Oklahoma City Christmas Activities for the Kids

December 16, 2019

Even though your children are out of school for Christmas break and all hopped up on sugar and excitement over Santa coming to town, OKC has plenty of ways to distract them enough to keep them happy . . . and your own sanity intact. Why not check out one or more of the options listed below? One of them is even free. North Pole Adventure Occurring daily through Dec. 24 Noon to 8 p.m. Walnut Square Center 2215 W. I-240 OKC, OK 405-626-8998 https://www.facebook.com/thenorthpoleadventure/   This life-size replica of the North Pole includes Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, a reindeer barn, Santa’s post office, and more. An interactive experience, the hands-on activities include, but aren’t limited to, the chance to meet Santa and to make toys. Learn more HERE.   Cost: kids $15, one adult is free, each additional adult $6     Streetcar Storytime with Mrs. Claus Dec 20 – 23 -- evening Santa Fe Train Depot 100 South E.K. Gaylord Boulevard OKC, OK   Milk and cookies served inside the depot itself, after which it’s all aboard a chartered streetcar for a VIP journey around the loop of downtown OKC while Mrs. Claus reads The Polar Express and Santa Comes to Oklahoma City aloud. Once the streetcar arrives back at the depot, riders receive a complimentary wooden Oklahoma-shaped ornament; 10% off purchases in Scissortail Gifts, a made-in-Oklahoma store; a complimentary streetcar 5-day pass for future use; a souvenir VIP badge and lanyard.   Tickets $20 for all ages, portion of sales donated to the Homeless Alliance. Purchase HERE.     Oklahoma City The Polar Express Train Ride Through Dec 31 Oklahoma Railway Museum 3400 N.E. Grand Blvd. OKC, OK et to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of Passengers are whisked away four times a day for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa. Once on board, hosts work their way through the car and punch riders golden tickets before hot chocolate and delicious cookies are served by dancing chefs. Passengers then read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his elves eventually board the train and greet passengers with the first gift of Christmas. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in an immersive onboard experience – just like in the film! In addition to the wonderful memories made on this magical trip, each rider takes a keepsake sleigh bell and souvenir golden ticket home.   Prices depend on tickets purchased. Buy them HERE     Winter Break Drop-In Activities National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Dec. 23 – Jan 3   Features a variety of family-friendly activities: Holiday Card Shop – Dec. 23 – 29:  Create your own holiday card, gift tag or thank you note from a variety of art material. Santa’s Scavenger Hunt – Dec. 24 and 31: Clues are hidden around the museum. Explore around the galleries and dig deeper into what you see. Merry Mash Up – Dec 26 – 30: Create a crazy  craft to enjoy or share with someone else. Beaded Beauty Ornament – Dec. 27 and Jan 2: Add interest to any window or tree with snowflake ornaments. Frosty’s Fingerprint Art – Dec. 28 and Jan 3: Create unique fingerprint art.   Admission free while supplies last.     Check out additional OKC-area Christmas activities for kids HERE.
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