December 1 - 2: Town & Gown Theater presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show”

Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 & 7:00 pm, Town & Gown Theater, 3524 S. Perkins Rd. Adapted by Joe Landry Directed by Paul Weber Holiday tradition blends with old-time nostalgia in this unique and sparkling version of the heartwarming Christmas tale of George Bailey and his guardian angel, Clarence. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a 1940s radio play broadcast. Over thirty characters are brought to the stage through scripts, songs, sound effects, and imagination. Click here for more information and tickets.

December 1 - 2: Holiday Pop Up Art Shops

Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Sun 1:00 - 6:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. The definition of a “pop-up shop” is a short-term, temporary retail event that is "here today, gone tomorrow". This will be our first annual Holiday POP UP Art Shop on Saturday, December 1st from 10am to 3pm and Sunday, December 2nd from 1pm to 6pm. Holiday POP UP Art shops will provide visitors a chance to browse a variety of handcrafted items, from jewelry and home decor to glass work, artwork and more. This event is the perfect opportunity to pick up a unique holiday gift or maybe something for yourself!

December 1 - 2: Cupcakes with Mrs. Claus

Sat 11:15 am, 12:00 pm, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm. Sun 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:45 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Mrs. Claus is coming to town! Children and their grown-ups are invited to join Mrs. Claus as she reads a story about what she and the elves do while Santa delivers gifts. After the story, you will get to decorate and eat cupcakes! Picture taking is encouraged! This fun, festive event is included in the price of your museum admission or membership.A timed ticket is required. Timed tickets are available day of event at the front desk on a first come first serve basis. Feel free to call 405-533-3333 to check on availability. 

December 1 – 8: We Are a Landscape of All We Know

Tues – Sat, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St.  Comprised of a selection of more than thirty rarely seen works on paper, prints, and sculpture, drawn from several private collections, this exhibition explores how Benjamin Harjo Jr. (Absentee Shawnee and Seminole) creates his place in the world.  Through a connection to his own heritage and to the wider American and international aboriginal communities, Harjo generates an individual perspective that is rooted in the past, informed by the present, and looking to the future.  Curated by Cassidy Petrazzi.

December 1: OKJDI Bethel No. 11 Christmas Breakfast

8:00 - 11:00 am, Frontier Masonic Lodge No. 48, 322 W. Miller Ave. Join us for our Christmas themed breakfast fundraiser. We will be having pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy along with coffee, orange juice, and water. The cost will be $8.00 per person and $6.00 for seniors and children 10 and under. Please come out and support the young ladies of Job’s Daughters youth organization.

December 1: Holiday Craft Show

9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Payne County Expo Center, 4518 Expo Circle East.  Join us for a wonderful one stop shopping extravaganza!  Shop over 100 booths featuring handmade items.  Find the perfect holiday decorations and unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list.

December 1: St. Francis Xavier Feast Day Festival

9:30 am - 3:00 pm, St. Francis Xavier Church, 711 N. Country Club Road. Featuring the special parish event, the Stillwater Catholic Women’s Urban Farmhouse Christmas Market Place. Includes a Christmas Mercantile, freezer dinners to-go, Red Barn Bakery and Pantry, lunch from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Farmer Jones Raffle, hay rides, children’t event in the gym, and church tours.

December 1: Altrusa Brunch & Style Show

10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Meditations Banquet Facility, 1205 N. Country Club Rd.  Altrusa's Brunch and Style Show is a fundraising event for Altrusa International of Stillwater, Okla., Inc.  The proceeds from this event will help us be able to continue to support many organizations and projects in our community.  This year the funds will be used to help Our Daily Bread, Stillwater Mobile Meals, Backpack Buddies, and Scholarships for Meridian Technology students.   Tickets to the event are $25.  If you are interested in tickets please message us on Facebook, email Carolyn at Cgmireles2015@gmail.com or mail checks to PO Box 551 Stillwater, OK 74076.  We will have a silent auction from 10am-11am with the Brunch and Style Show starting at 11am.

December 1: Free Carriage Rides

10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Block 34 Downtown Stillwater. Visitors can tour Downtown Stillwater by horse-drawn carriage this holiday season free of charge.

December 1: Winter Reading Kick-Off Event

1:00 - 5:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Stillwater Public Library kicks off its annual Winter Reading Program on Saturday, Dec. 1, with a family friendly gaming day. The “Game On” kick-off is held to encourage registration in the Dec.-Jan. reading program and features an array of games open to people of all ages. This winter, readers are working to complete Bingo cards for chances to win a $50 gift card to Bliss Books. A prize will be awarded in the children, teen, and adult categories. Bingo cards include a variety of library and book related activities like reading for 45 minutes, learning about an author, reading under a blanket fort, attending a library program and more. Participants can begin registering for the program at the “Game On” event which takes place in the library meeting room wing from 1-5 p.m. Event activities include CandyLand Live, where participants become the actual game pieces on a giant game board. Gamers can also use their investigation and problem solving skills to complete several holiday themed mini-escape rooms. The escape room requires players to search a room, find clues and solve puzzles and codes to open a final container. In addition, families can compete in Bingo rounds and play together on board games throughout the event. “Game On” is open to the public and no registration is required to attend. Beverages and a Candy Bar with an assortment of treats will be provided. For more information about the library’s Winter Reading Program or the “Game On” event, visit the library website at http://library.stillwater.org, email askalibrarian@stillwater.org or call the Help Desk at (405) 372-3633 x8106.

