Once Thanksgiving dinner is over and the food coma sets in, you might hear a beloved niece, nephew, or your child proclaiming, “I’m bored.” Never fear! We’ve highlighted a stocking full of family-friendly activities sure to cure the most stubbornly bored.

Kick-start the magical holiday spirit from 3-9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day with an ice-skating session at the Devon Ice Rink at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Regular hours resume following Thanksgiving.

OKC Streetcar

On Friday, you might want to launch the weekend with a free Oklahoma City Streetcar ride before heading to the debut of the geodesic domed Holiday Pop-Up Shops in Midtown. Complimentary streetcar fares are available on weekends through Jan. 5.  Holiday Pop-Up shops open Nov. 29 and feature local shops rotating weekly. When you need a break from shopping, grab a bite from nearby restaurants.

Holiday Pop Up Shops

Take a riveting ride on The Polar Express at the Oklahoma Railway Museum, an interactive holiday experience with activities based on the classic children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. As part of the ride, dancing chefs serve hot chocolate and a cookie.

Get your merry and bright on at the Oklahoma City Tree Lighting Festival presented by SONIC America’s Drive-in at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Nov. 29, 5-7 p.m. The event includes tree lighting, performers, food trucks, face painting, and free visits with Santa. Admission is free.

Bricktown Tree Lighting

Energize your Saturday naturally at the Myriad Botanical Gardens on a free guided walking tour from 10-11 a.m., then localize your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday with excursions to a charming array of local, independent shops in Paseo and Plaza Districts, Automobile Alley, Western Avenue, and Midtown.

Thrill your clan with the sensational delights of Factory Obscura’s Mix-Tape, a 6,000-square-foot art installation with visuals, sounds, textures, and interactivity.

Kick back and relax on a free holiday cruise along the festively decorated Bricktown Canal and Bricktown Water Taxi. Free water taxi rides are available during the holidays, 6-9 p.m. starting Nov. 29.

Bricktown Water Taxi - Winter

Customize a holiday adventure by mixing or replacing the above experiences with any of the following destinations and events, or for even more ideas, check out the Visit OKC calendar. Be sure to confirm hours and details ahead of visiting any attraction or event.