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Holidays in Stillwater 2016

Released:Nov 03, 2016


(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Nov. 3, 2016) – Find the perfect gift and enjoy some holiday cheer this season in Downtown Stillwater.

Beginning Nov. 18, you and your family can make memories together while taking free carriage rides around downtown, posing for photos with real reindeer at the City of Stillwater Parks and Recreation Armory (315 E. 9th Ave.) and visiting with Santa at his workshop (8th Avenue and Duncan Street) or selected stores.

Nearly 30 locally owned restaurants, shops and boutiques are ready to help you cross names off your gift list early, beginning with the Downtown Stillwater Holiday Open House Sunday, Nov. 20 and Monday, Nov. 21, where you’ll find special sales, food samples, crafts, door prizes, gift wrapping and more.

Here are some of the signature holiday events to check out before the season ends:

  • Downtown’s Holiday Open House (Nov. 20–21, 2016)

  • Free daily carriage rides downtown (Nov. 18–Dec. 23)

    • 4:30 to 10 p.m. on weekdays, noon to 10 p.m. on weekends.

    • Carriage pick-up is at 8th Avenue & Duncan Street, next to the Community Center

  • Christmas Parade of Lights (Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.)

    • Featuring food trucks from 5-9 p.m. at 8th & Main

  • Santa's Workshop Hours and Locations:

    • Thursday, Dec. 1 (5-7 p.m.)  Sears Hometown Store (10th & Main)

    • Saturday, Dec. 3 (1-3 p.m.) Santa’s Workshop (9th & Husband)

    • Sunday, Dec. 4 (1-3 p.m.) Oklahoma Harvest Market (11th & Main)

    • Thursday, Dec. 8 (5-7 p.m.) Kindermusik (8th Avenue)

    • Saturday, Dec. 10 (1-3 p.m.) Santa’s Workshop (9th & Husband)

    • Sunday, Dec. 11 (1-3 p.m.) Santa’s Workshop (9th & Husband)

    • Thursday, Dec. 15 (5-7 p.m.) Santa’s Workshop (9th & Husband)

    • Friday, Dec. 16 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) Butter Bean (Main)

    • Saturday, Dec. 17 (10 a.m.-noon) Butter Bean (Main)

    • Saturday, Dec. 17 (1-3 p.m.) StillyArts (12th & Main)

    • Sunday, Dec. 18 (1-3 p.m.) Santa’s Workshop (9th & Husband)

    • Sunday, Dec. 18 (4:30-6:30 p.m.) Butter Bean (Main)

    • Tuesday, Dec. 20 (6-7:30 p.m.) Butter Bean (Main)

    • Thursday, Dec. 22 (5-7 p.m.) Furniture Showcase (5th & Main)

  • Breakfast with Santa (Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the City of Stillwater Community Center at 315 W. 8th Ave. $3 per person)

  • Stillwater Community Singers Holiday Concert (Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Free admission.)

  • Stillwater Community Band and Stillwater Jazz Holiday Concert (Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. Free admission.)

  • Community Christmas Dinner (Sunday, Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center. Free admission.)

  • Book now for the Polar Express Train Ride

    • Catch a shuttle in Downtown Stillwater for convenient arrival to the train depot before boarding the Polar Express

  • Santa's Reindeer at THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride

    • Nov. 18–Dec. 23, 2016 (excluding Nov. 24, Nov. 28 and Dec. 1)

    • Santa's Reindeer are available for pictures in conjunction with THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride departures one hour before the train departs to the North Pole beginning Nov. 18 through Dec. 23.

    • Stillwater Train Depot, 401 E. 9th Ave.

    • Admission: $5 per person

  • Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Jingle Bell Sweepstakes (Nov. 11–Dec. 19)

    • $10,000 in prizes. Drawing Dec. 19

  • Food Trucks at Holiday Events (Nov. 18–Dec. 23)

  • For a complete list of events and activities this holiday season, go to Visit Stillwater

    • Be sure to look for the All Aboard logo for more details

For more information about Downtown events and deals, like Downtown Stillwater’s Facebook page


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