Downtown OKC shines even brighter in December! Each day offers another way to celebrate the season. Relax and take a break from the hustle or jump right in and join the festive bustle!
Let the sparkle of the season dazzle you with the exceptional live performances offered in Downtown OKC. Don’t miss the Philharmonic’s Christmas Show! The last performance is December 1st. Continue the tradition or start a new one with the beloved Canterbury Christmas held on December 2nd. The Oklahoma City Ballet brings dancers from around the world to our city’s stage. Enjoy the Nutcracker with performances beginning December 14th.
Festive and Free
The holiday lights of OKC are free for all to see! You can’t miss the vibrant displays on Automobile Alley and Film Row. The Bricktown Canal lights are best viewed by Water Taxi. Water Taxi Rides are free Thursdays through Sundays from 6-9pm through the end of December. The Sonic Free Family Day at the OKC Museum of Art will be held on December 2nd from 12-5pm. The public is invited to enjoy the magic of the museum at no cost. Devon Energy’s Saturdays with Santa are true celebration of the magic of Christmas! Children and their families are invited to join for crafts, train rides, live music, and other festivities on the first and second Saturday of December from 8am-5pm.
Great for Groups
The Devon Ice Rink at the Myriad Gardens is open daily for the novice or expert skater. A fantastic spot for families to explore, we suggest making a day of the Gardens. Skate the day away and stay for ILLUMINATIONS: A Northern Lights Experience in the Crystal Bridge. New this year, ILLUMINATIONS will use innovative lighting technology to create a botanical winter wonderland!
For the fitness forward, downtown OKC offers a stair climbing event and two holiday 5k runs. Ditch the stair stepper for a flight of a lifetime! Little Willie’s Triple Dog Dare donates all proceeds to The Homeless Alliance. Gather the family for the Sandridge Santa Run on December 8th. Don your holiday running gear and dash through the streets of downtown! Ready to leave 2018 in the dust? the Opening Night Finale 5k will be held on December 31st and will kick off the Opening Night Festivities where OKC will welcome in the year 2019!
Barrio’s, The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen, Packard’s, Mary Eddy’s and The Jones Assembly are all great spots for a gathering. Need a break? Head to Clarity Coffee, Stella Nova, or Elemental to caffeinate. For a sweet treat, try Cafe Disco or Capital’s Ice Cream.
Unique and Limited
A once in a lifetime experience, the OKC Streetcar will officially open for business with their grand opening on Friday, December 14th. The public is invited to join for the ribbon cutting at 10am. Children under 6 can ride the streetcar for free, ages 7-17 ride at half price.
Downtown has dozens of local boutiques and storefronts! Browse the shops along Broadway and in Automobile Alley, Bricktown, Midtown, and the few that dot Film Row. Look to Plenty Mercantile for purposeful gifting, Commonplace Books for the booklovers in your life, Siempre Viva for ethically sourced artisanal wares and Shop Good for the die hard OKC fans. Don’t forget the foodies! Gift cards or gift boxes are always a crowd pleaser.
Visit the Geodesic domes in midtown Thursdays through Sundays to shop the wares and goods of more than 45 local, weekly rotating shops. A global shopping experience is offered at the Pambe Ghana in the Sieber on Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Holly Jolly Shops in The Brick will provide an open air holiday market in the ballpark December 8-9th.