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Downtown in December


Your complete listing for downtown holiday happenings!

Gazette staff November 16th, 2011

Just hear those ice-rink DJs spin a record or two. Come on, it’s lovely weather for a snow-tubing session with you. Giddyup, giddyup, giddyup, let’s go, let’s take in a show — the one with city buildings built in Lego. Giddyup, giddyup, giddyup, it’s grand — what they’ve done with all this flatland. We’re skating along with a song provided by that local band!

And even more entertainment awaits, as Devon presents the return of Downtown in December, a collection of holiday events produced by Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. Now in its ninth year, Downtown in December has grown to be bigger and better than ever, with many all-new attractions. Keep your eyes peeled — and on our Twitter account, @downtownokcinc — for appearances by Oklahoma City Thunder Girls and Rumble; Oklahoma City Barons players, Ice Girls and Derrick; and Phil the Penguin!

Most of the events are free, and all are family-friendly, so see why no holiday season in OKC is complete without us! For more information, visit downtownindecember.com.

Devon Energy Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens
Nov. 1 - Jan. 1
• at east side of Myriad Gardens near Robinson Avenue
• open noon to 10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, and until midnight on Fridays-Saturdays
• trees decorated with lights
• DJ every Friday night
• Magic 104 and KOMA radio remotes every Saturday night
• tickets are $10 per person, including skate rental
• private rentals and group rates available
• Family Night with free hot cocoa and giveaways is Dec. 10

Devon’s Saturdays with Santa
Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec, 10, Dec. 17
• at Myriad Gardens pavilion on west side of the park
• in case of inclement weather, inside the Crystal Bridge
• kids can visit with Santa Claus
• take photos of Santa’s sleigh
• snacks, games and crafts for kids in the Children’s Garden area
• mailbox on-site to send letters to Santa
• FREE!

Chesapeake Energy Snow Tubing
Nov. 25 - Jan. 1
• at RedHawks Field in Bricktown
• opens noon on the day after Thanksgiving
• extra days this year = more tubing opportunities
• big slide and kid-size slide available
• tickets are $10 per person for a 90-minute session
• reserve tickets online at downtownindecember.com
• private rentals and group rates available

SandRidge Christmas Tree
Nov. 25-Jan. 1
• next to the Water Taxi ticket booth in Bricktown
• 30 feet tall
• lit daily at dusk
• FREE!

SandRidge Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
5:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25
• at RedHawks' third-base plaza on Mickey Mantle Drive
• with Mayor Mick Cornett and an Oklahoma City Youth Ballet performance
• festival follows on Mickey Mantle, from Flaming Lips Alley to Wanda Jackson Alley
• live music from Groove Merchants until 7 p.m.
• hot cocoa from Coco Flow
• cookies from Nonna’s
• popcorn from Grubb & Ellis
• free pictures with Santa printed on-site
• crafts and games for kids
• giveaways from Downtown Oklahoma City, Sonic and Bricktown Association
• $3 parking from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Bricktown Parking Garage, 222 E. Sheridan
• FREE!

SandRidge Santa Run
9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10
• three races: 5k, 1-mile Fun Run and Kids’ Dash
• 5k goes from Leadership Square through Heritage Hills and back
• costume contest follows with cash prizes
• meet Magic 104’s Magic Man
• register online now at downtownindecember.com

OneMain Financial’s Bricktown Canal Lights
Nov. 19-Jan. 1
• lighting ceremony is 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Water Taxi’s canal-level dock
• enjoy hot cocoa, popcorn and movie tickets from Harkins Theatres
• Oklahoma City’s Philharmonic will perform pre-ceremony
• gift-card giveaways from Sonic Segway Santa
• 3 miles of lights — more than ever before, with approximately 400 LED strands
• FREE!

Oklahoma City Community Foundation presents Free Museum Sundays
1-6 p.m. Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18
• Oklahoma City Museum of Art
• American Banjo Museum
• Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
• Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
• FREE!

OG+E Garden Lights
Nov. 25-Jan. 1
• light displays on trees around the newly renovated Myriad Gardens
• FREE!

OG+E presents Free Crystal Bridge Sundays
6-9 p.m. Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Dec. 25, Jan. 1
• newly renovated Crystal Bridge includes an LED light display
• FREE!

Wimgo Holidays on the Canal
6-9:30 p.m. Nov. 25-27, Dec. 1-4, Dec. 8-11, Dec. 15-18, Dec. 22-25
• FREE! Water Taxi rides on the Bricktown Canal

Sonic Segway Santa
• at various Downtown in December events
• Santa gives away Sonic gift cards and certificates for FREE! cherry limeades
• @downtownokcinc will reveal his locations on Twitter
• FREE!

OK CityScape exhibit
Nov. 19-Dec. 31
• at 1100 N. Broadway
• noon to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays
• more than 2 million Legos assembled to create Oklahoma City buildings and landmarks
• this year’s theme is "UltraGalactic MegaFantastic!" featuring lasers, spaceships, aliens and more
• play area for kids
• tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3-12, free for kids 2 and under
• proceeds benefit Oklahoma City Educare

Oklahoma City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” presented by BancFirst
7 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 2 p.m. Dec. 18
• at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker
• tickets available at 848-TOES (8637) or okcballet.com

Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway
• from Fourth to 10th streets along Broadway Avenue
• buildings are draped with curtains of lights
• more buildings and trees than ever before
• see the lights as you visit Automobile Alley shops and restaurants
• FREE!

Midtown Holiday Lights
• lights around the Plaza Court and St. Anthony Hospital areas
• light displays in Heritage Hills and Mesta Park surrounding neighborhoods
• FREE!

Chesapeake Energy’s “The Christmas Show” sponsored by Oklahoma Gazette, an Oklahoma City Philharmonic production
7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 3
• at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker
• tickets available at 405-TICKETS (842-5387) or okcphilharmonic.org

Surprises in Store, a downtown holiday shopping experience
• at various downtown retailers throughout December
• holiday specials, sales, open houses and other special events
• participating retailers at downtownindecember.com

Skirvin Holiday Celebrations
• at 1 Park Ave.
• gorgeous Christmas tree and gingerbread mansions in lobby throughout the season
• open for dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
• brunch buffet on Christmas Day
• Holiday High Tea from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays throughout; reservations required at 702-8444

Oklahoma City Barons vs. Peoria Rivermen
7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9
• at Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens
• experience pro-hockey action on the ice
• tickets available on-site or at okcbarons.com

Oklahoma City Arts Council’s Opening Night
7 p.m. midnight Dec. 31
• at various locations throughout downtown
• celebrate New Year’s Eve with music, dancing, theater and fireworks
• tickets are $8 in advance or $10 on-site
• more info at 270-4848 or artscouncilokc.com/opening-night
 
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