A mixed bag of events make December an exciting time to be in Oklahoma.

Tulsa welcomes ZZ Top to the River Spirit Casino Resort on Dec. 5. With soulful music described as “100% Texas American,” this concert is a can’t-miss. Other goodies in Tulsa include State of Craft, an art exhibition hosted by 108 Contemporary running Dec. 3-Jan. 23, featuring a juried survey of Oklahoma artists’ works. Stay downtown to visit Seed Reef, an ahha Tulsa exhibition running through Dec. 26; this show, described as “an immersive, sculpted paper installation of a coral reef threatened by bleaching and pollution,” was created by Emma Difani and Malcolm Zachariah. ahha also hosts Faces of Iron Gate through Jan. 2, highlighting portrait photography by Anitra Lavanhar.

In OKC, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra visits the Paycom Center (formerly the Chesapeake Energy Arena) on Dec. 8 for a dash of Christmas and nostalgia. Another highlight is Mother Roads, running Dec. 10-May 8 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Utilizing photographs, rare book illustrations, maps and related ephemera, visitors can explore some of the country’s most famous thoroughfares. 

Around the state, the Minco Honey Festival kicks of Dec. 4 at Minco High School, where guests will be able to satisfy their sweet tooths with pure Oklahoma honey. And country fans won’t want to miss Tim McGraw, who visits the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant on Dec. 4.