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Events to Kick
Off the Season
Santa, Holiday Lights, Events and
Christmas Tree Farms
Dia De Los Muertos
Sat., Nov. 1, 2-11 p.m.
308 S. Kenosha, just east of downtown Tulsa
Tulsa area families can experience the 14th
Annual Dia De Los Muertos Arts Festival, a Mexican
holiday that is a celebration of life, family and ancestors. Attendees are encouraged to bring photographs
of items that represent loved ones to create a public
alter. Altar workshops will be available and visitors
can also enjoy Mexican food and drinks, live music,
cultural activities for children, a skeleton parade, a
street dance with fire dancers, and an exhibition of
altars created by local artists and the general public.
Cost is $1 or a canned food donation.
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Time Travel
Tulsa Children’s Museum at Historical Society
Sunday, Nov. 2, 3-6 p.m.
Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria
Get ready to step back in time for some great family
fun. You won’t want to miss The Tulsa Historical
Society’s family event Keepin’ Time: Another Stop on
the Magical History Tour on Sunday November 2 from
3-6 p.m. at 2445 S. Peoria Ave. Tulsa Children’s
Museum will be there with both traveling exhibits:
Reclaim This! Old Stuff, New Art and POP! The Art
and Science of Bubbles. Families will also get to hear
great tunes from the Midlife Crisis Band and eat
yummy food from local vendors: Camille’s, the classic
Coney I-Lander and Freckles Frozen Custard. This
event is free to the public and of course you can learn
about Tulsa’s past as there will be access to the
Historical Society’s exhibits.
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Santa Sightings
Woodland Hills: Santa makes his appearance at
Woodland Hills Mall, 71st &
Memorial, on Saturday, Nov.
8. Woodland Hills will also be
holding an Evening of Giving on
Sun., Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Patrons
buy a ticket for charity and shop
the mall stores, which will feature special offers and entertainment. For info., call 2527511 or email
[email protected]
Promenade: Promenade Mall,
41st & Yale, hosts Santa beginning
Sat., Nov. 15.
SeekingSitters Fall Family Fun Fest
Sat., Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Whiteside Park Gymnasium
4051 E 41st St., Tulsa
Enjoy a day full of fun with your family, and meet the
SeekingSitters Babysitting Team. Everyone is
Welcome! Free admission to SeekingSitters Members.
$10 admission per family for nonmembers. All proceeds will be donated to the Certified Sitter
Organization for area mentors and sitters. Activities
include Purple Glaze Paint-Your-Own-Pottery, Mad
Science Experiments, Jupiter Jump, Carnival games
and Activities, Family Photos and Caricatures, Prizes
and Raffles from Chuck E. Cheese’s, Kaleidoscope
Children’s Museum, Kathleen’s Kids, Build-A-Bear and
more. 749-3588.
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Smart Car at Marquette Auction
Marquette Holiday Auction
Sat., Nov. 15
A Smart Car will be one of the featured items
during the live auction at the annual Marquette
Holiday Auction on Saturday, November 15. The 2008
auction will be held at the Bishop Kelley High School
gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will
be served at 6 p.m. Live music by The Stars of
Oklahoma City will provide entertainment.
The event will debut an online auction from Nov. 1
through Nov. 14. A live auction will be held the
evening of the event and will highlight many special
items including a cruise for two anywhere Carnival
travels, orthodontics and lasik eye surgery.
Corporate tables can be reserved for $500 and individual tickets are available for $35.
For more information call Lisa Bright at 744-5262 or
visit www.marquetteschool.org.
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Achoo!
Greater Grace Fall Flu Event
Sat., Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1010 E. 56th Street North
This free and open to the public event has free flu and
pneumonia immunizations for children and adults, in
addition to children’s activities. Children must be
accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and have
an immunization record to receive a shot. For more
information, call Kathy at 595-4514 or visit www.tulsaimmunize.org.
