The weekend's almost upon us, Tulsa, and as usual there's plenty of fun, holiday & otherwise, to be had around these parts...so let's get the party started!
Ida Red Open House - 3346 S. Peoria. Featuring a showing of Jack Frank's "Tulsa A to Z", and Frank himself will be there signing copies of the film. Ida Red will also be unveiling their new digs and merchandise.
Messiah Song & Art Gala - McBirney Mansion. Christmas Open House event of song, music, drama with performances by the Metro Christian Academy.
Transiberian Orchestra - BOK Center. Showtime's at 8pm, tickets start at $39. The popular contemporary rock band performing their holiday hits are sure to fire up your weekend and get you in the spirit of the season!
Xmas parade & santa workshop - Skiatook, starting at 7pm.
Friday & Saturday:
YMCA Holiday Fair - Thornton Family YMCA, 5002 S. Fulton Ave.(off 51st near Yale). Finish up your holiday shopping at this free fair. There will be arts, crafts, jewelry, books, toys, purses, baked goods and more!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
Gingerbread Villages - Inverness Village, 3800 W. 71st St. 1-4pm, cast votes for your favorite gingerbread house; Santa & Mrs. Claus will be there, as well as cider, hot chocolate and cookies!
Christmas Town 2009 - Daily Family YMCA of Bixby, 7910 E 134th St S. 7am-1pm, free pancake breakfast, holiday arts & crafts fest, activities for kids, Santa, silent auction and drawings!
FlapJack Fundraiser - Applebee's, 3900 Elm Pl, Broken Arrow. 7-10am $6 all you can eat breakfast of pancakes & sausage to benefit Broken Arrow Lion's Clubs.
Tulsa Arthritis Jingle Bell Run- 35th & Peoria, Brookside. Annual run/walk/costume contest/dog costume contest all starting at 8am!
Owasso Christmas Parade - Downtown Owasso, starting 9:30 am.
Holiday Open House - Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria. From 10am-3pm, the gift shop is having a free "holiday open house", with cider & cookies, and drawings to win free merchandise!
Christmas Bazaar - Silver Arrow Estates, 2601 S. Elm Pl, Broken Arrow. Another holiday shopping opportunity to get great gifts for everyone on your list!
Candy Cane Hunt - Owen Park, 560 N. Maybelle Ave., 1pm. Since when are candy hunts just about Easter eggs? Not anymore! Pack up the kids and head out to Owen Park for a FREE candy hunt! Santa will be on hand to help, and pose for pics at $2 each!
Bark Park Toy Drive - Joe Station Bark Park, 227 Charles Page Blvd; and Hunter Park-Biscuit Acres, 5804 E. 91st St. Benefitting the Salvation Army, bring your pooch out to enjoy the park, and bring a new, unwrapped toy, canned food, or new/gently used winter wear to help the area's less fortunate.Free Second Saturday - Philbrook, enjoy the last weekend of the Festival of Trees, plus plenty of stuff for the kids to do!
Bartlesville Christmas Spectacular - Bartlesville Community Center, 300 Southeast Adams Blvd, Bartlesville. Evening of contemporary dance celebrating the season. Tickets are $14, show starts 7pm.
PSO Holiday Parade of Lights - Downtown, 6pm. 20th annual parade will feature more than 60 floats/bands and crowds of 30,000 are expected!
Oilers v Texas - BOK Center, game time is at 7:35pm.
Nutcracker - Tulsa Ballet, TPAC, starting Dec. 12th, tickets start at $15 for the beloved holiday classic.
Saturday & Sunday:
Yule Fair - Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St. Free arts & crafts fair also will have lectures, workshops, books, jewelry, food and more! Donations of new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots are welcome.
Scuba Santa - Oklahoma Aquarium, Sat & Sun at 3:15, photos & feeding. Also on Saturday at 1pm, Theatre Arts Inc. will be putting on a FREE concert in the Great Hall!
A Day in Bethlehem - Kirk of the Hills, 4102 E. 61st St. 9am-12pm, enjoy crafts, jewelry, bread making, candy and more!
Abate/Tulsa Toy Run - 30th annual run will feature a parade of over 25,000 motorcycles as they make their way from Expo Square down to River Spirit Casino!
Lebanese Christmas Lunch - St. Therese Church, 8315 S. 107th E. Ave. 11:30am-3:30pm. Tickets are $15 for a great lunch Lebanese style! There's also a bake sale and kids activities!
Catoosa Christmas Parade - 200 S. Cherokee, Catoosa, starting at 2pm.
Holiday Concert- Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 701 S. Main Street. Free concert Sunday at 2pm to help support the local toy drive.
Adventsfeier - German American Society of Tulsa, corner of Terrace Dr and 15th St. Sunday at 3pm, German advent service and Christmas carols!
3rd Annual Green Country Roller Girls Charity Bout - Sunday at 6pm, Tickets are $12, bring new unwrapped toys to donate!
The weather forecast may be on the chilly side, but with all the events going on this weekend, you're bound to stay warm! So bundle up, enjoy your weekend, and I'll see you around T-Town! :)