Post Christmas Decorating

I’ll be honest.  I like decorating for Christmas season , but now I am more than ready to declutter the house. The extra home decor can become overwhelming to me.  Here is what I will be doing this weekend to get our home ready for the New Year!

Declutter

I always feel that urge to organize and declutter after Christmas. This weekend I will be purging, minimizing , organizing and transitioning into winter decor.  So I will go around the house and pack up any Christmas decor that will not work for winter.  I will also donate any thing we no longer use and throw away anything broken.   Less stuff always feels good.

Removing the red berries

Red berries to me scream Christmas.  I will be replacing the red berries with green leafy stems.  If you like the farmhouse look,  magnolia stems work perfectly in the winter.

Add rustic touches

Birch candle holders can be transitioned into winter decor by removing the greenery and red berries for a more subtle look.

Keep the Cozy

Just because winter is over doesn’t mean we need to put away the cozy throws and pillows.  Winter is just starting.  Fur blankets, velvety blankets and  chunky wool  blankets are  all here to stay until Spring.

There are no rules to follow to decorate your home for winter.  It always feels so good to get the house back in order and with a few simple changes you can transform your home from Christmas  to winter decor.

We’d love to hear when you take down your Christmas decor and what you do to decorate for winter.

 

Sunday, December 29th Open House

2200 W. Rockypoint Drive Edmond

This charming updated home will be available to tour on Sunday, December 29th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Located off W. Edmond Rd (2nd St) and Santa Fe in Edmond.  From the intersection of Santa Fe and W. Edmond Rd., go west on W. Edmond Rd., then  north onto Brookfield,  west onto W. Rockypoint Dr.  You will find the open house sign in the yard.

As you approach the home you will notice the newly painted exterior.  Once inside you will find new granite counter tops, a new kitchen sink with a new faucet and freshly painted white cabinets.

The living room offers a brick fireplace, vaulted ceiling, built in bookcase, new paint and new carpet.

This home offers a split floor plan, with the master bedroom across the house from the secondary bedrooms.  The master has a huge walk in closet, new carpet, vaulted ceiling, white cabinets in the bath, tiled shower,  and new exhaust fan.

The guest bath has been freshened up with white cabinets and the secondary bedrooms both have new carpet and new white faux wood blinds.

Come by Sunday and take a tour of this home in the heart of Edmond.

If you would like to schedule a private showing you can reach Kiley at

405-410-9696 or Kim at 405-474-4774.

 

Christmas Eve Fun & Traditions

Every family celebrates Christmas Eve in their own unique way, because each family is unique and special.  Christmas Eve traditions can be sentimental or scared. Families love to reminiscence about the past and look forward to the tradition and making future memories.  It is always special to hear how newly married couples will incorporate their childhood traditions into their new family.

In our family we go to church then come home to find presents on the front porch for each family member.  In the package is new pajamas.  We then all put on our new jammies, gather around the tree and read the Christmas story from our Bible.

If you’re looking for some new ideas for your family’s Christmas Eve, one of these ideas might be worth adding to your tradition.

Make a hot cocoa bar

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Bake Christmas Cookies for Santa

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Read Christmas Stories

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Make the Reindeer Snacks

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Play Christmas board games

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Merry Christmas from all of us on The RED Team!!

Winter Break Activities

Christmas and winter break are approaching quickly! Here is a list of camps and activities to keep you and the kiddos from going stir crazy while out of school. We hope you enjoy this time with family and friends!

 

Through Jan. 5

Edmond Ice Rink at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features skating, a Christmas train ride, holiday music and food concessions. $12 with skate rental, $8 without, kids (under 5), $6; train rides, $3. Winter Break hours: Monday – Thursday, 3 – 9 p.m.; Friday, 3 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 9 p.m. except on New Year’s Eve, noon – 10 p.m.

Through Feb. 2

Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Botanical Gardens (113 S Robinson) features daily public skating, private parties, and special events all winter long. $13, includes skate rental; $8, without; $7 for members. Monday-Thursday, 3 – 9 p.m.; Friday, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 7 p.m.

Dec. 19

Third Thursday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features musical performances, art activities, live entertainment and more. $12; members, free. 5 – 9 p.m.

Sounds of the Season Concert at Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium (850 Yukon Ave, Yukon) features a holiday performance by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. $10. 7:30 – 9 p.m.

