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 virtual 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 program will be hosted by Mayor Holt and include performances from The Imaginaries, Tony Foster Jr. and Kandace Duke, the OKC Ballet trainees, a reading from Jabee, a message from Santa, and many more. You won't want to miss this magical evening!
Lights On Broadway in Automobile Alley returns this Saturday, November 28. Join in on the fun at the district’s holiday open house and view its stunning light display at the 5th Annual Lights On Broadway.
This Saturday from 4-8pm, the sidewalks will be programmed with free carriage rides, a magic elf, Curbside Chronicle wrapping paper sales, and an interactive Santa Claus snow globe. For a full list of participating businesses and promotions, visit downtownindecember.com/lights-on-broadway.
Can't make it this weekend? No worries, in order to make the event as safe as possible and decrease sidewalk and in-store congestion, this event is spread out over several Saturdays this season. Join the fun on December 5 and 12.
The Virtual Saint's Santa Run kicks of next week and runs through the month of December. Which means if you haven't registered, now is the time! The virtual Saints Santa Run can be completed from anywhere! Need inspiration during your run? Check out our specially curated playlist to listen to while completing the run.
Packet pick-ups will take place on Saturday, December 5 at St. Anthony's Hospital and Wednesday, December 9 at OK Runner. Packets may also be sent via mail.
Join the Arts District Neighborhood and businesses this Friday, November 27 for A Palm Springs Holiday! They are kicking off the season with holiday discounts, photo ops, giveaways, elaborate decor, and a chance to WIN a trip to Palm Springs!
Midtown merchants have come together to offer festive opportunities to eat drink and be merry in Midtown this season. Beginning this Friday, November 27, make Midtown your destination for dining, holiday shopping and general merry-making with limited-time promotions and special holiday touches from your favorite local neighborhood. Plus, check out these events, which are sure to bring holiday cheer:
Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants. This shopping holiday is recognized in communities nationwide to promote making holiday purchases at small storefronts.
It is always important to support local businesses, but in 2020 they need our support more than ever. We hope you will join us in making a pledge to shop, dine, and more downtown for Small Business Saturday this Saturday, November 28, and all throughout the holiday season.
The Holiday Pop-Up Shops are returning to Midtown this week! The Holiday Pop-Ups Outdoor Market will be open Saturdays from 10am-7pm and Sundays from 10am-5pm. Opening Weekend will kick off this Saturday, November 28, and the market will remain open on weekends through December 20. It's the perfect spot to shop and support several small businesses all in one spot. Check out this weekends line-up below.
Join the Myriad Botanical Gardens for Merry and Bright Winter Holidays from Wednesday, November 25th through Monday, January 4th. The grounds will be full of lights and festive décor that are free and open to the public.
Santa at the Gardens presented by Devon Energy Meinders Garden Terrace
Saturday, December 5, 6-8pm
Saturday, December 12, 1-3pm (members only)
Friday, December 18, 6-8pm
Myriad Botanical Gardens Dog Park Saturday, December 12, 11am-3pm
Evergreen Wreath Class
Saturday, December 5, 10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm
Join Crew Workspace for a sprinkling of all the best parts of the Holiday season.
Check out local vendors set up in their Event Wing while little ones decorate stockings, ornaments, or cookies with Ms. Chris! Sip on hot cocoa or spiked cider and jam out to your favorite holiday tunes. And be sure to catch storytime from Commonplace Books at noon.
In addition, Crew will be collecting donations for City Care. Admission is free with a donation item, or a suggested $5 donation. They will also be accepting new coats and blankets throughout the month of December.
Don’t miss The Melting Pot’sAnnual Ugly Holiday Sweater Party on Tuesday, December 8. You can’t bring yourself to wear it in public, but you don’t have the heart to throw it out. Here’s your chance to dig that ugly old holiday sweater out of the closet and join The Melting Pot for a festive evening of fun and four-course fondue.
Also on the Melting Pot's calendar is a New Year's Eve celebration on Thursday, December 31. This decadent dinner is complete with a champagne toast, gourmet cheese fondue, dinner for two, specialty chocolate fondue, and a $25 Dip Certificate to use for your next visit, and much more. You'll also be sent home with your choice of a Melting Pot gift.
For more information on each event, and to make reservations, visit meltingpot.com.
A NOTE FROM OWNER A V I S S C A R A M U C C I
I Painted Door Gift Boutique opened its doors in September 1991, and this year we celebrated 29 years of retail operation in Oklahoma City. Through the years the mix has changed with the times, but there has never been a change in our commitment or philosophy. Whether shopping for you or your best friend, Painted Door has something for everyone. Beautiful apparel, jewelry, wedding gifts, note cards, infant clothing and accessories, Oklahoma items, plush for all ages from 0-99 and keepsake. These are just a few of our favorite things! It is always our pleasure to provide guests with a wonderful shopping experience, in-store or online.
A V I S ' P I C K S
S H O P Commonplace Books, located in Midtown, is a cozy spot to read a good book (or order one), gather, or nibble on a bit of food and drink. They offer great customer service whether helping you find a "title" or ordering a book. A lovely amenity to our downtown!
E A T Bricktown Brewery is our neighbor across the street and the food is always great, with a menu that offer so many options. I recommend trying "The Best Fried Chicken Salad". Bar Cicchetti in Deep Deuce is another favorite. They have a fantastic outdoor patio and offer two of my favorite appetizers, fried burrata and crispy cauliflower.
P L A Y Scissortail Park and Myriad Gardens are both full of activities and people. They are the perfect place to relax, attend concerts, or just enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Also, during the Spring and Summer, the Scissortail Famers Market offers yet another reason to get out and play!