Chickasaw Cultural Center Sets Holiday Events

From honoring our veterans to celebrating holiday traditions, several exciting events are planned this fall at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, Sulphur.

Veterans Day Celebration, November 11

A Veterans Day Celebration, a day to honor all men and women of the armed forces, will be conducted Friday, November 11.

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with posting of the colors, followed by a special salute to all Veterans. Veterans will also receive free admission to the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center, and a 10 percent discount in the Aaimpa Café.

Multi Tribal Celebration, November 12

Many Native American tribes will gather at the cultural center Sat., Nov. 12 to celebrate the first-ever Inter-tribal Day.

Demonstrators from several tribes will be on-hand at the Traditional Village, which consists of replicas of Chickasaw homes from Southeastern homelands. An archery contest, stomp dance, a stickball game and storytelling will be conducted throughout the day in the Traditional Village.

Native Americans will receive free admission to the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center.

Thanksgiving Celebration, November 25 – 27

A three-day Thanksgiving Celebration is planned Friday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 27.

Guided tours of the Traditional Village, complete with hot chocolate will be conducted throughout the day.

A miniature holiday ornament class and a children’s Christmas tree workshop are planned.

A Stomp Dance demonstration will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the Traditional Village.

The “Wizard of Oz” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the Anoli Theater.

Holiday sales will be offered in cultural center retail shops.

Christmas Celebration, December 10

The second annual Christmas Celebration, Sat., Dec. 10 will include celebrations of several significant holiday traditions.

Luminaries will glow in the Traditional Village as tours, complete with hot chocolate, will be offered from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Anoli Theater Lobby.

A miniature ornament class is planned, as well as a Christmas tree workshop for children.

The Chickasaw Press will conduct a holiday sale on many book titles and holiday sales will be offered all-day at cultural center retail shops.

A Stomp Dance demonstration will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the Traditional Village. A scrapbooking workshop will be offered at 1 p.m. in the Holisso Center.

The “Chronicles of Narnia” will be screened at 1:30 p.m., in the Anoli Theater.

A Christmas concert by “Injunuity” is also planned.

For more information about any of the upcoming events, contact the Chickasaw Cultural Center at 580-622-7130, or online at

The Chickasaw Cultural Center is located at 867 Charles Cooper Memorial Drive in Sulphur, Okla.