Your guide to what's happening in the Tulsa area in the coming week.
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Thursday, December 13, 2012
12/13/12 at 7:38 AM
Once again, this weekend's happenings revolve around the holidays.
'Christmas at the Movies'
Signature Symphony's "Christmas at the Movies" will be at the Tulsa Community College VanTrease PACE at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, and at the Broken Arrow PAC at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.
Enjoy the music of classic Christmas movies such as "Babes in Toyland," "Holiday Inn," "It's a Wonderful Life," "Miracle on 34th Street," "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "Home Alone" and "The Polar Express." Mark and Kim Frie are the featured vocalists. Tickets are $15-$30 for the BA PAC show and $27.50-$49 for the VanTrease PACE performances. Tickets available at tulsaworld.com/mytix, 918-259-5778 or 918-595-7777.
Winterfest continues outside the BOK Center through Jan. 6.
This weekend, enjoy some ice skating on the 9,000-square-foot outdoor rink, take a carriage ride around downtown or experience a visit from "Segway Santa." A warming tent is set up beside the rink for those who just want to watch or are taking a break from the ice.
And admire the more than 25,000 lights on the 44-foot Christmas tree that Winterfest organizers say is the tallest in Oklahoma. Admission is $5 for children 12 and younger and $10 for adults. For more information, including hours, visit tulsaworld.com/winterfest
Osage Christmas Celebration
This celebration at the Osage Casino Event Center, 951 W. 36th St. North, starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. The event benefits the Osage Nation Foundation. It will feature a silent auction, a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. and an 8:30 p.m. performance by Crystal Shawanda.
Tickets are $25, available at 918-699-7777 or tulsaworld.com/osagecasino
If you're still doing your holiday shopping, consider a stop at the pop-up shops in the downtown Deco District.
The stores - set up in the Thompson, Philcade, Enterprise and Ponca City Savings & Loan buildings along Boston Avenue between Fifth and Seventh streets - will be there through Dec. 28.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Among the items being sold are jewelry, books, cupcakes and dog treats.
Plenty of holiday light displays are still on. If you haven't already, make a trip to Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha St. in Broken Arrow. This free display - featuring 2 million lights and a 50-figure nativity scene, is on nightly through New Year's Day from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Another option, if you're up for a short drive, is the Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights, at 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road in Bartlesville. The lights are on 5-9 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 23. More than 600,000 lights illuminate this annual event, and visitors can take a ride in a wagon or stroll through the grounds. $4 adults, $1 children 11 and younger.
Shepherd's Cross Living Nativity
Want a slightly different Christmas experience? Head to Shepherd's Cross, 16792 E. 450 Road in Claremore, for this walk-through event reminiscent of the first Holy Christmas. The event features animals and live character portrayals that include Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the wise men and angels. Spinning, weaving and wool-working demonstrations; craft activities; and complimentary apple cider and cookies are also part of the event. Free, with suggested donation of $3. Hours are 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 13-15; and Dec. 20-22.
Original Print Headline: Don't Miss calendar: Osage Christmas Celebration set for Saturday
Spectators view the Rhema Christmas Lights display from a bridge in Rhema Park at the church's Broken Arrow campus. The lights are on through New Year's Day. Tulsa World file