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Celebrate All Things Jolly and Bright at Many Holiday Events on Grand Lake

Celebrate All Things Jolly and Bright at Grand Lakes Many Holiday Events

The holidays have arrived on Grand Lake and everyone is getting into the spirit of the season. With Christmas parades, parties, festivals, holiday shows and much more planned, there will be many ways to celebrate all things jolly and bright this year.

Following is a list of many of the holiday happenings taking place around Grand Lake. More will be added as details are announced.


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Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a stop in Pryor on Saturday, Nov. 23, for Cookies with the Clauses. Everyone is invited to come to have their photo taken with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 1507 S. Vann St.

A photographer will be taking photos that will be printed on-site so you can take them home with you. Photos are $5. Each child who has their photo taken will get one of Mrs. Clause’s yummy cookies.

Cookies with the Clauses is a fundraiser for the Pryor Academic Excellence Foundation (PAEF).

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The Grove Ministerial Alliance will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Grove Christian Center.

The Rev. Dr. David L. Bridges, of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, will provide the message.

A special offering will be taken during the service to help support ministries and programs sponsored by the ministerial alliance.

Childcare will be provided during the service and light refreshments will be provided after the service.

Grove Christian Center is located at 29010 S. 630 Road, in Grove.


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Twin Bridges Restaurant at River Bend Casino and Hotel will be hosting its Thanksgiving Buffet 2019 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28.

The award-winning dining establishment will offer the taste of the good life with an array of delicious and delectable offerings. The buffet will include oven-roasted turkey, smoked pit ham, herb-whipped potatoes, candied mashed sweet potatoes, maple, and sausage cornbread stuffing, creamed corn, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, rolls and, of course, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and apple pie.

The Thanksgiving Buffet is $14.99 per person and $8.99 for kids 10 and under.

Reservations are recommended. Call (918) 678-6456 to reserve your table.

River Bend Casino and Hotel is located at 100 Jackpot Place in Wyandotte.

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Celebrate the beauty of winter at Pine Lodge Resort’s Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour in Ketchum.

Every evening from 5 to 10 p.m. from Thanksgiving night through New Year’s Day, everyone is invited to get into the Christmas spirit by driving through the spectacular old-fashioned Christmas light display. More than 400,000 lights will transform the resort into a festive winter wonderland of illuminated log cabins, antique cars, and woodland animals.

Admission is free and visitors can drive through the grounds an many times as they like.

Pine Lodge Resort is located at 33635 Dock Road, 2 1/2 miles east of Ketchum, off Highway 85, next to Arrowhead South Marina on Duck Creek. For more information, call (918) 782-1400.

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The 2019 Park of Lights at Grand Lake State Park - Twin Bridges will open Thursday, Nov. 28 and run through Monday, Dec. 30. From 6 to 9 p.m. each night, the park will be transformed into a wonderland of bright lights and themed displays.

Hosted by Twin Bridges State Park and Twin Bridges Park Partners, the Park of Lights event is one of the largest displays of twinkling Christmas lights in the area and a Four State tradition. The dazzling drive-through experience features displays provided by businesses, churches, social groups, civic organizations and individuals.

Santa Claus will be visiting the Park of Lights on Saturdays, Dec. 14 and 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Live reindeer will accompany Santa on Saturday, Dec. 21, and will be available if you want to take a picture with them.

The Park of Lights of Grand Lake State Park - Twin Bridges is a free event. Donations will be accepted at the park’s exit.

The park is located at 14801 South Highway 137, Fairland. For more information, call (918) 542-6969.

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Make your holidays brighter this year by donating to a good cause. Beginning Friday, Nov. 29, the Craig County Salvation Army will have its red kettle set up at the Vinita Walmart.

Money collected by the Craig County Salvation Army bell ringers during the holiday season will help enable the organization to continue its year-round efforts to help those in need. The funds raised will help provide for the homeless, lodging assistance, recovery support, youth services and anti-poverty initiatives. The Salvation Army is also often the first to arrive and the last to leave during times of disaster or crisis.

The Craig County Salvation Army is located inside the Grand Nation office, 123 S. Wilson St., in Vinita. For more information, contact Grand Nation at (908) 276-2192.

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A Christmas Marketplace, featuring collectibles, handmade gifts, and goodies, returns to River Bend Casino and Hotel Saturday, Nov. 30. The shopping extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Sandusky Convention Center.

A number of vendors will be on hand offering a wide variety of unique holiday gift options, including jewelry, clothing, baked goods and more.

River Bend Casino and Hotel is located at 100 Jackpot Place in Wyandotte.

