The holiday season is here, Oklahoma. We have the inside scoop on what is going on in and around town.

November 16 – The Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink is returning to Mitch Park again for the 2018 holiday season! The rink is opening on November 16th and it is the perfect place for all ages to enjoy some time outside. You can even take a ride on The Christmas Express!

November 17 – Get into the Christmas spirit at this year’s Santa Market Craft Show. The event is Friday, November 16 – Saturday, November 17 at the Downtown Community Center. Help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association of Oklahoma while shopping at 100 vendors, enjoying fantastic food from local food trucks, participating in a silent auction and taking free photos with Santa.

November 22 – Lace up your running shoes and visit Downtown Edmond on Thanksgiving morning for the Turkey Trot. This 5K run and one-mile family wobble is a great way to kick off your morning. Bring the entire family and race through the 5K chip-timed run or go at your own pace on the one-mile family wobble. All strollers, costumes and friendly dogs on a leash are welcome to participate in this fun and festive sporting event.

November 24 – Small Business Saturday is on Saturday, November 24th! Grab gifts for everyone on your shopping list from any of the great local shops in Edmond. After you get your shopping done, head over to Broadway, just north of 2nd St. for free carriage rides. The carriage rides will continue on Saturdays from November 24th to December 22nd.

November 30 & December 7 – On the last day of November and December 7th, come and see Santa at Santa’s Workshop, sing Christmas carols, drink hot chocolate and eat cookies at Winters Night at the Safety Village. Be sure to bring a camera so you can get your picture taken with Santa on a vintage Fire Truck.

December 1 – Shop Edmond for the best holiday shopping. Experience the wonder of the season as you step back in time with free carriage rides, historic tours, visits with Santa and musical entertainment. The celebration begins with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting on December 1st and continues each weekend until Christmas.

December 1 – Luminance is the new walk-thru holiday light display that will be open to the public in Mitch Park during the month of December. The lights will be on Monday – Sunday from 5p – 10p.

December 2 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and OklaHome is ready to jingle all the way with our friends and family! Bring the kids (ages 0-99) to sit on Santa’s knee and find out if they’re on the naughty or nice list. Munch on cookies and cocoa while you check off your shopping list with beautiful home decor wares from Gathered Home Shop and other local vendors too! This event is hosted by OklaHome Homebuilders.

December 7 – Come and see Santa at Santa’s Workshop, sing Christmas carols, drink hot chocolate and eat cookies at Winters Night at the Safety Village. Be sure to bring a camera so you can get your picture taken with Santa on a vintage Fire Truck.

December 7 – The Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant has been an annual gift from Boys Ranch Town to the community and visitors all over the state of Oklahoma since 1971. This living nativity presents the life of Jesus Christ. Head to Edmond this December for an unforgettable evening of the miracle of Christmas.

December 8 – The annual Edmond Parks and Recreation Ugly Sweater Run is back! Get out your ugliest/tackiest sweater from anywhere you can find it and come and support a great event and cause! This year we have teamed up with the Mitch Park YMCA to bring you an even better event.

December 8 – Create holiday art with your favorite Art in Schools teachers at the Very Merry Art Workshop. Buddy the Elf and his friends will be at FAI with fun surprises and spreading Christmas cheer. Children will rotate between four classes to create multiple holiday-themed art projects, with a special surprise visit from Santa.

December 15 – Tell Santa exactly what you want for Christmas this year. Santa will visit the Public Safety Center on December 15. Don’t forget a camera to take a picture with Santa!

December 15 – Join Red Coyote for our 2nd annual Merry Mitchmas 5K & 10K! We are offering 2 distances, a 5K or a 10K. The course will be a scenic winter wonderland route through Mitch Park in Edmond.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. All of these holiday events make it easy to plan a day (or a few) to spend time with the people we love the most. We hope to see you there!