Don't Miss calendar: Sensitive Santa event for kids with autism set for Sunday
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Thursday, November 29, 2012
11/29/12 at 2:49 AM
With December rolling in, it's no surprise that this week is full of holiday events.
'Tis the Season'
Redfork Main Street will host its annual lights-on event, "Tis the Season," from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 4071 Southwest Blvd.
Cookies and cider, music, door prizes, and free pictures with Santa are all part of the event.
For more information, call 918-445-4457.
Children with autism are invited to take pictures with Santa during the "Sensitive Santa" event at Tulsa Promenade mall, 4107 S. Yale Ave.
The event will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Center Court of the mall. The mall will provide a sensory-friendly environment with low lights, light music and a calm atmosphere. Each family will receive a complimentary 5-by-7-inch photo.
World AIDS Day Mistletoe Run
The World AIDS Day Mistletoe Run is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, near Cain's Ballroom at North Main and East Easton. The event will include a 5k, 1-mile run and 1-mile dog walk.
The run will benefit Health Outreach Prevention Education Inc., a Tulsa nonprofit community-based health organization that provides services to those affected by HIV/AIDS.
A dog costume competition will also be held, with awards for the best costume, best holiday costume and most creative bandana.
Mark Gibson will provide live entertainment.
Registration is $25-$30. To register in advance, visit tulsaworld.com/mistletoerun Race-day registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
For more information, call Health Outreach Prevention Education Inc. at 918-749-8378.
Tulsa Festival Ringers
The handbell choir will perform holiday music on the set of the upcoming "A Christmas Carol" at the Tulsa PAC's John H. Williams Theatre, 110 E. Second St. The free performances will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Gingerbread house display
Stop by WaterWorks Art Center, 1710 Charles Page Blvd. in Newblock Park, to see scale-model gingerbread structures of famous buildings. The structures, made by area kids and adults for a competition, will be on display Friday, Nov. 30, through Dec. 12. Hours of the art center are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays, and varying hours on Saturdays.
Out of town
Another option for some holiday cheer is the Christmas Kingdom at the Castle of Muskogee. The Castle, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road in Muskogee, will be open 6-10 p.m. every day through New Year's Day. Holiday inflatables, displays, a tractor-drawn hayride, horse-drawn carriage rides, petting zoo and holiday movie are all part of the attraction. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
For more information, call 918-687-3625.
While in Muskogee, you may also want to check out the Garden of Lights at Honor Heights Park, North 48th Street West and North 40th Street. More than 1 million lights will be on from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
For more information on holiday events, including parades, performances and light displays, visit tulsaworld.com/tulsaholidayguideOriginal Print Headline: Don't Miss Calendar
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Thane Angle, 9, looks over his Christmas list during the "Sensitive Santa" event at Tulsa Promenade mall. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World