Calendar: December 2016
December's can't-miss events
Rachel Anderson at the 2015 Alliday Show
Alliday, the holiday-themed artisan show at Retro Den, is your source for eye-catching merchandise from local crafters.
Now in its seventh year, Alliday has transformed from a large summer show at the fairgrounds to a cozy winter affair with trend-setting vendors hand-picked by the organization. This careful selection ensures a wide variety of products, including décor and clothing — all created by fellow Okies.
Friday night’s ticketed holiday party will feature a DJ, swag bags to the first 40 guests, food trucks, a cash bar and professional holiday portraits in a vintage lounge setting. On Saturday, shoppers at the free market can look forward to live music, food trucks, a pour-over coffee bar and a visit from Santa.
6-10 p.m., Friday, $5 ticketed holiday party; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, free handmade market. Retro Den is located at 1216 S. Harvard Ave. theallidayshow.com
More in December:
2-23 All aboard for the Polar Express Train Ride departing from Stillwater, Oklahoma. The family favorite presents dancing chefs, singing elves and Santa himself.
2, 4 Get in the holiday spirit with Tulsa Symphony Orchestra’s “Home for the Holidays” at the Tulsa PAC.
3 You will want to be good this year because Krampus — a Christmas villain based on German tradition — will take on the Tulsa arts and dining scene at the Tulsa Krampus Art and Bar Crawl in the Brady Arts District.
7 Dress your best, meet potential employers and even interview on the spot at the Tulsa Career Fair at the DoubleTree Hotel Warren Place.
10 The Tulsa Christmas Parade has entertained families since 1926. Be part of the continuing history at the downtown Tulsa event.
13 Led Zeppelin’s original drummer, John Bonham, left a musical legacy. His son, Jason Bonham, helps celebrate the legendary band at the Led Zeppelin Experience at the Brady Theater.
15 The Tulsa Oratorio Chorus celebrates the season with its “Glorias” of Christmas concert at the University of Tulsa’s Lorton Performance Center.
17 Ugly sweaters, reindeer antlers, Santa hats: See it all at the Rudolph Run 5K in the Broken Arrow Rose District.
15, 22 Tired of holiday cheer? Try some holiday fear. Tulsa Spirit Tours presents the “Creepy Christmas” Light Tour, which leaves from Woodward Park. Because of high demand, these dates have just been added!
28 Mannheim Steamroller rolls into the Tulsa PAC with your favorite holiday playlist, continuing its 32-year legacy.
28-1/1 The Tulsa Shootout at the Expo Center will provide plenty of high-speed entertainment to beat winter break boredom.
31 The Turnpike Troubadours kick it country style at Cain’s Ballroom.
31 Cause a “Royal Ruckus” at the Mayo Hotel, where you can dance the night away with Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, and sleep off the fun in your hotel room.