Weekly Events Calendar, November 21-27, 2022

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Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday.

Enjoy 2 million lights without paying any electric bills at this year's Crystal Christmas in Woodward. Photo courtesy Crystal Christmas

Enjoy 2 million lights without paying any electric bills at this year's Crystal Christmas in Woodward. Photo courtesy Crystal Christmas

Shimmering Celebration

Since 1995, Woodward has brought visitors from far and wide to Crystal Beach Park for the two-million-lights-strong Crystal Christmas. While the lights stay up through the end of the year, it all kicks off on Opening Night with fireworks, food trucks, and that most classic of holiday pastimes—axe throwing. There's also a petting zoo, wagon rides, and a live performance from Debbie Harrington and the Woodward Boomer Band. November 20. Admission, free. eventcreate.com/e/crystalchristmaswoodward

Rad

Pedal power will be at maximum in Tulsa during the five-day USA BMX Grand National Pro Series Final at the SageNet Center. Watch riders of every age group compete in the "Greatest Race on Earth" with national titles and bragging rights on the line. See these two-wheeled terrors scorch around the track and overcome obstacles to see which cyclists reign supreme. November 23-27. Tickets, $10. usabmx.com

Enjoy the holidays the really old-fashioned way in Guthrie during A Territorial Christmas Celebration. Photo courtesy Guthrie Historic District

Enjoy the holidays the really old-fashioned way in Guthrie during A Territorial Christmas Celebration. Photo courtesy Guthrie Historic District

That's Elf Territory

Guthrie is many things—Oklahoma's first capital, home of one of the finest coffee roasters in the state, and the place with all the fancy old buildings. But when the weather turns chilly, the city becomes ground zero for historical holiday fun during A Territorial Christmas Celebration. On Opening Day, the streets of downtown will be awash with games, activities, food, drink, and lots of Christmas cheer. Stick around for the lighted Christmas parade to get everyone in the seasonal spirit. November 26. Admission, free. guthriesterritorialchristmas.com

Don't Fall In

Temperatures are dropping even as the holiday spirit soars through the state, so anyone attending the Lighted Boat Parade on Lake Eufaula should come dressed for warmth and plan to stay out of the chilly waters below. There are plenty of prime viewing locations, but wherever folks gather, they'll be mesmerized by the bright holiday lights and given a chance to vote on their favorite floating display. November 26. Admission, free. chambereufaulachamberofcommerce.com

Lake Eufaula will be shining bright during the festive Lighted Boat Parade. Photo courtesy Eufaula Chamber of Commerce

Lake Eufaula will be shining bright during the festive Lighted Boat Parade. Photo courtesy Eufaula Chamber of Commerce

Keep the Change

Remember the '90s? Everyone was in a grunge band, nobody understood what the Internet was, and audiences around the globe delighted in the story of a boy who was left at home during Christmas to fight off burglars with a homemade obstacle course. Relive at least a little of that decade when the Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents: Home Alone in Concert at the Civic Center Music Hall. Watch Kevin fight to keep his home safe from the Wet Bandits while some of Oklahoma's most-talented musicians perform the John Williams score live. November 26. Tickets, $27-$94. https://www.okcciviccenter.com/event-calendar/event-detail/2022/11/26/default-calendar/home-alone

Written By
Greg Elwell

Web Editor Greg Elwell worked for newspapers, medical research organizations, and government institutions before he joined the magazine.

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