Tulsa's holiday dance card is filling up.

We've put together a list of all the special holiday shows, the best area light displays, concerts, festivals and parades from now through Christmas. And this year, there are a lot of choices every night of the week through December.

Let this be your ultimate Christmas guide.


'Ready, Set, GLOW!: A Progressive Holiday Lighting Event'

The tour starts at 5:40 p.m. Nov. 30 in four downtown Tulsa districts.

5:40 p.m. Lights on at The John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, 321 N. Detroit Ave.; 6 p.m. Lights on at Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St.; 6:20 p.m. lighting ceremony at Arvest Winterfest, outside BOK Center, Third Street between Denver and Frisco avenues; and 6:40 p.m. lighting in the Deco District, between Fifth and Sixth streets on Boston Avenue.

The free downtown trolley will be making stops at each location throughout the progressive lighting tour.

'Hope Floats for the Holidays'

4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 30

The John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, 321 N. Detroit Ave.

Music and a balloon launch, weather permitting, will highlight this festive event. The park's partner for the event is the Woody Guthrie Center. Citizens are encouraged to bring new or gently used blankets to donate to the John 3:16 mission. For a schedule, go to jhfcenter.org/reconciliation-park.

'Glow on the Green 2014'

3-6 p.m. Nov. 30

Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St.

The event will kick off at 3 p.m. with shopping, entertainment, food and festivities. Donations of new or gently used blankets for John 3:16 Mission and diapers for Emergency Infant Services are being accepted. For a full schedule, go to guthriegreen.com.

'S'mores on Boston' 

5-9 p.m. Nov. 30

Deco District, Boston Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets 

The event will have free s'mores for kids, a holiday choir and several restaurants located between Fifth and Sixth streets on Boston Avenue will stay open late. Find more info at facebook.com/downtowndecodistrict.

'Arvest Winterfest'

Nov. 28 through Jan. 18; closed Dec. 9

Outside BOK Center, Third Street between Denver and Frisco avenues

Already a popular tradition for many Tulsans, this annual celebration of the holidays offers a variety of activities, including live entertainment on the ONEOK Stage, carriage rides (6-9 p.m.), holiday concessions and ice skating on the 9,000-square-foot ice rink. Enjoy skating while admiring Oklahoma's largest Christmas tree.

Free admission. Ice skating (credit cards and cash only): $10 with skate rental ($8 on opening weekend); $5 with your own skates; $5, ages 3 and younger. Carriage rides (cash only) $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and under.

For more, including hours, go to tulsawinterfest.com.


‘Brown Bag It: Tulsa Festival Ringers’

11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Dec. 3

Tulsa PAC, 110 E. Second St.

Yuletide offerings from Tulsa's only auditioned community handbell ensemble.

Tulsa Symphony: 'Simply Romantic Holiday’

7:30 p.m. Dec. 6

Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa PAC

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 in G minor ("Winter Dreams") and selections from "The Nutcracker" will be performed, along with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor featuring Rossitza Jekova-Goza. Guest conductor is Steven Smith of the Richmond Symphony.

'A Children's Nutcracker'

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 6; 2 p.m. Dec. 7

TCC VanTrease PACE, 10300 E. 81st St.

South Tulsa Children's Ballet presents the holiday classic.

'A Christmas Carol'

7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-12, Dec. 16-20; 2 p.m. Dec. 13-14, Dec. 21

John H. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC

An original adaptation of the Dickens classic with three holiday ghosts, a deceased former partner and a loving family who change Ebenezer Scrooge from “a Christmas curmudgeon to holiday celebrant.”

$26 adults, $20 seniors and students, $13 children, myticketoffice.com

Tulsa Ballet: 'The Nutcracker'

7 p.m. Dec. 12, Dec. 19-21; 2 p.m. Dec. 13-14, Dec. 20-21

Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa PAC

In this beloved Tulsa Ballet holiday production, a girl falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself into a world where toys become larger than life. Her beloved Nutcracker comes to life and defends her from the Mouse King, then is turned into the Prince.

