The holidays in OKC

Katylee Moehlenbrock

With the holidays right around the corner and the cold weather upon us, the desire to get out and about is only going to shrink. If you are like me, the cold winter months with little sun can make me feel down. I try to make an assertive effort to combat those feelings by staying active and engaged with what is happening in my city and enjoy the many things going on.

If you are new to Oklahoma City or don’t travel downtown much, you might be surprised on the number of events and activities going on in the metro area. I am lucky to work and live near downtown, so I have been able to enjoy what it has to offer, and I wanted share some of the tips and tricks I have learned from attending a few of these events.

Devon ice rink

The ice rink opens on November 9th and runs through January 27th. If you plan on going with the family during the holiday season, make sure you know the holiday hours. Also, remember to take a pair of tall, warm socks!

Find out more about the Devon Ice Rink

Holiday pop up shops in Midtown

The shops open the day after Thanksgiving and go through December 23rd, and a new set of local merchants are featured each week! This is a perfect solution for those who hate shopping at the mall, which can be especially stressful during the holiday season.

Read more about the Holiday Pop Up Shops in Midtown

Free holiday water taxi rides

The Bricktown canal is a spectacle filled with Christmas lights and is definitely worth checking out. It is a great (and free) event for a family night out or date night, but be sure to get in line early because it can be a long wait.

Find out more about the Bricktown Canal Holiday Water Taxi Rides

Opening night

For those who don’t know what to do on New Year’s Eve, this is a great solution for the entire family or that special someone. Skip the line by pre-purchasing your wristband at participating 7-Eleven stores, MidFirst Bank locations, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and Plenty Mercantile.

Learn more about Opening Night

Now that you have learned a bit about the events going on in Oklahoma City during the holiday season, I challenge you to get out of the house, stop worrying about the holidays and enjoy yourself!

Find the full list of things to do in Oklahoma City around the holidays