A Modern Frontier Christmas
Celebrate shared American history through the lens and collective stories of 39 distinct tribal nations in Oklahoma today at the First Americans Museum. Explore state-of-the-art exhibitions in history, living stories, culture and art. The outdoor cultural park will provide an intimate connection with the natural environment such as earth, wind, water and fire used to interpret American Indian perspectives.
Experience Native inspired and authentic cuisine at Thirty Nine Restaurant.
Continuing with the exploration of our Native history, view Christmas trees adorned with ornaments created to showcase the Native cultures that make Oklahoma unique at Red Earth's TreeFest. An exhibit guide will describe each handmade ornament and its significance to the cultural heritage of the Tribe.
Combine a visit to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum with a cash bar, BBQ buffet and a private film screening of The Cowboys (1972) in the Museum’s Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater.
Shopping Spree at North Pole City, Oklahoma’s largest Christmas store.
Enjoy a self-guided tour through banjo history at the American Banjo Museum, from its humble African roots through its heyday during the roaring ’20s to its present-day voice in bluegrass, folk, jazz and world music. Then, take a seat in the performance venue modeled after one of the wildly popular banjo nightclubs of the 1960s, known as Your Father’s Mustache, to enjoy a banjo performance.
Step back in time at Guthrie’s Territorial Christmas, a holiday celebration with live theater production, historic home tours, live performances and more.
*Located about 35 minutes from downtown OKC.
On April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City experienced the deadliest act of domestic terrorism the United States had ever seen – meant to breed chaos, fear and distrust. Instead, it was met with outpouring of love, unity and resilience. During your visit to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum you will experience an immersive exploration of that day – and a tribute to the response that followed it.
Lunch on your own at Scissortail Park. Here are a few food options: food trucks at the park, Social Capital, Spark and restaurants at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel (across the street from park). Another option that's walking distance from the park is Vast, located on the 49th Floor of the Devon Energy Building (downtown OKC). Enjoy a lunch with a vast view of OKC.
Next, you'll visit Scissortail Park's Tis The Season Market, an outdoor, holiday gift market supporting local Oklahoma businesses and artisans. Guests can shop home décor, boutiques, clothing, jewelry, candles, woodwork, gourmet food, pet items, books and more while enjoying live music and visits with Santa (typically a Saturday/Sunday in December).
Tour the holiday lights along the canal on the Bricktown Water Taxi.
Enjoy an Ugly Christmas Sweater Dinner at Melting Pot. Dinner includes our chef’s choice of cheese fondue, salad, an entrée and chocolate fondue – contact restaurant for group pricing.
The Oklahoma Land Run Monument commemorates the opening of the Unassigned Land in Oklahoma Territory with the Land Run of 1889. The frenzied energy and emotion from one instant during the run is captured in bronze by local artist Paul Moore. The sculptures are one of the world’s largest bronze sculptures featuring 45 heroic figures of land run participants, frozen in motion as they race to claim new homesteads.
Maybe it’s a bucket list item or maybe not, but either way, this unique tour of the Oklahoma State Capitol will highlight Oklahoma’s fascinating history, including the fact that it's the only capital with a oil well on its grounds
Lunch will be held at Toby Keith’s I love This Bar and Grill, located along the Bricktown Canal
Explore the Dale Chihuly Then and Now exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art along with other holiday exhibits.
Your final evening will be one to explore downtown OKC with dinner on your own. Take the Streetcar to one of Downtown OKC's unique districts that offer a variety of restaurants to choose. Along the way, see the beautiful and dynamic holiday lights and décor.
- Go on a magical journey with Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future during Lyric Theatre's A Christmas Carol.
- Recognized as one of the top holiday light shows in the nation, the Chickasha Festival of Light features over 3.5 million twinkling lights in Shannon Springs Park. Drive through the displays and gaze in wonder at dazzling light scenes, animated displays and even a computer animated light show synchronized to favorite holiday tunes. The centerpiece of the Chickasha Festival of Light is the iconic 172-ft Christmas tree that can be seen for miles around.
*Located about 50 minutes from downtown OKC.