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How to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Oklahoma

COMMUNITY EVENTS Check websites for start times and further details. TULSA: Tulsa Martin Luther King Jr. Parade N. Detroit Ave. & John Hope Franklin Blvd. mlktulsa.com Founders’ Community Breakfast First Baptist Church North Tulsa facebook.com/FirstBaptistChurchNorthTulsa/ OKC: Silent March Starts at OKC Freedom Center, ends at Oklahoma History Center freedomcenterokc.org National Bell Ringing Ceremony Oklahoma History Center freedomcenterokc.org MLK Holiday Parade Starts at N.W. Sixth and Walker, ends at W. Reno and Walker freedomcenterokc.org Martin Luther King Jr. Day...

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...

Around Town

Where can you go to enjoy a festive atmosphere alongside delicious food and drink? We’ve got you covered. Tulsa: Roosevelt’srooseveltstulsa.com Hodges Bendhodges-bend.com Bird and Bottlebirdandbottletulsa.com Ti Amo Ristorante Italianotiamotulsa.com Smoke Woodfire Grillsmokewoodfiregrill.com OKC:  Vastvastokc.com Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Barwhiskeycake.com Flintflintokc.com Mary Eddy’s Dining Roommaryeddysokc.com Mickey Mantle’s Steakhousemickeymantlesteakhouse.com

Curbing Holiday Cravings

More than any other time of the year, the holiday season awakens cravings. Whether it’s a unique flavor that’s perfect in the winter months or the nostalgia of grandma’s spiced apple pie, December is a time of indulgence. While giving in to that proverbial sweet tooth is enjoyable in the moment, there’s a way to find a balance. Experts...

Beware of Holiday Fraudsters

With the holidays drawing near, many are engaging in online shopping to get in a festive mood. Some of those shoppers don’t realize, however, that this season can add greater fraud and phishing risks – whether they’re from the additional purchases or just from letting defenses go down as the spirit of giving takes over.  Jack Kelley, assistant vice president...

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...

The Holiday Season is Here

From holiday activities to sporting events and festivals, November is jam-packed. For those still craving fall activities, the Pumpkin Festival at Shepherd’s Cross runs through Nov. 5 in Claremore, replete with hayrides, pumpkin patches and educational activities. The Fall Festival at the Orr Family Farm in OKC runs through Nov. 12. You can also participate in the Piedmont and Tulsa...

Festive Furnishings

After a bummer of a holiday season last year, replete with cancellations of at-home holiday parties, office celebrations and community events, Oklahomans are more excited than ever to get festive in 2021. People are decorating their homes and businesses earlier, and the results can sometimes be considered works of art.  Design To some,  the idea of glitter and ribbon, twinkling lights...

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...

A Comprehensive Holiday Activity Guide

Raise Your Voice A big fan of holiday tunes? Spread some joy by singing them in a caroling outing with friends or family.  Pro tips: Pick a handful of easy songs to memorize – from “Jingle Bells” to “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” Ensure you’ve got a good range, from classics to more modern fare. An ideal time to go...