FREE Gingerbread Challenge at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122nd St). Compete to make and decorate the best confectionary creation. All ages welcome. Preregister. 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 19 – 20

Winter Mornings at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Make a natural ornament, learn about winter plants and animals at the education table, play games, read a holiday book and embark on a scavenger hunt in the Crystal Bridge and Children’s Garden. Then, make a cup of hot chocolate in the Garden Classroom and enjoy more holiday festivities. All ages welcome. Members, $6; nonmembers, $8 (1 free adult Crystal Bridge admission per paying child). 10 a.m. – noon.

Dec. 21

Parent Night Out at Artsy Learning Center (1215 36th Ave NW, Norman) features pizza, a movie, crafts and play time for kids. $35; $30 per sibling. 1 – 5 p.m.

Dec. 23 – Jan 3

Winter Break Camps at OKC Recreation Centers (various locations) features an assortment of activities that promote community involvement in recreation, cultural, health and family life. Daily snacks are included. For ages 6 – 15. $50. See website for times and locations.

Dec. 23, 27, 30 & 31, Jan. 2 & 3

Winter Break Theatre Day Camps at the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) offers kids a look into theater and musical theater. For kids ages 5 – 13. $45 per day. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 606-7003

Dec. 23, 26, 27, 30 & 31, Jan. 2, 3 & 6

Kids Art Camps at Artsy Rose Academy (7739 W Hefner Rd) features all kinds of art fun, such as watercolor painting, drawing, mixed media and more. For ages 4-15. Please bring a sack lunch, snack and drink each day. $50 per day. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 23 – Jan. 3

Winter Break Drop-In Activities at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of family-friendly activities including scavenger hunts, crafts and more. Free with admission while supplies last. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dec. 23, 27 & 30, Jan 2,3 & 6

Schools Out Day Camps at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) welcomes ages 4-11 to learn more about nature and their favorite animals. Snacks provided, but campers should bring their own lunch. Members, $40 per day; nonmembers, $45. 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Dec. 22

Winter Solstice Walk at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center (18154 1st St, Spiro) features a guided tour of the prehistoric Native American archaeological site to discuss the powerful Caddoans who created the mounds, how they became a very important leadership group and why some of the mounds line up to solstice and equinox sunsets. Adults, $5; kids, $3. Tours are held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Dec. 26 – 27 & Jan. 2 – 3

Winter Break Camps at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features a two-day camp exploring a variety of scientific principles. For age 4 – 6th grade. Members, $45-$90; nonmembers, $50- $100. 9 a.m. – noon & 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Christmas Break Camp at the Yukon Community Center (2200 S Holly Ave, Yukon) features e games, crafts, sports and field trips. For ages 5 – 11. Preregister. Resident, $45; nonresident, $55. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 21

Nutcracker Tea in the Kingdom of Sweets at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features treats and favorite characters from The Nutcracker. $30-$35. 4 – 6 p.m.

Dec. 23, 24, 26 & 27

Winter Break Camps at Soccer City (4520 Old Farm Rd) offers kids ages 4 – 15 a chance to enhance their soccer skills. $30-$75. 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. All day option available. Also held: Dec. 30 – Jan. 2. 748-3888

Dec. 23

Holly Jolly Horse Camp at Cadence Equestrian (14150 S Pine St, Edmond) features daily horse riding lessons, horsemanship skill building and more. For ages 5-15. Preregister. $100. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dec. 28

FREE Eagle Watch at Lake Thunderbird State Park (1201 Clear Bay Ave, Norman) features a tour of the park to catch a glimpse of magnificent eagles in their winter home. Be sure to bring your binoculars and dress appropriately. Each eagle watch is limited, so reservations are required. 1 p.m.

Dec. 27

Thunder Youth Basketball Hustle Camps at The Link at First Moore Baptist Church (301 NE 27th St, Moore) is designed for athletes ages 6-14 years old at all skill levels. Campers will have the opportunity to play on the court of the pros, grow in the fundamentals of the game and engage in a hands-on, team-centric environment. $65. Ages 6 – 9; 8 a.m. – noon; 10 – 14, 1 – 5 p.m.

Dec. 30 – 31 & Jan. 2 – 3

Christmas Break Volleyball Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) teaches basic techniques to help young athletes improve their volleyball skills. For ages 7 – 14. Preregister. $55. 9 – 11 a.m.

Christmas Break Art Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Create colorful paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more. For ages 6 – 12. Preregister. $55. 9 a.m. – noon.

Christmas Break Gizmos, Gadgets & Thangs Camp: Robots at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Learn to build your own robot. For ages 7 – 14. Preregister. $25. 1 – 4 p.m.

