Community Christmas tree? Check. Outdoor ice skating? Check. A drive-through Christmas lights display? Check. Cut your own Christmas tree? Check. Fireworks? Of course!
Some have compared Enid to a setting for a television Christmas movie, and who are we to argue? Enid’s real ice, open air ice rink – Holidays on Ice in Downtown Enid – runs November 17 through January 7. Enid Lights Up the Plains celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special celebration on November 24, the night after Thanksgiving. The One Enid is now The One: Bright Lights, a 102-foot tall steel tree a 20-foot Bethlehem star on top and 35,000 RBG lights providing a spectacular light and music show each evening on the hour beginning with the lighting ceremony on December 3.
In between are many activities throughout Enid to get you in the holiday spirit.
Enid’s holiday forecast is icy thanks to its real ice, outdoor ice rink just south of the Stride Bank Center. Open seven days a week (weather permitting), including skate times on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Season passes, group and party packages are available.
A 30-year holiday tradition that brings the Enid community together to celebrate the festive season. Enjoy the Christmas Lights Parade, PAT the Snowman, horse-drawn wagon rides, the Tree of Lights, and fireworks at the end of the evening.
When you’re downtown enjoying the ice rink and The One, take a ride around the square on The BAT Express. It’s very cool to ride in an five-ton military truck decorated with 3,500 lights! Open each night at 6 pm. The BAT Express Mini is an 80-foot long barrel train covered in 1,200 lights. No age limit. If you can fit, you can sit.
Red Bird Farm is Enid’s agritourism attraction. Come enjoy a true farm holiday experience. Cut down your own Christmas tree or choose a pre-cut tree. The barn is stocked with fun Christmas gifts and finds, and the kids will enjoy the petting zoo. Open Friday-Sunday through Christmas.
Over 100 vendors will set up inside the Stride Bank Center Grand Ballroom with all kinds of new ideas for decorating your home for the holidays!
Indulge in a delicious breakfast, get your photo with the man in red, and dive into the magic of the holiday season!
The ESO, Enid Symphonic Choir, and soloists usher in the Advent season in Joan Allen Symphony Hall with timeless sounds of George Frederic Handel’s oratorio Messiah.
Great booth and vendor sales with lots of samples and a visit from the Grinch.
Escape to a simpler time and experience a Victorian-era Christmas in the Cherokee Outlet as it was over 100 years ago, with the sights, smells and sounds of the holiday season.
Adventure Quest will be open 5-7 pm for children to play under the stars. Arts & Crafts, games, elves, and Santa may even make an appearance.
A two-day festival in downtown Waukomis featuring vendors, food, fun and games and more.
Give that sensory-needs child the gift of Santa without the external lights and sounds.
The Christ Tree will be a 102 foot artificial tree with a 20 foot tall bright Bethlehem star. The tree will be adorned with nearly 35,000 RBG lights, providing a spectacular light show choreographed to perfectly chosen Christmas music at the top of each hour.
Her beautifully performed songs like “Truth I’m Standing On”, “Simple” and “How Can You Not” have encouraged many people over the last few years.
Come to the NOC-Mackie Planetarium to see what the sky over Babylon looked like to the Wise Men over 2,000 years ago. Free admission, but a canned good donation is appreciated.
Choose from four different holiday themes and paint your own canvas.
Indulge in the enchantment of after-hours holiday shopping as participating downtown shops stay open late just for you!
Guests will drive through a pathway of lights and witness first-hand the story of the first Christmas as portrayed in ten different scenes. The story comes alive through reenactment characters, beautiful music, Scripture and live animals.
Follow the story of the fateful Christmas season for Ralph and his family. Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas.
A family-friendly event featuring various Christmas Critters and fun events for everyone of all ages!
Cruise through Christmas at Meadowlake Park. There will be lights and characters throughout the park for holiday enjoyment.
Helicopter light tour rides over the One, helicopter candy drop, Christmas lights, petting area, hot cocoa, s’mores, live music, and much more.
Memorial ornaments will be displayed on a trio of Christmas trees at the event, which also includes a brief spiritual message, Christmas music and a cookie reception.
Enid’s premier hometown shopping promotion comes to its conclusion. The grand prize winner receives $7,500!
Enjoy this horse meet and greet. Pet and feed the horses, enjoy Christmas stories, face painting and of course, sleigh rides with Santa at 81 Ranch, sponsored by Bennie’s Barn, Enid’s equine therapy facility.
Open-air last-minute shopping from local and area vendors. Located near Holidays on Ice.
Bring the family to The Farm on Norman for two hours filled with holiday cheer, creativity and fun. Paint and take home a pre-designed canvas and two ornaments.
An evening of storytelling and characters coming to life.
Free admission, but a donation of a new, unwrapped present is encouraged.
Bundle up, gather ’round, skate around the rink, or grab a blanket/chair, as we project “The Polar Express” on the big blow up screen.