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Frontier Country Offers Holiday Events and Attractions

Posted by Lauren Lorenzen, public relations manager on 11/11/2009

Frontier Country Offers Holiday Events and Attractions

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – The following is a list of holiday events occurring in Frontier Country.

 

November 14-December 24 Annual Holiday Gift Gallery

Stillwater Multi Arts Center

General Public Information: 405-533-8539, www.stillwater.org

Info: Friends of Multi Special Gallery Preview Brunch: Nov. 15 (noon – 2 p.m.). Open to the public Nov. 14 (2 – 5 p.m.).

 

November 18-December 13 Bah Hum Bug

Children’s Center for the Arts on the O.C.U. campus, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: 405-951-0011, www.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org

Media Contact: Mollie Reid, Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, 405-606-7003

Info: Performance times are Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. and weekends at 2 p.m.

 

November 20-December 30 Holiday Lights Spectacular

Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, Midwest City

Media Contact: Susan MacQuarrie, Midwest City CVB, 405-455-1818

General Public Information: www.visitmidwestctiy.com

Info: The park is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland with over one million lights featuring 80 dazzling displays, including the majestic 118 foot Christmas tree illuminated with 9,000 bulbs. You can even enjoy the lights from horse drawn carriage!  From I-40 exit Douglas Blvd. follow the snowflakes to wind through the South’s largest animated light collection. Gates open daily: 6-10 p.m. weekdays, 6- 11 p.m. weekends.

 

November 21 Opening of Yukon’s Christmas in the Park

City Park, Yukon

General Public Information: 405-354-8442, www.cityofyukonok.gov

Media Contact: Jan Scott, Yukon Parks & Rec. Dept., 405-350-8937

Info: Yukon’s Christmas in the Park opens over 100 acres of lights. Events include the Chill Your Cheeks 5K Run and Jingle Walk and the Kris Kringle Karnival.  Activities include pictures with Santa, wagon rides and special visits from Frosty, Jinglesaurus and Rudolph.

 

November 21-December 31 Christmas in the Park

City Park, Yukon

General Public Information: 405-354-8442, www.cityofyukonok.gov

Media Contact: Jan Scott, Yukon Parks & Rec. Dept., 405-350-8937

Info: Yukon’s “Christmas in the Park” offers a drive through a three park complex with over 125 fantastic visual displays, 100 acres of illuminated magic and more than a million twinkling lights.  Visitors may drive, walk, ride a train or take a horse drawn carriage through the lights.  The lights are open 6-11 p.m. nightly.

 

November 24 Festival of Light Opening Night

Shannon Springs Park, Chickasha

General Public Information: www.ChickashaFestivalofLight.com

Media Contact: Kristi Davis, Chickasha Festival of Light, 405-224-0787

Info: 6 p.m. ceremony, 7 p.m. grand lighting.

 

November 24-December 31 Festival of Light

Shannon Springs Park, Chickasha

General Public Information: www.ChickashaFestivalofLight.com

Media Contact: Kristi Davis, Chickasha Festival of Light, 405-224-0787

Info: 6- 11 p.m. nightly.

 

November 27-28 Holiday Craft Festival

Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Norman

General Public Information: 405-360-4721

Info:  November 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and November 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.

 

November 27-January 3, 2010 Downtown in December

Downtown, Oklahoma City 

General Public Information: 405-236-6640, 888-OKC4Fun, DowntowninDecember.com

Media Contact: Kim Searls, Downtown OKC, Inc., 405-235-3515

Info: Only in Downtown Oklahoma City can you experience the thrill of outdoor ice skating, exhilarating snow tubing rides down the nation's largest manmade slope, water taxi excursions along the winding Bricktown Canal, free museum Sundays, free river cruises, a magically-lit botanical garden and historic avenue, a festive 5K run through the heart of Downtown and plenty of holiday cheer for the entire family! This month-long adventure attracts thousands of revelers to the heart of the City’s polar playground.  Festivities begin November 27 and run through the New Year.

 

December 1 Winter Glow

UCO Campus, Edmond

General Public Information:  405-974-2363, www.uco.edu

Info: Free Holiday Celebration with kid’s activities.

 

December 1-24 Deck the Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: 405-424-3344, www.okczoo.com

Media Contact: Candice Rennels, OKC Zoo, 405-425-0262

Info: Bring an edible wildlife ornament to the Zoo and receive admission for only $1 that day.

 

December 1-31 UCO Campus Holiday Lights

2nd & University and beyond, Edmond

 

December 1-31 Free Rides on the Oklahoma Spirit Trolleys

Downtown, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: www.gometro.org, 405-235-RIDE 

Media Contact: Michael Scroggins, 405-297-2107 

Info: During the month of December people can enjoy riding on the Oklahoma Spirit Trolleys for FREE. To learn about where each of the trolley lines can take you and when, visit gometro.org or call 235-RIDE. This is a great way to see Downtown in December!

