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Ho-Ho-Holiday Fun

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...

Holiday Recipe Corner 

Crinkle Cookies Ingredients 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup cocoa powder1 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon baking powder3/4 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup butter, melted 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3 large eggsPowdered sugar for rolling In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Whisk together the melted butter, sugar and eggs until well combined.  Pour into the...

Sweet Treats

If you’ve got a hankering for sweet treats this holiday season but aren’t sure where to start, there are a bevy of locations in Tulsa and OKC that can help. Tulsa: Barbee Cookiesbarbeecookies.com Oh Honey Cookie Co.ohhoneycookieco.com Nouveau Chocolatenouveauchocolate.com Cricket and Fig Chocolatecricketandfig.com OKC: Bricktown Candyfacebook.com/bricktowncandy Apple Tree Chocolateappletreechocolate.com Eileen’s Colossal Cookieseileenscookies.com OKC Sweetsokcsweets.com

Merry & Bright Ardmoreites

Oklahomans are (quite literally) lighting up the sky to celebrate a joyous holiday season, and nowhere in the state do the lights twinkle brighter than Ardmore, which offers one of the state’s biggest holiday extravaganzas. The awe-inspiring, 1.5-mile drive through the Festival of Lights display in the city’s sprawling Regional Park – complete with an ice rink – is Ardmore’s...

Rife with Ritual

As the winter season gets into full swing, most people have some variation of traditions they look forward to – regardless of what holidays they celebrate. Christmas decorations are specifically rife with ritual. Some of these traditions have gained traction more recently, but others have a rich history.  One can go all the way back – before the advent of...

A Brighter Holiday for All

Oklahoma nonprofits and charitable organizations provide necessary services and outreach to those in-need year-round. This December, several local organizations are rolling out festive programs that aim to make it a joyful holiday season for all. To make these programs possible, these organizations rely on a robust volunteer base and the generosity of others. “The holiday season can really instill a...

Home for the Holidays

Merry and Bright Performances Beloved Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker, can be found in venues across the state this month. Enjoy Tulsa Ballet’s rendition at the PAC from Dec. 9 to 23, and OKC Ballet’s at the Civic Center Music Hall from Dec. 10-18. Other Nutcracker-themed showcases include RACE Dance Company’s Hip Hop Nutcracker on Dec. 2-3 and 10-11 at the...

A Strong Closer

December is here, and there are soooo many movies. Strap in, we’ve got a lot to cover! Prepare yourself for some song and dance numbers as we begin the month with West Side Story. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) and Rachel Zegler in her film debut, it looks like the Oscar contender of the season....

Merry and Bright

Regardless if the weather is frightful or delightful, yuletide fun in Oklahoma is plentiful. Tulsa The 14th Annual Arvest Winterfest is certainly a highlight in Tulsa, running through Jan. 3. Featuring ice skating outside the BOK Center underneath the holiday lights, Winterfest offers money saving specials including half-off skating on Mondays with a canned food donation for Community Food Bank of...

Christmas Tree 101

Nothing quite beats the annual outing to pick out a perfect tree for holiday celebrations. And, says Bill Jacobs of Owasso Tree Farm, “the freshest tree you can buy is one you cut yourself, grown on an Oklahoma Christmas tree farm.” First Steps Planning for your tree should start before you leave for a farm. Pick a spot for the tree...