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On Saturday, Nov. 30, the community of Vinita will be welcoming in the holiday season at the second annual Christmas in Vinita — A Hometown Family Christmas event. Everyone is invited to attend this free festive event that will be held at South Park, 214 W. Canadian Ave., in Vinita, from noon to 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by community organization Christmas in Vinita, the family-friendly event will include vendors, food trucks, entertainment, children’s activities, Santa Claus and much more.

The day’s schedule starts with entertainment at 2 p.m., children’s activities from 3 to 5 p.m. and the tree lighting ceremony at 5:15 p.m.

The children’s activities will include train rides, stick horse races, cornhole, Penguin Plinko, ornament making, face painting and a bounce house. There will also be letters to Santa, hot chocolate, candy, a holiday meet and greet with Santa Claus himself and much more. All of the children’s activities are free while supplies last.

You don’t even have to miss any football games to attend. Christmas in Vinita, Stanley’s Get It Today! and A Cut Above Processing is hosting a Tailgate Party during the event. Football games will be playing all day on the big screen so you can come to get in the holiday spirit as you watch football.

Because no tailgate party is complete without food, a $5 meal deal of grilled burger, drink and chips will be available.

Bring your chair and come watch the game at the Christmas in Vinita Tailgate Party. Just look for the Stanley’s Get It Today Truck.

While in town attending the Christmas in Vinita festivities, the chamber of commerce invites you to take the time to shop at local merchants. To make shopping for Christmas on the Mother Road even more fun, pick up a map of participating businesses and have the business initiatives that you’ve visited.

Visit six or more businesses to be entered in a drawing for $66 cash, courtesy of the Vinita Friends of Route 66.

Maps will be available at participating businesses and also in the Villa Lofts Hotel Vinita lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Cherokee Yacht Club and Marina as it kicks off the holiday season with a pair of events on Saturday, Nov. 30, including its annual Grand Tree Lighting and an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. The fun starts at noon. So pull on your “best” ugly Christmas sweater and head over to Cherokee Yacht Club and celebrate all things jolly and bright.

The Cherokee Yacht Club and Marina is located at 33152 Browning Lane, Afton.

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The hometown holiday cheer in Vinita continues Monday, Dec. 2, with the Vinnie Ream Sing-a-Long, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Treat yourself to an evening of musical entertainment by The Foust Family. There will be something for everyone as the talented family performs bluegrass, Christmas music and even a holiday sing-a-long.

The event is hosted by the Vinnie Ream Cultural Center, 1110 West Canadian Ave.

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Add a special memory to your Christmas tree this year. The Coffee Shelter, 121 South Wilson, in Vinita, is hosting an Ornament Painting event from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. The event promises to be a great evening out for date night, girls night or for the whole family.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit The Coffee Shelter’s Facebook page.

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For even more Christmas on the Mother Road fun, don’t miss Story Time & Santa at the Vinita Public Library Wednesday, Dec. 4. Starting at 5 p.m, the free event will include story time, a sing-a-long and a visitor from the North Pole.

The Vinita Public Library is located at 215 West Illinois. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa Claus.

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The Jay annual Christmas Lighting of the Square will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. There will be live music and free activities for children. Santa Claus will be available for pictures before the new 14-foot Christmas tree is lit on the courthouse lawn.

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Give to a good cause this year and make the season bright for those in need. Reel Time Adventures Guide Service, Pritchard’s Guide Service and Honey Creek Outdoors in Grove are teaming up for a “Fill the Boat” Holiday Drive.

Everyone is asked to stop by Honey Creek Outdoors and drop off toys, clothes, blankets, and non-perishable food items. Everything will be donated to the “Be the Change” organization in Grove to help people in the community.

Honey Creek Outdoors is located at 3638 Highway 59 North, Grove.

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The community is invited to attend the Vinita Christmas Parade of Lights Thursday, Dec. 5. Hosted by the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce, the parade begins at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Magical Christmas”.

The parade will take place in downtown Vinita, beginning and ending at South Park. Families and friends will line the streets as more than 100 parade entries march down historic Route 66. The parade route will go north on South Scraper Street, east on West Illinois Avenue, south on South Wilson Street and west on West Delaware Avenue.

Other holiday festivities for the evening include merchant open houses, live entertainment and food vendors beginning at 6 p.m.

With “A Magical Christmas”-themed entries, including brightly decorated floats, marching bands, equestrian units and a cast of magical Christmas characters, Vinita's favorite parade is an event not to be missed.

Parade participants can register online at www.vinita.com or by calling the VACC office at (918) 256-7133. The deadline is December 2.

For more information about the Vinita Christmas Parade of Lights, contact the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce at (918) 256-7133 or by email at chamber@vinita.com.