 

December 1-31 Sunday Free Boat Rides

Regatta Park, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: www.okrivercruises.com, 405-702-7755, 866-825-6363 

Media Contact: Michael Scroggins, 405-297-2107 

Info: 1-6 p.m. On Sunday’s during the month of December people can enjoy a 20-minute boat ride on the Oklahoma River for FREE from 1-6 p.m. The boats will be decorated for the holidays.

 

December 3 Territorial Christmas Celebration

Harn Homestead Museum, Oklahoma City

Info: Annual holiday open house.  Tour the historic buildings and grounds, take a hay ride around the property, create Victorian holiday crafts and visit with Santa. The Harn Homestead Museum’s gift shop will be open featuring fun toys and trinkets. Admission: $5 General Admission, $4 Seniors & Military, Children 3 & Under Free and free to Harn Homestead Museum Members. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

 

December 3 Mayor’s Tree Lighting

Festival Market Place, Edmond

General Public Information: 405-249-9391, www.visitedmondok.com

Media Contact:  405-359-4630

Info: 5:30-7 p.m., Free.

 

December 3 Chickasha Parade of Light

Chickasha

General Public Information: 405-224-0787, www.chickashachamber.com

Media Contact: Kristi Davis, Chickasha Chamber of Commerce, 405-224-0787

Info: Annual lighted parade complete with bands, horses, classic cars, lighted floats, candy, and Santa.  Free family fun in a festive atmosphere. Come early and visit with the Main Street Merchants for great Christmas shopping. Begins at 7 p.m. on Chickasha Ave.

 

December 3 Christmas on the Western Frontier

Downtown, El Reno

General Public Information: 405-262-8888, www.elreno.org

Media Contact: Codie Finnigan, El Reno Main Street, 405-262-8888

Info: An old fashioned Christmas parade, trolley rides, Santa, strolling carolers, Christmas treats, lighting of the Community Christmas Tree, children’s craft project, shopping and Main Street Bucks drawing!

 

December 3 Holiday Happening
Sam Noble Museum, Norman 

General Public Information: 405-325-4712, www.snomnh.ou.edu

Media Contact: Linda Coldwell, SNOMNH,405-325-0598

Info: 6-9 p.m. A Norman holiday tradition!  Free museum admission, live music, photos with Santa, and discounts on purchases in Excavations, the museum store.  Donations of food and gifts accepted for Food and Shelter for Friends. 

 

December 3-5 Chesapeake Energy’s A Very Merry Pops
Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: 405-842-5387, www.okcphilharmonic.org

Media Contact: Michelle Winters; [email protected]

Info: Broadway star Judy McLane stars in the Philharmonic’s annual Christmas celebration of family, music, dance, and fun. 

 

December 3-5 Christmas Croonin’

UCO Jazz Lab, Edmond

General Public Information: 405-359-7989, www.ucojazzlab.com

Media Contact: Lee Rucker 405-359-7989

Info: Reservations Recommended for this Holiday Event. 8 p.m.

 

December 3-13 A Christmas Carol

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, on the campus of OCU, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: 405-951-0011, www.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org

Media Contact: Mollie Reid, Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, 405-606-7003

Info: The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge returns to Oklahoma Children’s Theatre and Theatre OCU this holiday season. For ticket information call the box office at 405-951-0011.

 

December 3-24 Dickens of a Christmas

Historic Downtown Edmond

General Public Information: 405-249-9391, www.downtownedmondok.com

Media Contact: Leah Kessler, 405-249-9391

Info: Merchants dress in period costumes, caroler, carriage rides, warm beverages, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

December 4 Old Town Christmas Tree Lighting and Moore Public Library Holiday Gala

Old Town Moore Downtown and Moore Public Library, Moore

General Public Information: 405-793-5224, www.cityofmoore.com

Media Contact: Teresa Smith, City of Moore, 405-793-4332

Information: 5-8 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting; Santa Claus; Carriage Rides; Children’s Crafts; Christmas Music

 

December 4 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Holiday Celebration

Andrews Park, Norman

General Public Information: 405-366-5472

 

December 4-6 Boy’s Ranch Town Drive Thru Christmas Pageant

5100 SE 33rd St., Edmond

General Public Information: 405-359-7989, www.obhc.org

Media Contact: 405-341-3606

Info: 7-9 p.m. nightly, Donations appreciated.

 

December 5 Chandler Christmas Parade

Main Street, Chandler 

Media Contact: Linda Stidham, Chandler Chamber of Commerce, 405-258-0673

Info: Christmas parade with Santa Clause, Chandler Snow Queen and Citizen of the Year. Parade begins at 11 a.m. and tickets for our annual retail $1,000 giveaway will begin immediately after the parade ends.