Dec. 31

Noon Year’s Eve Activities at the Oklahoma WONDERtorium (308 W Franklin Ln, Stillwater) features fun family activities suited for all ages. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE Rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve Party at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore) features games, crafts, music and more to celebrate the last noon of 2016. 11 a.m. – noon

FREE Happy Noon Year’s Activities at the Almonte Library (2914 SW 59th St) features games, crafts and a noon-time countdown. 11 a.m. – noon.

Opening Night Finale 5K at Bicentennial Park (500 Couch Dr) takes you through downtown and back to Bicentennial Park. Participants are encouraged to dress festive. $30-$40. 3 p.m.

Opening Night at Bicentennial Park (500 Couch Dr) features evening of music, comedy, magic and fireworks at midnight to ring in the New Year. $8 in advance, $10 at the event, children under 5, FREE.7 p.m. to midnight.

New Years Eve at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features dinner in the Museum Café and views of the downtown fireworks from the rooftop at midnight. Prices vary. 7 p.m. – midnight.

New Year’s Eve Bash at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features skating, party favors, door prizes and a sparkling grape juice toast and balloon drop at midnight. All age welcome. $15. 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Jan. 2 – 3

Christmas Break Basketball Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) teaches basic techniques to help young athletes improve their basketball skills. For ages 7 – 14. Preregister. $55. 9 a.m. – noon.

Extreme Animals Christmas Break Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Get up close and personal with endangered species, creepy crawlies and more to learn about different animal habitats. For ages 6 – 12. Preregister. $80. 9 a.m. – noon

Jan. 3 – 5

Eagle Watch at Arcadia Lake (9000 E 2nd, Edmond) features an information display at the park office and majestic eagles in their natural habitat. $3 per vehicle. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Jan. 4

FREE Fishing Day at OKC Lakes & Ponds (various locations). No city permit required, however a State license is for anyone 16 and older.

Learn to Curl at Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Learn the basic rules and etiquette of curling from The Oklahoma Curling Club. Dress warm and wear rubber soled shoes. Equipment provided. Preregister. For ages 10 & up. Members, $20; nonmembers, $25. 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features horse-related crafts including a horseshoe picture frame, storytelling and a showing of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – noon.

Jan 6

FREE First Mondays for Kids at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua, Norman) features complimentary admission for kids 17 years old and under on the first Monday of each month. General admission applies to guests 18 and older. Adults (18-64), $8; seniors (65+), $6; Kids (17 & under), FREE. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

12 Days of Christmas Books

Did you know in Iceland books are exchanged as Christmas Eve presents? After opening their presents they spend the rest of the evening in bed reading and eating chocolate!

Well, I couldn’t pick just one book to share with you, so I have narrowed it down to 12.  One book for each night for the kids to unwrap and read.  By the time Christmas Eve arrives they will have a quite a stack to read through. Each year you can  re- wrap the same books or you can add new books to your Christmas collection.

 Room for a Little One  

“The story of Jesus’ birth in that Bethlehem manager is told in this sweet tale from the perspective of the animals.”

Age Range 2-8 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Classic Seuss) by [Dr. Seuss]

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“No Christmas season is complete without the Grinch and all of the Whos in Whoville who help him find the true meaning of Christmas.”

Age Range 5-9 

Christmas Love Letters from God 

“The book includes seven stories, beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy and ending with the visit of the wise men. Following each story, the child will find his or her own letter from God, folded into a small envelope attached to the page.”

Age Range 4-8

Sam’s Christmas Wish

“Sam’s Christmas Wish is a story of love, service, and sacrifice. It is one man’s realization that Christmas is not just an event, but a spirit that can transform the lives of many.”

Age Range  8 +

 

Tale of Three Trees (Board Book)

The Tale of the Three Trees

“For those who want to stress that Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season, The Tale of Three Trees is a perfect pick.”

Age Range 3-5

 

The Gift Giver

“The book brings you the story of how Santa came to be. A wonderful way to teach my children that Santa Clause and Christmas is more than expecting the next big toy. If you are a fan of The Polar Express, and T’was the Night Before Christmas, you will love The Gift Giver.”

Age Range 4+

 

God Gave Us Christmas

“This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.”

Age Range 3-7

 

The Polar Express

“It tells the tale of one boy who is whisked away by Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.”

Age Range 4+

 

“We’ve all heard the story of the three wise men who brought their gifts to Baby Jesus. But what about the camels who carried them?  It tells the story of the birth of Jesus with humor and a sense of wonder and awe.”

