjoy a carriage ride between 6pm and 9pm, and listen to the live entertainment gracing the ONEOK stage. The largest Christmas tree in Oklahoma is also displayed at the Arvest Winterfest, and you can admire it while ice skating.
S’mores On Boston
This event is especially for children, and takes place in the Deco district of Tulsa. Free s’mores are offered for children, and a holiday choir is there to get you in the Christmas spirit. If you and your family want to have dinner in the Deco district, the restaurants on Boston Avenue and Fifth and Sixth Streets will be open late during the S’mores On Boston event.
Tulsa Symphony/Children’s Nutcracker
Tulsa Symphony presents Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, also known as Winter Dreams, for your listening pleasure. This is a relaxing and refined way to spend the holidays if you’re a fan of classical music. The symphony will also play selections from the classic holiday presentation The Nutcracker. If you want to take the kids to the theater, you may want to purchase tickets to A Children’s Nutcracker as well. The play is presented by the South Tulsa Children’s Ballet, and is sure to be a memorable experience for everyone.
These are just some of the exciting activities you and your loved ones can spend the holidays in Tulsa. In addition to these activities, there are also Christmas plays and light displays around the city for you to enjoy. Happy holidays!