8th Annual International Gift Fair
Sat., Nov. 15 & Sun., Nov. 16
Fellowship Congregational Church,
2900 S. Harvard
Don’t miss all the wonderful Fair Trade items available
at the 8th Annual International Gift Fair. Shop for
yourself and everyone on your Christmas list and feel
good about it! By purchasing items from the
International Gift Fair, you are not only buying unique,
hand-crafted items, you are also supporting families in
developing countries. Some of the items available at
the Fair include clothing, jewelry, art, toys, Christmas
decorations and home decor. The Fair will be held
November 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and November 16
from 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
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Festival of Trees: A Southwest Holiday 2008
Fri., Nov. 21– Sun., Dec. 7
Philbrook Museum of Art,
2727 S. Rockford Road
The 24th annual Festival of Trees celebrates A
Southwest Holiday, inspired by the Eugene B. Adkins
Collection. The 2008 Festival of Trees will delight visitors of all ages with visual interpretations of the
theme and the season and activities throughout the
two weeks. Tulsa-area professional artists have created unique art pieces for a juried art show and sale,
showcased in the museum and outside in the gardens.
Gingerbread houses and holiday trees created by area
students will be on display and for sale also. A series
of beautifully decorated trees created by selected area
designers will be on view and for sale as visitors enter
the museum. The collectible Festival of Trees pin
designed by Tulsa artist Leslie Headly will be for sale
in the museum shop. Members only events include
the Member Opening, Member Dinner, and 4x4 Party.
$7.50/general admission; $5.50/seniors, students,
groups of 10 or more; 18 & under free. 918.749.7941;
www.philbrook.org
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Rhema Lights Up
Rhema’s Christmas lights are a yearly must-see
for area residents. To see the whole thing light
up, go to Rhema on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 6:30
p.m. 1025 W. Kenosha, Broken Arrow, OK.
www.rhemabiblechurch.com.
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Lights On
A Tulsa holiday tradition continues as Utica
Square, 21st & Utica, presents its annual
Lights On event on Thanksgiving evening,
Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the entertainment as you
wait for Santa to arrive and turn on the thousands of
twinkling lights to illuminate the square.
Woolaroc’s Wonderland of Lights
Fri., Nov. 28 – Sun., Dec. 21
5-9 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Woolaroc’s Wonderland of Lights invites
visitors to enjoy
wagon rides
across the
grounds, which
are covered with
more than
600,000 lights.
Catch a glimpse
of the Holiday
Horseman, and
enjoy live music
and entertainment, featured
every night. Refreshments are available in the Lodge.
End your trip with a visit to see Santa Claus and stop
by the Woolaroc Trading Post for holiday shopping.
For more information, visit www.woolaroc.org or call
918.336.0307.
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Thanks for Giving
Thanks for Giving Run to benefit
Achille’s Track Club
Saturday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m.
Location: East 96th Street and Riverside
5K run/walk and 1 K fun Run.
Everyone will have fun at this family-oriented run. All
finishers will
receive medals
and/or trophies.
Children under 12
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tle neck T-shirt.) The run benefits Achilles Track Club,
which educates and encourages running, jogging and
walking for health in a non-competitive environment,
also promoting acceptance of individuals with varied
levels of physical disabilities. Register in person at
Tulsa Runner, 9708 Riverside, or online at
www.thanksforgiving run.com, or
www.signmeup.com. Click on “running” and select
“Oklahoma.” More information? Email [email protected]
or call 744-4222.
Give the Rockettes for Christmas
Dec. 22-24, BOK Center
We know. This event is actually in
December, but we thought you might want
to make plans and buy
tickets now. This year
marks the debut of an all
new Radio City
Christmas Spectacular,
completely re-imagined
for arenas and replicating
the magic of the 75th
Anniversary Celebration
that garnered its own
NBC special and dazzled
audiences during a sold
out run from the great
stage of Radio City Music
Hall.