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Ring in the excitement of the holiday season with new fun and festive event in Grove. Gather together with friends, new and old, in the spirit of Christmas and community as the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce countdowns to the lighting of the Grove Community Center lawn and the brand new Christmas tree.

The Lights on Grove! Christmas Kick-Off Celebration will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. With the flip of a switch and a few surprises, the town square will come alive in a spectacle of lights and sound creating a new tradition for you and yours. You won’t want to miss the dazzling new 14-foot Christmas tree choreographed to your favorite Christmas carols.

The Grove Community Center is located at 104 West 3rd St., in Grove.

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Don’t miss out on the fun and the dessert at the annual Christmas Breakfast and Holiday Dessert Auction Saturday, Dec. 7, benefitting Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake.

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Grove Community Center, 104 W. 3rd St., Grove. The dessert auction begins promptly at 9 a.m. You do not want to miss this exciting auction of specialty holiday desserts donated by popular restaurants and celebrity bakers. No need to do your own holiday baking. You’ll find plenty of fantastic desserts to bid on at the dessert auction.

Tickets for the breakfast are $7 per person and may be purchased at the Second Chance Thrift Shop, 220 E. 3rd St., Second Chance Pet Rescue shelter office, 64301 East 290 Road (two miles east of downtown Grove on Highway 10), or online. Tickets will also be available the morning of the breakfast at the community center.

The mission at Second Chance Pet Rescue is to help the lost, broken and unwanted pets, but they cannot do it alone. Monetary donations are essential for the life-saving animal shelter and sanctuary to provide care for homeless dogs and cats. Help make the season brighter for these homeless pets and get a tax deduction as well by making a monetary donation before the end of the year. Mail tax-deductible donations to P.O. Box 451205, Grove, OK 74345 or donate online.

For more information, contact Second Chance Pet Rescue at (918) 786-7630.

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The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce has lots of holiday fun planned for Saturday, Dec. 7, as it presents Chelsea’s Christmas on Main and Nutcracker Parade.

From 2 to 6 p.m., the day of fun for the community will include games, activities, vendor booths, food, candy, a parade, float contest, Santa Claus and more. Booth shopping will begin at 2 p.m. with games and activities getting underway at 3 p.m.

Parade lineup begins at 4:30 p.m. in the high school parking lot. Then, at 5 p.m., the annual Nutcracker Parade will begin.

The Town of Chelsea has partnered with Tracy’s Photography to provide a keepsake for your family from the Christmas on Main event. Immediately following the Nutcracker Parade, Santa Claus will be posing for photos with children in front of the Christmas tree in the Chelsea pocket park in downtown Chelsea. Bring your children to have a complimentary digital image taken with Santa.

No appointments are necessary. First come, first served.

A “New Shop Chelsea” will be held after the parade. Watch the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for more information.

The Chelsea FFA will also be hosting a Christmas Fest on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be lots of activities for Chelsea families to do for free during the Christmas Fest.

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Grand Services Outdoor Maintenance and the Cleora Fire Department, is hosting a Holiday Meet and Greet Saturday, Dec. 7. Everyone is invited to come visit the fire department from 5 to 6 p.m., and meet the men and women of the local community fire department who respond to the community’s emergencies, as well as their families.

Hot chocolate and coffee will be served. The firetrucks will be on display for children to explore.

The Meet and Greet will be held at the Event Center at the Grand Meridian RV, Cabin and Tiny Home Resort, 31694 S. 4510 Road, Afton.

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Let it go at the Frozen Skate Saturday, Dec. 7. at Rocket Skating Plus in Grove. From 2 to 4 p.m., children can skate with Anna and Elsa, even get a hug from Olaf. A snowball fight will be held around 2:50 p.m.

Children are invited to wear their princess or prince costumes.

A Frozen Skate Meet and Greet will start at 1:30 p.m. Children will meet Anna, Elsa and Olaf, share a cup of hot cocoa with their Frozen heroes and receive a “build a snowman” party favor. They’ll also get early entry into the Frozen Skate and receive either an LED headband or an LED frozen sword.

Tickets for the Frozen Skate are $6.50 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. No free passes will be accepted. The early entry meets and greet tickets are $10.50 and include the Frozen Skate from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets for the Meet and Greet must be purchased in advance at the rink, by phone or at the paypal link:  paypal.me/rocketskatingplus.

Bring your camera and, remember, the cold never bothered my anyway.

Rocket Skating Plus is located at 61805 East 315 Road, in Grove. Call (918) 787-8746 for more information or to purchase advance tickets.