December 1: Meet Santa at Santa’s Workshop

4:00 - 6:00 pm, Chris Salmon Plaza, Downtown Stillwater, 9th and Main St.

December 1: Trés Hombres – Live

7:30 – 10:30 pm, Zannotti’s Wine Bar, 113 W. 7th Ave.  No cover, must be 21 to enter.

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December 2: Meet Santa at Santa’s Workshop

4:00 - 6:00 pm, Chris Salmon Plaza, Downtown Stillwater, 9th and Main St.

December 2: Letters to Santa

5:00 - 8:00 pm, Typo Market, 123 E. 9th Ave. Letters to Santa station will be set up inside the store. Bring your young ones in and have them pen a letter to Santa. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

December 2: Downtown Tree Lighting Celebration

6:00 - 7:00 pm, Chris Salmon Plaza, 9th and Main St. As Chris Salamon Plaza transforms into Santa's Workshop for the holidays, Downtown Stillwater Merchants are celebrating the holidays with a new Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Join us as we light up Chris Salmon Plaza with holiday cheer — lights, decorations, and a new Christmas Tree. Mayor Will Joyce will officially light the tree at 6:30 p.m. Balanced Coffee Co. will provide free craft hot chocolate and coffee for the first 150 people. Local musician Summerland - Nadia Piotrowsky will lead Christmas Carols, and candles (flameless for kids) will be provided as we join together to carol around the Christmas Tree. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

December 3: Leadership Stillwater Class XXVII Benefit Lunch

11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Texas Roadhouse, 2000 N. Perkins Rd.  Suicide prevention is everybody’s business.  Leadership Stillwater Class XXVII invites you to a benefit lunch at Texas Roadhouse!  Enjoy your choice of 6 oz sirloin, 8 oz chicken breast or pulled pork, baked potato, salad or green beans and rolls.  Join us in supporting Payne County Youth Services to build a competent community for suicide prevention!  A portion of the proceeds will fund the PCYS training program for community members.  To learn more about PCYS and its services, visit pcys.org.  Get tickets:  bit.ly/pcys-texas  To-Go orders are available.

December 3: Stillwater Community Orchestra Winter Concert

7:30 pm, Seretean Center, OSU Campus. Featuring music for string orchestra by Rimsky-Korsakov, Schubert, Saint-Saens, and Wagner

December 4 - 22: Home for the Holiday

Tuesday to Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Stop in at any time during the regular hours to create one of these fun holiday projects to prepare for the giving season! Bring your friends and family and instead of gift shopping, gift create! Click here for more information.

December 4: Watercolor Winter Wonderlands, Kids Holiday Workshops

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Using vivid watercolor paint and various techniques, learn how to create a snowy winter wonderland. Each student will be given quality heavyweight watercolor paper to make their snowy scenes. Click here for more information.

December 4: Stillwater Ukulele Association Meeting

6:00 - 7:30 pm, Daddy O's Music Co., 115 N. Main St. The Stillwater Ukulele Association is a group of ukulele players who enjoy playing music together. We are an informal and supportive group whose goal is to jam and learn and have fun. We usually meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. We learn new songs and jam with old songs. Our meetings provide a friendly and encouraging environment, whether you're just getting started or have been playing for years.

December 4: Jimmy Stapp – Live

6:00 – 9:00 pm, Zannotti’s Wine Bar, 113 W. 7th Ave.  No cover, must be 21 to enter.

December 4: Watercolor Winter Wonderlands, Adult Holiday Workshops

7:00 - 8:30 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Using vivid watercolor paint and various techniques, learn how to create a snowy winter wonderland. The painting will be given two 9" X 12" pieces of watercolor paper to make their snowy scenes. Click here for more information.

December 5: 1 Million Cups Stillwater

9:00 am, Riata Center, 619 S. Main St. 1 Million Cups is the platform for our community to engage, inspire and empower our entrepreneurs. You will hear from company founders and their successes and challenges along the way. 6 minute presentation with 20 minute Q&A for each speaker. Get more information on the 1 Million Cups Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/1MCStillwater. 1MC is open to the public for anyone to attend. No membership or rsvp required. Presenting on Dec 5th: Billy Goat Ice Cream Co. and Bubble Calm.

December 5: Holiday Dioramas, Kids Holiday Workshops

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Using cut-outs of festive trees, reindeer, snow and much more create a holiday diorama! Paint your background then create your scene. Click here for more information.

December 5: Sci-Fi Movie Night

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Science Fiction fans meet the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. to watch a science fiction film followed by group discussion and commentary.  The discussion series includes PG13 and R films and is intended for audiences 17 and older.  Young adults may attend the R rated films if accompanied by a parent.  For more information call 405-372-3633 ext 8106, or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org  Featured film this month “A Wrinkle in Time” (2018, PG)

December 5: Gnome for the Holidays, Adult Holiday Workshops

7:00 - 8:30 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Make a set of ceramic holiday gnomes using hand building techniques. The first session will be creating the gnomes, then once fired the following week will be glazing. Can be picked up from final firing by Dec. 12th. Create your family in Gnomes! Click here for more information.