$20-$101, 918-749-6006, myticketoffice.com

Signature Symphony Pops 3 'Christmas with Barry Epperley'

7:30 p.m. Dec. 12-13

TCC VanTrease PACE, 10300 E. 81st St.

The orchestra’s founder and former artistic director returns for the annual holiday concert featuring the sights and sounds of Christmas.

$30-$55. 918-595-7777, myticketoffice.com

Tulsa Oratorio Chorus

7:30 p.m. Dec. 19

Cascia Hall’s Helmerich Theatre, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave.

Benjamin Britten’s holiday masterpiece “Ceremony of Carols” will feature the treble voices of the chorus accompanied by solo harp. The men of TOC will be featured in a select group of Gregorian chants with the special addition of improvised harp.

$5-$20. 918-596-7111, myticketoffice.com

'It's a Wonderful Life'

7:30 p.m. Dec. 12; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14

Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S. Delaware Ave.

The Frank Capra classic comes to life on stage in this Encore! production.

$20, $45 VIP, $150 four-pack VIP Experience (2 p.m. performances only). Group rates available. By phone 918-625-6712 or encore-tulsa.com.

'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 5-6, 12-13; 5 p.m., Dec. 7 and 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 13-14

Henthorne PAC, 4825 S. Quaker Ave.

The kids of the Herdman family have been threatening to disrupt the local Christmas pageant — until a little Christmas magic reveals what Christmas is really all about. Clark Theatre, the city’s youth theater program, has been presenting this popular comedy for nearly 30 years.

$10, 918-746-5065


Rhema Christmas lights

5:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 26 through Jan. 1

Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow

More than 2 million lights are included in this huge holiday display, which also features a Christmas tree forest, a 50-figure Nativity scene and horse-and-buggy rides (Nov. 27-29, Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 18-25 weather permitting, $10 for adults, $5 for children, $25 for a family of two adults and up to five kids)

Free (donations accepted). 918-258-1588, ext. 2314

Lights On!

6:30 p.m. Nov. 27

Utica Square, 21st Street and Utica Avenue

For more than 40 years, this has been a favorite Tulsa holiday tradition. On Thanksgiving evening, Utica Square flips the switch on its 700,000 holiday lights on 175 trees on display nightly through the holidays. Sip hot chocolate, sing Christmas carols, do a little shopping and visit with Santa Claus.

Lights on the Hill

6-9 p.m. Nov. 28-30, Dec. 5-7, Dec. 19-28

Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St.

The public is invited to drive through four miles of bright lights and holiday displays. Santa will be there.

Free (donations appreciated). 918-591-6053 or 918-808-0198

Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights

5-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday Nov. 28-Dec. 21

1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road, Bartlesville

More than 750,000 lights illuminate this annual event, with visitors invited to ride a wagon, stroll through the grounds or catch a glimpse of the Holiday Horseman. Hot cider, hot chocolate and fresh cookies will be available in the Lodge, and the kids can visit Santa in the museum.

$4 adults, $1 ages 11-younger, 918-336-0307 or woolaroc.org

Paragon Industries

5 p.m.-midnight through Jan. 1

3378 W. Highway 117, Sapulpa, take U.S. Highway 75 south to Oklahoma 117 West

More than 2 million lights stretching way up the hills and nearly one mile along the highway 15 minutes from downtown Tulsa make up this massive display, which also includes a 65-foot Santa and his reindeer raised more than 65 feet in the air plus a pond with lights and a floating Christmas tree. All displayed as a reminder of the birth of Christ as the real reason for celebrating the season.

Free, 918-291-4459

Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour

5-10 p.m. Nov. 27 through Jan. 1

Pine Lodge Resort, Highway 85, 2½ miles east of Ketchum

More than 400,000 lights will be on display at the Pine Lodge Resort on the shores of Grand Lake near Ketchum. The cabins will be lit along with special Christmas and Nativity displays throughout the resort. The drive-through tour is free.

