The 22nd season of Downtown in December is upon us! From now through January 2024, a curated collection of holiday events, activities and attractions will fill downtown Oklahoma City with fun for all ages. Some have become cherished Oklahoma City traditions, while others are brand new. In total, more than 20 events are slated, all guaranteeing a jolly holiday season for all. 

We’ve rounded up a handful of highlights, but you can find a full schedule here


Lights on Broadway

Historic Automobile Alley, bedecked in its holiday-lights finery, is the spot you’ll want to be for two open house events, Dec. 2, 6 and 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. Shops and restaurants will offer special promotions, seasonal activities and décor, photos with Santa Claus, sidewalk entertainment and much more at this year's Lights on Broadway. 


Holiday Pop-Up Shops

Each weekend from Nov. 24–Dec. 17, the Holiday Pop-Ups feature dozens of local shops at the corner of NW 10th & Hudson. You’re guaranteed to find the perfect special something for everyone on your list – including you! You can also enjoy treats (and beer) from The Big Friendly Brewery and Katiebug’s Sips & Sweets, choose a Christmas tree at the Bishop John Carroll tree lot, meet Santa, pick up some wrapping paper from Curbside Chronicle and more. 


Devon Ice Rink

The Devon Ice Rink

Now in its 12th year, the Devon Ice Rink is back. Twirl your way across 5,500 square feet of real ice, then take a break and enjoy seasonal snacks and drinks or stroll through the gardens and Crystal Bridge. Admission is $14 and includes skate rentals. Got your own skates? Admission’s just $9.


Winter Glow at Riversport

Zip down to the Boathouse District to try your hand at skiing, but that’s not all. With their new Cox Winter Glow eSports Camps, there's something for everyone on and off the slopes. There are also plenty of refreshments to choose from, including toasty hot chocolate at the Big Water Grill. Winter Glow is open Nov. 24–Dec. 30. Check the website for days, hours and pricing. 


Lyric’s A Christmas Carol

Back indoors for the first time in four years, Lyric's A Christmas Carol has all new sets, costumes, lights and staging. Let the cast whisk you away, following Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of redemption. The show runs Nov. 24–Dec. 24. 


Saints Run

Santa Paws Photo Op

Mark off your calendar for Sunday, Nov. 26 because Santa is coming to town! Grab your camera (or phone), your pup and your holiday finery and get your tail to Midtown for free photos with Santa and your fur babies. Santa will be available for professional photos from 1-3 p.m. You won't want to miss this year's Santa Paws Photo Op!


SSM Health Saints Santa Run

Saturday, Dec. 2 is the big day! Lace up your running shoes and glue on your Santa beards. Saints Santa Run is a family-friendly holiday run is designed for all ages and pets are welcome. Of course, there’s a costume contest with cash prizes in addition to the 5K walk/run, 1-mile fun run and Kids’ Dash. Registration is open through race day. 


The Nutcracker

OKC Ballet’s The Nutcracker

OKC Ballet's The Nutcracker will delight you with choreography this season by Artistic Director Ryan Jolicoeur as this much- beloved, extravagant ballet takes the stage. This holiday treat will include students from the OKC Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School, plus live music from Canterbury Voices and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Performances are Dec. 8-18. 


Free OKC Streetcar Weekend Rides

Park your sled and let the OKC Streetcars do the driving while you shop local and enjoy all the fun during Downtown in December! Enjoy complimentary fares on these dates: Dec. 1–17, 22–25 and 29–31. Hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve may vary so check the schedule. 


Find more ways to celebrate the holidays with our full round up of events and happenings around the city.