Santa at 2020 Christmas parade

Santa greets paradegoers in 2020.

Tulsa’s Christmas parade is back in full swing after last year’s pandemic drive-through adaptation, meaning locals will line the streets to spectate and celebrate as fantastic floats and merry music usher in the holiday season. 

Floats and fanfare 

Dec. 3    Sand Springs Christmas Parade  7 p.m. Theme of “Joy of Giving,” along East Broadway Street, near the Triangle. sandspringschamber.com 

Dec. 4   Broken Arrow Civitans Christmas Parade

10 a.m. Rose District, Broken Arrow. rosedistrict.com   

Dec. 11   “Making Spirits Bright” Tulsa Christmas Parade 11 a.m. Starts at East Seventh Street and South Boston Avenue, heads north on East Third Street, then proceeds south to East Seventh Street and South Boulder Avenue. tulsachristmasparade.org 

Lights and gatherings 

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Arvest Winterfest

Nov. 13   Thanksgiving Gathering 6-9 p.m. Tulsa Legion Post 308, 11328 E. Admiral Place. Pipers will usher in this season of gratitude, along with food and education on Highland Dress. $5-$8. facebook.com/scottishcluboftulsa 

Nov. 18   Jenks Lights On! 4-8 p.m.Jenks Main Street, between First and Fourth streets. News on 6 Meteorologist Travis Meyer emcees this event with entertainment from Jenks High School Trojanaires and other local acts, plus food trucks and a free carriage ride. jenkschamber.com 

Nov. 19-Jan. 3   Arvest Winterfest Various times. BOK Center. Tulsa’s only outdoor ice-skating rink is returning downtown, along with horse-drawn carriage rides and live music. Various prices. tulsawinterfest.com 

Nov. 20   Boare’s Head Feaste 7 p.m. Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee.Begin the holidays witha four-course medieval meal, live music and entertainment. $49.95. okcastle.com 

Nov. 20   Holiday Craft Bazaar 9 a.m.-5 p.m. St. Henry Catholic Church, 8500 N. Owasso Expressway. Stock up for the holidays with handcrafted decor and unique goods, along with prizes, food and more. Free admission. facebook.com/sthenryaltarsociety 

Nov. 25   Lights On! Time TBA. Utica Square, East 21st Street and South Utica Avenue. More than 1 million white lights in 175 trees illuminate after a 10-second countdown. uticasquare.com 

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Castle Christmas

Nov. 25-DEC. 31   Castle Christmas 5:30-10 p.m. Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road. Castleton Village contains more than 2,000 holiday lights, and admission is free. Other activities include camel, train and hayrides, as well as Christmas ponies. Prices vary. okcastle.com/castle-christmas 

Nov. 25-Jan. 1   Rhema Lights 5:30-11:30 p.m.Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow. Walk or take a carriage ride through a stunning display of holiday lights. Free-$50. rhemalights.org 

Nov. 25-Jan. 1   Garden of Lights at Honor Heights Park 5:30 p.m., gates open; 10 p.m., gates close Sunday-Thursday, and 11 p.m., Friday-Saturday. $5 per car. 1400 Honor Heights Drive, Muskogee. Drive through more than 1 million lights timed to holiday music. visitmuskogee.com 

Nov. 26   Turkey Trot 8:30-11 a.m. BOK Center. Stuff yourself full with fuel on Thanksgiving and then race the next day in the 5K or fun run/walk. $25-$35. facebook.com/fleetfeettulsa

Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-4   Cascia Hall Christmas Tree Lot Hours vary. Cascia Hall, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave. Pick out your family Christmas tree from more than

200 Fraser firs, and then stop by Santa’s Village for s’mores, games and the Christmas train. casciahall.com/cascia-christmas-walk  

Nov. 26-Dec. 31   Philbrook Festival Times vary.  Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road. Usher in the holidays with lighting in the gardens, live music, Santa and more — now with activities all day. $12 for non-member adults. Free for members and kids under 17. philbrook.org

Nov. 26-Jan. 2   Garden of Lights Times and dates vary. Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive. Stroll through the Garden aglow with millions of lights. $5-$15. tulsabotanic.org 

Nov. 28   First Night Hanukkiah Lighting Time TBA. Temple Israel, 2004 E. 22nd Place. As the sun sets,join Temple Israel as a large menorah is lit on the Temple lawn. Free. templetulsa.com

Dec. 3   GLOW on the Green Time TBA. Guthrie Green, 111 E. Reconciliation Way. A lights on event with live music, a vendor market and special guest host News on 6 Meteorologist Travis Meyer. Holiday lights will remain illuminated every night through December. guthriegreen.com   

Dec. 3-5   Christkindlmarkt Various times. German-American Society of Tulsa Event Center, 2301 E. 15th St. Good food, warm drinks and artisan crafts ring in the holidays at this local three-day market. Free admission and parking. gastulsa.org/christkindlmarkt 

Dec. 4   Children’s Holiday Party Time TBA. Asbury Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo Road. Tulsa Speech and Hearing Association (TSHA) hosts a soiree with a deaf Santa Claus, and 200 children are provided with stockings stuffed with goodies. facebook.com/tshainc 

Dec. 4   Christmas Celebration 6 p.m. Tulsa Aglow, 5119 S. Joplin Ave. Tulsa’s Aglow International ministry is celebrating Christmas with food, friends and fun. Free. facebook.com/tulsa.aglow 

Dec. 4   Jingle Bell Run Time TBA. River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave. Jingle all the way during the 5K or 1-mile races to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. Cost TBA. events.arthritis.org  

Dec. 7   Tulsa Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show and Silent Auction 10:30 a.m., silent auction; 11:30 a.m., luncheon. Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center, 6808 S. 107th E. Ave. The 69th annual fundraiser for Salvation Army raises money for local neighbors in need. $75. salarmytulsa.org 

Dec. 11   New Orleans Square Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival Noon-7 p.m. New Orleans Square, New Orleans Place and Elm Street, Broken Arrow. The inaugural Holiday Arts and Crafts festival will include arts and crafts vendors, kids activities, hot chocolate and Santa.