Free. 918-782-1400, pinelodgeresort.com

Garden of Lights & Winter Skate

5:30-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 5:30-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 through Jan. 1

Honor Heights Park, North 48th Street West and North 40th Street, Muskogee

More than 1 million twinkling lights are displayed in this popular holiday attraction, complete with skating on an outdoor ice rink. Shop at the gift shop or warm up at the concession stand, featuring locally made desserts, while watching the skaters.

$5 per skater. Free lights viewing. 918-684-6302, muskogeeparks.com

Fantasy Land of Lights

6-10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 30

Johnstone Park, 100 N. Cherokee Ave., Bartlesville

A drive-through light display shows off millions of glowing bulbs, incorporating holiday favorites, and there's a Ginger Bread House.

Free (donations accepted), fantasylandoflights.com

Twin Bridges Park of Lights

6-9 p.m. Nov. 27 through Dec. 26

14801 S. Oklahoma 137, Fairland

More than 20,000 visitors annually drive through this display, with more than 40 brightly lit holiday features. Pictures with Santa can be taken 6-9 p.m. Dec. 11 and Dec. 18  for $5. Vistiors can also enjoy free hot dogs and drinks during picture time. 

Free (donations appreciated), 918-542-6969, bit.ly/twinbridgeslights


Festival of Trees

Garden Glow 5-8 p.m. every Thursday through Dec. 14. Free admission.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday —through Dec. 14. Closed Mondays.

Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road

This 30th annual event includes decorated trees and gingerbread houses designed by local artists, the sale of which benefits the museum.

Ages 18 and older $12; students and seniors $10, philbrook.org

Run the Lights 5k and fun run

4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 28

Johnstone Park, Bartlesville

A family-friendly run with cookies and hot chocolate at the finish line. Sign up at bit.ly/runthelights2014.

$20-$30 late registration due Nov. 26

Scuba Diving Santa Claus

3:30 p.m. Nov. 28-30

Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive, Jenks

Santa finds out who is naughty or nice among the fish in the 60,000-gallon saltwater tank. Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa.

$15.95 adults; $13.95 seniors and military; $11.95 children 3-12

Christmas Tree Exhibit

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 13

Broken Arrow Historical Society & Museum, 400 S. Main St., Broken Arrow

Trees decorated by community groups and individuals, are on display in the first-floor exhibit hall.

$5 adult, $8 two adults, members and 17-younger free. 918-258-2616, bahistoricalsociety.com

Castle of Muskogee

6-10 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 7, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 11-31. Drive-through is open every night through Dec. 31

3400 W. Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee

Take a hayride or carriage ride through Castleton Village with more than 2,000 holiday inflatables and thousands of colorful lights. There will be pony and camel rides, old-fashioned holiday activities, ornament-making, fireworks stands, Christmas shops, hot chocolate and snacks.

Drive-through is free. For other details and activities prices, go to okcastle.com or call 800-439-0658.

Snowflake Winter Festival

5-9 p.m. days with school; 2-9 p.m. days without school through Jan. 4; 4-9 p.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 25; 2-5 p.m. Dec. 24; 2-9 p.m. Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

Tahlequah, corner of Water Avenue and Morgan Street downtown

Highlights include festive holiday decorations, vendors offering various treats, horse-drawn carriage rides and ice skating.

$10 for unlimited skating. Group rates available for skating. snowflakewinterfest.com 918-456-0651 ext. 257

Bethlehem Walk

6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 4-5, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 6-7

Christview Christian Church, 2525 S. Garnett Road

A 45-minute guided outdoor walk through realistic, living Nativity scenes feature a cast of more than 150 in costumes, detailed sets and live animals that bring the story of Jesus Christ to life. Enjoy holiday music and entertainment before the walk and free refreshments afterward. Donations of new, unwrapped toys for children will be accepted.

Free, christview.org, 918-232-3587

M.A. Doran Small Works Show

Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4

M.A. Doran Gallery, 3509 S. Peoria Ave.

