Green Country’s fun-filled activities continue even though there may be a chill in the air. Yes, November and December offer visitors a variety of events and festivities to keep winter from being boring!

            Travelers and residents alike look to this beautiful region for events ranging from festivals, performances, holiday events and more. Northeastern Oklahoma continues to grow in popularity as a tourism destination thanks to amazing attractions, destinations and events throughout the 18-county region known as Green Country.

            Here are some highlights of the area’s November/ December activities. For details and more Green Country events, visit  and

            Bartlesville is a bright city thanks to its Fantasyland of Lights Festival Nov. 19-Dec. 30; and Woolaroc’s Wonderland of Lights on Fri., Sat., and Sun., Nov. 26-Dec. 19. The Price Tower Arts Center has a busy November, from lectures to Tower Tots to Sunday Socials. Check for details.

            Broken Arrow’s Main Street Merchants Annual Holiday Tea Off is Nov. 11th.

            Claremore celebrates the state’s favorite son, with Will Rogers Days, Nov. 3-6. Join in celebration which includes a film montage, fashion show, Cherokee Story Teller, rope demonstrations, live entertainment, games and snacks, antique and classic car show, Pony Express ride and a parade. Call 918.341.0719 for more. Claremore also hosts Dickens on the Boulevard, Nov. 19-20; and Christmas at the Belvidere, Nov. 3-Dec. 19.

            In Muskogee, step back in time at the Boare’s Heade Feaste at the Castle of Muskogee, Nov. 20. Then be sure to enjoy Christmas Kingdom-Holiday Inflatables, Nov. 25-Dec. 31.

            Miami hosts many events including a concert performance by Noah Earle at NEO A&M College on Nov. 4;  a Veteran’s Day Parade, Nov. 11; Twin Bridges Park of Lights Display, Nov. 25-Dec. 26; and performances at the Coleman Theatre including the showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Dec. 17 & 19.

            Ponca City ‘s Veteran’s Day Parade is Nov. 6, and the city turns on the lights  with its Festival of Angels Holiday Lighting Display, Nov. 24-Dec. 30.

            Tahlequah’s 15th Annual Homecoming Art Show and Sale is Nov. 15-Dec. 26. Be sure to check into the activities at the Cherokee Heritage Center where classes and exhibits are always fresh and interesting.

             As always, Green Country’s largest city is abuzz with activities including performances at its many great venues including the BOK Center, the PAC and the new Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Tulsa also offers Christmas festivities, sporting competitions, horse shows and more. The Tulsa Zoo, Oklahoma Aquarium, Philbrook Art Museum and Gilcrease Museum are perfect settings for an outing. Check individual venues and attractions for listings. Tulsa’s An Affair of the Heart is a must-visit, Nov. 19-21.

            This is a mere sampling of all the activities in November and December. Visit for more information.

            Green Country Marketing Assn. is one of 11 multi-county organizations working with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn. and the other 10 multi-county associations to promote state tourism, a $6.1 billion industry.


By Jeanette Swindell, Public Relations Consultant, Green Country Marketing Assn.