 

December 5 Mayor’s Christmas Party for Kids

Robertson Activity Center, Yukon

General Public Information: 405-350-8937, www.cityofyukonok.gov

Media Contact: Jan Scott, Yukon Parks & Recreation Dept. 405-350-8937

Info: The Mayor of Yukon invites all kids to enjoy a morning of Christmas activities including:  Christmas Crafts, Polar Bear Pictures, Letters to Santa and visits from Jinglesauras, Rudolph, Frosty and Santa Claus.  Admission is Free from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

December 5 Christmas Parade

Main Street, Choctaw

General Public Information: 405-390-3303

Info: 10 a.m.

 

December 5-6 Nutcracker Ballet

Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium, Yukon

General Public Information: 405-354-1743, www.CentralOKBallet.org

Media Contact:  Patti George, Central Oklahoma Ballet, 450-354-1743

Info: Annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet with orchestra. Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.

 

December 5-24 A Territorial Christmas Celebration

Guthrie

General Public Information: 405- 282-1947, www.guthrieok.com

Media Contact: Mary Coffin, Guthrie Chamber of Commerce, 405-282-1947

 

December 6 Holiday Home Tour

Choctaw

General Public Information:  405-390-3303

Media Contact: Tracy Mosley, Choctaw Chamber of Commerce, 405-390-3303

Info: 1-6 p.m. Open house at the Chamber office, refreshments served at each house.  Raffle tickets for sale to win a 7.5 ft decorated Christmas tree.

 

December 6 Cocoa and Carols

Hardeman Auditorium, OC Campus, Edmond

General Public Information: 405-425-5530, www.oc.edu

Media Contact: 405-425-5530

Info: Holiday program, 2 p.m. Free.

 

December 6 Horseshoes & Holly Open House

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: 405-478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

Media Contact: Shayla Simpson, Cowboy Museum, 405-478-6403

Info: 11a.m.-5 p.m. Shop The Museum Store and enjoy festive holiday touches, including light refreshments, free parking and free gift wrapping.

 

December 10 Holiday Events

Main Street, Seminole

General Public Information: 405-382-3640, www.seminoleokchamber.org

Media Contact: Amy Britt, Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 405-382-3640 

Info: Dance Team performance, Chocolate Festival, Caroling, Scripture Reading, and of course parade with Santa! Pictures after parade with Santa, hot chocolate and carriage rides available! Events start at 5 p.m. 2009 Parade theme is “DISNEY DREAMS,” registration forms online.

 

December 10 16th Annual Christmas Lighting Contest

Moore

General Public Information: 405-793-4332, www.cityofmoore.com

Media Contact: Teresa Smith, City of Moore, 405-793-4332

Information:  Entries due by 5 p.m. Must be a Moore resident to enter; Judging will be done by Wards (by address). Prizes for 1st; 2nd and 3rd place by wards.

 

December 10 Holiday Tour of Homes

El Reno

General Public Information: 405-262-2552, www.redlandscc.edu

Info: Beautifully decorated homes are open to the public for the holiday season. Gather great holiday decorating ideas and enjoy holiday sales at participating merchants.

 

December 10-12 Christmas Croonin’

UCO Jazz Lab, Edmond

General Public Information: 405-359-7989, www.ucojazzlab.com

Media Contact: Lee Rucker 405-359-7989

Info: Reservations Recommended for this Holiday Event. 8 p.m.

 

December 10-13 Home for the Holidays

Kirkpatrick Auditorium, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: Performance ticket office, 405-208 5277

Media Contact: Leslie Berger, Assistant Director for Media Relations, 405-208-5348

Info: Dance performance by The American Spirit Dance Company directed by Jo Rowan. 

Dec. 10: 2-4 p.m., Dec. 11 8-10 p.m., Dec. 12 2-4 p.m. and 8-10 p.m., Dec.13 2-4 p.m.

 

December 11-12 Christmas Vespers Concert

Bishop Angie Smith Chapel, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: Randi Von Ellefson, 405-208 5015

Media Contact: Leslie Berger, Assistant Director for Media Relations, 405-208-5348

Info: Dec. 11 8-10 p.m., Dec. 12 8-10 p.m.

 

December 12 Holiday Lights Spectacular Nightlight Run
Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, Midwest City
General Public Information: 405-739-1288, www.midwestcityok.org/holiday-lights-run

Media Contact: Scott Bartel, 405-739-1288    

Info: Midwest City is located east of Oklahoma City on Interstate 40. Exit Douglas Blvd., go North 1 mile to 15th Street, turn west and proceed to Century Blvd. The race will begin from Century Blvd, and go through Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. The Nighlight run will start at the entrance to the Midwest City Holiday lights Spectacular. The Holiday Lights Spectacular Nighlight Run is an opportunity for running enthusiasts to experience the magical glow of lights like nobody else can. The only night of the season that is open for foot traffic invites runners to run competitively or run with holiday spirit.