December 6 – 9: Town & Gown Theater presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show”

Thur – Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 & 7:00 pm, Town & Gown Theater, 3524 S. Perkins Rd. Adapted by Joe Landry Directed by Paul Weber Holiday tradition blends with old-time nostalgia in this unique and sparkling version of the heartwarming Christmas tale of George Bailey and his guardian angel, Clarence. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a 1940s radio play broadcast. Over thirty characters are brought to the stage through scripts, songs, sound effects, and imagination. Click here for more information and tickets.

December 6 & 13: Ceramic Gingerbread House, Kids Holiday Workshops

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. n this two-part workshop, students will build their own gingerbread house out of clay using the first week, then glazing them to add color the following week. They can be picked up from the final firing by Dec. 20th. Click here for more information.

December 6: Holiday Open House with Stillwater Community Singers

5:30 – 6:30 pm, Stillwater History Museum. The Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar will come alive with our Annual Holiday Open House on December 6th, prior to the downtown Christmas parade. Each year the museum opens its doors from 5:30-6:30 to welcome the community for cookies and caroling. The caroling will begin at 6:00 pm and will be led by the Stillwater Community Singers. 

December 6: National Alliance on Mental Illness Meeting

7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 524 S. Duncan. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) North-Central Affiliate, meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month. NAMI is a national organization that provides education, advocacy, and support for family members of people who have been diagnosed with a brain-based mental illness. Call Dianne (533-5365) or Lou Ann (742-2650) for more information.

December 6: Christmas Parade of Lights “North Pole Fantasy”

7:00 - 8:00 pm, Downtown Stillwater. The fun starts early, join us downtown for great entertainment, great stores, great food and stay for an awesome Parade of Lights at 7pm.. Line up between 9th and 7th on Main or Husband. (also along 7th between Main and Husband). Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

December 6: Felt Ornaments, Adult Holiday Workshops

7:00 - 8:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Create beautiful hand sewn felt ornaments for your holiday decor. There will be multiple designs to choose from with lots of options for embellishing and personalizing your creation. Perfect for gifts or to hang on your tree this holiday season! Click here for more information.

December 6: Andy Adams – Live

7:00 – 9:00 pm, Iron Monk Brewery, 519 S. Husband St.  No cover, must be 21 to enter.

December 6: Holiday Pops Concert

7:30 - 9:00 pm, Seretean Center, OSU Campus. Dr. Thomas Dickey, conductor; Matthew Glover, associate conductor; Rachel Mui, assistant conductor; Mehrun Aminkhoee, guest conductor. Don’t miss the 2nd annual Holiday Pops concert featuring music from The Polar Express, Frozen, Mannheim Steamroller, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Raffle drawing for a $100 Visa gift card and the chance to conduct the orchestra through Leroy Anderon's Sleigh Ride! Everyone is welcome to wear their ugliest holiday sweaters! General Admission: $10 and Students & Seniors: $7. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

December 7: Stuffed Penguin + Snowman, Kids Holiday Workshops

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Practice fiber arts while making your very own cute and cozy stuffed penguin and snowman; one to keep, one to give! Plenty of button, ribbons, and fabric will be available. Click here for more information.

December 7: Classic Cinema @ the Center-“It’s A Wonderful Life

6:00 pm, Stillwater Community Center, 315 w 8th Ave.  Classic Cinema at the Center is provided through a partnership between the Friends of the SCC and the City of Stillwater Community Center.  Classic movies will be presented each month and selected by the Friends’ Movie Committee from classics that fit a variety of themes and subjects.  Featuring “It’s A Wonderful Life” (1946)  George Bailey of Bedford Falls has given up on his dreams to help others.  His imminent suicide on Christmas Eve  brings the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, who shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community would be without him.  Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed with Lionel Barrymore, Thomas  Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi and Ward Bond.

December 7: Payne County Democrats Potluck Social

6:00 – 8:00 pm, Payne County Democrats HQ, 1324 S. Main St.  Everyone is welcome.  If you would like, bring a dish/drink to share.  Check our Facebook page for updates.

December 7: StillyArts Open Studio

6:30 – 8:00 pm, StillyArts, 1207 S. Main St.  Open Studio every Friday offers 7 different activities/ stations for kids to explore and create their own masterpiece.  Activities include Free Style Painting, Play dough Station, Chalk Station, Henna tattoos, Ceramic Painting, Bounce house Fun and Toy Station.  Studio fee is $7 for kids 2 and older (Free for Stillyarts Arts and Drama Students).  Our Art instructors are available during this time to guide you, if needed.

December 7: Contra Dance

8:00 - 11:00 pm, Student Union Starlight Terrace, OSU Campus. Come dance to the incredible live music of Manhattan, Kansas-based Dire Ducks! Louise Siddons will teach and call a variety of dances. No partner necessary! No experience necessary! Bring your friends! Suggested donation is $5 general admission, $4 for students. Visit the Facebook event page or email dance@scissortail.org for more information.

December 8 - 9: Cupcakes with Mrs. Claus

Sat 11:15 am, 12:00 pm, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm. Sun 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:45 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Mrs. Claus is coming to town! Children and their grown-ups are invited to join Mrs. Claus as she reads a story about what she and the elves do while Santa delivers gifts. After the story, you will get to decorate and eat cupcakes! Picture taking is encouraged! This fun, festive event is included in the price of your museum admission or membership.A timed ticket is required. Timed tickets are available day of event at the front desk on a first come first serve basis. Feel free to call 405-533-3333 to check on availability. 

