It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the people of Tulsa know it! There are an endless amount of things to do in December around Tulsa, so plan your trip and come get in the Christmas spirit!
11/19-1/3: Arvest Winterfest
One of the top things to do in December, Arvest Winterfest is sure to entertain visitors with 47 days of ice skating! With 9,000 square feet of ice to enjoy, there is plenty of room for the many visitors of Winterfest. Get your tickets today!
Welltown says every season is patio season with Iglootown! Nine igloos transform Welltown’s roof into a winter paradise with heated inclosures. These igloos include “cozy blankets smelling of cinnamon, dedicated speakers to play Mariah Carey on repeat, Tulsa skyline bliss, and of course, Welltown’s tasty brews.”
Don’t wait to book your igloo!
11/24-1/2: Rhema Lights
For 40 years, Rhema Lights has been turning Broken Arrow into a winter wonderland! From 60,000 lights in 1982, to over 3 million lights this year, Rhema has been one of the top things to do in December for years! Guests are able to walk or drive through campus to enjoy the displays! Carriage rides and concessions are also available.
11/26-1/1: Muskogee Garden of Lights
Just a short drive out of Tulsa, Muskogee puts on their drive-through holiday garden and lights display every year from Thanksgiving until New Years! In addition, families and groups can also book hayrides to make the night just a little more magical!
11/26-1/2: Botanic Garden of Lights 2021
The Tulsa Botanic Garden of Lights is not an experience to miss! Classic holiday music and cozy fires are just some of the ways to enjoy your time at this festive event. Hot drinks, s’mores kit, hay mazes, games, and more are available each night, with special events like Holiday Model Railroad and Garden Saint Nick making special appearances on certain days. Check your calendar and get your timed-entry tickets!
11/26-12/24: Philbrook Festival Nights
Another of the many outdoor things to do in December, Philbrook Festival Nights features holiday lights and music, a take-and-make activity, visits from Santa, and more! Cozy up around the fire with hot cocoa and s’mores and enjoy time with your family! Timed-entry tickets are required.
11/26-12/31: Philbrook Festival Days
For those who prefer daytime activities, Philbrook has you covered! Along with cheerful and festive decor, Philbrook will have activities and exhibitions, as well as a community-sourced Lego villa!
11/29-12/6: Holiday Market at Guthrie Green
There is no better place in Tulsa to get your holiday shopping done than the Holiday Market at Guthrie Green! Along with tons of holiday gifts along the Green, each of the eight market days include fun activities like live music, choirs and music groups, movie nights, book readings, and more!
For 10 years, the Native American Christmas Market has been the premier place for Native goods and food! DJs, Indian tacos, live podcasts, raffles, and of course, a variety of Native arts and crafts! Admission is $1!
12/4 OR 12/11: Breakfast with Santa at Tulsa Zoo
Breakfast with Santa at Tulsa Zoo wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Santa’s reindeer! Along with a hot breakfast, arts and crafts, and more, admission also includes a chance to hang out with the animals who make Christmas happen! There are only two days available, so set your plans!
12/10-12/19: The Nutcracker
Tulsa Ballet puts on this Christmas classic like you’ve never seen it before! With new choreography by former Resident Choreographers Val Caniparoli and Ma Cong, and a brand new set by Tracy Grant Lord, this performance is sure to stun audiences of all ages.
12/10-12/23: A Christmas Carol
Yet another can’t-miss show! The American Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. For 40 years, this musical adaption has maintained a special place in the holiday traditions of Tulsa locals. Join in the fun and buy your tickets!
12/11: Tulsa Christmas Parade
While last year’s Christmas Parade became a drive-through attraction, this year is back to what we know and love! The theme is “Making Spirits Bright,” and a special callout has been made for local school and community bands to come participate. Get ready for music and festivities that will put you right in a merry mood!
12/17-12/26: Winter Wonderland at Gathering Place
How can anyone be a Grinch with so many wonderful things to do in December? Gathering Place is yet another Tulsa venue transporting travelers and locals alike to the North Pole! With twinkling lights, festive foods, a night market, and of course a visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause, this event is sure to be a hit!
Make things Merry and Bright at Riverview RV Park!
With so many things to do in December around Tulsa, there’s no better time of year to plan your camping trip! Riverview RV Park is open year-round for summer travelers and winter lovers alike! Our hot showers and fully equipped pads ensure a comfortable stay, and our affordable nightly, weekly, and monthly rates make us the perfect spot for any type of camper! Pack up your RV-friendly Christmas tree and come spend the season with us!