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 Turkey Trots on Nov. 24 and 25, starting at 15 Jackson Ave. N.W. and the BOK Center, respectively. Lights On at Utica Square is a great transitional event, in which guests can enjoy the illumination of 700,000 lights on Thanksgiving Day. 

Yes – Oklahomans are certainly ready for the holiday season, as evidenced in a variety of activities starting this month. In Tulsa, visit the Tulsa Botanic Garden for the Garden of Lights event, running Nov. 25-Dec. 30. Don’t miss the brand-new Route 66 Christmas Chute in downtown Sapulpa, where visitors will see blocks and blocks of Christmas lights and decorations, including “Christmas chutes” with different themes.

In OKC, Downtown in December begins Nov. 3 and runs through Jan. 27, offering ice skating, plenty of lighting displays and myriad holiday activities. Edmond’s Mitch Park also offers a rink from Nov. 5-Jan. 15. Other light displays include the OKC Zoo Safari Lights from Nov. 12-Jan. 1; the Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights in Bartlesville from Nov. 25-Dec. 18; and the Rhema Lights from Nov. 24-Jan. 2 in Broken Arrow. 

For non-holiday events, visit Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore for the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival from Nov. 2-5. And you won’t want to miss the biggest BMX event of the year – the USA BMX Grand Nationals, running Nov. 23-27 at Tulsa’s Expo Square. 

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