Lights On Broadway in Automobile Alley is kicking off this Saturday, November 21. 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. 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. 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. The much-anticipated free carriage rides will also be returning and are now available to book online! Sign up in advance for your 15-minute ride at one of three stops. Ride reservations will open weekly on the Monday before the event at 9 a.m. Participating businesses are listed below:
Mark your calendars, the virtual Oklahoma City Tree Lighting presented by SONIC Foundation will stream online and through the News 9 app on Friday, November 27 at 7pm.
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.
Downtown In December has arrived and the holidays are quickly approaching. To celebrate, the OKC Streetcar is bringing back FREE weekend rides. The streetcar will be free to ride Fridays through Sundays, November 20 through January 3. Hop on board and see downtown OKC for free! Plan your trip at okcstreetcar.com.
Plus, save the date for EMBARK's Pass Sale and give the gift of transit! All streetcar and bus passes will be 50% off when purchased between November 29 and December 5. Download Token Transit so that you're ready for the sale.
Join ARTSPACE at Untitled this Friday, November 20 during a reserved session for ARTSPACE’s Annual Postcard Perspectives Exhibition Opening. The event will be feature postcards received from over 29 different countries and over 20 states in the USA. The evening will be filled with great music, beautiful art, and a cash bar.
Postcard Perspectives is a collaborative mail art project exhibition. Throughout this project, thousands of original artworks are mailed and donated by international & local artists, designers, art students and teachers who want to establish a dialogue between cultures through art.
Reservations, face coverings, and social distancing is required. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit their website.
'TIS THE SEASON MARKET
Scissortail Park's 'Tis the Season Market is coming up next weekend at the Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn. This outdoor holiday gift market is a great way to support local Oklahoma businesses and artisans. While shopping, you will also enjoy live musical performances, and the opportunity to visit with Santa.
The market will take place on Friday, November 27 from 11am to 5pm and Saturday, November 28 from 10am to 4pm. Find gifts for everyone on your list! Shop home décor, boutiques, clothing, jewelry, candles, woodwork, gourmet food, pet items, books, and much more all at Scissortail Park!
Lyric Theatre is now showing their production ofA Christmas Carolpresented by Devon Energy and running 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.
The Canterbury Christmas Concert returns to the Civic Center stage on December 6 at 7pm. The evening will be filled with beautiful, traditional Christmas favorites and new holiday classics. The Civic Center will be decked out with poinsettias, Christmas trees, and special guests for this concert will be the OCU Faculty Brass Quintet and the Canterbury Youth Voices Chorale, under the direction of Mr. Stephen Ziegler. Join Canterbury Voices for this Oklahoma City community tradition!
All productions in Canterbury Voices’ 2020-21 season have been programmed to avoid intermissions and the potential spread of COVID-19. Tickets start at $15.
Along with the holidays often comes the pressure of cooking an outstanding meal and preparing a beautiful dinner table. This year, take some of the pressure off while also supporting restaurants and florists in Oklahoma City. We have compiled a list of businesses offering different services to help with Thanksgiving.
Follow the above links for more details and infromation.
DOWNTOWN IN DECEMBER
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 year 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 through January 31, 2021.
A NOTE FROM OWNERS K E L L I & J E S S I
Common Dear is a cheerful feminist, self empowerment gift shop and lifestyle brand based in Automobile Alley, Oklahoma City. We intentionally curate our retail space with over 50 women-owned brands that care about empowering each other and giving back.
O W N E R ' S P I C K S
S H O P Plenty Mercantile has been so committed to safety during this pandemic and continues to step up their product offering, window displays and branding without ever slowing down. If we need a quick gift or just a nice break to browse around and see some friendly masked faces, they're our super convenient go-to.
E A T Katiebug's! We love our neighbors for their amazing handmade sweet treats and they're seriously the nicest humans, ever. Every time they launch a new treat, it becomes our new favorite. Jessi can't live without the "Best Cake Ever" and Kelli's choice is the iced sugar cookie, hands down. You also can't go wrong with adding any of their marshmallow flavors into hot chocolate this holiday season!
P L A Y Factory Obscura is an easy pick. So many incredible local artists have created such a unique, colorful space and they're just steps from our front door. Our little 9th street neighborhood is being so safe and continues to keep our community top priority during this pandemic.