December 8: Voices for Veterans

9:00 - 11:00 am, Stillwater Elks Lodge, 202 E. McElroy. “Voices for Veterans” was established for Stillwater and surrounding communities to give back to our Veterans and their families. This event is focused on providing resources and education for Advanced Care Planning (ACP). ACP is the process of thinking about and planning your future health care needs, personal wishes, your family’s future and end of life care. During this time, you will hear from various speakers on topics including: power of attorney, estate planning, advanced directives, long term care insurance, life insurance, in home caregivers, home health, hospice, independent living, assisted living, memory care facilities, long term care facilities, veterans’ benefits, PTSD and suicide support, community resources, burial plots, funerals and cremation options, expenses, explanations and coverage. Please call 580-327-7525 for more information.

December 8: Breakfast with Santa

9:00 - 11:00 am, Stillwater Community Center, 213 W. 8th Ave. Breakfast with Santa provides an opportunity for kids to visit and take photos with Santa and enjoy a cinnamon roll. Tickets are $3 per person and adults must accompany children during the breakfast. Purchase tickets at the City of Stillwater Parks and Recreation Armory at 315 E. 9th Ave. or the City of Stillwater Community Center. Tickets can be purchased in advance beginning Nov. 1 at tickets.stillwater.org or at the Community Center. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, contact the Community Center at 405.533.8433 or email communitycenter@stillwater.org

December 8: Free Carriage Rides

10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Block 34 Downtown Stillwater. Visitors can tour Downtown Stillwater by horse-drawn carriage this holiday season free of charge.

December 8: Fused Glass Ornaments, Adult Holiday Workshops

11:00 am - 1:30 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Create three Glass Fused Ornaments of your choice on pre-cut glass bases. These make perfect gifts or something special to decorate your home! Instructor will fire ornaments in a kiln, they can be picked up on Dec. 11th. Click here for more information.

December 8: Holiday Cookie Decorating, Kids Holiday Workshops

1:00 - 2:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. We're celebrating this season with our holiday cookie decorating class! Learn various piping techniques to specialize your edible works of art. You'll go home with half a dozen festive sugar cookies. Click here for more information.

December 8: Ceramic Cookie Tray, Kids and Adult Workshop

1:00 - 3:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Make a ceramic Cookie Tray for Santa using hand building techniques the first week then glazing your creation the second week. This is open to guardian and child six and up. Can be picked up by the 20th. Click here for more information.

December 8: 2nd Saturday at the Stillwater History Museum

1:00 - 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. 2nd Saturday Children Exploration Series at the Stillwater History Museum was created to help make history fun and engaging for kids.  Each month's program is unique and provides an opportunity to explore a different historical theme.  All of the exploration programs are hands-on and are filled with new experiences that connect the past to the present in interactive ways!  Programs are best for kid's between 6-12 years old and admission is always free. This month: God’s Eyes craft which makes great holiday ornaments!

December 8: Community Holiday Tree Decorating Party

2:00 - 4:00 pm, Block 34, Downtown Stillwater. Come on down to Block 34 in Downtown Stillwater on Saturday, Dec. 8 for our tree decorating party. It’s free to attend and everyone is welcome. Enjoy the festivities with holiday tunes, carriage rides and goodies. Bring a decoration from home or make one at the party. We will have crafting materials to help you make and personalize your own holiday ornament to hang on our community holiday trees. To reserve a tree for your group, call the Community Center at 405.533.8433 or email communitycenter@stillwater.org. In case of inclement weather, we will move the craft making party indoors to the Stillwater Community Center (315 W. 8th Ave.).

December 8: Book Discussion with Brad McLelland

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Bliss Books & Bindery, 120 E..9th Ave. #1  Join us for discussion with one of the authors from Legends of the Lost Causes, Brad McLelland!  We will be discussing both book 1 and book 2.  Brad will be give us sneak-peak from book 2, The Fang of Bonfire Crossing!  Also Clint Clausing from Functional Polly will be performing live music!  Refreshments will be provided.

December 8: Meet Santa at Santa’s Workshop

4:00 - 6:00 pm, Chris Salmon Plaza, Downtown Stillwater, 9th and Main St.

December 8: Santa in the Park

6:00 – 8:00 pm, Lake McMurtry East Side Pavilion (follow Luminaries when entering the park). Lake McMurtry is excited to announce that Santa is coming! Come out and get your picture taken with Santa then enjoy a hayride through the festively decorated park! This holiday season we will offer hot cocoa, cookies, and crafts. Bundle up and head over to the East Side Recreation area. All proceeds benefit the Non Profit Lake McMurtry Friends Inc. For more information visit https://www.lakemcmurtry.com/santa-in-the-park.html

December 8: Shotgun Rider - Live

8:00 pm, Tumbleweed Dance Hall & Concert Arena, 5212 W. Lakeview Rd.  Doors open at 8:00, event begins at 9:30.  Must be 18+ to enter. Click here to purchase advance tickets.

