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Santa House at Utica Square Garden Area

Utica Square

It’s already November again. Time to put on the turkey, decorate the house, make those unending lists, buy gifts, then get out to enjoy the sights, sounds and spirit of the holidays. As busy as the season always gets, it is over before we know it … so make the most of these fast and furious winter days and nights.

 

Lights!

Rhema Christmas Lights Nov. 19-Jan. 1, dusk till 11 p.m. Walk or drive through this dazzling and dizzying display of holiday lights. Free; donations accepted. Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow. www.rhemabiblechurch.com

Lights On! Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m. An after-the-turkey, Thanksgiving night Tulsa tradition. Santa illuminates more than 700,000 shimmering white lights on 175 trees, turning Utica Square shopping center into a virtual fairyland. Includes live music. Free. East 21st Street and South Utica Avenue. www.uticasquare.com

Winterfest 2014 Nov. 28-Jan. 1, various times. The only time of the year when downtown Tulsa has outdoor ice skating (weather permitting) and cone-shaped illuminated trees. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride or listen to live music. You might even see Santa on skates. BOK Center, West Third Street and South Denver Avenue. www.bokcenter.com

Tulsa Christmas Parade Dec. 13, 6 p.m. Bands, floats, kids on bikes … and Santa roll down the street in a firetruck. Downtown Tulsa. www.tulsachristmasparade.org

2014 Festival of Trees Nov. 22-Dec. 14, regular museum hours. Decorated Christmas trees and a gingerbread village are a Philbrook holiday tradition. Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road. www.philbrook.org

Glow Downtown Nov. 30 A progressive lighting Nov. 30, various times. Progressive lighting ceremony in multiple downtown districts. Plus, plenty of activities, food and live music. Downtown Tulsa Coordinating Council. www.downtowntulsaok.com

 

Christmas!

Holiday Market Nov. 7-9. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. You are bound to find something for everyone on your list here with more than 100 vendors. Preview party Nov. 6. Exchange Center, Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. Junior League of Tulsa Inc. www.jltulsa.org

Christkindlmarkt Dec. 5- 7. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. Head to Bavarian Germany, in midtown Tulsa, for the weekend and discover an Old World Christmas. German American Society of Tulsa, 1429 Terrace Drive. www.gastulsa.org

Carols & Crumpets Dec. 6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Head here for items to decorate your house this season. Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Tulsa Herbal Society. www.tulsaherb.com

Cascia Christmas Walk Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A three-home and monastery tour decorated for the season by local florists and designers. Plus, a boutique and café. Cascia Hall Preparatory School, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave. www.casciahall.org

Santa House at Utica Square Garden Area Nov. 28-Dec. 24. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m., Sunday. Kids visit Santa before he heads to the North Pole. Utica Square, East 21st Street and South Peoria Avenue. www.uticasquare.com

Scuba Diving Santa Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 3:30 p.m. Watch Santa feed the good and bad fish, or pose with Scuba Diving Santa. Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive, Jenks. www.okaquarium.org

Joy to the World Dec. 5, 6:15 p.m. Presented by Oral Roberts University, this free Christmas carnival is open to all ages. Holiday games, activities and pictures with Santa precede a concert at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with a new, unwrapped toy. ORU Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. www.oru.edu

 

Action!

What are the holidays without music, drama, and lots of joy and laughter? 

 

At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center 110 E. Second St. www.tulsapac.com

 

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov. 4-9, various times. Get a jump on the holidays when Celebrity Attractions presents Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s classic live. Chapman Music Hall.

Mannheim Steamroller, “Christmas by Chip Davis” Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. Acoustic carols with a light show to match, also presented by Celebrity Attractions. Chapman Music Hall.

Tulsa Festival Ringers Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. This traditional handbell ensemble will put you in the holiday mood. Kathleen Westby Pavilion.

Simply Romantic Holiday Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Tulsa Symphony Orchestra plays selections from “The Nutcracker” and more. Chapman Music Hall. 

A Christmas Carol Dec. 11-14, 16-23, various times. Old Scrooge spends his life bah humbugging everyone and everything, until he has a Christmas morning wake-up call. This musical version favorite is American Theatre Company’s own. John H. Williams Theatre.

The Nutcracker Dec. 12-14, 19-21, various times. The Nutcracker, Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mother Ginger come alive in Tulsa’s highly acclaimed art deco version of this timeless dance classic. Presented by Tulsa Ballet, and accompanied by Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Chapman Music Hall.

