Community Spotlight: OCCF & Holiday Festivities

The holiday season is here! There’s a lot of fun happening in Oklahoma this month. Bundle up and get ready for Tulsa’s Winterfest and Christmas Parade, as well as OKC’s Zoo Safari Lights and the Myriad Botanical Gardens holiday events!

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation was our November recipient for Sundance Cares. Thank YOU for raising funds for a great cause! OCCF grows donations to ensure they can be used to provide long-term support for charitable purposes. They provide support for a wide range of charities, including scholarships and health care funds.

What to Do in Tulsa

Have a Blast at Winterfest

Arvest Winterfest is BACK! For the 16th year in a row, head to downtown Tulsa to celebrate the magic of the holidays. As always, enjoy open skating on the ice rink from 5 to close. Fridays include free entertainment outside of the BOK center, featuring music performances by children from local churches, schools, nonprofits, and choral groups. The Winterfest Express Train returns every Saturday for a free ride for all ages. Visit on Sunday to get free photos with Santa Claus until Christmas. Running from November 24th through January 2nd, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Watch the Christmas Parade

Tulsa’s Christmas Parade has been a favorite since its debut in 1926. On December 9th, bring your family downtown at 11am for a Saturday of fun! If you can’t make it in person, you can still watch the festivities through KTUL Channel 8’s live broadcast. Purchase a Jingle Bell Raffle to support the parade and Soldier’s Wish, as well as enter to win a cash prize.

What to Do in Oklahoma City

See the OKC Zoo Safari Lights

Fun for all ages, check out the Oklahoma City Zoo Safari Lights event from November 11th through January 1st. The event features two separate paths, one for walking and one for driving. The walk-through course features a musical light show, interactive lights, s’mores, and photo ops perfect for kids!

Skate at the Myriad Botanical Gardens

For the 12th year in a row, skate at the Devon Ice Rink! Open seven days a week, head to the Myriad Botanical Gardens to enjoy outdoor ice skating. The Crystal Bridge Conservatory is also decorated with holiday lights, bringing festive cheer to the garden!

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