When it gets chilly outside, you may not feel like being out and about. But after you read this list of fall events we guarantee you’ll want to grab your coat and dash out the door.
Top 11 Fall OKC Events
A Christmas Story Musical November 3rd – November 8th
(Photo: courtesy of Celebrity Attractions)
You won’t shoot your eye out, but Ralphie might. Kick off your holiday season right by watching the nostalgic movie “A Christmas Story” brought to life in a musical at the Civic Center Music Hall. Every child has a Christmas list, but 9-year-old Ralphie only has one Christmas wish: a Red Ryder B.B. gun. Nothing else will do! He will use all possible means (many hilariously unsuccessful) to try to get one. Along his journey, he runs into several humorous distractions that make this an unforgettable story. Tickets start at $20.
Smash your pumpkins at Orr’s Gourd Wild Pumpkin Fest: November 7th
After the Halloween season is up, most pumpkins end up rotting in the trash. Why not take them to Orr Family Farm and have fun smashing them? While you’re there, join the pumpkin-throwing competition, pick up a new pumpkin to make your Thanksgiving pie, or check out their sweet deals on fall decorations. During the fall season, the farm has a corn maze, hayrides, animal barn and even Zombie Apocalypse Paintball.
Mistletoe Market November 11th– November 14th
(Photo: courtesy of the Mistletoe Market)
If your goal is to get a kiss from your sweetheart under the mistletoe after giving them the perfect Christmas present, then you should definitely not miss the Mistletoe Market at the Cox Convention Center. This three-day event features over 100 vendors from across the US, and includes everything from gourmet foods to every kind of hand-crafted gift you can think of. You’re sure to find what you are looking for. The event raises funds to support the Junior League of Oklahoma City. Tickets are $8 for daily admission. Also, check out the VIP preview party on November 11th from 6-10p.m. for live music from “Born in November featuring C+”, premiere food , wine and shopping.
Art Wine & Dine: November 12th and recurring weekly on Thursdays
(Photo: courtesy of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art)
You don’t have to be Picasso to enjoy Art after 5 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. In the cooler months, you cat eat and drink at the Museum Cafe, see a film or for an additional fee, practice your Yoga. During the Summer months, you’ll get rooftop views of OKC, drink specials and be able to tour the galleries. This is the perfect place to spend your happy hour after work and also makes a great date night.
Devon Ice Rink: November 13th– January 31st
(Photo: courtesy of Carl Shortt Jr.)
Queen Elsa must have come to OKC and created the Devon Ice Rink at The Myriad Gardens for us. Throughout fall and winter, this downtown rink has hot chocolate, food, and plenty of room to practice your triple axles. If you’re a garden member, admission plus skates costs only $7.00 ($12.00 for non-members).
Get ready for Turkey Day: November 26th
(Photos: courtesy of Edmond’s Turkey Day Trot)
Thanksgiving is our favorite day to chow down, but why not shed some pounds for a great cause before diving into your Turkey Day meals? There are several races you can participate in around the Oklahoma City area including Norman’s Turkey Day 5K, Edmond’s Turkey Day Trot and OKC’s Turkey Trot. Dress like a turkey, bring your pup, then chow down guilt-free after you’ve crossed the finish line.
Experience culture at UCO’s 40th Annual International Festival: November 12th
(photo: courtesy of Cynsheng Ling)
You don’t need your passport to check out this international festival from UCO’s International Student Council and the World Affairs Council of Edmond. This year is the festival’s 40th anniversary, and will represent more than 97 countries at Edmond’s Festival Marketplace. Come out and enjoy seeing cultural performances, trying new foods and meeting new friends from around the world. The festival is free to UCO students and $5.00 for non-students. UCO not only celebrates those from across the globe, but also those who are in the local community. On Thanksgiving Day, the city hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11am-3pm at UCO.
Taste of Western: November 17th
(Photo: courtesy of ChoteHouse)
Western Avenue has many hidden gems. Come out and discover the Taste of Western at Will Rogers Theater. Experience food from 18 different district restaurants, shop at the unique boutiques, and see the three new grand murals that were added throughout our city with the help of Google, the Midtown Rotary and the Western Avenue Association. The event takes place from 6pm-9pm and tickets start at $55.00; proceeds benefit the Western Avenue Association.
Moscow Ballet: November 19th
(Photo courtesy Moscow Ballet)
Experience the Nutcracker, Russian style, by the Moscow Ballet. This Tchaikovsky show has traveled all around the world and is debuting at Rose State College’s Hudiburg Chevrolet Center. You will see unbelievably talented Russian dancers, beautiful artisan costumes, and custom made puppets as this familiar Christmas story of the little girl and her nutcracker doll comes to life. Ticket prices start at $28.00.
Amazing OKC ComicCon: November 20th – November 22nd
(Photo: courtesy of the Amazing Oklahoma City Comic Convention)
Bring out your inner child by attending the Amazing Oklahoma City Comic Convention. You’ll get to visit with comic book creators and celebrities; play games in their huge video game arena, dress up like your favorite superhero and pick up more comic book memorabilia for your collection. This event is held at the Cox Convention Center and single day tickets are $25.00.
Ugly Sweater Run: November 28th
(Photo: courtesy of The Ugly Sweater Run)
Start off the season right by wearing your tackiest sweater to the The Ugly Sweater Run. Get out your least fashionable clothing, such as the sweater grandma got you with the light-up tree on it (you know the one we’re talking about). From the starting line in Bricktown, you can walk, run or prance down the street while proudly wearing your worst fashion. At the end of the race, enjoy hot chocolate, music and alcoholic beverages for the 21-and-up crowd. Price to join the race is $40.
Oklahoma City is great place to live any time of year, but we’re especially festive around the holidays. If you’re looking to move to OKC or have any questions during your apartment search, let us know.