Photo courtesy Downtown in December, inc.
Photo courtesy Downtown in December, inc.

[dropcap]The[/dropcap] entire month of December in downtown Oklahoma City is the place to be for seasonal and holiday-themed fun.

“Downtown in December is essentially a huge holiday party for downtown residents,” says Riley Cole, the marketing coordinator at Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. And this “huge holiday party” won’t disappoint – with over 30 activities including free water taxi rides on the Bricktown Canal, ice skating in the Myriad Botanical Gardens, snow tubing at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and a lively Santa Run on Dec. 10, you’ll probably be spending a majority of your free time at this holiday-fueled jamboree.

Apart from entertaining activities, Cole believes the Downtown in December event brings about a positive impact on the residents of downtown OKC, as many of them don’t have the yard space or free rein to create as much Christmas cheer in their annual decorating as they’d like.

“All of the decorations and events activate their neighborhoods,” she says. “It allows the residents who don’t have a backyard to use Downtown in December as their living and hangout space.”

Downtown in December will host events all month long. For a full schedule of events, visit

Previous articleLights on the Island
Next articleChoc-Full of Magic