For a winter break that won't break the bank, get outdoors and safely explore what OKC has to offer.

From free eats to seasonal events, we’ve rounded up all there is to do at no cost to you. To score deals on attractions, accommodations and dining that isn't free, check out out these special offers and discounts across Oklahoma City. 

 

Locals and visitors walking around Oklahoma City Outdoor Symbolic Memorial

Things to Do

1. Walk the grounds of the Oklahoma City Outdoor Symbolic Memorial in honor of the victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were changed forever by the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The devastating impact of that day transformed the city and its people, and 2020 marks its 25th anniversary. Admission to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is free on Dec. 31, 2020, thanks to a partnership with the OKC Thunder
 
2. Bring a mat, water, and an open mind, and practice yoga in the gardens weekly at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. 
 
3. The First Friday welcomes guests to stroll and view the Paseo Arts District's creativity on the first Friday of every month. 

4. More than a garden, the Will Rogers Garden offers occasional hands-on, free activities for all ages. Start planning for the spring garden now!
 
5. Play outside! Visit the urban parks & trails page for a variety of ways to take advantage of OKC's year-round sunshine. 
 
6. The Mat Hoffman Skatepark offers a bowl and street course at varying levels of difficulty. The park is designed for skateboards, inline skates and BMX bikes.
 
7. Hop on the Oklahoma City Streetcar for free rides every weekend from Nov. 20 through Jan. 3, 2021. 
 
8. Head to Chisholm Creek on the first Saturday morning of each month for Coffee & Cars—a monthly outdoor gathering for car enthusiasts across the state of Oklahoma. The event will be held at the property just north of Pawnee Drive and Cabela Road.
 
Bricktown Water Taxi  cruising through the water surrounded by winter lights

Seasonal Happenings

1. The holiday lights of OKC are free for all to see! Make your way to Bricktown to gaze at the lights adorning the canal. They're particularly stunning when you're viewing them by Bricktown Water Taxi ride.
 
2. Stop by the Holiday Pop-Up Shops in Midtown and find unique gifts from 35+ local shops.
 
3.  Lights on Broadway features vibrant light displays along Automobile Alley
 
4. A Very Chisholm Christmas is a magical outdoor celebration with live music, a sprinkling of activities, and a grand holiday showcase, Festival of Trees. The Festival of Trees will be free and open to the public through the first of the new year, boasting a forest of trees beautifully decorated by local businesses.

 

Free Eats in OKC

1. Hot dang! Nashbird Chicken is delicious and packs a punch. Ask for no spice if your kiddo isn’t a fan of the heat. Kids eat free on Tuesdays.
 
2. S&B Burger Joint offers great tunes and even better burgers. Kids eat free on Tuesdays, from 5pm to close.
 
3. Ted’s Cafe Escondido offers endless chips and queso and free kids meals on Mondays.
 
Tanks and planes on display at the 45th Infantry Division Museum

Museums and Exhibits

1. The 45th Infantry Division Museum offers self-guided tours of the 27,000 square feet exhibit space at no charge. The museum holds a plethora of Oklahoma military memorabilia.

2. At Oklahoma Contemporary, admission is always free and tours are offered at various times each day the gallery is open. Oklahoma Contemporary encourages artistic expression in all forms through education and exhibits. Visit this page to reserve timed tickets.

3. Plaza Walls in the Plaza District offers a free showcase of public art year-round.
 
4. On the second Saturday of the month, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame holds See you Saturdays with guided tours, crafts, and learning opportunities for families at no charge.
 
5. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum offers free entry and hands-on activities for kids and accompanying adults on the first Saturday of the month from 10-12 p.m.
 
6. The Oklahoma Railway Museum is open Thursday through Saturday and offers access to the grounds at no charge.
 
7. Artspace at Untitled is a contemporary arts center located in the historic Deep Deuce district of downtown Oklahoma City. Artspace is always free and open to the public—exhibiting the works of regional, national and international artists.