Visitors can enjoy more holiday activities this winter, thanks to a partnership between Downtown OKC, Inc. and Devon Energy. The twelth annual Downtown in December is Oklahoma City’s premier winter celebration and part of 40 days of events, most of which are offered free of charge, and run through the New Year. Highlights include:
Devon Energy has invited Santa to bring his sleigh to the Devon Rotunda. Meet Santa and his crew, write letters to the North Pole, create your own crafts and enjoy a variety of holiday entertainment. December 7 (Whoville), 14 (The North Pole) and 21 (Polar Express), 10a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bricktown Water Taxi invites all ages to enjoy a fun-filled float down the beautifully-adorned Bricktown canal. Guests can board the boats on Mickey Mantle Drive across from RedHawks Field and ride free from 6 - 9:30 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday through December 29.
Chesapeake invites you to feel the wind in your face and enjoy the great family fun of snow tubing at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on 2 South Mickey Mantle Drive. Session size is limited and operated on a first-come,
first-served basis. Admission $10 per person for a 90-minute session. Ticket information: 405-218-1000.
Visitors of all ages are invited to take a magical stroll through the renovated and beautifully-illuminated Myriad Botanical Gardens each night during Downtown in December. As a special treat, the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory will offer free admission each Sunday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., through December 29. Also at the Gardens enjoy Ice skating at the Devon Ice Rink – daily through February 2.
Opening Night 2014 takes place on December 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight in venues around Downtown Oklahoma City. This year's entertainment features a variety of performances from some of Oklahoma's brightest stars. Ticket information: 405-270-4848.
This is just a sampling - there is lots more fun in store for holiday visitors. For a complete schedule of all Downtown activities and special events, log on to www.downtownindecember.com or call the Downtown in December hotline (405) 235-3500.