Merry & Bright Holiday Event List

A list of some of the most spectacular holiday events that promise to turn this season into a winter wonderland of unforgettable memories.

Last updated on
November 18, 2023 6:32 PM
Alyssa McDowell

As the temperature drops and the scent of cinnamon fills the air, it can only mean one thing – the holiday season is upon us! 'Tis the season to be merry, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by immersing yourself in a myriad of enchanting holiday events? From dazzling light displays to heartwarming community gatherings, the upcoming weeks are destined to be filled with joy and wonder.

Here's a list of some of the most spectacular holiday events that promise to turn this season into a winter wonderland of unforgettable memories. Whether you're seeking the twinkle of holiday lights, the joyous sounds of carolers, or the thrill of seasonal festivities,this handpicked selection is sure to offer something for everyone. So, grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up by the fire, and join me as we unwrap the magic of the holiday season through a journey of festive celebrations that will warm your heart and leave you filled with the spirit of the season. Let the festivities begin!

Holiday Pop-Up Shops - 399 NW 10th St. OKC - Starting November 24th through December 17th - 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Holiday Pop-Ups are back for the 2023 holiday season with more shops than ever!

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Holiday Pop-Ups for another season of supporting local shops. Make plans to stop by every weekend, Friday-Sunday, from Nov. 24-Dec. 17 to check everyone off your list while supporting small businesses and making new cheerful memories with your family and friends.

The shops will be joined by Katiebug's Hot Chocolate, the Big Friendly Beer Bus and the Bishop John Carroll School tree lot. More info and a full list of shops available at

Friday: 10-8 p.m.
Saturday: 10-8 p.m.
Sunday: 10-6 p.m.

Cotton Candy & Pics with Santa - Mollycoddled Hash Slinger - November 25 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

▪︎Join us for our 3rd annual▪︎

Cotton Candy (and free pics) with Santa at our flagship retail candy shop!

Bring your own camera & we'll provide a winter wonderland backdrop with Santa!

Complimentary cotton candy for the kiddos!
Saturday, November 25, 2023
Mollycoddled Hash Slinger
12100 N. Rockwell Ave, Suite 7
Oklahoma City, OK 73162

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Will Rogers Gardens - November 26 4:00 - 7:00 Pm

Will Rogers Gardens Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, Nov 26th from 4 pm - 7 pm. A free family friendly community event with Live Music, Food Trucks, Carriage Rides and More! Holiday Costumes encouraged. Come help OKC Thunder Rumble flip the switch and turn on the lights! Great way to cap off your Thanksgiving Weekend! Sponsored by Minick Materials & Precure Nursery.

Lights On Broadway Annual Event - Automobile Alley - December 2, 9, 16 - 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Cruise down historic Automobile Alley for the district’s holiday open house and experience its stunning light display during the 8th annual Lights On Broadway event! The fun returns in 2023 for three Saturdays this season: December 2nd, 9th, and 16th.

Each Saturday from 3-7pm, various retail shops and restaurants will feature buzz-worthy window displays, in addition to pop-up activities, special promotions, and giveaways. Attendees can also enjoy family-friendly programming along the sidewalks such as live music, balloon art, performances, photos with Santa Claus, and more.

Santa is returning for all 3 Saturdays during Lights On Broadway from 3pm-6pm. Santa will be located in the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (1000 N Broadway Ave) parking lot next to Factory Obscura and will be available to connect briefly with each kiddo for a photo!

Norman Rockwell's Old Town Christmas Parade of Lights - Old Town Moore - December 2 - 6:00 - 7:45 pm

Come join us as we kick off the Christmas season with the Norman Rockwell’s Old Town Christmas Parade of Lights. The parade will be Saturday, December 2nd @ 6pm. We will start the festivities off with the Christmas Parade of Lights, followed by the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony & then pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus & other fun characters. Be sure to check out the Businesses in Old Town and enjoy some Christmas goodies.

Omni Oklahoma City Tree Lighting - Omni OKC Hotel - December 2 - 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Illuminating Omni from coast to coast, join us on Saturday, December 2 from 4-6 p.m. in the hotel lobby for our tree lighting ceremony and the debut of our Ginger Snapper Whipper hot chocolate menu. The tree lighting takes place at 6pm.

Mustang Festival of Trees - Mustang Town Center - December 4 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come kick off the Holiday Season with Mustang Parks and Recreation for the Annual Festival of Trees on Monday, December 4th with Food Trucks, Entertainment, meeting Santa, Train Rides, Balloon Art, Face Painting and so much more.

New this year is the Tree Fest Market, full of over 30 local vendors ready to help you check off that Christmas list.

The event begins at 6 pm and ends at 8 pm.

Tree Lighting at the Skirvin - Skirvin Hilton - December 5 - 5:00 pm

Join us as we usher in our favorite season here at the Skirvin. Be in the heart of downtown for our festive tree lighting event that will include some holiday treats and a few surprise guests. This event is free to the public, so come one, come all, as Christmas is here!

Christmas on Main - Yukon 66 Main St. - December 7 - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Horse-drawn Wagon rides, Visits, and photos with Santa, roast marshmallows, and enjoy refreshments and goodies along the route. A second photo stop with adorable Christmas alpacas is always a big hit. Kids [and adults alike] will enjoy visiting dozens of activity booths with crafts, games, treats, and more.

2023 Candy Land Christmas Market - Cleveland County Fairgrounds - December 8th - 10th

Meet and take pictures with Santa, shop dozens of local vendors and eat some delicious food and sweet treats from several different food trucks!This event is free to the public! So bring the whole family out for a day of fun and shop small this holiday season!

Live! On the Plaza: Holiday Block Party - Plaza District - December 10 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join us in December for a 2nd Sunday afternoon LIVE! On The Plaza: Holiday Block Party!

Friday, December 10th from 12-4pm
Stay tuned for more details!

Join the FOP VIP experience with treats courtesy of Fowler Automotive and Anthem Brewing Company, LLC, Official Craft Beer of Friends of the Plaza. Friends of the Plaza is presented by Fowler Automotive. Not a Friend? Sign up or renew here:

LIVE! On The Plaza: Holiday Block Party is presented by Fowler Automotive, Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy, and Oklahoma's Credit Union

Breakfast wtih Santa at the Skirvin Hilton - December 16 - 9:30 am

Add an extra dash of magic with some extra one-on-one time with the big guy, Santa, for your children's holiday season! Santa stops by the Skirvin every year to indulge in some holiday cheer with some very special guests--you! Breakfast and photos with Santa are on the menu from 9:30am-11:30am, Saturday, December 16th. Get Your Tickets Here.

The Grinch FamFest - Flix Brewhouse OKC - December 16 - 9 am - 11 am

It was the heist before Christmas... This year we're throwing a party for Dr. Seuss' The Grinch! Reexperience this 2018 animated film with the whole family. This FAMFEST features family photo ops and activities before the film. Get Your Tickets Here.

Don't miss these opportunities to embrace the season and create lasting memories with family and friends. Be sure to mark your calendars and make the most of this beautiful time of year in the heart of Oklahoma. This of course is not an all inclusive list of events and I'm not responsible for any event changes. Please confirm the event details directly with the hosting organization. I'm in no way affiliated with any of these events. If you know of an event that needs added to the list? Send me a message and I'll get it added.