Age Range 4+
A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree by [Monroe, Colleen]

A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree

 “An old pine tree never gets selected by families at the Christmas tree farm and all he wants is to be someone’s special tree. It is a wonderful story of acceptance, love. kindness, friendship, and JOY. “

Age Range 0-6

 

The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy by [Walburg, Lori]

“Adorable story about what’s boy dreams snowmen do to celebrate Christmas while we are sleeping.”
Age Range 3-7
 “Because Joshua couldn’t go with his friends, “he was the first to welcome Jesus into the world.” He gave Jesus an incredible comforting gift – you have to read it to found out what!”
Age Range 3-7
This tradition is super fun the kids really looking forward to opening one book each day leading up the Christmas Day!
My husband and I do not have any “little ones” at home anymore, but I have decided to start a “Christmas Book Basket”. I plan to buy 3 of each Christmas book, one to keep at our house, one for daughter’s family and  and one for our son’s future family.
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What are some of your favorite children’s Christmas books?

Weekend Open Houses in Edmond

Brenton Hills Open House Saturday & Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00.
AMAZING VALUE!!!!!

$495,000

Wonderful 5 bedroom home situated on a beautiful green belt lot!

 

Swing by Fairfax Estates Sunday, December 8th, 2:00 – 4:00.

$434,777

This home is a must see! The kitchen offers freshly painted cabinets that opens to the living room with abundant natural light and a vaulted ceiling.

If you interested in these home and can not make it out to the Open House, call us!  We would love to schedule a private showing for you!

Kim Spencer 405-474-4774

Kiley Spencer Hendley 405-410-9696

Terra Spencer Myers 405-474-4242

Fun Thanksgiving Facts

As you spend this 4th Thursday of November celebrating Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends consuming delicious food, we thought we would provide you with some fun facts to Wow your guests with.

The History Facts:

  • The Settlers of the Plymouth Colony celebrated the 1st Thanksgiving in 1621 with 50 Pilgrims, 90 Pilgrims that lasted over 3 days, and only 5 women are believed to have been present.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale, who wrote the poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb” campaigned 17 years and finally convinced President Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.
  • President George H.W. Bush is the one who formalized the turnkey pardoning tradition in 1989. 2 turkeys are sent to the White House each year.

The Fun Fact:

  • There are towns in the U.S. named “Turkey”. Turkey, Arizona / Turkey, Louisiana Turkey, North Carolina /Turkey, Texas.
  • 1876, year the Thanksgiving football tradition began with Yale playing Princeton.
  • 1920, year the 1st NFL games were played on Thanksgiving Day.
  • The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have played every Thanksgiving since 1966.
  • It takes 10 hours and 33 mins to burn off the average 4,500 calories the average American consumes during Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.
  • Over 8,000 participants walk in the 2.65 mile route of the Macy’s Day Parade that has over 3.5 million spectators attending and over 50 million television viewers.
  • Over 32 million people begin Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Day, with the average 5 day spending to be above $300.00.

November 16th & 17th Open Houses

4100 Cedar Creek Drive Edmond

Open House Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come on out and see the new carpet and hardwood floors that have just been  installed.  They are beautiful!

This home has so much potential with multiple living areas ample windows for natural light, new paint and some new light fixtures. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances, great cabinet storage, a walk-in pantry, an island, bar seating and plenty of prep space.  The spacious master suite offers a large sitting area surrounded by windows and a large master bath with double vanities, jetted tub, shower,  and walk in closet with built ins. The secondary bedrooms share the hall walk thru bathroom, with a tub and a shower & double vanities. The fourth bedroom has built ins and could be used as a study.  Enclosed sun room  has large, picturesque windows of the beautiful wooded lot, that also plenty of space to run and play.  The fenced are  in the backyard has a storage shed with electricity. A two car extended garage is attached, along with a third side entry garage  that offers a heated and cooled workshop with built in cabinet storage).  This incredible, wooded acreage is waiting for you to call home.

 

7321 Louisburg Dr Oklahoma City

Open House Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Come by Sunday and see this cul de sac home across the street from beautiful Beacon Hill  neighborhood pond.

