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12 Days to Celebrate the Arts in Oklahoma This Holiday Season

It takes a lot of creative intelligence and some artistic license thrown in for good measure
to put together amazing holiday light displays like this one at Bartlesville’s Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve.

We’ve compiled a list of 12 arts-related things you can do all across Oklahoma between now and Christmas Day (December 25). We even through a few extra suggestions in for good measure!

During this special time of year, we encourage you to reflect on what the arts have meant to you over the last 12 months. What memories did you create? What exhibits, songs, poetry, films and performances remain in your heart forever?

While pondering these things, we encourage you to top off your holiday season off by giving yourself a gift, a membership in Oklahomans for the Arts, Inc. We’re running a Christmas lights special between now and December 25, and you can join for just $12.

When you do so, you will be helping build arts programs in local schools, keep the arts front-and-center among elected leaders, and advance the work of hundreds of community arts advocates.

As a member, you’ll receive select updates and information, our special e-newsletter and an Oklahomans for the Arts decal or temporary tattoo.

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DECEMBER 13
OKLAHOMA CITY
WHERE
Istvan Gallery
WHEN
Open until 6 p.m. today
WHAT
Shop the gallery for gifts of original art.

BONUS: Stop by the gift shop at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for super unique stuff!

DECEMBER 14
LAWTON
WHERE
WHEN
1 p.m.
WHAT
Christmas Open House complete with Comanche foods, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies

DECEMBER 15

YUKON
WHERE
Yukon Fine Arts Center
WHEN
7:30 p.m.
WHAT

Sounds of the Season, Oklahoma City Philharmonic concert with Judy McClane and Vince Lesseney.

DECEMBER 16

BARTLESVILLE
WHERE
Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve
WHEN
 After nightfall
WHAT
A covered wagon covered with Christmas lights at the Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights
DECEMBER 17
PAULS VALLEY
WHERE
WHEN
 2 – 3:30 p.m.
WHAT
Hear Una Belle Townsend read her book Racecar Driver’s Night Before Christmas
DECEMBER 18
HARTSHORNE
WHERE
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church
WHEN
Still Checking! We’ve called Priest Ambrose Arrington and are waiting to hear back from him. The number is (918) 638-9854. We’ll post updated information when we receive it.
WHAT
Enjoy the unique architecture of this historic Russian Orthodox Church on the Oklahoma prairie all while attending Christmas Sunday services. 

BONUS: This is the last day you can see the Oklahoma City Ballet perform The Nutcracker!

DECEMBER 19

PLAZA DISTRICT, Oklahoma City
WHERE
Saints Restaurant
WHEN
10 p.m.
WHAT
Movie Night: It’s A Wonderful Live

BONUS: Pop into the Philbrook Museum of Art’s store for last minute gift-buying.

DECEMBER 20

GUYMON
WHERE
Cheryl’s Quilt Corner
WHEN
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHAT
Check out the all the quilting goodness in Guymon’s foremost quilting store. Can’t get to Guymon? Peruse the amazing collection of Christmas and holiday quilt on the store’s website.

DECEMBER 21

STILLWATER
WHERE
Oklahoma WONDERtorium
WHEN
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHAT
The kids are out of school! It’s the perfect time to check out Stillwater’s latest addition, the Oklahoma WONDERtorium.

DECEMBER 22

TULSA
WHERE
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
WHEN
7 p.m.
WHAT
Tulsa Ballet and Tulsa Symphony Orchestra present The Nutcracker

DECEMBER 23

GUTHRIE
WHERE
WHEN
8 p.m.
WHAT
A Territorial Christmas Carol
What talented graphic designer created this? We want to know because we luv it. See more.

DECEMBER 24

OKLAHOMA CITY
WHERE
Chabad Community Center
WHEN
7:30 p.m.
WHAT
Talent Lights: Family Menorah Lighting, hot latkes, music and more!

DECEMBER 25

THROUGHOUT OKLAHOMA
WHERE
Online
WHEN
All Day
WHAT
Join Oklahomans for the Arts for just $12!
Did we miss something important you wish we’d mentioned? We’re easy! Just email us and we’ll do a special update! We’re here to support arts and culture all across Oklahoma in big cities and tiny hamlets. Email oklahoma.arts@gmail.com.