EVENT DATE : November 24, 9:00AM - November 25, 4:00PM

The Cleveland County Fairgrounds has been home to the Creative Craft Festivals for over 20 years. These craft shows are filled with a wide variety of hand-crafted and market items from various vendors around the region. Parking and admission are always free at every show, with a concession stand staffed by local county clubs.

EVENT DATE : December 1, 6:00PM - December 31, 10:00PM

Drive through in your car and gaze at more than a hundred dazzling light scenes, animated displays and a computer-animated light show synchronized to favorite holiday tunes. When you visit, you'll find more than just a drive-through experience. Get out of the car and experience horse-drawn carriages, photos made with Santa Claus, gift shops, snack stands and more. Facebook.com/ChickashaFestivalOfLight  

EVENT DATE : December 1, 8:00PM - December 2, 10:00PM

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents its annual holiday performance, "The Christmas Show." This show is a family favorite and features special guest stars and favorite holiday tunes. The Christmas show dazzles audiences with dancers, singers, impressive sets, fantastic light effects and amazing costumes. Don't miss out on this Oklahoma end-of-the-year tradition. OkcCivicCenter.com

EVENT DATE : Nightly 6 p.m. to midnight

The Downs Family Christmas Lights is one of the most spectacular light displays at a private residence in Oklahoma. Each year, nearly two months of work go into creating this wonderful display created out of over 280,000 lights. Each strand of lights is synchronized to a specific playlist of cheerful Christmas songs. DownsFamilyChristmas.com

EVENT DATE : Various Dates and Times

A spectacular new Oklahoma holiday tradition returns with Lyric Theatre's production of the Charles Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol." Capture the magic and joy of Christmas as the ghosts of past, present and future lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a powerful journey of transformation and redemption. "A Christmas Carol" is a great production for the whole family. LyricTheatreOkc.com/Shows/Lyrics-A-Christmas-Carol-2017/

EVENT DATE : December 2, 12:00PM - December 2, 5:00PM
Canadian River, Native Spirits and Redbud Ridge Wineries

Three local wineries in Norman and Lexington join forces for a holiday shopping event with local vendors and wine tasting. Check Facebook or respective wineries' websites for details.

EVENT DATE : First 3 Saturdays in December

Join us at the Orr Family Farm Event Barn to enjoy a pancake breakfast, story time, a Christmas craft and carols with Santa Claus! Make sure to bring your camera for photos with Santa! Admission includes one train ride and carousel ride. Reservations are required, and spots for each breakfast are limited. OrrFamilyFarm.com

EVENT DATE : December 3, 7:00PM - December 3, 10:00PM

Celebrate the reason for the season with a performance of Messiah by the Canterbury Choral Society at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall. The arrangement, written in 1957, features an unforgettable stage filled with instruments only seen in large, romantic orchestras, including two harps, four horns and a full wind section. OkcCivicCenter.com

EVENT DATE : December 8-10 and 15-17

This musical is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts. SoonerTheatre.org

EVENT DATE : Daily December 8 and 9

Get in the Christmas spirit with a tour of five beautiful homes throughout Norman. The Holiday Home Tour opens five stunning homes to the public. These homes will feature breathtaking holiday decorations from traditional to trendy. Enjoy a festive day browsing all five houses to get in the mood for holiday season. AssistanceLeague.org/Norman

EVENT DATE : December 9, 8:00AM - December 9, 10:00AM

Join us for breakfast, holiday crafts, a candy cane hunt and a picture with Santa Claus. For ages 2-8. CityOfMoore.com/Special-Events

EVENT DATE : December 9, 5:00PM - December 9, 6:30PM

Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose, but you won't want to miss this Norman holiday tradition. The Norman Main Street Christmas Parade features bands, floats and horses. Set in a festive spirit complete with a variety of Christmas characters, this annual holiday parade also will feature an appearance by Santa Claus. NormanChristmasParade.com

EVENT DATE : December 9, 6:00PM - December 9, 9:00PM

The WRC Gala is the Women's Resource Center's annual event raising awareness about the effects of domestic and sexual violence on individuals, families and the community. This year's keynote speaker is Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of Crazy Love. Steiner discusses her experience in a domestic violence relationship and how she survived. . wrcnormanok.org

EVENT DATE : December 9, 7:00PM - December 9, 8:30PM

The Christmas Spectacular will feature inflatables, Polar Express barrel train, Christmas music, a visit from Santa Claus and Holiday Fireworks. CityOfMoore.com/Special-Events

EVENT DATE : December 9 and 30

Meet at the Discovery Cove Nature Center for an information session, then tour several sites to catch a glimpse of magnificent eagles in their winter home. Be sure to bring your binoculars and dress appropriately. Reservations are required. You won't want to miss this bird-watching event at Lake Thunderbird State Park. 321.4633

EVENT DATE : Various Dates and Times from December 9-19

Share the magic of the season with Oklahoma City's most endearing holiday tradition, "The Nutcracker." Glowing with holiday cheer, this classic ballet has enthralled for generations. With Robert Mills' traditional staging and Tchaikovsky's familiar score played by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, "The Nutcracker" is a masterpiece not to be missed. OkcCivicCenter.com

EVENT DATE : 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The exciting, one-day event features two performances that will get you in the mood for the holiday season. Titled "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," the TSO performance features an amazing light show and rock hits that will have you on the edge of your seat. ChesapeakeArena.com

EVENT DATE : December 12, 7:30PM - December 12, 9:30PM

For more than 30 years, Riders in the Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, while remaining true to the integrity of Western music. They have become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit. tickets.occc.edu

EVENT DATE : December 14, 6:30PM - December 14, 8:30PM

Badges & Backpacks announces its upcoming Wine and Palette fundraiser to support rescue first-responders suffering from PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder with a fun, old-fashioned #ChristmasVacation.  Registration is $30; sign up at wineandpalette.com/Class_Detail.asp?CalID=6152  

EVENT DATE : Daily December 14-17

Come feel the energy and see cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. This show is being hailed as one of the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. ChesapeakeArena.com

EVENT DATE : December 23, 1:00PM - December 23, 3:00PM

Bring pine cones, acorns, seed pods or anything that can be made into a Christmas tree ornament. You can bring any tools you want, but there will be a limited supply available. Come to beautiful Lake Thunderbird State Park and make a one-of-a-kind holiday gift at this fun state park event. 360.3572

EVENT DATE : December 26, 7:30PM - December 26, 9:30PM

Celebrate the holiday spirit as Mannheim Steamroller brings their anniversary Christmas tour to the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. Created by Chip Davis, Mannheim Steamroller's signature sound is a blend of classical, modern-day rock, acoustic and electronic music. "Mannheim Steamroller Christmas" will bring joy to audiences of all ages. OkcBroadway.com

EVENT DATE : 7 p.m. to midnight

Opening Night is a New Year's Eve celebration with music, dancing, theater and fireworks. All performances take place in a safe, family-friendly environment in venues around the downtown area; a wristband permits attendees into all the venues. Come to Opening Night and enjoy a variety of performances from some of Oklahoma's brightest stars on seven stages. ArtsCouncilOkc.com/Opening-Night