Festive ways to spend the holidays.
The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is filled with music, family and seasonal festivities, or at least it should be! Take time to escape the stress and create new holiday memories that make this season special. Here are a few destinations sure to make spirits bright.
Shop Small for Unique Gifts
You’ll find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the 11th annual Holiday Pop-Up Shops in Midtown. November 25 through December 18, over 40 Oklahoma-owned shops will occupy the corner of NW 10th and Hudson. The holiday spirit continues with live music, visits from Santa and an urban Christmas tree lot!
Ice Skate Downtown
As one of Downtown in December’s premier attractions, the 5,500-square-foot Devon Ice Rink brings twinkling lights and seasonal indulgences to Downtown’s Myriad Botanical Gardens. Whether it’s date night or a fun family outing, the Devon Ice Rink is a must-do in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Savor a Family Meal
Treat yourself to a taste of exceptional European cuisine at La Baguette Bistro. Popular for brunch and intimate dinners, La Baguette also has its own boucherie and is well-known for its fresh, high-quality meats. Sweet treats are baked fresh daily and the small market area offers imported goodies like pastas, cheeses and breads. Even if you don’t dine in, you’ll find tasty items to make the season a bit brighter.
Escape Into a Holiday Story
Lyric Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” returns to historic Harn Homestead for an immersive outdoor production of the classic story through December 23. You can also catch OKC Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” OKC Philharmonic’s “Coming Home for Christmas” and OKC Broadway’s “A Magical Cirque Christmas” throughout December. There’s nothing like a good Christmas story to warm our hearts!
Drive-Through Light Displays
Pack a hot beverage and holiday treats to the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s Celebration of Lights and enjoy a night of twinkling Christmas lights from the warmth and comfort of your car. The light displays will be illuminated each night through the end of the year, and admission is free! Farther north, Automobile Alley’s Lights on Broadway features more than 230,000 colorful LED lights on display through January. There’s time to see both!
What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Let us know in the comments below.