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Want to create some great new holiday traditions in Oklahoma this year? Starting today, this state is rich with ways to celebrate the season.
Published November 29, 2018
All aboard the #905 train to holiday fun at 905 Christmas In The Park. Originally, Duncan was the first stop on the coal-powered passenger trains’ route. Now, Fuqua Park is it’s permanent home. The depot, built as a full 1892 replica, will be covered in Christmas lights with dispatcher desks and phones to explore with the family. Bring the kids to sit on Santa’s lap in the restored train car, and enjoy this piece of Duncan’s history.
When: Thursday, November 29
Where: Rock Island 905 Railroad Museum, 314 North Fifteenth Street in Duncan
How Much: Admission, free
Learn More: (580) 606-0500
If you’ve had your fill of fake snow and twinkly Christmas lights, catch the sci-fi horror Mandy at Rodeo Cinema in Stockyard City. After a cult leader kidnaps his wife and destroys his idealist pacific northwest life, Red Miller (Nicholas Cage) gets his bloody revenge in this fantasy horror.
When: 10 p.m. Friday, November 30
Where: Rodeo Cinema, 2221 Exchange Avenue in Oklahoma City
How Much: $7.50-9.50
Learn More: (405) 815-3275 or rodeocinema.com
Sweeter Than Honey
Get a taste of something sweet at the Twenty-eighth Annual Minco Honey Fest. Tour the largest honey producing facility in the state, get a sample of chocolate milk, or enter to win the honey bake-off. Shop local crafts while getting a small town Christmas experience.
When: Saturday, December 1
Where: Downtown Minco
How Much: Free
Contact: (405) 352-0518 or minco-ok.com
Shop one-of-a-kind gifts from all over the world at the PAMBE Ghana Global Market. Whether it’s a colorful giraffe statue made from flip flops that wash up on Kenyan beaches, or a handwoven copper-stamped sarong, the items at PAMBE Ghana tell the story of the women and men who make them. Shop with piece of mind, as all items in the global market are certified fair trade, meaning the artisans are paid fairly for their work.
When: Open through December 24
Where: 1307 North Hudson in Oklahoma City
How Much: Free
Learn More: pambeghana.org
Every Time a Bell Rings
This Christmas classic gets a fresh coat in the Pollard Theatre’s It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Businessman George Bailey contemplates suicide on Christmas Eve, but is saved by a guardian angel. The angel grants Bailey his wish of never being born, and Bailey is frightened to see a bleak community that has suffered without him. At a time of the year when many feel worthless, It’s A Wonderful Life reminds it’s audience that people depend on one another.
When: Friday, December 29 and Saturday, December 30
Where: The Pollard Theatre, 120 West Harrison in Guthrie
How Much: $15-$30
Learn More: (405) 282-2800 or thepollard.org