Around Tulsa, we have plenty of Christmas events to choose from including Downtown Tulsa’s Winterfest, Rhema’s iconic Christmas Light display, and the always-sold-out Dry Gulch Christmas Train. At any of these events, you’re bound to find some holiday cheer, but if you’re looking to skip the traffic and huge crowds, head to Utica Square for a little Christmas magic!
The outdoor shopping mall is all decked out around the holidays; there’s no better time to grab a hot drink at Starbucks and stroll through the shops while enjoying 700,000 twinkling holiday lights illuminating 175 trees down every row. All of the lights add such festivity and warmth to Utica Square—you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a Hallmark Christmas movie!
Bring the kids to visit Santa in the new Santa House, open Monday through Saturday from 11am-9pm and Sundays from noon-6pm. He’ll be there every day through Christmas Eve before he heads back to the North Pole! Photos with Santa are available for $10.
With only a few days left until Christmas, take care of your last minute Christmas shopping at Utica Square’s over 60 shops and boutiques where you’re sure to find something unique for that hard-to-buy-for family member. Perhaps you need a new pair of Christmas pajamas? In this upscale outdoor shopping center, you’ll find plenty of clothing stores and boutiques to stock up on warm weather clothes and accessories like the Pinterest-worthy Anthropologie, Madewell, and White House Black Market. For quirky gifts for the one who already has everything, stop in at The Snow Goose (great for White Elephant gifts!) or Williams-Sonoma. And, don’t forget your furry friends—Dog Dish has everything you need for the pup in your life. If you’re still stuck on what to bring for your holiday gift exchange party, head in to Pottery Barn and pick up one of their beautiful Christmas ornaments. I promise, it won’t disappoint!
If all that shopping leaves you with an appetite, there are plenty of dining options for any craving. My favorite is BGB (Brownie’s Gourmet Burgers) touting the BEST burgers in town. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the “It Is What It Is” where the chef will surprise you with an off-menu burger of their choosing. The truffle fries cannot be passed up… and save room for a slice of cream pie! You’ll leave very full, but it’s completely worth it.
A trip to Utica Square is not complete without something sweet. Stop in at Queenie’s for a cookie or slice of pie or cake, or head in to Russell Stover’s (which has been here longer than I can remember) for a take-home box of chocolates.
For the shops’ special holiday hours, visit uticasquare.com/holiday-hours.
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