 

At the Van Trease Performing Arts Center for Education 10300 E. 81st St. www.tulsacc.edu 

 

TCC Concert Choir, Orchestra and Concert Band Dec. 2, 7 p.m. Selections of sacred, pops and instrumental music.

TCC Show Choir, Jazz Combo and Jazz Band Dec. 4, 7 p.m. More holiday jazz.

A Children’s Nutcracker, South Tulsa Children’s Ballet Dec. 6-7. 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. The Nutcracker, kids’ style

Christmas with Barry Epperley, Signature Symphony Pops Dec. 12-13, 7:30 p.m. The recently retired symphony conductor returns and lifts his baton for two nights. All your favorite Christmas songs at this ever-popular musical tradition. 

 

At Clark Theatre Productions at Henthorne Performing Arts Center 4825 S. Quaker Ave. www.cityoftulsa.org/recreation

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Dec 5-14. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5-6, 12-13; 2 p.m., Dec. 7 and 14. Back by popular demand, Clark presents its rollicking tale of how the meanest kids in town take over a local Christmas pageant. 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Reunion Show Dec. 19, 7 p.m. Performances by former stars of this hilarious holiday tale.

 

Other stage offerings

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “The Christmas Attic” Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. A young girl sneaks into her parents’ attic where magic and mischief ensues. BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. www.bokcenter.com

Hustlers, Saints and Uncommon Fruitcake (The 50 Swats Writers Collective) Dec. 5-20, 8 p.m. Original monologues and small scenes on an intimate scale, mixing humor and sobriety for the holidays. Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. Fourth St. www.nightingaletheater.com.

All Lutheran Messiah Dec. 6-7, 5 and 7:15 p.m. Handel’s classic oratorio with costumed choir members. Get there early because the seats fill up fast. Free, donations accepted. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1244 S. Utica Ave. www.felctulsa.org

Lessons & Carols Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. The University of Tulsa Chaplains Office and Cappella Chamber Singers present this annual service. Sharp Chapel, The University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Drive. www.utulsa.edu/cas

Christmas Rocks Tour Dec. 11, 8 p.m. Brian Setzer and his 18-piece orchestra blend rockabilly with traditional holiday music for a one-of-a-kind seasonal tradition. The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa. www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com

Tulsa Boy Singers Dec. 19, 8 p.m. A holiday tradition featuring vocal talents of local youth. $10 at the door. Free admission for students. Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S. Cincinnati Ave. www.tulsaboysingers.org

A Ceremony of Carols & Gregorian Chant Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m. Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, paired with haunting, hushed medieval chants. Tulsa Oratorio Chorus accompanied by Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave. www.tulsachorus.com

19th annual Red Dirt Christmas Dec. 20, 8 p.m. Bring the kids, and have yourself a toe-tapping, swingin’ cowboy Christmas at the legendary venue. Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. www.cainsballroom.com

19th annual Natalie Warren Presentation of “Messiah” Dec. 21, 5 p.m. The Chancel Choir accompanied by members of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Free. Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave.   www.bostonavenue.org

 

More events around the region:

 
Broken Arrow
 

 

Lee Ann Womack Holiday Show Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 701 S. Main St. www.thepacba.com

Broken Arrow Civitan Christmas Parade Dec. 6, 10 a.m. Downtown Broken Arrow’s Rose District. www.rosedistrict.com

Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular Dec. 12-21. 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, The Main Place, 1800 S. Main St. www.bacptheatre.com  

Debby Boone Holiday Show Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m. Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 701 S. Main St. www.thepacba.com

 

Bartlesville 

 

Wonderland of Lights Nov. 28-Dec. 21. Woolaroc, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road. www.woolaroc.org

Christmas with The Choral Society Dec. 7, 2 p.m.Bartlesville Community Center 300 S.E. Adams Blvd. www.bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com

The Nutcracker 7:30 p.m., Dec. 20; 2 p.m., Dec. 21. Bartlesville Civic Ballet. Bartlesville Community Center 300 S.E. Adams Blvd. www.bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com

 

Muskogee 

 

Boare’s Heade Feaste, Nov. 22, 7-10 p.m. Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road. www.okcastle.com

Castle Christmas, Nov. 27-Dec. 31, 6-10 p.m. Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road. www.okcastle.com 

Garden of Lights Nov. 27-Dec. 31. 1, dusk-10 p.m. Honor Heights Park, 1400 Honor Heights Drive. www.cityofmuskogee.com

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