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Stillwater Holiday Must-Do Calendar


Stillwater Christmas Tree Lighting, December 2, 2018.

This winter season there are plenty of holiday activities to enjoy in and around Stillwater. 

There are in-person events following COVID-19 guidelines, as well as several virtual celebrations to get in the holiday spirit.

The Holiday Art Booths at the Modella Gallery are open every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon – 4 p.m. until Dec. 20. Each day features six artists displaying works of Christmas art. The booths are set up to be socially distanced and masks are required.

Stillwater’s Merry Main Street light display is taking place daily from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.. It is free to watch this forty-minute display of lights tuned to dance to cheerful holiday music. Along with this show, there are also free carriage rides from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 

Every day of the week, but Sunday, paint an ornament at the Prairie Arts Center. It only costs $2.50 for members and $3.00 for non-members to watercolor paint a pre-cut ornament. Even better, the ornaments are ready to go home with you that same day. 

On Dec. 17only, the Kansas City OSU Alumni Chapter is hosting a virtual happy hour. Tune into zoom with your favorite holiday drink or drop in at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.. 

From Dec. 17 though the 18, go up to Lake McMurtry, by Perry, for a drive through light display from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.. 

Following that on the 18th, join the OSU competitive sports program and T-Mobile for a drive-in movie event. They are showing “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 7 p.m. on the Western Fields at The Colvin Center, and it is free for the first 200 cars. There is a slight catch though, in order to attend this event, make sure to be registered by Dec. 11.

There are several other events to spread the holiday cheer in Stillwater. Check out to find more information about the above events as well as other ways to experience the holidays in Stillwater.

If you’re looking for a short holiday get-away from Stillwater, there are many holiday activities in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and other surrounding areas.

Drive to Edmond Oklahoma’s Mitch Park and go skating in their outdoor ice-rink, or to Walnut Square in Oklahoma City to experience a life-size replica of Santa’s North Pole. 

In Oklahoma City’s Frontier City, experience Christmas lights, meet Santa, go on  amusement park rides, attend holiday shows and crafts, enjoy outdoor s’mores fire pits and more extra park events up until Jan. 3. 

In Muskogee, drive through Castleton village from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. for drive-through light displays, train rides through the village, old fashioned hayrides, or rides on ponies and camels.

From holiday pop-up shops to Christmas tree lots, there are an endless amount of holiday activities in and around Stillwater to get you feeling merry and bright this season.