 

December 12 Main Street Christmas Holiday Parade

Main Street from Berry Rd. to Crawford St., Norman

Info: 10:30 a.m. The 2009 parade will sing, dance and float to the theme of “Let Freedom Ring with the Bells of Christmas.”

 

December 12 Holiday Craft Festival

Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Norman,

General Public Information: 405-360-4721

Info: 9-4 p.m.

 

December 12 Oklahoma Route 66 Association 4th Annual Lights Cruise

General Public Information: 405-258-0008, www.oklahomaroute66.com

Media Contact: Marilyn Emde, Oklahoma Route 66 Assoc., 405-258-0008

Info: Meet at Johnny Carino’s, 1608 Garth Brooks Blvd. in Yukon for an early dinner. 5:30- Travel to Yukon City Park light display, 2200 S. Holly in Yukon. 6:45-Travel to light and music display, 2100 Markwell Ave. in Bethany. Tune radio to 102.3 for music. 7:30- Travel to Bricktown for lights and canal rides. Boat rides are free 6-9:30 p.m. Get tickets at 111 Mickey Mantle Dr. 9:30- Dessert and coffee in Bricktown.

 

December 13 Horseshoes & Holly Open House

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: 405-478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

Media Contact: Shayla Simpson, Cowboy Museum, 405-478-6403

Info: 11a.m.-5 p.m. Shop The Museum Store and enjoy festive holiday touches, including light refreshments, free parking and free gift wrapping.

 

December 14 Santa Delivers

The Oklahoma City Zoo, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: 405-424-3344, www.okczoo.com

Media Contact: Candice Rennels, OKC Zoo,405-425-0262

Info: From 10-11 a.m. Santa will make a stop on the wild side to deliver holiday goodies to some of his friends at the Zoo. The fun continues in the Canopy Restaurant where guests can enjoy free hot chocolate and doughnuts. This activity is free and reservations are not required. Be sure to bring your camera to get pictures with Santa.

 

December 17 Sounds of the Season

Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium, Yukon

General Public Information: 405-350-8937, www.cityofyukonok.gov

Media Contact: Jan Scott, Yukon Parks & Recreation Dept., 405-350-8937

Info: The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will perform the 14th Annual Sounds of the Season featuring many holiday favorites.  Admission is $5 and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

 

December 18 Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas Ball  

General Public Information: 405-478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

Media Contact: Shayla Simpson, Cowboy Museum, 405-478-6403         

Info: 7 p.m. The 15th anniversary of this yuletide dance features Murphey headlining an evening of entertainment for the entire family. Includes buffet and a visit from Santa. Reservations required 405-478-2250 ext. 219.

 

December 19 Christmas Train

Oklahoma Railway Museum, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: 405-424-8222 

Media Contact: Drake Rice, ORM, 405-424-8222

Info: Tickets are $12 and are on sale now. Call 405-424-0504 to purchase tickets. Trains run at 9, 10, 11, 12, 1:30 and 3. Join Santa for a Christmas train ride with hot chocolate, carols and storytelling.

 

December 20 Fort Reno Christmas Guns/Fireworks Celebration

Fort Reno, El Reno

General Public Information: 405-262-3987

Media Contact: Bob Warren, Fort Reno, 405-262-3987

Info: A celebration of culture including carolers, Christmas treats, re-enactment performances and the firing of the Christmas guns - an old German/Early American tradition.

 

December 20 Horseshoes & Holly Open House

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: 405-478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

Media Contact: Shayla Simpson, Cowboy Museum, 405-478-6403

Info: 11a.m.-5 p.m. Shop The Museum Store and enjoy festive holiday touches, including light refreshments, free parking and free gift wrapping.

 

December 31 Opening Night 2010

Downtown, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: 405-270-4848, www.ArtsCouncilOKC.com

Media Contact: Emily Reagan, Arts Council of Oklahoma City, 405-270-4848

Info: From 7 p.m. to midnight, enjoy Oklahoma City’s favorite, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration with music, comedy, dance, children’s activities and a spectacular fireworks show. One wristband gets you into all the action, including 40 performances across 10 venues in downtown OKC.

 

December 31 New Year’s Eve Bash

Remington Park Racing Casino, Oklahoma City

General Public Information: 405-424-1000, www.remingtonpark.com

Media Contact: Dale Day, Remington Park, 405-424-1000 ext. 3215

Info: Prizes TBA

 

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For Immediate Release: November 12, 2009                                                                    

Contact: Lauren Lorenzen, Public Relations Manager

Telephone: 405-232-6552

E-mail: [email protected]