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The Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce will present A Country Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 7. The annual parade starts at 6 p.m. in downtown Miami and will feature more than 100 entires, including marching bands, floats, decorated vehicles and more.

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Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out. Saving Whiskers and Tails and Lindsay M. Johnson Studios is once again offering Pet Pics with Santa.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, bring your fur babies to Saving Whiskers and Tails, 805 NE 1st St., in Pryor. From noon to 2 p.m., your fur baby can have their photo taken on Santa’s lap for a $10 donation to the SWAT rescue.

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Celebrate the holiday season with Christmas Dinner and a Show at River Bend Casino and Hotel in the Club 60 West Event Center.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, the casino will present a Neil Diamond Tribute. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Twin Bridges Restaurant while singing along to Christmas favorites and Neil Diamond’s classic hits.

The Christmas dinner will include yeast rolls, salad, honey-bourbon glazed cornish game hens, whipped sweet potatoes with maple and candied pecans, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, country-style green beans and peach and apple crisp.

Neil Diamond lookalike Keith Allynn will unveil the story of Diamond’s life through Neil’s own songs from the ’60s through today, along with a little a Christmas flair and magic, during the “Very Cherry Cherry Christmas” show.

Carpenters Christmas Once More is the Christmas Dinner and a Show presentation on Saturday, Dec. 8. At 3:30 p.m., enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Twin Bridges Restaurant as vocalists Diana Lynn and West Larson celebrate the Carpenters’ sound with Christmas classics and more in this dynamic and heartwarming tribute show.

The menu will include yeast rolls, salad, grilled Parmesan chicken, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, country-style green beans and cheesecake with berries.

Available online or at the casino cashier, tickets for the Neil Diamond Tribute are $25 and $20 for the Carpenters Christmas Once More show.

Must be 18 years of age or older. Management reserves the right to change or cancel these events at any time without notice. Space is limited. Ticket fees not included. Other rules and restrictions apply.

River Bend Casino and Hotel is located at 100 Jackpot Place, in Wyandotte.

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The Casitas at Grand Lake is going to kick off the Christmas season with some holiday cheer at its Wine Sharing and Christmas Shopping for the Ladies event, Saturday, Dec. 7.

All ladies are invited to bring a few friends and their favorite bottle of wine to share as they get a little Christmas shopping done. The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

Vendors will be located in each cabin at The Casitas at Grand Lake, along with wine and snacks for everyone. Ladies are invited to bring a few friends and your favorite bottle of wine to share.

The Casitas at Grand Lake is located at 451346 East 320 Road, Afton.

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The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season, but he’d never spent on in Grove, and maybe that was the reason.

The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to be a part of The Whoville 5K Sunday, Dec. 8. Onsite registration is from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and the race will begin at 2 p.m.

The Whoville 5K will begin at the Grove Community Center, 104 West 3r St. Prizes will be awarded for the best times.

Not a runner? You don’t have to run to win the coveted Cheermeister Award. Created for the Who’s Who of Whoville, the year, one lucky Grand Laker will walk away with the prize. To win, participants are encouraged to dress in their best Who finery and typify the qualities of whodom and whodery. May the best Who win.

Preregister for The Whoville 5K by November 27 to receive a discounted registration fee of $25, a cookie and a race T-shirt. After November 27, registrations are $30. To request a registration form, email joshgoff.gacc@gmail.com.

The Grinch wouldn’t leave Max behind, so feel free to bring your furry friends.

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In conjunction with the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Whoville 5K, Sugar’d Spoon Bakery is holding a Whoville Christmas from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

Free and open to the public, Whoville Christmas is a chance to munch on cookies, take photos with Santa, which special guest The Grinch will probably photobomb, and have a lot of fun.

Photos are BYOC, so don’t forget to bring your own camera.

Sugar’d Spoon Bakery is located at 103 West Third St., in Grove.

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Santa Claus is coming to FNB! Bring your children to the First National Bank Vinita branch to see Santa Claus from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Treats and toys will be available for the children.

FNB Vinita is located at 102 West Illinois Ave.

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Santa Claus will be stopping by the FNB Grove branch at 600 S. Main, Grove. Bring your children by from 2 to 5 p.m. for toys and treats from Santa.

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The Boys and Girls Club of Chelsea presents The Nutcracker at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Everyone is invited to join the boys and girls at Longfellow Early Childhood Center, 206 East 4th St., for this playful version of The Nutcracker.

In addition to seeing the youth in action, The Nutcracker presentation will be a fun family holiday outing in Chelsea. The children will also perform a few musical selections.

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The historic Coleman Theatre kicks off its annual Christmas at the Coleman celebration at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, with a showing of the contemporary holiday movie, “Elf”.

