Enid News & Eagle
— Enid Lights Up the Plains
5-8 p.m. tonight
Fireworks and Christmas lights will light up downtown tonight as the holiday season in Enid officially begins with Enid Lights Up the Plains.
Entertainment and food vendors will set up at 5, and Santa will arrive 15 minutes later. Horse-drawn wagon rides around downtown also begin at 5:15.
The Christmas Lights Parade begins at 6, followed by fireworks at 7.
A number of shops will be open downtown with specials, as well as serving sumptuous holiday desserts and other treats.
For more information, find Enid Lights Up the Plains on Facebook.
Christmas at Pops with Tom Wopat
8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday
Enid Symphony Hall, 301 W. Broadway
Tickets still are available for jazz vocalist Tom Wopat’s visit to Enid Symphony Hall.
Wopat has performed in Broadway plays. He was nominated for a Tony Award for “Annie Get Your Gun,” as well as “A Catered Affair.”
He’s also acted in “Chicago,” “42nd Street,” the musical “Catch Me If You Can” and “Sondheim on Sondheim.”
Tickets for both shows start at $20 and can be purchased at www.enidsymphony.org/orchestra-concerts.html.
For more information, call Enid Symphony Orchestra at (580) 237-9646.
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Nov. 29-Dec. 5
Home for the Holidays Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Major County Fairgrounds in Fairview. More than 25 vendors will be on hand. For more information, call (580) 227-7002.
‘The Star of Bethlehem,’ 6:30-8 p.m., NOC Mackie Planetarium, Randolph and Michael Hedges. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 548-2399.
Christmas in the Village, 5-8 p.m., Humphrey Heritage Village at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the heritage center. Admission is free for all members. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.
THEATER [Friday-Sunday, Thursday]
‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,’ 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Thursday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $7, $11 or $15 Friday and Saturday and $10 or $7 Sunday and Thursday. To buy tickets, go to gaslighttheatre.org.
Living Drive-through Nativity, 6:30-9 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 324 N. Cleveland. For more information, call (580) 234-4781.
‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,’ 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $7, $11 or $15. To buy tickets, go to gaslighttheatre.org.
Heer’s Country Christmas, 6-11 p.m., Longdale Community Gym, Longdale. Buck Goucher and Jarod Cross will perform; Bobby Bennett & The Borrowed Bandits will be on hand. Admission $5. For more information, call (580) 886-5141.
Railroad Museum of Oklahoma
702 N. Washington
Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and all major holidays and adverse weather. Admission: Suggested donation of $3.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
507 S. 4th St.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, New Years’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.
For more information, go to csrhc.org.
Simpson’s Old Time Museum
228 E. Randolph Ave.
Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory
Northern Oklahoma College Enid campus at the corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges
Hours: Beginning at dusk Thursday. To schedule a large group for an appointment, call the number listed above.
Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum
616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.
(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524
Leonardo’s Children’s Museum
200 E. Maple
Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: All-day pass, $7, children under 2 are free. Groups of 12 or more is $5.
Memberships are available.