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Dec. 12   ABATE of Tulsa Toy Run 10 a.m. Expo Square’s West Parking Lot, East 21st Street and South Louisville Avenue. The 42nd annual race benefits motorcycle safety and awareness. Admission is one new, unwrapped toy. abateoftulsa.com 

Dec. 17-Jan. 2   Winter Wonderland at Gathering Place Various times. Gathering Place, East John Williams Way and Riverside Drive. The park transforms into a winter wonderland complete with caroling, a Christmas train and a visit from Santa. gatheringplace.org 

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Gathering Place

Music and performances 

Nov. 18   Million Dollar Quartet Christmas 7:30 p.m. Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. Journey through the story of Christmas past, present and future with Johnny CashJerry Lee LewisCarl Perkins and Elvis

Presley. $35-$75. brokenarrowpac.com 

Dec. 3   Oral Roberts University’s annual Christmas Concert Time TBA. Enjoy holiday performances by ORU music and theater students. mabeecenter.com  

Dec. 3   Postmodern Jukebox 7:30 p.m.Broken Arrow PAC.The rotating musical from Scott Bradlee is back with swing and jazz that will have you grooving in your seat. $35-$75. brokenarrowpac.com  

Dec. 3-5, 10-12   Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 

Times vary. Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, 1800 S. Main St. Broken Arrow. Science fiction and comedy collide in this stage adaptation of the 1964 film. Prices vary. bacptheatre.com 

Dec. 4   The Polar Express in Concert 7:30 p.m. Tulsa Performing Arts Center. All aboard for a musical ride on Santa’s magic train. $20-65. tulsapac.com   

Dec. 5   Wynonna Judd 8 p.m. Skyline Event Center at Osage Casino Hotel, 951 W. 36th St. N. The Country Music Hall of Fame star is billed to perform “the holiday event of the year.” osagecasino.com 

Dec. 5-8, 12-15   The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Various times. Clark Youth Theatre at Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker Ave. This annual show tells the tale of the Herdman family, who somehow lands leading roles in their church Christmas pageant. Teen cast. $10-13. clarkyouththeatre.com 

Dec. 9   A Johnny Mathis Christmas 8 p.m. The Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort, 8330 Riverside Parkway. Celebrate 65 years of this versatile vocalist with his evening performance of Christmas favorites. $35-$75. tickets.riverspirittulsa.com 

Dec. 10-19   The Nutcracker Times vary. Tulsa PAC. Don’t miss Tulsa Ballet’s fresh take on this holiday favorite from Artistic Director Marcello Angelini

$25-$108. tulsapac.com  

Dec. 10-23   A Christmas Carol Times vary. Tulsa PAC. American Theatre Co. performs this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved novella, a show that has shared the joy of Christmas with Tulsa for more than 40 years. $24-$38. tulsapac.com   

Dec. 11   SOCKS: A Rock N’ Roll Christmas Tour 8 p.m. Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. It’s a holiday honky-tonk with music from JD McPherson and special guest Joel Paterson. $22-$31. cainsballroom.com 

Dec. 11   Christmas in Tulsa 7:30 p.m. VanTrease PACE, 10300 E. 81st St. Signature Symphony’s full orchestra returns with Broadway star Scott Coulter and Tulsa Sings! finalists. $35-75. signaturesymphony.org

Dec. 12   The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical 2 and 6 p.m. Tulsa Theater. Journey to the North Pole for a glimpse of Santa and his elves. $29.95-$84.95. tulsatheater.com

Dec. 16   Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical 7:30 p.m. Broken Arrow PAC. Santa’s little red sleigh headlight is coming to town with songs about how differences make us special. $35-$75. brokenarrowpac.com 

Dec. 18   Tulsa’s K-pop Holiday Event Noon-4 p.m. Junior League of Tulsa, 3633 S. Yale Ave. Find food, games, prizes and more at this event celebrating

K-pop music and the culture surrounding it. $10. seoulfest.square.site  

Dec. 18   The Odyssey’s Christmas Bash 8 p.m. The Vanguard, 222 N. Main St. Rock out with local headliner The Odyssey and other Oklahoma bands at this live music extravaganza. $10. thevanguardtulsa.com 

Dec. 18   Red Dirt Christmas 7 p.m. Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. Join Cody Canada and the Departed and the Red Dirt Rangers for the 21st annual Red Dirt Christmas. $20-$40. cainsballroom.com 

Dec. 19   Mannheim Steamroller Christmas 8 p.m. The Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort, 8330 Riverside Parkway. Chip Davis brings the holiday magic live in concert. $35-$75. tickets.riverspirittulsa.com


Popular holiday venues 

BOK Center

200 S. Denver Ave., bokcenter.com 

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

110 E. Second St., tulsapac.com  

Tulsa Theater

105 W. Reconciliation Way, tulsatheater.com  

Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center 

701 S. Main St., Broken Arrow, brokenarrowpac.com 

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