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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...

Holiday Festivities

Oklahomans can get into the spirit of the season early as a variety of activities and events are kicking off this month. Utica Square’s Lights On returns Nov. 25. See the shopping center come alive with thousands of lights in a tradition over half a century old. Other highlights in Tulsa include Philbrook’s Festival of Lights, running both day and...

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...