Downtown in December

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season comes alive in downtown Oklahoma City for its annual Downtown in December celebration. With something fun and festive happening daily in OKC from the beginning of November through Thanksgiving, Christmas and the beginning of the new year, you can be sure to find your next favorite holiday tradition.

2024 dates and event details coming soon!

Oh, What Fun it is to be in Oklahoma City! 

Downtown in December is returning to the heart of OKC for its 22nd year! The dates for Downtown in December far exceed the month that it's named for, providing more days and events to get you and your family in the holiday spirit. Get in the holiday spirit with some of this year's festive happenings!

Watch the Tree Lighting

The Oklahoma City Tree Lighting Festival will return on Nov. 16 in Bricktown. The festival, which is free and open to everyone, will feature a showcase of talented and diverse performances celebrating the season, free family friendly activities, photos with Santa and the traditional countdown to the lighting of the Christmas tree with Mayor David Holt.

See the Lights Twinkle

The holiday lights of OKC are free for all to see starting Nov. 16! Don't miss the vibrant light displays along Automobile Alley. Then, 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. Explore each district by Streetcar and experience the different light installations and decorations that they have to offer with your family and friends.

Lace Up Your Skates

Nothing says outdoor winter fun quite like ice skating, and no matter the weather, you can skate in downtown OKC! Back for its 12th season, the Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Botanical Gardens will be open to the public 7 days a week for outdoor ice skating, starting Nov. 17. 

'Tis the Season for Shopping

Oklahoma City is home to dozens of local boutiques and storefronts with perfect made-in-Oklahoma gifts for each person on your list. Visit more than 30 Oklahoma-owned businesses at the Holiday Pop-Up Shops, a can't-miss holiday shopping experience returning to Midtown Nov. 24 through Dec. 17. Shops rotate weekly and feature a number of local and small businesses so there's a new selection of goodies every time you visit.

Carols (and Yuletide Performances) Everywhere

Stages across Oklahoma City are bustling with truly unforgettable performances during Downtown in December, including Christmas classics and reimagined holiday favorites that are perfect for all ages.