We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention holiday happenings this month, right? Right! 

In Tulsa, take your pick of light displays. At Tulsa Botanic Garden, the Garden of Lights showcase runs through Dec. 30. For holiday inflatables and lights galore, visit Castle Christmas, running through Dec. 31 at the Castle of Muskogee. A beloved T-Town tradition, the Philbrook Festival includes gorgeous displays and holiday-themed activities through New Years’ Eve. At Broken Arrow’s Rhema Bible Church, join thousands of annual visitors to witness over three million lights, synchronized to music. New this year, the Route 66 Christmas Chute can be found all around downtown Sapulpa – the display includes numerous blocks’ worth of decor. 

Oklahoma Citians, you’ve got your pick of the litter, too. The Saints Santa Run begins at 1000 N. Lee Ave. on Dec 3 – and yes,  you should dress like Santa! For kids and kids at heart, the Polar Express train rides take off from the Oklahoma Railway Museum through Dec. 27. At Riversport OKC, enjoy Winter Glow through Dec. 30 – an indoor/outdoor holiday-themed event. Head to the OKC Zoo through New Years’ Day to enjoy Zoo Safari Lights, or visit the Edmond Ice Rink at Mitch Park through Jan. 15. Perhaps OKC’s biggest holiday happenings, however, occur during Downtown in December, through Jan. 27 – think tree lightings, lights upon lights, ice skating and so much more.

Across the state, you won’t want to miss the Territorial Christmas Celebration, running through Dec. 10 in Guthrie’s Historic District. Mosey down to the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve in Bartlesville for Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights through Dec. 18, or stop by Merry Main Street in downtown Stillwater, also through Dec. 18.