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December 10: Leadership Stillwater Alumni Association Social Night featuring Edgar Cruz - Live

5:30 – 9:00 pm, Iron Monk Brewery, 519 S. Husband St.  Leadership Stillwater Alumni Association invites you to a benefit Iron Monk Brewery!  Live music from Edgar Cruz begins at 7:00.  Join us in supporting Payne County Youth Services to build a competent community for suicide prevention!  10% of the proceeds will fund the PCYS training program for community members.  To learn more about PCYS and its services, visit pcys.org

December 11: Gingerbread People, Kids Holiday Workshops

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Make your gift a little more cute and quirky this season by making gnome bottle toppers! You will get to create up to 5 characters each to snuggly fit on a standard 2-liter glass bottle of your choice. Bring a friend and be a part of the fun! Click here for more information.

December 11: Gnome Bottle Toppers, Adult Holiday Workshops

7:00 - 8:30 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Make your gift a little more cute and quirky this season by making gnome bottle toppers! You will get to create up to 5 characters each to snuggly fit on a standard 2-liter glass bottle of your choice. Bring a friend and be a part of the fun! Click here for more information.

December 12: Woodsy Animals Cardboard Play Sets, Kids Holiday Workshops

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Create a mountain backdrop and wintery woodland animals from cardboard templates, then design and decorate! Click here for more information.

December 13: Finger Knitting, Kids Holiday Workshops

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. No needles needed for this kind of knitting! Learn a fun and easy knitting technique to form cool fiber creations. Students will have colorful options of yarn, and will be able to take home their own spool to continue knitting at home. Click here for more information.

December 13: Felt Ornaments, Adult Holiday Workshops

7:00 - 8:30 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Create beautiful hand sewn felt ornaments for your holiday decor. There will be multiple designs to choose from with lots of options for embellishing and personalizing your creation. Perfect for gifts or to hang on your tree this holiday season! Click here for more information.

December 13: Howard & Skye – Live

7:00 – 9:00 pm, Iron Monk Brewery, 519 S. Husband St.  No cover, must be 21 to enter. 

December 13: Stillwater Community Singers Holiday Concert

7:30 – 8:30 pm, Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave.  Free admission, reception following.

December 14: Paper Ornaments, Kids Holiday Workshops

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Learn how to create fun and colorful paper ornaments! Students will create a small book and slipcover that can hang on your holiday tree. We will have decorative papers tools and supplies just bring an imagination. Click here for more information.

December 14: StillyArts Open Studio

6:30 – 8:00 pm, StillyArts, 1207 S. Main St.  Open Studio every Friday offers 7 different activities/ stations for kids to explore and create their own masterpiece.  Activities include Free Style Painting, Play dough Station, Chalk Station, Henna tattoos, Ceramic Painting, Bounce house Fun and Toy Station.  Studio fee is $7 for kids 2 and older (Free for Stillyarts Arts and Drama Students).  Our Art instructors are available during this time to guide you, if needed.

December 14: Fribrary! Teen Anime Club

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Anime club meets the 2nd Friday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Watch new anime productions, practice Manga drawing skills and learn about Japanese culture.

December 14: OSU Graduate Commencement Ceremonies

7:00 pm, Gallagher Iba Arena, OSU Campus. A reception will be held immediately following Friday’s commencement in Gallagher-Iba, second floor. The reception opens immediately following the conclusion of Friday's commencement and is open until 9:30 pm. All graduates, their friends, and family are invited to attend. Click here for more information.

December 14: Stillwater Community Band and Stillwater Jazz Holiday Concert

7:00 – 9:00 pm, Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave.  The Stillwater Community Band, an Oklahoma Not-for-Profit Corporation, was reformed in the summer of 1992 (the original Stillwater Band was formed on July 4, 1906), giving free concerts for the enjoyment of the players and community.  The spirited music was enjoyed by young and old alike.  Its popularity continues, with over 90 musicians from all walks of life coming together to bring music to Stillwater throughout the year.  Please join us in celebrating our 27th consecutive concert season.

December 15 - 16: Cupcakes with Mrs. Claus

Sat 11:15 am, 12:00 pm, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm. Sun 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:45 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Mrs. Claus is coming to town! Children and their grown-ups are invited to join Mrs. Claus as she reads a story about what she and the elves do while Santa delivers gifts. After the story, you will get to decorate and eat cupcakes! Picture taking is encouraged! This fun, festive event is included in the price of your museum admission or membership.A timed ticket is required. Timed tickets are available day of event at the front desk on a first come first serve basis. Feel free to call 405-533-3333 to check on availability. 

December 15 - 16: 41st Annual Park View Estates Luminarias

6:00 - 9:00 pm, Park View Estates, Look for the signs as you enter Park View Estates located at North Perkins Rd. and Rogers Dr. Santa, the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who will be stopping by on both nights to hand-out candy canes to children of all ages. Be sure to bring your camera for a S(anta) ELFIE with Santa, the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who. They will be located at Greenvale Ct. Saturday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information contact the neighborhood home owners association at myparkview@gmail.com

December 15: Flood the Streets with Art

Flooding starts at 11:00 am. Work Days at Prairie Arts Center: Saturdays, Dec 1st/8th, 10:30am-3:30pm & Thursdays, Dec 6th/13th, 3:00pm-8:30pm, 1001 S. Duck St. We are gearing up for the 2nd Annual Flood the Streets with Art in Stillwater. We are taking our belief that art should be accessible to everyone, taking it to the streets and leaving free art for people to find. Originally an international initiative that began on Facebook, we wanted to bring the idea to Stillwater in a community way. All items distributed around town will be original art created and donated by local artists. You can make one – or more! – pieces of art to be donated to the drive. It can be big or small, 2D or 3D. On December 15, 2018, we will load up the Art "Bus" and flood the streets of Stillwater with the free art, and we will post clues on social media. Click here for more information.

