Tulsa Holiday Dating Guide 2017

This Holiday Seasons Top Picks

1. Winterfest Ice Skating

Skate under the Tulsa skyline on a 60' x 150' frozen ice rink this season on Third Street. Bring your own skates or rent them at the festival. The rink is open to the public daily from November 27 - January 17, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! Spectators can watch all the action from the climate-controlled warming tent adjacent to the ice rink.
Where: BOK Center located at 200 South Denver Ave W in Downtown Tulsa
When: November 27th, 2015 - January 17th, 2016
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2. Light The Loop!

Guthrie Green, the Deco District, Reconciliation Park, the East Village, Greenwood and Winterfest will all participate in a tour of lighting ceremonies on November 29th, 2015. Light the Loop! will present a day full of holiday activities throughout Downtown Tulsa including six lighting ceremonies,.
Where: Various locations throughout downtown Tulsa
When: November 29, 2015
Please check back for a detailed schedule of events here.


3. Horse and Carriage Rides

Enjoy a festive ride through the streets of Downtown Tulsa on a horse-drawn carriage. The exquisite old-fashioned carriage holds up to six passengers and is a magical way for couples to spend quality time.
Where: The carriage loading zone is located near the corner of Third & Denver in downtown Tulsa
When: Check the Winterfest calendar for days and hours of operation. 


4. Philbrook's Festival Of Trees

An annual holiday tradition in Tulsa, the Philbrook Festival of Trees is three weeks of celebration of the season at the Philbrook Museum of Art. You'll see the museum decked out in festive Christmas decorations and find beautiful pieces of artwork for sale that have been inspired by the charm of the winter season. 
Where: Philbrook Museum located at 2727 S Rockford Rd
Opening night is Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 7:00PM. Lasts until December 31st, 2015.
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5. Philbrook's Garden Glow

The Saturday before Thanksgiving the Philbrook throws a holiday party that everyone is welcome to called Garden Glow. It is the kick off event for the Festival of Trees and is free to the public. See thousands of twinkling bulbs turn on for the first time and light up the museum's beautiful gardens. There will also be hot cocoa and holiday art-making activities.  
Where: Philbrook Museum located at 2727 S Rockford Rd
When: Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at 5:00PM
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6. GLOW On The Green

Guthrie Green is hosting its 3rd Annual GLOW on the Green! This year's GLOW will include a special holiday market with local vendors selling everything from Christmas home decor, jewelry, clothing, art, food, and more. Music from Bravo Brass, TulsaJazz.com, and Arthur Thompson and will kick off with a special round of holiday karaoke with DJ Spencer LG. Lucky's on the Green will feature unique holiday food & drink items, and as always you can find some of your favorite food trucks to sample faire from.
Where: GLOW On The Green is a part of Light The Loop! occurring at various locations throughout downtown Tulsa, with GLOW happening at Guthrie Green.
Where: Sunday, November 29th with Guthrie Green's lighting ceremony happening at 3PM.


7. Midnight At The Mayo

Tulsa's venerable hotel goes neon for the new year, with "Neon Nights" featuring live music by DJ Brandon Olds, heavy hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening, access to the Crystal Ballroom and Penthouse, midnight snacks and a champagne toast. That's all for $100 per person. If you want to book a room for the night, as well, packages start at $389.
Where: Mayo Hotel, 115 W. 5th St. in downtown Tulsa
When: 8pm - Midnight.
For reservations and information, 918-894-8420, themayohotel.com


8. Make Mulled Wine And/Or Hot Toddies

Feel like avoiding the crowds and staying inside the comfort of your home? We have something for that too. There's nothing better than a warm cup of mulled wine or a hot toddy when cool weather hits. This is a great second (or third or fourth!) date option when you want to get to know your date better. Trying a new recipe with your date is a great way to learn or improve a skill together which enriches your bond and gives you lots to talk about. Furthermore, coinciding a date with an activity allows for a more relaxed state in which to converse since both people are actively involved in performing a task together.
View our Mulled Wine Recipe and our top 5 favorite Hot Toddy Recipes now!