The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 28, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News & Eagle

Enid Lights Up the Plains

5-8 p.m. tonight

Downtown Enid

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

For more information, call Enid Symphony Orchestra at (580) 237-9646.


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Nov. 29-Dec. 5

EVENT [Saturday]

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.

EVENT [Thursday]

‘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.

Dec. 6-12

EVENT [Friday]

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

Dec. 13-19

ACTIVITY [Friday-Sunday]

Living Drive-through Nativity, 6:30-9 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 324 N. Cleveland. For more information, call (580) 234-4781.

THEATER [Friday-Saturday]

‘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

MUSIC [Saturday]

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.


Weekly Activities

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington

(580) 233-3051

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.

(580) 237-1907

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

Simpson’s Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave.

(580) 234-4998

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

(580) 548-2399

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

(580) 233-2787

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.