December 15: Free Carriage Rides

10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Block 34 Downtown Stillwater. Visitors can tour Downtown Stillwater by horse-drawn carriage this holiday season free of charge.

December 15: Wreaths Across America at Fairlawn

10:30 am - 1:30 pm, Fairlawn Cemetery, 1123 E. 6th Ave. Join us for a short but beautiful Remembrance Service, followed by the laying of a live balsam wreath on each grave, audibly stating their name and thanking them for their service. Fellowship, Christmas goodies, and hot chocolate and coffee will follow. Service members are invited to wear their uniforms or other symbols of their service. Share this info and bring your entire family! Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

December 15: Polymer Clay Gnomes, Adult Holiday Workshops

10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Come create a set of spunky holiday gnomes while learning classic polymer clay techniques. You'll make enough to give a few away and even keep some for yourself. Click here for more information.

December 15: OSU Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies

Morning Ceremony 10:30 am, Afternoon Ceremony 1:30 pm, Gallagher Iba Arena, OSU Campus. Bachelor's degree candidates who anticipate graduation in the Fall 2018 term are eligible to participate in the Fall Commencement ceremonies. If you have questions regarding your eligibility to participate in the ceremonies on Saturday, please contact your college student academic services office. All ceremonies will be held in Gallagher-Iba Arena. No tickets are necessary for entrance to the Commencement Ceremony. Click here for more information.

December 15: Cookie Decorating, Kids Holiday Workshops

2:00 - 3:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. We're celebrating this season with our holiday cookie decorating class! Learn various piping techniques to specialize your edible works of art. You'll go home with half a dozen festive sugar cookies. Click here for more information.

December 15: Meet Santa at Santa’s Workshop

4:00 - 6:00 pm, Chris Salmon Plaza, Downtown Stillwater, 9th and Main St.


December 15: Erik the Viking – Live

7:00 – 9:00 pm, Iron Monk Brewery, 519 S. Husband St.  No cover, must be 21 to enter.

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December 17: Fairlawn Cemetery Preservation Society Meeting

1:oo pm, Fairlawn office, 1123 E. 6th Street. Please come if you are interested in early Stillwater history, OSU or OSU Athletics history, genealogy, honoring veterans, landscaping or design, fundraising, long-range planning, grant writing, community service, or working with a great group of friends!

December 17: OSU Research on Tap

5:30 pm, Iron Monk Taproom, 519 S. Husband. We hope you will join us the third Monday of each month to enjoy some of Stillwater’s own local brew while chatting about some of the impactful and interesting research happening here on the OSU campus. Each session will be approximately 20 minutes of open dialogue between Dr. Kenneth Sewell and the researcher, followed by questions and discussion from the audience. December’s researcher will be Dr. Jamey Jacob, Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to discuss “The Future of Drones: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” For more information go to fb.me/OSUResearchonTap or https://research.okstate.edu/rot.

December 20: 3rd Thursday at the Stillwater History Museum

3:30 – 4:30 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. Interactive children’s exploration series, great for children ages 6 to 12 years of age. Admission is free. This month: God’s Eyes craft which makes great holiday ornaments!

December 21: Payne County Democrats Potluck Social

6:00 – 8:00 pm, Payne County Democrats HQ, 1324 S. Main St.  Everyone is welcome.  If you would like, bring a dish/drink to share.  Check our Facebook page for updates.

December 21: StillyArts Open Studio

6:30 – 8:00 pm, StillyArts, 1207 S. Main St.  Open Studio every Friday offers 7 different activities/ stations for kids to explore and create their own masterpiece.  Activities include Free Style Painting, Play dough Station, Chalk Station, Henna tattoos, Ceramic Painting, Bounce house Fun and Toy Station.  Studio fee is $7 for kids 2 and older (Free for Stillyarts Arts and Drama Students).  Our Art instructors are available during this time to guide you, if needed.

December 22: Free Carriage Rides

10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Block 34 Downtown Stillwater. Visitors can tour Downtown Stillwater by horse-drawn carriage this holiday season free of charge.

December 22: Meet Santa at Santa’s Workshop

4:00 - 6:00 pm, Chris Salmon Plaza, Downtown Stillwater, 9th and Main St.

December 22: Living Nativity

6:00 - 7:30 pm, First United Methodist Church, 400 W. 7th Ave. Transport your family to ancient Bethlehem and experience life as it may have been that clear and silent night so many years ago; and celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas season by visiting Stillwater First United Methodist Church’s Living Nativity! This dramatic representation of Jesus' birth story will include live character portrayals of Mary, Joseph, a baby in a manger, the shepherds, stable animals, and the Wise Men. Step back in time to that first Holy Christmas along a walkable path in the prayer garden gazebo area (near 8th Street, along the south side of the FLC parking lot). Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

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December 24: Christmas Eve

December 25: Christmas Day

December 25: Stillwater Community Christmas Dinner

11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave.  Free dinner open to everyone.  This free meal will be served on Christmas Day with stockings and toys provided for children in attendance.  We also offer meal delivery to anyone home bound.  It takes around 150 volunteers spread out from 7am to 3pm to make the dinner happen.  You can call Tisha at 405-880-4307 to sign up.

