December: A Sneak Peek
‘Tis the season to experience all that the metro area has to offer this holiday season. Here are a few things to keep in mind this month.
Rockin’ around the Chisholm Trees
Picking the perfect tree is as much a holiday tradition as seeing Christmas light displays while listening to festive jingles. Starting Dec. 4, Chisholm Creek visitors can experience these traditions and more at the area’s first annual event — A Very Chisholm Christmas. This month-long outdoor festival will feature live music, locally-owned businesses, socially distanced community events, and the opening of their festival showcase, the Festival of Lights. To find out more about this event, visit the Chisholm Creek website.
At the Johnston County Library in Tishomingo, Rex Morrell will host Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma – a local book club with a multi-series discussion over various literary topics starting on Dec. 8. This month, the club will read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead as part of a five-part series, “Living with Limits.” This event is offered in-person and via Zoom. More information is available at Oklahoma Humanities website.
The American archetype of the cowboy is one that is both idolized and misunderstood. French photographer Anouk Masson Krantz saw this dichotomy firsthand when taking photos for her book and future traveling exhibit at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, WEST: The American Cowboy. Since Oct. 17 and ending on Dec. 15, this exhibition revisits the enduring spirit of cowboy iconography in the modern age. Further information can be found on the museum’s website
Lights, Music and Menorahs
The Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark will host the Community Chanukah Celebration on Dec. 13 starting at 4:30 p.m. This annual tradition, created by the Chabad Community Center for Jewish Life and Learning, will provide traditional foods, special children’s entertainment, a giant menorah lighting and more. With social distancing being observed, the public is available to attend and participate in this outdoor, family-friendly event. If you would like to know more about this event, visit the Chabad Community Center website.
Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Opening Night will ring in the new year for the 34th time. On Dec. 31, gather at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to experience local entertainment, live music and magicians, as well as areas devoted to artistic activities for kids of all ages. Wristbands to enter and exit the ballpark will be available to purchase upon arrival. For more information, visit the Oklahoma City Arts Council website.