Christmas in the Park

Lights glisten on a Christmas tree and the Meadowlake Park Ferris wheel during Christmas in the Park Nov. 24. (Bonnie Vculek / Enid News & Eagle)

Nov. 29-Dec. 5

EVENT [Friday]

Enid Lights Up the Plains, 5 p.m., downtown Enid. Annual event welcomes in the beginning of the holiday season with lights, vendors, Christmas lights parade and much more. For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.

MUSIC [Saturday]

Night Caps, 7-11 p.m., Enid Moose Lodge, 302 E. Purdue. Cost is $10 per person. For more info, call (580) 237-7779.

EVENT [Saturday]

Christmas in the Park, 6-9 p.m., Meadowlake Park, Rupe and Van Buren. Food, entertainment, photos with Santa, ornament making and more. For more info, call (580) 234-0400.

EVENT [Wednesday]

'The Star of Bethlehem,' 6:30 and 8 p.m., NOC Enid Mackie Planetarium, Randolph and Michael Hedges. No admission charge. Donations of food for Our Daily Bread will be accepted. For more info, call (580) 548-2314.

MUSIC [Thursday]

The Prophecy Show, 7 p.m., Stride Bank Center. Rock opera performing in the style of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Tickets start at $43. Prime rib buffet dinner also available before the show for $22.50. Purchase tickets at stridebankcenter.com


Dec. 6-12

EVENT [Saturday]

Pancakes and Pajamas, 8 a.m., Leonardo's Children's Museum, 200 E. Maple. For more info, call (580) 233-ARTS, or go to leonardos.org.

EVENT [Saturday]

Christmas in the Park, 6-9 p.m., Meadowlake Park, Rupe and Van Buren. Food, entertainment, photos with Santa, ornament making and more. For more info, call (580) 234-0400.

EVENT [Saturday-Sunday]

'The Nutcracker' presented by Dance Works of Enid, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Briggs Auditorium, Enid. Reserved seats are $25, general admission is $12-$15. Purchase at 207 N. Washington and the Enid Welcome Center, 201 W. Garriott.

THEATER [Friday-Sunday, Thursday]

'Scrooge!', 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Thursday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for military and $9 for students. $15 adult ticket pricing Sunday and Thursday. To purchase, go to gaslighttheatre.org.

MUSIC [Sunday]

Amahl & The Night Visitors feat. The Painted Sky Opera, 2 and 5 p.m., Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Tickets are $15-$70; purchase at enidsymphony.org.

EVENT [Wednesday]

'The Star of Bethlehem,' 6:30 and 8 p.m., NOC Enid Mackie Planetarium, Randolph and Michael Hedges. No admission charge. Donations of food for Our Daily Bread will be accepted. For more info, call (580) 548-2314.

MUSIC [Thursday]

Christmas With The Isaacs, 7 p.m., Stride Bank Center. Tickets start at $23 and can be purchased at stridebankcenter.com.


Dec. 13-19

EVENT [Friday]

Nightmare Before Christmas, 5-8 p.m., Leonardo's Children's Museum, 200 E. Maple. Games, crafts and showing of the movie. Bring your own blanket or pillow. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. For more info, go to leonardos.org.

EVENT [Friday-Sunday]

Living Drive-Through Nativity, 6:30-9 p.m., Enid First Church of the Nazarene, 324 N. Cleveland. A live re-enactment of the Christmas story. For more info, call (580) 747-2348.

THEATER [Friday-Sunday]

'Scrooge!', 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Thursday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for military and $9 for students. $15 adult ticket pricing Sunday and Thursday. To purchase, go to gaslighttheatre.org.

EVENT [Saturday]

Sleigh Rides With Santa, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bennie's Barn Horse Therapy Ranch, 4914 E. Rupe. See Santa and horses; participate in face painting, cookie decorating and more. Admission is $5. For more info, call (580) 548-7258.

EVENT [Saturday]

Christmas in the Park, 6-9 p.m., Meadowlake Park, Rupe and Van Buren. Food, entertainment, photos with Santa, ornament making and more. For more info, call (580) 234-0400.

MUSIC [Saturday]

Bobby Bennett and the Borrowed Bandits, 7-11 p.m., Enid Moose Lodge, 302 E. Purdue. Admission is $10 per person. For more info, call (580) 237-7779.

MUSIC [Sunday]

Fall Concert, 3 p.m., Emmanuel Enid, 2505 W. Garriott. Featuring Enid Youth Symphony, Enid Youth Chamber Ensemble and Enid Youth Winds. Admission is free. For more info, go to enidyouthsymphony.org.

EVENT [Thursday]

Downtown Christmas with Tom Nix & Friends, 6 p.m., Stride Bank Center Grand Ballroom. Cost for dinner and show is $35; show only $12 (seniors and military $10). Includes Cathy Nulph, Kelly Killam, Mike Weatherford, Kristi Browne, Faith Crum, Jason Carris, Jodie Sanchez, Jackson Anderson and Tom Nix. Call (855) TIX-ENID.


THINGS 2 DO

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington — (580) 233-3051

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays except by appointment, and all major holidays and adverse weather. Admission is by donation.


Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St. — (580) 237-1907

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sundays, Mondays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and $4 for students. 


Simpson’s Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave. — (580) 234-4998

Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is free.


Leonardo’s Children’s Museum

200 E. Maple — (580) 233-2787

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday

Leonardo's Adventure Quest

200 E. Maple — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Twilight Time will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the months of June and July.

Admission: All-day pass, $9, children under 2 are free. Groups of 16 or more are $7 per person. After 3 p.m., admission is $4.50. Memberships available.


Midgley Museum

1001 Sequoyah — (580) 234-7265

Hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday through Tuesday, except by appointment. Closed all major holidays and inclement weather. Closed Nov. 1 through March 31. Admission by donation.


Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory

Northern Oklahoma College Enid campus is at the corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges.

Groups may schedule visits to the observatory or planetarium by calling the astronomy center at (580) 548-2399.


Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd. — (580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children


Dillingham Memorial Garden

5th & East Oklahoma

Open 24/7


Garfield County Demonstration Garden

316 E. Oxford

(580) 237-1228

Open 24/7

Demonstrates the growing habits of Oklahoma Proven trees and shrubs.


 4RKids Mini Golf

710 Overland Trail

(580) 237-7888

www.4rkids.com/minigolf.html

Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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Malan is entertainment editor and astronomy columnist for the News & Eagle.

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Entertainment Editor | Copy Editor | Astronomy Writer

Hi, I'm Joe. I've been with the Enid News & Eagle since June 2009. I design many of the pages you see each week in your newspaper. I love writing and talking about space, and I love listening to and writing about music as well.

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