Downtown in December presented by Devon, is a series of holiday events and attractions in the heart of Oklahoma City. The one-of-a-kind winter experience is returning this with outdoor ice skating, performing arts, holiday shopping, family activities, virtual events, and more, all surrounded by stunning light displays and decorations. Many of the events are free and open to everyone and have taken extra health and safety precautions in light of the pandemic. This is the 19th year for Downtown in December and it runs November 6, 2020 – January 31, 2021.
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Cruise down historic Automobile Alley for the district’s holiday open house and its stunning light display at the 5th Annual Lights On Broadway event! In order to make the event as safe as possible and decrease sidewalk and in-store congestion, the event will be spread out over 4 Saturdays this season: November 21 and 28 and December 5 and 12.
Each Saturday from 4-8pm, various retail shops and restaurants will feature buzz-worthy window displays in addition to family-friendly activities, special promotions, and giveaways. The much-anticipated free carriage rides will be returning and attendees will be able to skip the lines and book their rides in advance online.
There will also be family-friendly programming along the sidewalks such as live music, balloon art, a magic elf, the Salvation Army brass band, and much more.
One of the year’s most anticipated annual events, theOklahoma City Tree Lighting Festival presented bySONIC Foundation, will be returning this year to a screen near you. For the first time ever, our kickoff to the holiday season will be available to enjoy online and on television!
We are excited to partner with local station News 9 to bring a holiday special for all ages to homes across the city. Gather your family or friends around a phone, iPad, laptop, or television and enjoy the Tree Lighting Festival from wherever you feel comfortable! Host a watch party or enjoy a casual night in with hot cocoa and holiday cheer, and kick off the 2020 season with a virtual community across the city.
The virtual Oklahoma City Tree Lighting presented by SONIC Foundation is tentatively scheduled to air on News 9 and online the evening after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27.
LYRIC'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
AN ALL-NEW, OUTDOOR HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE
Lyric Theatre is kicking off their production ofA Christmas Carolpresented by Devon Energytoday, November 4, and it will run through December 27.This season brings an all-new outdoor production, whisking audiences away to a magical holiday village nestled in the heart of Oklahoma City.
The historic Harn Homestead will be reimagined as the Victorian Era setting for Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, magical spirits, and a host of unforgettable characters. Patrons will follow Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of transformation and redemption, as they are guided from scene to scene at the homestead. Purchase tickets now for this magical show.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 6 for Robert Mills’ beautiful staging of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker: Short & Sweet presented by Devon Energy. This performance will warm your heart and fill you and yours with the spirit of the holidays. This year’s production will be shortened to one act, but will still include all of the favorite characters from the dancing snowflakes to the Kingdom of Sweets.
Get your tickets to this grand holiday event. This Short & Sweet version is a great opportunity to introduce little ones or any ballet newcomers to live performance.
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Need to break out of the house? Need to break out of the office? It’s easy to get swept up in the constant stream of virtual meetings and virtual school only to look up and find that the week has flown by. 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 encourages downtown workers and virtual school families to set aside intentional time mid-week to stroll Bricktown with family and friends. Bricktown Break will take place today, November 4, from 3-7pm.
Bricktown will be offering family-friendly activities, street performances, and outdoor yoga to provide a safe environment while you ditch the screen and enjoy time together. Bricktown businesses will be open with local shopping, happy hour specials, and fun experiences for all. Whether you are a downtown employee enjoying drinks on a patio, or a virtual school parent looking to end the day spending quality time with the kids, we invite you to take a break in Bricktown! Participating businesses are listed below:
A NOTE FROM OWNER A S H E LE Y J A N T Z
At Jumpin Jackalope, we have an amazing shopping atmosphere with a rustic and southwest flair, that is like stepping back in time to a western goods and mercantile store! We have tons of gift ideas that feature Oklahoma inspired goods, apparel, jewelry, chocolates, candy, handmade fudge, gourmet food, and artisan jerky. If you are searching for something to show off your Oklahoma pride, a special gift, or some delicious jerky, we are the perfect place for you!
A S H E LE Y ' S P I C K S
S H O P
We love going to our sister store, Pinkitzel, for girly gifts and sweet treats! They have fun socks, gourmet candies, and delicious cupcakes with an atmosphere that makes you feel like you are in Wonderland.
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We enjoy visiting our neighbors at Earl’s Ribs for some delicious Oklahoma BBQ. Our favorite thing at Earl’s is the chopped pork sandwich and fried okra, and we love to support local BBQ!
P L A Y
We really enjoy going to Myriad Gardens. Their Crystal Bridge Conservatory has a wide variety of gorgeous plants, and their Christmas decorations and lights on all of the trees are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!