This is the 35th year for the annual Small Works Show, featuring gift-sized items such as paintings, sculptures, jewelry and holiday ornaments created by scores of local, regional and national artists.

918-748-8700, madorangallery.com

Champagne and Chocolate Gala

7-10 p.m. Dec. 4

Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. M.B. Brady St.

The evening features top-quality chocolates from Glacier Chocolates and fine champagnes, along with a wearable art fashion show, original music and dance performances, and cutting-edge visual art.

$35 until Dec. 3, $45 at the door. 918-585-1234, livingarts.org


10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6, noon-5 p.m. Dec. 7

German-American Society's Great Hall, 1429 Terrace Drive

Enjoy a Christmas wonderland filled with handmade items, including nutcrackers, Smokermannle and imported tree ornaments, plus Germany's famous Christmas stollen. Refreshments available include bratwurst, hot dogs, potato pancakes, schnitzel and gulasch. There will be a "Spielstube" for children to hear Christmas stories and partake in hands-on activities.

Free, 918-744-6997, gastulsa.org

'Carols and Crumpets'

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6

Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

This herbal craft fair features dry herbs and spices, live herbs and topiaries, chutneys and herbal vinegars, teas, greenery and dried florals, soaps and lotions, ornaments, candles, potpourri, jewelry, garden signs, miniature fairy furniture, baskets, pottery and much more. The Snowflake Cafe will be open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. during the event.

Breakfast With Santa

8:30-10 a.m. Dec. 6

Woodland Hills Mall, food court, 7021 S. Memorial Drive

Tulsa families are invited to celebrate the season during the Simon Kidgits annual Breakfast With Santa. Free breakfast and meet-and-greet with Santa Claus. Plus seasonal crafts and interactive activities including gift box creation, ornament decorating and more.

Free for Kidgits members; $5 to sign up for annual membership. 918-252-7511

Wah-Zha-Zhi Christmas Extravaganza

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6

Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 Main St., Pawhuska

The first Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center Christmas Extravaganza will feature the works of 35 artisans, craftspeople and merchants from the area. Visitors will find original fashions, woodwork, jewelry, Osage regalia, T-shirts and Osage dice. Food available.

Free, 918-287-5538, osagenews.org

Cascia Christmas Walk

11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 7

Cascia Hall Preparatory School, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave.

A tour of three beautifully decorated homes (transportation provided between homes) and the monastery plus a Holiday Boutique featuring more than 60 vendors. Also, tasty treats, Topeca coffee and catering by Andolini's available at the Cascia Bistro.

$15 in advance; $20 at the door. casciahall.org (credit cards), Cascia Hall Upper School or Middle School offices (cash or check)

Children's pARTy

2-5 p.m. Dec. 7

Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Road

Bring your family together to create one-of-a-kind art projects perfect for holiday gift-giving. Enjoy cookies and milk, plus a photo with Santa.

$30 members; $45 not-yet members; $10 per additional adult, bit.ly/philbrookkidsparty

Living Nativity

10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Dec. 11-13, 18-20

Shepherd's Cross, 16752 E. 450 Road, Claremore

The Living Nativity event at Shepherd's Cross is held in a heated Amish barn and silo on an authentic working farm. Live character portrayals include Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the wise men and angels. Plus live animals. Kids arts and crafts, storytellers and musicians, coloring contest. Proceeds benefit missions.

Donation based. $3 per person suggested. $5 for Christmas hayride. 918-342-5911, shepherdscross.com/livingnativity.html

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

8 a.m. Dec. 13

BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.

There will be 5k and 1k races complete with food, drinks, Santa's Village for kids of all ages, live music, prizes and giveaways. Event benefits the Arthritis Foundation. Dogs are welcome.

$30-$35 adults, $18 kids registration; deadline Nov. 30. Register online at bit.ly/jinglebellrun2014

Christmas Bazaar Show

7 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 13

Mannford High School Commons

Lots of Christmas shopping available at this crafts show.


