There are a few great FREE activities and attractions this December in downtown Oklahoma City. Click on each name to find out more information.
Devon's Saturdays with Santa
When: FREE holiday entertainment each Saturday Nov. 24 - Dec. 22, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Devon Energy Center, 333 W. Sheridan Avenue
What: Meet Santa and his crew, write letters to the North Pole, create your own holiday crafts and enjoy holiday musical entertainment. There will be live reindeer on select Saturdays.
There is a full schedule of activities here
Sandridge Tree Lighting Festival
When: Nov. 23, 2012 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: At the corner of Reno and Mickey Mantle Drive, right across from Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
What: Enjoy live music, food and fun as Mayor Cornett lights the Christmas tree for the season, FREE pictures with Santa, Face painting, Guests snack on Harkins’ popcorn, Nonna’s cookies and sip hot cocoa.
FREE Water Taxi Rides
When: Thursdays through Sundays, December 1 - Dec. 31 from 6 - 9:30 p.m. (Special free preview night on Friday November 23 during the SandRidge Tree Lighting Festival 6 - 9:30 p.m.)
Where: Guests can board the boats on Mickey Mantle Drive across from the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, just west of the third-base entrance.
What: FREE Rides (tickets are normally $9 for adults and $7.75 for children so this is a great deal!)
Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway
When: Nov. 23, 2012 - Jan. 1, 2013, dusk to dawn.
Where: NW 4th to 10th St. on Broadway Ave.
What: Historic building of Automobile Alley decorated with more than 200,000 LED lights.
OG&E Garden Lights
When: Nov. 23, 2012 - Jan. 1, 2013.
Where: The Myriad Botanical Gardens
What: Take a magical stroll through the renovated and beautifully-illuminated Myriad Botanical Gardens each night.
Continental's FREE Movie Monday
When: Each Monday night in December (Dec. 3, 10, 17, 214, & 31).
Where: Harkins Theater 150 East Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
What: FREE Christmas movies shown on Mondays in December. Must register at least 5 days in advance. (Movies: Arthur's Christmas, White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, & Home Alone).
Find out dates/times and more details here.
FREE Crystal Bridge Sundays
When: Each Sunday, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23 from 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory 301 W. Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
What: Enjoy the FREE admission to the Crystal Bridge, hot cocoa and entertainment.
FREE Museum Mondays
When: Dec. 2, Dec. 9, & Dec. 16 from 12 - 5 p.m.
Where: Dec. 2 - OKC Museum of Art, Dec. 9 - American Banjo Museum & Red Earth Museum & Gallery, & Dec. 16 - Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
What: Fill your Sunday with culture, art, history, and music.
Opening Night 2013
When: Dec. 31, 2012
Where: Downtown OKC
What: Walk around outside the building and watch fireworks at midnight for FREE. You can purchase bracelets to get into the building for live entertainment. You can find out more about purchasing bracelets here.
There are several more activities going on downtown in the month of December, but they cost. There are more activities such as an ice skating, snow tubing, a Santa Run, the Winter Market with all kind of vendors, Little Willie's Triple Dog Dare stair climb, OKC Baron's games, Santa Adventures (featuring a 200 ft. zip line, surfing machine, kyack activity, rock climb, and more), Breakfast with Santa and more.
You can find out more about Downtown in December here.