Visitors can enjoy more holiday activities this winter, thanks to a partnership between Downtown OKC, Inc. and Devon Energy. The eleventh 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 January 1. Highlights include:
Devon Energy has invited Santa to bring his sleigh to the Myriad Gardens Pavilion to take pictures in Santa's sleigh, visit the arts and crafts table, and play in the Myriad Gardens' new children's park. December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 10a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free Museum Sundays offer visitors three Sundays of culture, art, history and music. December 2 - OKC Museum of Art; December 9 - American Banjo Museum & OKC December 9 – Red Earth Museum and Gallery; December 16 – Gaylord- Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum.
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 31.
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 23.
Opening Night 2013 takes place on December 31 from 7 p.m.- 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.
Downtown in December is organized by Downtown Oklahoma City Incorporated. 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.