Since 1994 the Radio City
Christmas Spectacular
has also toured theaters
in North America, bringing the World Famous
Rockettes precision choreography to over nine million
people. Show stopping numbers include the legendary
“Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and “New York at
Christmas,” a dynamic holiday celebration. Families
will be delighted and touched as Santa and his reindeer fly, teddy bears dance and the true meaning of
Christmas comes to life in the awe-inspiring “Living
Nativity.” Dec. 22-24, BOK Center. For more information, go to
www.radiocitychristmas.com/nationaltour.html
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MSPA Music, Art & Holiday Bazaar
You and your child can come to MSPA and enjoy our
fun-filled music class; make a “Nanny Poppy” Holiday
Gift and do some shopping with a variety of venCome check out our studio and talk to our
MSPA instructors about all the programs
MSPA offers. Sign up for our January Session
Early and receive a FREE instrument. Refer a
friend that signs up for the January Session
and receive a $10.00 off coupon for MSPA offers 5 days of fun for you and your kids.
your session!
Join us:
MSPA Holiday Music Classes are only Nov. 22 from 11:00-2:00, music at 11:30 & 1:00
$10.00 per child, register for one or
Dec. 5th from 3-6, music at 3:30 & 5:00
register for all...it’s up to you! For anoth- Dec. 9th from 9-12, music at 9:30 & 11:00
er $10.00 your child can make a “Nanny Dec. 13th from 10-1, music at 10:30 & 12:00
Poppy” gift while you shop all the
Dec. 17th from 9-12, music at 9:30 & 11:00
wonderful vendors that will be at our Pre-registration for music classes required. Call
studio for your Holiday Shopping
the studio at 743-5439 or Debra Olson at 688Convenience.
6445. Visit our website at www.mspatulsa.com
743-5439 • 3324 “P” East 31st
In Ranch Acres Shopping Center Next to Rick’s Café Americain
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CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS
Forest Ridge Christmas Tree Farm
4215 S 257 E Ave, Broken Arrow
(918) 266-6001
Hours and dates of operation: Friday, Saturday and
Sunday 8am - 5pm
Types of Christmas trees available: Choose and cut
your own virginia pine, scotch pine.
Other: Free hot cider and candy canes! Balled and
burlapped ornamentals and wrathes, tree stands
available for purchase.
Cut Your Own…
Christmas Tree Farms in the Tulsa Area
7C’s Christmas Tree Farm
2100 S Sheridan, Mounds
(918) 366-3538
Hours and dates of operation: November 26 to Dec 18,
Saturday and Sundays only, Noon to 5pm.
Types of trees: Choose and cut your own Virginia pine,
loblolly pine, white pine
Other: Balled and burlapped White Pine wreathes,
greenery, grave blankets, hand-made crafts, tree
stands.
Owasso Christmas Tree and Berry Farm
11039 N 129th E Ave., Owasso
(918) 272-9445
Hours and dates of operation: Monday - Friday noon to
7pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 7pm until the
day after Thanksgiving, then they are open Monday Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to
7pm.
Types of trees: Choose and cut your own virginia pine,
precut Frasen fir, precut Douglas fir, precut Grand Fir,
precut Noble Fir
Other: Leyland Cypress, wreaths, garland, greenery,
tree stands. Large gift shop. Free cider and candy
canes
Activites: Hay rides
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Pleasant Valley Farms
22350 W 71st St S., Sand Springs
(918) 248-5647
Days and hours of operation: Day after Thanksgiving,
and weekends until Christmas Eve. 9am to dark.
Types of trees: Choose and cut White pine and virginia pine, precut Noble fir, Grand fir, Fraser fir,
Nordman fir and Scotch Pine
Other: Belgium horsedrawn carriage rides Dec 1,8, and
15. Santa Claus on site from 2pm to dark. Barbeque
smoked meats. Wreathes, tree stands, gift shop. Free
cider, cocoa, coffee and candy canes.
Woodland Tree and Berry Farm
1211 E 166th St, Skiatook
(918) 396-0215
www.woodlandtreefarm.com
Days and hours of operation: Day after Thanksgiving
to Christmas, Monday - Friday 3pm to 5pm, Saturday
and Sunday 9am to 5pm
Types of trees: Choose and cut your own virginia pine,
Scotch pine, Austrian pine, Loblolly pine. Precut
Frasier fir and Noble fir.
Other: Wreathes, garlands
Activities: Pet goats, hay rides, free cider, hot chocolate, candy canes and coloring books
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