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Holiday happenings

Oklahoma City has no shortage of holiday pastimes. Read our compilation below to get some ideas.

Chase Leach, Reporter

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Oklahoma City offers a number of features and attractions to help fill the wait for the holidays this December, so you won’t have to worry about boredom taking over your break.

Devon presents the ongoing “Downtown in December” event this year, which will host a number of separate events and attractions, all of which will take place in downtown Oklahoma City. The Devon Ice Rink will be open until  January 28, and decorative lights can be seen and photographed all through the holiday season. More information, along with a list of events can be found here, and a map of events can be found on the same website.

Yukon’s annual “Christmas in the Park” event will be open through the new year. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., visitors can drive or walk through a dazzling display of Christmas-themed lighting. Themed characters will also be available to pose for pictures. Admission is free, and tours are self-guided. Directions, as well as more information, can be found on Yukon’s website. Midwest City and Chickasaw are hosting similar events. Midwest City’s event is only for drivers, however, and will feature a 1.5 mile long continuous display of lights from 6pm to 10pm Sunday through Thursday, and 6pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday. The Chickasha Festival of Lights features several miles of lighted walkways that visitors can walk for free, in addition to the unique attractions of camel rides ($5.oo per person,) laser tag ($2.00 per person Sunday-Thursday, $3.00 per person Friday, Saturday,) and carriage rides ($7.00 per person.) More information can be found on Chickasaw’s website.

Midtown will be hosting its annual holiday pop-up shops this year, all the way until December 23. There are a variety of small shops to enjoy, and even if they lack a holiday theme, they are sure to delight. This holiday season, Midtown is hosting such shops as The Social Club, Pin and Paper, and The MakeUp Bar. A complete list of shops and the times they will be open can be found here.

The Oklahoma City Civic Center is hosting several events of its own this holiday season, including a performance of “The Nutcracker,” through December 19. Three other events will also be available for view, including two musicals and a symphonic performance by MGP Live, each after Christmas. More information can be found on the Civic Center’s website.

The Lyric Theater at in the plaza district is hosting its annual production of “A Christmas Carol,’ presented by Devon. Tickets, seating options, and a more detailed description of the production can be found here.

If you’re still undecided about the events you would like to attend, Metro Family Magazine provides a complete calendar of events for you to view, available here.

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