December 26 – February 10: 19th Century Basket Quilt Exhibit

Tues-Fri 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat & Sun 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St.  This winter the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar is featuring a traveling quilt show from the American Quilt Study Group.  This exhibit features 25 quilts made by members of the American Quilt Study Group.  The quilts in this exhibit have been inspired by 19th century quilts with one or more basket elements.  This exhibit will also include a variety of handcrafted baskets from Stillwater residents.  Two of the weavers, whose work will be included in the exhibit, are Judy Mahle and Debby Strickland.  The exhibit will be rounded out with needlework examples and tools from the Stillwater History Museum’s collection.  The exhibit will be on display from December 26 through February 10, 2019.

December 27 - January 4: Wonders of the World Art Camp

9:00 am - 4:00 pm, StillyArts LLC, 1207 S. Main St. This camp is designed to educate students about the wonderful Wonders of the modern World through Art projects. Focus of everyday would be one of the wonders of the world. Campers will be creating artwork and learning the fun facts about the "Wonder" pick of the day (two wonders on January 1st). Camp is divided in 2 age groups - 5-7 years old & 8 to 12 years old. Each day is designed to keep your kiddos mind and hands busy and happy. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

December 28: StillyArts Open Studio

6:30 – 8:00 pm, StillyArts, 1207 S. Main St.  Open Studio every Friday offers 7 different activities/ stations for kids to explore and create their own masterpiece.  Activities include Free Style Painting, Play dough Station, Chalk Station, Henna tattoos, Ceramic Painting, Bounce house Fun and Toy Station.  Studio fee is $7 for kids 2 and older (Free for Stillyarts Arts and Drama Students).  Our Art instructors are available during this time to guide you, if needed.

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All Month Long:

Game On! Winter Reading Program

The Stillwater Public Library provides winter programs for children, teens, and adults with age-appropriate activities, reading suggestions, and prizes. Register online or at the library starting December 1. Pick up your Reading Bingo game card and get started. Click here for more information on how to participate and prizes.

Zoe Friedman, A Place in Time

Thurs – Sun, Modella Art Gallery, 721 S. Main St.  Featuring artwork by artist Zoe Friedman.  This exhibition is on view Nov 29 – Jan 5, 2019.

Centering Modernism

Tues-Fri 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat & Sun 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. This exhibition recovers the artistry of Jesse Jay McVicker (1911-2004), a mid-twentieth-century painter, printmaker, and sculptor on faculty at Oklahoma State University. Over six decades, McVicker exhibited internationally, creating work in a wide range of modernist styles. But as New York and Los Angeles increasingly claimed the avant-garde in the 1950s and 1960s, McVicker — and many of his colleagues — all but disappeared from history. Centering Modernism fills this gap in reintroducing McVicker's contributions to international modernism. Curated by Louise Siddons, OSU Associate Professor of Art History. This exhibition is on view at the OSU Museum of Art from Sept. 25, 2018 - Jan. 19, 2019.

Stillwater and World War I

Tues-Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sat-Sun 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. The Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar is pleased to present its newest exhibit “Stillwater and World War I” which is now open and will remain on display until next summer. The exhibit highlights Stillwater’s role in supporting the war efforts including the creation of the Payne County Council of Defense which helped with publicity, conservation of food and fuel, military preparedness, and the promotion of Liberty Bonds, war savings stamps, and Red Cross campaigns. The exhibit talks about several of these programs and features items from Stillwater’s residents who served in the Great War including Oscar David Houston, Myatt W. Myatt and James E. Berry. The exhibit also includes an interactive for visitors to learn a little about the trench combat that dominated World War I. Admission is always free. The Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar is a non-profit museum administered by the Stillwater Museum Association board of trustees. To learn more about our current exhibit and upcoming programs go to sheerarmuseum.org or find us on Facebook.

 

Stillwater Farmer’s Market

Saturdays, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Come see the wide variety of delicious and freshly baked breads, locally harvested honey, asparagus, potatoes, and farm and pasture raised pork, beef, and chicken. In addition, there is also a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. Visit the Stillwater Farmers' Market Facebook page or Website for more information.

Tot Time

Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Enjoy quality time with your little one as we sing songs, read stories, and interact with movement in the Little WONDERs Exhibit. Tot time is a great way to bond with your child since interacting with your child one-on-one encourages development of language skills and muscle control. Interacting with others also aids in building social skills along with emotional skills for your child. Please join us at the start time for the best learning experience. Recommended age is 0-24 months. Free with admission.

 

Story Time

Tuesdays, 11:00 - 11:30 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Enjoy an interactive experience as literacy comes to life through books, music, and movement. Story Time is a great way to have fun with your child while also encouraging the development of skills. Story Time is designed for all ages from the young to the young at heart. Please join us at the start time for the best learning experience. Free with admission. 

 

Exploration Station

Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:15 - 4:45 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join us as we explore creativity with things that fly. All of these are drop-in activities. Free with admission. Drop in at any point during the posted time frame to participate in these activities.

STEAM Time

Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:45 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Future engineers, scientists, and inventors: join us for experiments and activities that identify with exploration, creativity, and natural inquisitiveness. This is a drop-in activity designed for all ages.

