The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 29, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Christmas in the Village

5-8 p.m. today

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th

Celebrate Christmas today like Enid residents used to back in the days of the land run and Cherokee Strip.

Humphrey Abstract’s Christmas in the Village is 5-8 p.m. today at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th.

At Christmas in the Village, Enid residents can send a letter to Santa, make a Christmas ornament with the schoolmarm at Turkey Creek School and shop for gifts in the Village Mercantile.

Musical performances also will be held throughout the evening in the Village Church.

Admission to Christmas in the Village is $5. For more information, call Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center at (580) 237-1907.


Breakfast with Santa

9 a.m. Saturday

Enid High School cafeteria, 611 W. Wabash

Come have breakfast with Santa and support a good cause Saturday at Enid High School’s cafeteria.

March of Dimes’ Breakfast with Santa will start at 9 a.m. The event will include booths with craft activities, games and painting. Booths will include Merry Mats, Dress a Bear Workshop, Gingerbread Workshop, Holly Hangers and Photo with Santa.

A silent auction also will be held for those who want to contribute or get their Christmas shopping done early.

All-inclusive arm bands cost $15 and will include breakfast, photo with Santa and unlimited visits to all craft, game and inflatable booths. Breakfast is $3, photos with Santa are $5 and tickets to booths are 25 cents each.

For more information, call Stephanie Soucek at (580) 278-2921.


Bedlam Bash

6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday

Denny Price Family YMCA, 415 W. Cherokee

Fathers and sons alike can have fun and enjoy free pizza Saturday at Denny Price Family YMCA’s Father-Son Bedlam Bash.

The event will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will include dodgeball tournament, foosball, ping pong, climbing wall, swimming and late-night pizza.

All boys must be accompanied by a dad or male adult sponsor to participate in the events. All are encouraged to wear OU or OSU colors.

For more information, call (580) 237-4645.


Focus: ‘The Nutcracker’ is set for Dec. 8-9

Dance Works of Enid will present “The Nutcracker” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s Briggs Auditorium.

General admission is $14 and reserved seating is $24. Both tickets are available at Dancer’s Nook, 209 N. Washington. General admission tickets also are available at Enid Welcome Center, 123 W. Maine.

For more information, call (580) 242-2622.


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Nov. 30-Dec. 6


Santa Train, 2-4 p.m., Meadowlake Park. Enid Kiwanis Club will operate the Kiwanitrain as the Santa Train. Residents can bring their camera for free pictures with Santa. Train rides also are free. Event will occur weather-permitting. For more information about Enid Kiwanis, go to


Northern Oklahoma College Community Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Briggs Auditorium on Enid campus. The concert will include trumpeter Charles Jeffrey of Las Vegas with special guests, pianist Doug Swanson and percussionist Billy Thompson. For more information, call NOC Enid at (580) 242-6300.


NOC Enid Mackie Planetarium Show, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Randolph and Michael Hedges. The planetarium will hold a special show about the Christmas story. Admission is free, but donation of a canned good for Horn of Plenty is appreciated. For more information, call (580) 548-2399.


Dec. 7-13


‘A Seussified Christmas Carol,’ 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. A whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ Christmas story. Additional showings available. Dec. 14-15. For more information or to buy tickets, go to


Waverley Holiday Home Tours, 5-8 p.m. Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday. Friday’s tour will take the form of an old-fashioned holiday to include Saint Nick, carolers and Santa pictures. Saturday’s festivities will include hot cocoa, cookies and holiday house stories. For more information or tickets, go to, or call Maggie Laws at (580) 395-0453.


Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 4th and Garriott. Come explore the rich history of Enid and how the city was settled in the land run. A variety of exhibits are on display. For more information, go to, or call (580) 237-1907.


Dec. 14-20


Candy Cane Cash Drawing, 9 a.m., Garfield County Court House lawn. Local shoppers will have a chance to win $5,000, $2,000, $1,000 or $500. Tickets can be received with purchases at local retailers. For more information, call Eagle Marketing at (580) 548-8194.


Living Christmas Tree, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Oakwood Christian Church, 401 N. Oakwood. A choir of more than 50 people will sing from a Christmas tree covered in lights. The performances are free to the public. For more information, call Erica Stephan at (580) 233-1225.


Third Thursday and Turpin Tunes, 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Every third Thursday of the month, local musicians can bring their acoustic instruments to jam along with other people at the Turpin Room in Gaslight Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.