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Getting Festive Across the State

Planning and teamwork Oklahomans work diligently well before the holidays to ensure festive activities and performances abound. One product of such teamwork is The Christmas Show, a Broadway-style production in Oklahoma City. “A year in advance, our music director and show director begin planning a new production,” says Susan Webb with the OKC Philharmonic. “It takes people with many skill sets, and...

Alight with Holiday Cheer

As the weather turns wintry and the clock counts down toward Christmas Eve, Oklahomans have many options to get into the holiday spirit. The Rhema Christmas Lights Extravaganza dazzles its visitors again with more than 2 million lights decorating the bible college’s campus through New Year’s Day from 5:30 to 11:30 nightly. Admission is free. See rhemalights.org for information. Another cherished...

Out on a Limb

Few images seem more festive this time of year than a family meandering through a field full of tall pines, with cups of hot chocolate or cider in their hands, breathing in the crisp air and looking for the perfect tree for their living room. It doesn’t take much imagination to picture each of the trees festooned with garlands, twinkling...

Creating Cookie Traditions

Most of us have fond childhood memories of baking Christmas cookies. Mixing the batter, peering into the oven, waiting for the cookies to be done, that delicious smell throughout the house – and then the decorating! All of these cherished activities bring the holidays home for many people. That sense of nostalgia often sends people on a search for the perfect...