 

Babytime Storytime

Tuesdays, 9:30 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Baby time is a program designed for babies, birth to 15 months old. Babies will discover books, songs and rhymes led by the librarian for the first 15 minutes followed by stay and play time.

 

Toddler Storytime

Thursdays, 9:30 am and 10:30 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Children 1 to 2 years will interact with stories, songs and movement activities for the first 15-20 minutes followed by stay and play time. Story time programs are free and open to the public.

3+ Storytime

Fridays, 10:00 am and 11:00 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Children 3to 4 years will interact with shorter books, songs, and a simple craft. Story time programs are free and open to the public.

 

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 9:30 am and 10:30 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Preschool Storytime activities include: weekly themed stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes, filmstrip and a craft. Supervising adults are requested to accompany their children, geared towards ages 2-5 years. Story time programs are free and open to the public.

 

Evening Family Storytime

Mondays, 6:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Family Storytime includes weekly themed stories, songs, a film, and a craft. It is free and open to families with kids of all ages, geared toward ages 6 and younger.

Fribrary! Teen Advisory Committee Meeting and Movie Night

Fridays 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Help decide which programs and activities the library will have for teens. Stick around for food and movies.

 

Builders Club

Wednesdays 3:30 and 6:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Builders Club is for Kindergarten - 5th grade. Lego blocks and KNEX will be provided by the library on alternating weeks.

 

Stillwater Roller Derby Practices

Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, Stillwater Rollerdome, 1519 Cimarron Plaza. For women 18+, men 18+, and juniors 9-17. No experience necessary. 2017 teams are now forming. Email stilllwaterrollerderby@gmail.com, visit their Facebook page for more information or call 405-334-8108.

Weight Watchers Classes

Tuesdays at 10:00 am and 12:15 pm, Thursdays at 5:30 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am (weigh-in begins a half-hour prior), Wyndham Garden Hotel, 600 E. McElroy Rd. Learn about the new Freestyle program that gives people more freedom, flexibility, and better results.  More than 200 foods have been added to the zero Points list.  Contact Debbie Pestridge for more information at 405-269-3388.

 

Stillwater Depression, Bi-Polar Support Alliance Group Meeting

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 524 S. Duncan. Meeting together is essential to recovery. One of the most helpful things one person can say to (or hear from) another is "I've been there." Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA has many ways to help connect you with others who have been there as well. Contact Karen 405-624-1518 for more information.

 

Celebrate Recovery

Sundays 6:30 pm, Eagle Heights Baptist Church, 2617 N. Jardot Road. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12 step program for anyone struggling with any type of hurt, habit, or hangup. Childcare is available upon request.

Trivia Live in the Iron Monk Tap Room

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Iron Monk Tap Room, 519 S. Husband St.  Form a team and make it a weekly outing to look forward to while you enjoy craft beer and PurdyQ BBQ.  You will battle for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize giveaways!

 

Louie's Trivia Night

Tuesdays, 8:30 pm, Louie's Grill and Bar, 720 S. Main St.

 

Louie's Bingo Night

Wedesdays, 8:30 pm, Louie's Grill and Bar, 720 S. Main St.

 

Karaoke with Jared and Friends

Fridays, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am, Tombstone Cafe, 704 S. Main St. Enjoy great drinks, food and various pub games in a non-smoking environment.

StillyArts Open Studio

Fridays, 6:30 8:00 pm, StillyArts, 1207 S. Main St. Open Studio every Friday offers 7 different activities/ stations for kids to explore and create their own masterpiece.  Activities include Free Style Painting, Play dough Station, Chalk Station, Henna tattoos, Ceramic Painting, Bounce house Fun and Toy Station.  Studio fee is $7 for kids 2 and older (Free for Stillyarts Arts and Drama Students).  Our Art instructors are available during this time to guide you, if needed.

Zumba Classes

Mondays at 5:30 pm, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, and Saturdays at 10:00 am, StillyArts, 1207 S. Main St. StillyArts is about exploring your creativity through art and dance. We offer art and dance classes for all ages and Zumba fitness for adults. You can view artwork, dance routine, friday night dance socials, events and other fun stuff happening at studio at https://www.facebook.com/stillyarts

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Oklahoma State University Athletics


Cowgirl Basketball

December 2:  Cowgirls vs Tennessee, 3:00 pm

December 8:  Cowgirls vs Houston Baptist, 7:00 pm

December 21:  Cowgirls vs Oral Roberts, 7:00 pm

December 30:  Cowgirls vs Grambling State, 1:00 pm


Cowboy Basketball

December 8:  Cowboys vs Houston, 3:00 pm

December 21:  Cowboys vs Central Arkansas, Noon

December 29:  Cowboys vs TAMU-Corpus Christi, 1:00 pm


Wrestling

December 9:  Cowboys vs Oklahoma, 12:30 pm



Stillwater High School Athletics


Lady Pioneer/Pioneer Basketball

December 4:  Lady Pioneers/Pioneers vs Norman North, 6:00 pm/7:30 pm

December 18:  Lady Pioneers/Pioneers vs Edmond Memorial, 6:00 pm/7:30 pm


Wrestling

December 11:  Pioneers vs Deer Creek, 7:00 pm

December 13:  Pioneers vs Perry, 7:00 pm

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