This weekend, it seems holiday parades are abound and in full swing, but there are tons of non-holiday events to match! In any case, check out the fun happenings in T-Town this weekend:
Hospitality House of Tulsa - 1135 S. Victor Ave. Starting at 5:30 pm and running nightly through Jan. 3rd, 2010, the fundraising event will feature holiday music, a visit from Santa, and the lighting of over 5,000 musically synchronized Christmas lights. Donate $10 to sponsor one light, representing one night of lodging offered to families in need.
Christmas Parade of Lights - Downtown Pryor, starting at 7pm.
Carson & Barnes Circus - Expo Square. The Circus has come to Tulsa! And on Friday, tickets are only $5!!
Christkindlmarkt 2009 - 2301 E. 15th street. Experience the holidays German style at this free event featuring homemade crafts by local vendors, music, food, puppet shows, and even St. Nikolaus himself!
Bethlehem Walk - Christview Christian Church, 2525 S. Garnett. Running nightly throughout the weekend, this free event includes a 45 minute guided outdoor walk through a live interactive nativity, and refreshments afterward. Call (918) 407-9195 to make reservations.
Joy to the World - Oral Roberts University, 81st & Lewis. This free event will include a Children's Open House from 6:15-7:15, concert at 7:30 featuring a live orchestra & choir celebrating Christmas. Don't forget to bring an unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army.
Christmas Parade - Downtown Catoosa, starting at 6:30 pm.
Festival of Lights Christmas Parade - Downtown Sand Springs. The 26th annual parade gets fired up starting at 7pm!
Civitans Broken Arrow Christmas parade - Mainstreet, starting at 10am. And, get there early for their $4 pancake breakfast from 7-10am!
Christmas Parade - Downtown Muskogee, starting at 1pm.
Winterfest Christmas Parade - Downtown Sapulpa, starting at 6pm.
Claremore Christmas parade - Downtown Claremore, also starting at 6pm. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate.
Old Fashioned Christmas - Downtown Bartlesville. All day event includes a Jingle Bell & Motorcycle Toy Run, Christmas market, music, tree lighting, Santa, and parade at 5:30!
Holiday Home Tours:
Claremore Christmas Home Tour - 1st Christian Church, Claremore. From 9am-4pm, check out 4 homes all dressed up for the holidays, and a craft show. Tickets are $10.
Christmas Lights Tour & Holiday Bazaar - Pryor. The bus tour is $20 and benefits the local animal shelter; the bazaar is free and will feature homemade gifts and door prizes!
Cascia Christmas Walk - Sat, Midtown, Tickets are $10-15(includes tix for Scrooge! A Musical, Sunday @ 2pm and 6pm
Morning Bird Walk - Oxley Nature Center, 5701 E. 36th St. North. Guided bird walk starting bright & early at 8am; bring binoculars and cameras!
Tulsa Treasures Architectural Tour - Oklahoma Natural Gas Building, 7th & Boston. This free guided tour of select historic buildings downtown begins at 10am. A great opportunity to learn more about Tulsa's historic past!
Enjoy Museums on Us at:
ArtBlast@Gilcrease - 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road, 10am-3pm. There will be plenty of activities for kids, live music, tours, and the movie "National Treasure"!
Festival of Trees- Philbrook. Enjoy free admission with your Bank of America card here also, and if you haven't yet, check out the Festival of Trees and Garden ablaze with lights!
Christmas Wine Festival - Oak Hills Winery, 26677 S. Hwy 66, Claremore. 11am-5pm Saturday, it's only $10 for wine tasters, music and more!
Christmas Around the World - 7700 S. Lewis. Two free shows (2pm & 7pm) will show how different countries celebrate the holidays & their traditions.
24th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show - 211 N. Cabaniss, Bixby Community Center. Over 70 booths of hand made & crafted as well as commercial items for sale!
Carols & Crumpets - Tulsa Garden Center, 8am-3pm. Free herbal craft fair celebrating the season!
RiverParks Winter Wonderland - 41st & Riverside, 3:30-5:30pm. Join the tTownmoms at this first annual event! Kids can get a free picture taken with Spot the mascot, there will be hot chocolate, music, tree lighting, and a parade at 5:30!
Lights on at Whittier Square - Admiral & Lewis. From 5:30-7pm this free event will include free food, Santa, crafts, games, lights and Santa!
Santa's Motorcycle Toy Meet - Myers Duren Harley-Davidson, 4848 S. Peoria, Midtown, 10am-1pm. Bring new unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army, register to win a $500 gift cert to Myers-Duren, first 1,000 riders receive a commemoritive pin, holiday bike decorating contest, free coffee, hot choc and more!
Pet Photos with Santa - The Humane Society of Tulsa, 6232 E. 60th St. From 1-4pm, bring your beloved furry friend for a photo with the Jolly Man himself! A donation of $10 is suggested.
"Follow Your Dreams" Home Tour-Jenks Middle School, from 1-5pm. For $15, there's admission to 4 holiday decorated homes and musical entertainment.
Trinity Brookside -3737 S. Peoria. Starting at 6pm, the free concert will include a visit from Santa!
Lights, Sound, and Tinseltown- Light Opera of Oklahoma's Annual Holiday Supper at Mayo Hotel will feature fantastic food, wonderful entertainment and a perfectly-timed auction for your holiday shopping against the backdrop of one of Tulsa’s iconic structures from the glory days of the 1920’s. Call 583-4267 for tickets and more info.
And a look ahead to the coming week:
Tuesday, Dec. 8th:
Christmas on Main St - 4071 Southwest Blvd., community of Red Fork. From 5:30-7, there will be music, prizes, Santa, and a special holiday dinner at Ollies Station!
See you next weekend for more holiday fun! Till then, be safe & bundle up, Tulsa!!