Most of our team shares Oklahoma roots and cherishes the opportunity to stay home for the holidays to watch the city’s holiday spirit come to life. We relish a chance to trade hectic travel plans for a stay-cation that allows us to enjoy timeless OKC traditions and (for those of us from across the ocean) exciting, new holiday events. We’ve put together some of our favorite holiday happenings and a few details about what makes them special to us. We hope you and your loved ones get a chance to make merry memories of your own at some of these events this year.
Winter Shoppes at Myriad Gardens
We’re excited to see the Winter Shoppes new logo in action and can’t help but light up when we see our work come to life. Go check Winter Shoppes out for yourself! You’ll love the variety of stores and gifts tucked into little blue chalets nestled in the beautiful Myriad Gardens downtown.
Kiwi Crate at Winter Shoppes
One of our favorite spots is the Kiwi Crate shoppe. The San Francisco-based Kiwi Crate has a passion for encouraging creativity and curiosity in children. Stop in to buy custom designed craft projects for the holidays, or give a gift any child would love – a monthly subscription to one of their four crates for all ages. Each month is a new project! Kiwi Crate’s Vice President of Marketing, Lara, was in our Business Development Director, Katherine’s, wedding. So we couldn’t miss a chance to send a shout out to this amazing company!
Full Circle Bookstore at Winter Shoppes and 50 Penn Place
Our fearless leader, Sarah, loves to research things, so much so that we often tease her about it. She’s always digging up new ideas and sharing them around the office, and we sometimes have to tell her to “put the book down.” One of her favorite places to do research is a cozy, family-owned spot called Full Circle Bookstore. Its floor to ceiling shelves are filled with incredible books to satisfy even the most curious of customers. A pop-up version of Full Circle can be experienced at the Winter Shoppes at the Myriad Gardens.
Oklahoma City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
The most highly anticipated holiday event in our office is the Oklahoma City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. More than a few of our team members at S Design played roles in The Nutcracker at one point in their childhood from an angel to a soldier to party boy #1. This year, there is something exciting to look forward to thanks to Devon Energy’s significant investment into never-before-seen sets and costumes. We hope to see you in the audience.
Oklahoma City Lights Up
Now that we’re smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season, you might have found yourself venturing off your everyday route to chase a curious glow coming from the next street over. Don’t worry! You’re not alone in your wanderlust. Some of our office mates have even started making it a tradition by plopping the kids in the car with blankets, hot chocolate and christmas music to “ooh and awe” at the lights in our nearby neighborhoods. This week, we heard about the lights in Nichols Hills and are choosing to take the long way home.
The list of holiday events in Oklahoma City that will surely create lasting memories doesn’t stop here. We encourage you to get out and explore all that this thriving city has to offer. Check out Downtown in December for more holiday events and attractions in OKC.