Christmas just wouldn’t be the same in Oklahoma if you didn’t experience the magic of holiday events. From tree lightings to trains rides to concerts, these 16 festive activities will get you in the Christmas spirit.
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1. Visit the charming town of Guthrie and take part in the Territorial Christmas Celebration.
For a Victorian themed Christmas celebration, head to Guthrie from Nov 25, 2016 to Dec 23, 2016, for one of Oklahoma's best Christmas celebrations.
2. Take a water taxi ride in Bricktown during Downtown in December.
Free water taxi rides are offered during the Downtown in December event that runs from Nov 09, 2016 to Jan 02, 2017.
3. Go ice skating at one of Oklahoma's holiday ice skating rinks.
Featured above is Tulsa Winterfest which is open from Nov 27, 2016 to Jan 17, 2017.
4. Take a leisurely stroll and see the millions of lights at Rhema.
Rhema Christmas lights can be found at Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. They run from November 23, 29, 2016 to January 2, 2017.
5. Attend the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.
The event takes place on November 25, 2016, in Midwest City.
6. Drive through Yukon's Christmas in the Park for a spectacular display of lights.
Yukon’s Christmas in the Park runs from November 19 through December 31, 2016.
7. Go shopping at North Pole City - Oklahoma's largest Christmas store.
North Pole City is located at 4201 S Interstate 44 Service Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73119.
8. Drive down Automobile Alley in OKC to see more magical lights and Christmas decorations.
9. Attend a showing of the "Nutcracker."
The Tulsa Ballet and the Oklahoma City Ballet put on a performance to remember during the holiday season.
10. Walk the Holiday Pop-Up shops near Myriad Botanical Gardens in OKC.
You can find many holiday gifts and decorations from over 40 unique boutiques. The shops are up from Nov 25, 2016 to Dec 22, 2016.
11. View a showing of the Territorial Christmas Carol at the Pollard Theatre.
The Pollard Theatre is located in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and the dates for the showing run from November 25th - December 23, 2016.
12. Attend a tree lighting festival.
Several cities across the state hold a special ceremony for the lighting of the Christmas tree. Pictured above is the Downtown in December event in OKC. The 2016 date and time is November 25 from 5-7pm.
13. See Trans-Siberian Orchestra live in concert.
Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City will be hosting Trans-Siberian Orchestra - a very popular rock opera that puts on an amazing show for the holidays. Date: November 27, 2106.
14. Visit Har-Ber Village Museum's 19th Century Christmas on Main Street event.
Har-Ber Village Museum is located in Grove and transforms into a winter wonderland filled with gifts, crafts, music and refreshments. Christmas on Main Street will take place on November 25 & 26, and December 3, 4, 10 & 11, from 2-8pm, $2 per person.
15. Go to North Pole Adventure to see a life-size replica of the North Pole.
The North Pole Adventure is located in Oklahoma City and is a one-of-a-kind interactive Christmas attraction. Dates: November 26, 2016 until December 24, 2016.
16. Ride the Polar Express for a magical train ride experience.
Departing from Stillwater, the Polar Express takes you on a 1-hour roundtrip journey that recreates the magic from the popular movie and storybook. Dates: November: 18-20, 23, 25-27, 29-30 and December: 1-23, 2016.
Who’s ready to do some of these activities? If you have more ideas and activities you enjoy during the holidays, please add them in the comments on Facebook.