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10:02 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Kicking Off The Holiday Season

Credit Bart Fields

It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holiday season that is upon us and this week’s OneSix8 offers some additional 'indicators’ of what’s ahead with decorating tips, a winter wonderland, and even some early gift ideas.

Getting out the holiday decorations can be a daunting task, so the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City offers an event to add an easy seasonal touch to anyone’s holiday decorating scheme. Top It Off Topiaries is Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Terrace Room.

Taught by Children’s Garden Manager Kerry Rapp, guests learn which plants thrive in the cool weather temperatures, and plant their own colorful container to add some holiday cheer to the front porch, back yard or other favorite outdoor winter spot.  Tickets are $30 for members and $25 for non-members.

For some early holiday gift shopping Church of the Servant and Boy Scout Troop 177 in Oklahoma City host Earthglow Market Saturday November 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The market includes booths with hand-made and commercial items for just about any interest.  They also hold a large bake sale for lunch. All of the proceeds go to local missions within the church.

Santa makes his big holiday debut at Bass Pro Shop’s Santa’s Wonderland, also on November 9 from 5 to 6 p.m. Guests arrive at 5 and can expect holiday decorations and listen to Christmas carols, but the event begins when Santa makes his big entrance.

Children and adults alike join Santa in a magical tree lighting and an unveiling of his wonderland. Guests all are treated to get a free photo with Santa, free cookies and hot chocolate, and crafts.

If you’re not quite ready to jump into the holiday season here are some more fun events happening this weekend:

Downtown 7th Street in Kingfisher hosts Kool Cars in Kingfisher, a free event for all car lovers. There are hot rods, modified cars and trucks, muscle cars and more. Guests compete for door prizes, trophies, and dash plaques.

Beavers Bend State Park holds a Festival and Craft Show November 8 through the 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors learn about vintage craft making and mountain music as well as learn from expert herbalists.

The College of Fine Arts and Design Chamber Orchestra from the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music perform at the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, November 10 from 3 to 4 p.m.

For additional ways to fill the 168 hours of your week, visit the KGOU calendar page.

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