River Lights

3-5:15 p.m. Dec. 6-Jan. 2

41st Street Plaza at Riverside Drive, Tulsa

Celebrate the holidays on the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa. The Dec. 6 event will feature local performers plus free hot dogs, hot chocolate, apple cider and brownies. Santa will be there 4:15-5:15 p.m. Dec. 6, and elves will be twisting balloons. Free.

Funday Sunday With Santa

Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 21

Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road

An afternoon of fun for the whole family includes art-making stations and artists to help guide and inspire. Also includes an art hunt with a prize and a visit with Santa.

Free, 918-596-2774, gilcrease.utulsa.edu


Ninth annual Leftover Turkey show

8:30 p.m. Nov. 28

Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St.

Jason Boland & the Stragglers return to Tulsa for their annual after-Thanksgiving show at Cain's Ballroom. Cody Canada & the Departed will also perform.

Team Galaxy Christmas band

Multiple dates and locations

Featuring an all-star lineup of Tulsa musicians, Team Galaxy brings its rocking Christmas music to Tulsa again this year. Live shows are Nov. 30 at Guthrie Green, Dec. 6 at Riverparks Lights On, Dec. 12 at The Vanguard, Dec. 13 at the Tulsa Christmas Parade, Dec. 19 at Blue Rose Cafe and Dec. 20 at Winterfest.

Annie Moses Band Concert

5-7 p.m. Nov. 30

First United Methodist Church, 1115 S. Boulder Ave.

A concert of holiday favorites and original songs features strings, harp and soaring vocals to kick off the Christmas season.

$10 children under 18, $25 adults. Available at fumctulsa.org/anniemosesband, 918-592-3862.

The Edge Christmas Concerts

7 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 14

Brady Theater, 105 W. M.B. Brady St.

Z104.5 The Edge rock radio station is holding two Christmas party concerts this year, bringing in eight bands to play the two shows. The first on Dec. 1 features Bush headlining with Vance Joy, Meg Myers and Big Data. The Dec. 14 show features Blue October headlining with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Semi Precious Weapons and Twin Atlantic. Doors open at 6 p.m. both nights.

$35 in advance for Dec. 1, $25 in advance for Dec. 14, bradytheater.com

Appassionata Duo

7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 4

Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main St.

This viola-and-harp duo will offer a unique musical trip through a “Winter Wonderland,” with a festive program of holiday music, from traditional carols to contemporary Christmas favorites. The evening also includes wine and a buffet of gourmet cheeses and desserts.

Standby seating is available for $30. candlelightconcertseries.com

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Dec. 4

BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.

Holiday favorites Trans-Siberian Orchestra bring the heavy metal rock opera back to the BOK Center, this time with a new show. "The Christmas Attic" makes its Oklahoma debut Dec. 4.

$41.50-$73.50, bokcenter.com

Lee Ann Womack

7:30 p.m. Dec. 5

Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 701 S. Main St., Broken Arrow

Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack is touring the country in support of her latest album, "The Way I’m Livin'."

$20-$60, myticketoffice.com or 918-259-5778

The Brian Setzer Orchestra

8 p.m. Dec. 11

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa

The hot swing and big band of Brian Setzer will set fire to The Joint when it returns this year for its "Christmas Rocks" show. Many Christmas classics, as well as the Brian Setzer hits will be featured. Audience members must be 21 or older to attend.

$45-$65, hardrockcasinotulsa.com or 918-384-ROCK

'A Time for Christmas 3'

7:30 p.m. Dec. 13

Broken Arrow PAC, 701 S. Main St., Broken Arrow

Mark Frie joins musicians and vocalists for a trip down Santa Claus Lane performing classic carols and songs of yesterday plus sacred and new tunes of today. Children 12 and younger are free and will be treated to free cookies and cocoa in the lobby.

$20-$40, myticketoffice.com or 918-259-5778

Debbie Boone Holiday Show

7:30 p.m., Dec. 19

Broken Arrow PAC, 701 S. Main St., Broken Arrow

Three-time Grammy winner Debbie Boone sings a festive medley of seasonal hits in this holiday show.

