December in OKC
The OKC Phil’s annual holiday extravaganza returns starring Broadway’s Elizabeth Stanley, the Philharmonic Pops Chorale, the Mistletoes, and of course, Santa – all singing and dancing to your most favorite holiday songs.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is an international equine association that is headquartered in Oklahoma City. Each year the NRHA host one of the fastest growing equine events and the largest reining event in November. The NRHA Futurity & Adequan Championship Show is one of the most elite reining events in the world with more than $2 million in purse and prizes with more than 20 countries represented.
Experience the thrill of North Pole right in the heart of Oklahoma City. North Pole Adventure is a one-of-a-kind interactive Christmas attraction for the whole family. This 20,000 square foot space has been transformed into a true winter wonderland complete with life-sized replicas of Santa's Post Office, Elf University, Mrs. Claus Kitchen, Santa's Workshop, the Elf Club and Bedroom, the Reindeer Barn and Santa's House.
In its seventh year running, the spectacular Oklahoma holiday tradition returns with Lyric’s production of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, sponsored by Devon Energy. Go on a magical journey with Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future! Enjoy the show at Lyric’s Plaza Theater, 1725 NW 16th Street.
Red Earth will celebrate the Christmas season with a decidedly Native twist this year when Treefest opens free to the public for an eight-week run November 13 through January 5, 2018 in downtown Oklahoma City.
The Devon Ice Rink returns for its 8th season in the Myriad Botanical Gardens in 2017. Join us for another great winter of outdoor ice skating at Downtown in December’s premier attraction. Open 7 days a week from beginning November 10, the Devon Ice Rink hosts daily public skating, private parties, and special events all winter long. The ice rink will be open through January 28.
All aboard for an adventure cruise on a Bricktown Water Taxi! On designated evenings throughout November and December, all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled float down the beautifully-adorned Bricktown canal free of charge, courtesy of the Downtown Business Improvement District.
A family tradition returns with Devon’s Saturdays with Santa, which takes place at the Devon Energy Center 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., December 2, 9, and 16. Children can visit Santa and other holiday characters, make crafts, ride a train, listen to live music, as well as other activities. Visits with Santa are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests should register upon arrival and bring their own camera to take photos with Santa. All activities are free and open to the public.
The beloved Oklahoma singer-songwriter broke big in 2015 with his third album, High on Tulsa Heat, had three songs featured on the TV show Sons of Anarchy, and captured national attention with a beautiful performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Now he'll play Tower Theatre in support of his new album, Big Bad Luv, on Saturday, December 2.
Canterbury Voices takes you to a place where few choral groups can go! This concert of Handel’s best known work will feature a full orchestra, with two harps, four horns, and a full wind section, from the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, in addition to Canterbury’s choir of over 80 voices. In this grandiose arrangement, the stage is full of musicians and the impact is unforgettable. Whether it’s the gentle melody of the opening words “Comfort ye”, or the sheer invigorating “Hallelujah” chorus, this concert will be inspiring!
Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, lauded as “revelatory” by Entertainment Weekly and one of 2016’s must-see shows by Variety and Rolling Stone. The series was created by Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park).
It’s time for Animaniacs...LIVE! The most zany, animany and totally insany Animaniacs are back Fans of the beloved Warner Bros. animated series, are in for a! treat as they get up close and personal with their favorite characters as they perform songs from the pop-culture hit cartoon series – live on stage in the all-new Animaniacs LIVE!
Lady Gaga will be traveling the globe with the Joanne World Tour starting on August 1st in Vancouver, BC and September 22nd in Barcelona with a series of concert dates throughout Europe and the UK before returning to North America in November and December this year.
A family trip to the Civic Center Music Hall to see The Nutcracker creates special holiday memories that will last a lifetime. The Nutcracker is great holiday tradition and is the perfect first ballet for children or adults.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring their highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2017, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," to Oklahoma City December 10 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena
DCF Concerts & TLP Entertainment Present WHITECHAPEL "Decade of Defilement Tour" with special guests Carnifex, Rings of Saturn, Entheos, So This Is Suffering, Aberrant Construct, & All Seems Lost
Ride with Santa, sing carols, hear a reading of Christmas stories, and have hot chocolate & cookies. Tickets are $15.00, while children under three are free. Trains depart Saturday at 9:00, 10:15, 11:30, 12:45, 2:00 & 3:15. Sunday trains leave at 11:30, 12:45, 2:00 & 3:15. Tickets go on sale November 1st, and advance purchase is highly recommended.
Three-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee Steve Earle is a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, he has released twenty albums.
Ring in the new year in style! Since 1987, Opening Night has been the place for families and friends to enjoy the performing arts and “open” the New Year in the spirit of community.