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Activities and events you won't want to miss

Christmas in Broken Arrow

Get ready for a festive night on Thursday, November 16, as the Rose District bursts with holiday magic. Watch as the tree and Main Street light up officially, kicking off the season with live tunes by Grady Nichols, enchanting horse-drawn carriage rides, an open-air ice rink, and even a visit from Santa Claus. Embrace the tradition of Broken Arrow's holiday celebration, where Inspyral Circus characters and more will stroll down Main Street, making this year's event bigger and brighter than ever before - come be a part of the joy!

Ice Rink Opening Day

Opening day for BA's Ice Rink will be November 10!

For more information, ticket pricing, and to book events, visit baicerink.com

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Kick-Off

Join us on the enchanting evening of Thursday, November 16th, as the Rose District bursts into festive life! With the grand illumination of the tree and Main Street, our beloved Rose District and its cherished merchants will usher in the holiday season with a flourish. Be serenaded by the melodious notes of Grady Nichols and his talented band, take a magical ride in horse-drawn carriages, glide on the open ice rink, and bask in the presence of none other than Santa Claus himself! This year's celebration promises to be larger and more spectacular than ever, featuring enchanting characters from Inspyral Circus and a myriad of delights wandering along Main Street. This is a cherished Broken Arrow holiday tradition, and we extend our warm invitation for you to be part of it.

 

Enjoy festivities from the Rose District Plaza all the way to Brio. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with wandering characters and a captivating craft show hosted inside Central on Main, located at 210 N Main Street. We encourage you to explore every nook and cranny of the Rose District, indulge in some retail therapy, savor delectable treats, and immerse yourself in an unforgettable and joyous experience.

 

Prepare to be thrilled by a host of exciting events, including:

  • Mesmerizing musical performances by Grady Nichols and his talented band.

  • The ceremonial lighting of the holiday lights, marking the official start of the season.

  • A heartwarming opportunity to meet Santa Claus in our iconic Broken Arrow sleighs.

  • A chance to encounter "The Mean One."

  • Mesmeric interactions with the incredible Inspyral Circus artists.

  • A delightful Craft Show at Central on Main.

  • Victorian Carolers harmonizing with your favorite holiday tunes throughout the district.

  • Tranquil horse-drawn carriage rides along the charming Main Street.

  • And much, much more!

 

To be a part of the Craft Show, apply here

 

This is a night you won't want to miss, as we come together to celebrate the magic of the season in the heart of the Rose District. See you there!

November 16 • 6:30 - 8:30 • The Rose District

Rhema Christmas Lights Extravaganza

Prepare to be awestruck by the Rhema Christmas Lights Extravaganza, an enchanting spectacle that originated with a modest 60,000 lights in 1982. Fast forward over four decades, and now the 110-acre campus boasts millions of cutting-edge LED lights, illuminating the night with brilliance and energy efficiency.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Eve), the resplendent lights will grace the evenings until January 1, from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., regardless of weather conditions. This captivating display magnetizes nearly half a million visitors annually, hailing from Oklahoma and its neighboring states, all enticed by the shimmering charm. Best of all, admission is entirely free.

For further details, don't miss a visit to their website: rhemalights.org

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Meet Santa

The City of Broken Arrow is hosting a free meet and greets with Santa Claus! Come get your photo taken in the iconic Broken Arrow sleighs with Santa and tell him all about what you want for Christmas. Enjoy the ambiance of the Rose District dressed in the holiday spirit!

Lines for Santa will be cut off promptly at the end of the event time and those in line will get to meet Santa. No more guests in line after the cutoff time. For example, if the event ends at 2 pm all guests already in line will get to continue on to the meet and greet. 

November 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

December 10 from Noon - 2:00 pm

Every Tuesday at the Farmers Market from 5:30 - 7:30 pm!

  • November 21

  • November 28

  • December 5

  • December 12

  • December 19

Meet "The Mean One"

The City of Broken Arrow is excited to host a very special Meet and Greet with "The Mean One!" Meet this favorite holiday character and get a picture in our iconic sleighs with them. 

As part of the holiday fun, "The Mean One" will also be collecting any donations to help raise money for needy families to receive hats and coats this winter season. 

Although "The Mean One" has quite the reputation for being grouchy and selfish, their heart grows a little more every time they visit Broken Arrow.
 

November 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

December 3 from Noon - 2:00 pm

December 8 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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Snow Sisters at the Rink

Meet your favorite Snow Sisters at the BA Rose District Ice Skating Rink Saturday, December 16 from 1 - 3 pm. Skate with some of your favorite princesses and enjoy the BA Ice Rink!

If wanting to meet and skate with the princesses, you will need to pay admission to the rink. Pricing can be found here: https://www.baicerink.com/ 

Sensory Sensitive Santa

The Rose District is hosting a holiday event exclusively for neurodiverse individuals. The City of Broken Arrow is excited to partner with Autism Oklahoma once again to host an event exclusively for neurodiverse individuals. During this time, a sensitive Santa will be available for pictures. There will also be various vendors from local companies that specialize in children and adults with special needs giving out information and providing activities. This event provides an opportunity for neurodiverse individuals to enjoy the magic of the holidays in the Rose District in a safe and controlled environment.

December 20 from 11 am - 1 pm. 

If interested in being a vendor, contact Crystal Frost with AutismOklahoma at crystal@autismoklahoma.org

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Rose District Merchant Decorating Contest

Which Rose District Merchant has the most holiday cheer? Cast your vote for your favorite decorations in the Rose District and be entered to win a prize! This year on the night of Broken Arrow’s Holiday Kick-off on November 16, voting will enter you into a contest to win a prize. To vote simply go to this link. 

Participants who vote in the contest will be entered into a prize drawing. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Thursday, December 14. A new winner will be drawn if the first winner cannot be contacted by the end of the workday on Friday, December 15. A new winner will continue to be drawn daily until contact can be made.

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New Orleans Square Merchant Decorating Contest

Which New Orleans Square Merchant has the most holiday cheer? Cast your vote for your favorite decorations in New Orleans Square and be entered to win a prize! To vote simply go to this link. 

Participants who vote in the contest will be entered into a prize drawing. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Thursday, December 14. A new winner will be drawn if the first winner cannot be contacted by the end of the workday on Friday, December 15. A new winner will continue to be drawn daily until contact can be made.

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New Orleans Square
Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

More information coming soon! 

December 9

10 am - 3 pm

Southeast Quadrant of New Orleans Square located at the intersection of New Orleans & Elm. 

Broken Arrow Civitan Christmas Parade presented by TTCU

Every year on the first Saturday of December we host the Broken Arrow Civitan's Christmas Parade! This parade fills Main Street with festive floats, marching bands, and most importantly Santa! Come out on Saturday, December 2 at 10 am and enjoy this spectacle!

More information coming soon! 

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