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Things to do in Oklahoma in December

The start of a new month provides Oklahoma Christian University students with numerous activities to get off campus and involved in the surrounding communities. From numerous Christmas light displays to holiday craft shows, the following events are intended to help students see “why winter is the perfect season to get out and about in Oklahoma,” according to Travel OK.


Chickasha Festival of Lights

Chickasha, OK

Drive through Chickasha’s Shannon Springs Park during the month of December to see 3.5 million twinkling lights and the famous Crystal Bridge. Grab a cup of cocoa and take in the 172-foot lighted Christmas tree as you experience one of the top-10 light displays in the country.

Bricktown Snow Tube

Oklahoma City, OK

Hang on tight if you dare to venue down the largest man-made snow slope at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and witness the stadium transformed into a winter wonderland.

Ring in the New Year at Opening Night

Oklahoma City, OK

Watch the ball drop with more than 70,000 Oklahoma residents as you take in live performances and watch fireworks. Opening Night is Oklahoma’s biggest New Year’s Eve party.

Crystal Christmas

Woodward, OK

Take a picture with Santa and ride a lighted train or hay ride around the park to view live nativity scenes during Woodward’s Crystal Christmas.

Water-Zoo-Indoor Water Park

Clinton, OK

It’s never too cold to take a swim at this indoor water park, which is kept at ideal swimming temperatures all year. Make sure to check out the Tornado Bowl and the Lazy & Crazy River.

Watch “The Nutcracker” Ballet

Oklahoma City, OK / Tulsa, OK

Both the Oklahoma City Ballet and Tulsa Ballet will perform the timeless ballet this holiday season.

Various Christmas Tree Farms

Owasso, OK / Sand Springs, OK / Edmond, OK / Ponca City / McAlester, OK / Stillwell, OK / Norman, OK / Yukon, OK / Gore, OK / Fletcher, OK

Pick out the perfect tree at one of Oklahoma’s Christmas tree farms.

North Pole City

Oklahoma City, OK

Step into the North Pole with more than 20,000 square feet of Christmas decorations, lights, greenery and collectable ornaments.

Territorial Christmas Celebration

Guthrie, OK

Throughout December, Guthrie steps back into the Victorian Era with festival nights featuring carolers in early 20th century costumes, candlelit trolley rides, roadside vendors, Victorian house tours and classically decorated store front windows.

The Christmas Express

Oklahoma City, OK

Thanks to the Oklahoma Railway Museum, this train ride brings the Christmas story to life aboard an old-fashioned steam engine. Passengers can hear Christmas stories read aloud, drink hot cocoa, enjoy Christmas carols and take a photo with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

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