 

This home has a flexible floor plan and is absolutely adorable! As you walk through the front door, you’re greeted by a true entry way and on to the living room with it’s brick fireplace and all new carpet. The formal dining is open to kitchen so it could be used as study or play area. This home has a neutral palette throughout. The kitchen is partially open to the living room with a pantry, light Formica countertops with plenty of cabinet storage and ample work space. Master bedroom offers a ceiling fan, three windows, two closets and  a master bath with double vanities and a garden tub. Secondary bedrooms are separate from the master and share a guest bathroom. The serene backyard setting is ideal for outdoor entertaining as it features a covered patio, landscaping, and still allows room to run and play. A storm shelter and organization cabinetry are all in the 2 car attached garage. The Beacon Hill home is move in ready!

Now is a great time to buy or sell!  If you have any Real Estate needs please give us a call, were are always happy to help!

 

November Events in OKC

November is the start of the holiday season and Oklahoma City offers lots of events to help you entertain out of town guests and plan family time.

You’ll find plenty of holiday inspiration on this list below from Thanksgiving-related events and activities,  to tree lighting festivities and ice skating.

Nov. 8 

Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) opens for the 2018 season. $13 with skate rental, $8 without. See website for hours of operation and special events.  November 8th – February 2nd.

Mistletoe Market at the Cox Covention Center. Friday, November 8 – Sunday November 10th. Mistletoe Market is a three-day, one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza featuring unique merchandise from more than 100 vendors.

Nov. 13

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center (6420 SE 15th St, Midwest City) features the exquisite artistry of world-class Russian dancers, playful puppets and the unmatched splendor of hand crafted sets and costumes. $29 & up. 7 p.m.

Nov. 15 – Jan. 5

Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink opens at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features ice skating, a Christmas train ride, holiday music and food concessions. $12 with skate rental, $8 without, kids (under 5), $6. See website for hours of operation and special events.

Nov. 16

Pecan Festival in Luther (Main St, Luther) features local artists, artisans, musicians, food, contests, crafts, car show, an attempt to make the world’s largest pecan praline and more. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Nov. 16 – Dec. 24

FREE Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s (200 Bass Pro Dr & 1200 W Memorial Rd) features giveaways, crafts, activities and the chance to meet Santa. See website for a complete schedule of events.

Nov. 21 

Walk the Lights Holiday Lights Spectacular at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (SE 15th & Century Dr). Stroll through the one-mile stretch of twinkling lights and animated displays before Holiday Lights Spectacular opens. Adults, $5; Kids under 12, free. 6 – 9 p.m.

Nov. 21 & 22

FREE Turkey Shoot at Oklahoma City Community Centers (select locations). Kids can compete in a basketball free throw contest to win a frozen turkey. Age groups are: 6-8, 9-12, 13-17 & 18+. 5 p.m.

Nov. 22

FREE Tree Lighting Ceremony at Stockyards City (1217 S Agnew) features a special holiday ceremony with Christmas carols. 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 23

FREE Apple Pie Time at the Bethany Library (3510 N Mueller Ave, Bethany). Kids can practice following directions, measuring ingredients and putting together a delicious pie to take home and bake.Preregister, space is limited. For ages 9 & up. 2 – 3 p.m.

The Santa Market at State Fair Park Oklahoma Pavilion (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features featuring over 100 vendors showcasing the hottest decor and fashion, handmade and unique items and the latest in direct sales. Proceeds from the show benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Oklahoma. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Craft Fair at Earlywine Park YMCA (11801 S May Ave) features vendors selling hand crafted items. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FREE Lights on Broadway Holiday Open House in Automobile Alley (Broadway Ave between 4 & 10th St) features holiday window displays, children’s activities, carriage rides, a chance to meet Santa, a live entertainment and more. 4 – 8 p.m.

Chill Your Cheeks 5K Run at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) features a 5K run that winds through the street of Yukon and ends amid 4 million twinkling Christmas lights. Activities also include train rides, pictures with Santa, refreshments, live Christmas music and games. Adults, $25; kids, $20. 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 27 – 29

Thanksgiving Break Family Skate Sessions at Skate Galaxy OKC (5800 NW 36th St). Admission $6 includes basic skate rental. Wednesday, 1-4 & 7-10 p.m.; Thursday, 7-10 p.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Nov. 28

Edmond Turkey Trot in Downtown Edmond (28 E Main St) is a 5K and one-mile Family Wobble on Thanksgiving. Costumes are encouraged and dogs on leashes are welcome. Preregister to receive a shirt. Prices vary. 8 – 10 a.m.

OKC Turkey Tracks 5K in Downtown Oklahoma City (5th  St & Harvey Ave) features a 5K and one-mile fun run on Thanksgiving Day. Strollers and dogs are welcome. Runners are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. $20-$35. 8:30 a.m.