$20-$40, myticketoffice.com or 918-259-5778

19th Annual Red Dirt Christmas

8 p.m. Dec. 20

Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St.

The Red Dirt Rangers ring in the holidays with their annual Red Dirt Christmas show. This year's concert will feature performances from Tea Leaf Green, Mike Hosty Duo and the Red Dirt Rangers.

Holiday Jam feat. T.I.

7 p.m. Dec. 20

Cox Business Center Arena

Rapper T.I. will help Tulsans party for the holidays with the Holiday Jam featuring T.I. and Friends, sponsored by 106.9 K-Hits pop radio station in Tulsa.


Pryor Christmas Parade of Lights

7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 4

South Mill Street and East Graham Avenue, Pryor

More than 100 entries are expected, including floats, marching bands, antique cars, horses and Santa. Free.

Sand Springs Festival of Lights Christmas Parade

7-9 p.m. Dec. 5

Downtown Sand Springs

One of the largest and oldest Christmas celebrations featuring 100-plus themed entries are lighted displays, decorated floats, marching bands and Santa himself. Free.

Miami Christmas Parade on Route 66

6 p.m. Dec. 5

Downtown Miami

Hundreds of visitors will gather to watch more than 100 entries in this annual event, complete with floats and live bands. Free.

Bartlesville Christmas Parade

5:30 p.m. Dec. 6

Downtown Bartlesville


Broken Arrow Civitan Christmas Parade

10 a.m.-noon Dec. 6

Downtown Broken Arrow

Marching bands, floats and walking groups will be part of this popular parade. Free.

Glenpool Christmas Parade

2 p.m. Dec. 6

Starts on Fern Street and travels down 141st Street, Glenpool


Tulsa Christmas Parade

6 p.m. Dec. 6

Tulsa Hills, 7200 S. Olympia Ave.

About 20,000 are anticipated to attend this year's fourth annual alternative to downtown Tulsa's downtown holiday parade. Free.

Pawhuska Christmas Parade of Lights

6 p.m. Dec. 6

Downtown Pawhuska

This annual event, themed "A Hometown Christmas," offers beautiful light displays, horse-drawn carriage rides and pictures with Old St. Nick. Food and drink vendors will be available, too. Free.

Okmulgee Festival of Lights Parade

6 p.m. Dec. 6

Downtown Okmulgee

One of the state's oldest nighttime parades, this one features more than 1 million lights, numerous floats, local dignitaries and Santa. Free.

Tahlequah Christmas Parade of Lights

6 p.m. Dec. 6

From Northeastern State University through downtown on Muskogee Avenue, Tahlequah

One of Oklahoma's largest, this holiday parade features elaborate lighted floats, marching bands, elves, horses, classic cars, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Free.

Santa's Workshop and Parade

7-9 p.m. Dec. 12

Downtown Skiatook

Come see Mr. & Mrs. Claus; make Christmas crafts, enjoy caroling and refreshments. Follow up with a visit to Santa's workshop in the community building, 220 S. Broadway. Free.

American Waste Control Christmas Parade

6-7 p.m. Dec. 13

Downtown Tulsa, Boston Avenue to West Third Street to Boulder Avenue to East Seventh Street

Floats, bands, drill teams, dancers and lots flights will wind through downtown for this annual event. Also planned is snow made by snow machines, a 45-foot-tall Kermit the Frog, a 40-foot-tall Big Bird, a 25-foot-tall candy cane, more than a dozen large custom-built floats and several marching bands. Free.

Owasso Christmas Parade

9 a.m. Dec. 13

Smith Farm Marketplace, Owasso


Mannford Christmas Parade

4 p.m. Dec. 13

Downtown Mannford


Claremore Christmas Parade

6-8 p.m. Dec. 13

Downtown Claremore

More than 200 entries are expected in this parade of lighted floats. It also affords visitors the chance to see downtown light displays. Free.