The holiday season in Oklahoma City is a magical time, offering opportunities to meet Santa Claus at various enchanting locations. Here's a detailed guide to encountering the merry man in red in OKC:
Penn Square Mall
Nov. 17-Dec. 24
Discover a classic Santa visit at Penn Square Mall, where kids can share their wish lists and capture cherished moments with professional photos in a charming winter setting. Reservations are encouraged, so be sure to secure your spot at simon.com. On Dec. 3, Penn Square Mall will host Caring Santa from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Caring Santa offers guests with special needs a sensory-friendly environment where they can meet Santa before the mall opens. And on Dec. 10, get your fur babies ready to meet Santa Paws from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Penn Square Mall. Treat your pet to a photo with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick as well as a yummy treat for under the Christmas tree.
Quail Springs Mall
Nov. 17-Dec. 24
Visit Quail Springs Mall for another chance to meet Santa. Capture the magic of the season with photos and enjoy the festive ambiance. Reservations are encouraged, so be sure to secure your spot at quailspringsmall.com. Quail Springs also offers pet pictures with Santa and sensory-friendly times during specific hours only.
Shoppes at Northpark Mall
Dec. 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24
Discover Santa's enchanting setup at the Shoppes at Northpark Mall. Enjoy the holiday decorations and bring the family for a joyful Santa encounter. They have a special pet day on Dec. 6.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's
Nov. 24-Dec. 24
Head to Bass Pro Shops or Cabela's for a unique Santa experience. Explore winter wonderlands, take photos with Santa and engage in festive activities for the whole family. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4x6 studio-quality portrait. Advanced reservations are required for visits with Santa at Bass Pro and Cabela's.
Polar Express Train Ride at the Oklahoma Railway Museum
Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Dec. 7-10, 14-24
Hop aboard the Polar Express at the Oklahoma Railway Museum for a magical train ride experience. Enjoy the enchanting journey and meet Santa Claus.
The Santa Market at the OKC State Fair Park
Dec. 1 and 2
Immerse yourself in the festive spirit at The Santa Market, held in the Pavilion Building at the OKC State Fair Park on Dec. 1 and 2. Shop one of the city's largest craft shows to explore unique holiday offerings, enjoy seasonal treats and, of course, meet Santa Claus himself!
Saints Santa Run
Gear up for the spirited Santa Run! Join the 5K Run/Walk or 1-Mile Fun Run where participants dress up as beloved holiday characters for an exhilarating family experience filled with holiday cheer. Enter the costume contest, enjoy holiday music and more. Race starts and finishes on the SSM Health – St. Anthony Hospital campus.
Myriad Botanical Gardens
Dec. 2, 9 and 16
Explore the captivating holiday wonderland at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Meet Santa for photos with his sleigh in the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory lobby. Engage in festive family activities like crafts, sing-alongs, story time and more.
Holidays at the Museum at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Visit Santa in Prosperity Junction, the Cowboy's festive frontier town, adorned for the holidays. Be on the lookout for Howe and Dee, the Cowboy Elves, and don’t forget to take your picture with Santa and submit your wish lists. This special “Kids Take Over the Cowboy” event features craft activities, story time, a gallery scavenger hunt and more.
Christmas Village at Chisholm Creek
Explore a winter wonderland at Chisholm Creek's Christmas Village, featuring photo opportunities with Santa and his reindeer, holiday activities for kids, performances by OKC Ballet and more. Don't forget to pick out your perfect Christmas tree while you're there!
Breakfast with Santa at the Skirvin Hilton
Wrap up the holiday season with a special Breakfast with Santa at The Skirvin Hilton. Indulge in a scrumptious breakfast buffet, enjoy activities for kids and capture photos with Santa Claus in this elegant setting.
Drop in Art and Photos with Santa at OKCMOA
Stop by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for a holiday-themed drop-in art activity and photos with Santa. Create holiday-inspired photo frames and capture magical moments at this fun-filled event.
For families seeking Santa and festive fun, these destinations in Oklahoma City offer an array of opportunities to create lasting holiday memories. Mark your calendars, gather your loved ones and get ready to meet Santa Claus in the heart of OKC!
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