Turkey Day 5K at Norman High School (911 W Main St, Norman) is a non-profit run on Thanksgiving Day benefiting Serve More. Strollers and dogs on leashes welcome. $25. 8:30 a.m. – noon.

FREE Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner at UCO’s Nigh University Center (100 N University Dr) is an annual holiday celebration open to all. The mission of the event is to provide food and fellowship to the entire Edmond community. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nov. 29

Paycom HoliDazzle Coat Drive at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl). Bring a new or gently used child- or adult-sized coat or cash donation to receive a complimentary photo with Santa, and $5 off that day’s admission to the museum.

Black Friday Black Out Skate at Skate Galaxy OKC (5800 NW 36th St) features a family fun skate night. $12. 7 p.m. – midnight.

On the next page, see holiday events happening Thankgiving weekend.

Holiday Activities and Events Happening Thanksgiving Weekend in OKC

Nov. 13

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center (6420 SE 15th St, Midwest City). Experience the exquisite artistry of world-class Russian dancers, playful puppets and the unmatched splendor of hand crafted sets and costumes. $29 & up. 7 p.m.

Nov. 29

FREE Bricktown Tree Lighting Festival at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features festive activities and photos with Santa. The mayor will light the Bricktown Christmas tree for the season. Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Nov. 29 – Jan. 5

Holiday in the Park at Frontier City Theme Park (11501 N I-35 Service Rd) features Christmas lights, visits with Santa Claus, rides, holiday shows and more every weekend during the holiday season. Open daily beginning Dec. 26. $47.99, online, $37.99. Friday & Saturday, 5 – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 5 – 9 p.m.

Nov. 30

A Territorial Christmas Celebration opens in Downtown Guthrie (212 W Oklahoma) features a parade, Victorian Christmas celebrations, live entertainment and the Territorial Christmas Tree lighting. 5 p.m.

Nov. 29 – Dec. 22

FREE Pop-Up Shops in Midtown (10th & Hudson) features local shops set up with holiday goods and gifts in geodesic domes in Midtown. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

On the next page, see holiday light displays opening around the metro.

Holiday Light Display Openings around the OKC metro and beyond

Opening Nov. 22

FREE Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular at Joe B Barnes Regional Park (8700 E. Reno Ave) features a drive-thru display with more than one million holiday lights and a 118-foot Christmas tree lit. Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 6-11 p.m. through Dec. 25.

Opening Nov. 23

FREE Luminance at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features a walk-thru display with over 50,000 LED lights, a 25-foot tunnel and 20 interactive, 3D light displays. Grand opening, 5 p.m.; open nightly thereafter, 5 – 10 p.m.

FREE Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway Ave (NW 4th to 10th St. on Broadway Ave.) features more than 180,000 colorful LED lights draping the buildings along eight city blocks in the historic district. Open dusk to dawn, through Jan. 11.

FREE Christmas in the Park at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) features drive-thru and walk-thru light displays with over 100 acres of twinkling lights. Open seven days a week from 6 – 10 p.m. through Dec 31.

FREE Festival of Light at Shannon Springs Park (2400 S 9th St, Chickasha) features drive-thru and walk-thru light displays, carriage rides and on select night a live nativity, camel rides, photos with Santa, a gift shop and concessions. Sunday-Thursday, 6 – 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 6 – 11 p.m. through Dec. 31.

Opening Nov. 27

ILLUMINATIONS: Night Lights in the Crystal Bridge Conservatory (301 W Reno Ave). New this year, professional designers using the latest lighting technology take the Bridge’s holiday display beyond strings of lights and into a northern lights experience. Members, $6; nonmembers, $8; kids (2 & under), free. 6 – 9 p.m. through Jan. 5.

Opening Nov. 28

FREE Downs Family Christmas Lights (2900 72nd Ave SE, Norman) is a light display set to music that features more than 18 miles of light strands. Bring a canned good or monetary donation to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Open through Jan. 2.

Opening Nov. 29

FREE Bricktown Canal Lights Display lines the canal with twinkling lights. Enjoy FREE water taxi rides certain nights of the week. Open at dusk through Jan. 1.

Opening Nov. 30

FREE A Territorial Christmas Celebration in Downtown Guthrie (112 E Oklahoma Ave, Guthrie) features a Victorian Christmas celebration, historic home tours and a lighted parade at dusk on November 30.

Opening Dec. 2

FREE Celebration of Lights at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Rd, Sulphur) features a beautiful drive-thru holiday light display. 6 – 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31.