Christmastime in Enid 2018
Christmastime Coming to Enid with 2018 Seasonal Events
Festivities include holiday concerts and performances, seasonal decorations, experiential events and more
ENID, OKLAHOMA (Nov. 6, 2018) – Christmastime is coming to Enid with numerous family-friendly events, concerts and performances scheduled throughout the season. Beginning in November, visitors to Enid can enjoy holiday décor and yuletide cheer at various local businesses and events.
“This is the most wonderful time of the year and there’s plenty of family-friendly events to enjoy in Enid,” said Marcy Jarrett, director of Visit Enid. “From seeing Santa to attending holiday performances to learning about Christmas from time’s past, there’s an event and fun to be had for guests of all ages.”
Festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 with Downtown Enid’s free “Enid Lights Up the Plains” event where the city gathers to turn on the holiday lights for the season. The celebration includes live music, food trucks, horse-drawn wagon rides, a Christmas light parade and special guests, including a giant Elf on the Shelf and Santa Claus. Guests will also enjoy a holiday-inspired firework display to wrap up the evening.
The next day, Christmas in the Park makes its debut with a fun, free event for all ages. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, guests to Meadowlake Park can enjoy cookie decorating, storytelling, ornament and toy making, writing a letter to and taking pictures with Santa, partaking in festive games and riding carnival rides, including a carousel. A train that tours the park will also be running for $2 per person per ride. Christmas in the Park will also take place on Dec. 1, 8 and 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Following the season kick off, Opera legend Leona Mitchell, an Enid native, will grace the stage at the Enid Symphony Center, performing holiday favorites alongside the Enid Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25. Floor tickets begin at $25 while stage-side balcony seating is $70 and are available at enidsymphony.org.
Guests can enjoy more live entertainment opportunities with various other holiday-themed performances. The Gatlin Brothers will perform their Christmas show on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Central National Bank Center. Tickets begin at $29 and can be purchased online at CNBCenter.com or by calling 855-TIX-ENID. Additionally, Miracle on 34th Street will return to the Gaslight Theatre Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. Information and tickets for the production can be found at gaslighttheatre.org.
Throughout the month of December, visitors can step back in time during Christmas in the Village as Humphrey Heritage Village at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is transformed to replicate Christmastime as it was more than 100 years ago. Opening night is Friday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. and includes guided tours through the historic buildings decorated for the season, live entertainment, ornament decorating and children’s crafts. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 for a family up to five. Beginning Saturday, Dec. 8, admission to the village to view the decorations is included in museum admission, which is $7 per person. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All exhibits will be closed on Christmas Day.
Visitors enjoying Christmastime in Enid are encouraged to share and tag photos with the hashtag #EnidUnwrapped on social media.
“We’re excited to kick off another magical holiday season,” Jarrett said. “Enid is a unique place filled with historical and cultural heritage and character. It’s a great place to celebrate the holidays with your family.”
Find more information on upcoming Enid events at VisitEnid.org. An official calendar of holiday events is below.
Enid Lights Up the Plains, Downtown Enid
Home for the Holidays featuring Leona Mitchell, Enid Symphony Center
Christmas in the Park, Meadowlake Park
7 p.m., 2 p.m.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dec. 1 & 2
Miracle on 34th Street, Gaslight Theatre
The Gatlin Brothers Country & Christmas Show, Central National Bank Center
Christmas in the Village, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
8 p.m., 2 p.m.
7 p.m., 8 p.m., 8 p.m.