The 2003 movie centers around Buddy (Will Ferrell) who was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.

General admission tickets are $5.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call (918) 540-2425. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.colemantheatre.org/events.

The Coleman Theatre is located at 103 N. Main St., in Miami.

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The Oklahoma State Bank is holding a Christmas Open House at all of its locations on Friday, Dec. 13. Everyone is invited to stop in and join the festivities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be refreshments, finger foods, door prizes and more.

The Blue Notes Choir will be singing Christmas carols from 1-2 p.m. at the Vinita location, 120 W. Canadian Ave.

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For those who have been a little too caught up in living on lake time and are running behind with your holiday shopping, the Last Minute Lakers Merchants Open House Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, is exactly what you need.

During the open house, Grove area merchants will have something for every style, taste, and budget. Finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your Christmas list has never been so easy.

For more information, contact the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at (918) 786-9079.

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Sponsored by the Jay Chamber of Commerce and the City of Jay, the annual Jay Christmas Parade will take  Saturday, Dec. 14. Lineup is at 1:30 p.m. and the parade will begin at 2 p.m.

The parade will include decorated vehicles and holiday-themed floats winding along Main Street through downtown Jay.

For more information, call (918) 253-8698.

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A Grand Lake tradition continues as the 30th annual Grand Lake Christmas Light Boat Parade takes to the water Saturday, Dec. 14.

Hosted by the Cherokee Yacht Club and Marina, the festivities begin at 3 p.m. dockside. The event is open to the public and everyone is invited to bring their families to enjoy hot chocolate and bonfires. The parade itself will get started at dark, leaving the Cherokee courtesy docks around 6 p.m.

According to organizers. there is ample parking and a great viewing spot for the entire parade at the Cherokee Yacht Club and Marina.

A new parade route will be followed this year to maximize the number of people who can view the parade as well as shorten the route to benefit the participants.

Click here for an explanation of the new route and best-viewing sites, which will include Safe Harbor Harbors View Marina, 451107 East 320 Road, Afton, and Arrowhead Yacht Club, 32894 South 4507 Road, Afton.

The Cherokee Yacht Club and Marina is located at 33152 Browning Lane, Afton.

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Safe Harbor Harbors View Marina is one of the best places to watch the 30th annual Grand Lake Christmas Light Boat Parade. The marina will once again be hosting its annual Christmas Boat Park Watch Party and Potluck at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

The event is open to the public and everyone is invited. Harbors View Marina will provide a turkey, ham and one of Bud’s famous prime ribs. Everyone else is invited to bring a dish and be a part of this festive potluck.

Docks Bar will be open and serving up Christmas cheer. The bar is now enclosed so it will be warm. The boutique will be open with lots of great deals so you’ll be able to squeeze in a bit of Christmas shopping as well.

Safe Harbor Harbors View Marina is located at 451107 East 320 Road, Afton.

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Grove will celebrate the season with a time-honored tradition Saturday, Dec. 14, as the Lights on the Lake 19th annual Lighted Christmas Parade rolls through town. One of the largest Christmas parades in the Grand Lake area, this holiday parade will feature lighted floats, marching bands and a variety of organizations, all decked out for the Christmas season.

Renowned News On 6 meteorologist Travis Meyer will serve as the grand marshal for this year’s parade. He will be accompanied by storm chase JD McManus.

This year’s parade theme is “A Grand Ole Country Christmas” Ozarks Charm and Southern Hospitality, which embraces Grove’s down-home roots. It will start at 5:30 p.m.

The parade route will begin at the Grove Civic Center and travel north on Main Street to the intersection at Third and Main, where it will turn left and travel down Third Street to Cheapo Depot.

Prior to the parade, musical guest David Bridges and the Message will be performing from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on the Community Center lawn, 104 West Third. Stop by and enjoy some heartwarming bluegrass music, fun, and fellowship as you wait for the Lights on the Lake 19th annual Lighted Christmas Parade to start.

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The Coleman Theatre and the Tulsa Praise Orchestra and Choir present “A Big Band Christmas” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The concert is part of the annual “Christmas at the Coleman” celebration.

Since 1995, the Tulsa Praise Orchestra and Choir has been performing a unique brand of Big Band music throughout the Midwest. The classic Big Band sound of the Tulsa Praise Orchestra will create an evening of great music celebrating the Christmas season.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call (918) 540-2425. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.colemantheatre.org/events.

The Coleman Theatre is located at 103 N. Main St., in Miami.


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There's nothing better than a small-town festival. Gathering in the streets watching the horses prance with their saddles and their owners smiling and waving. Maybe your favorite is the cheerleaders and masculine food ball players throwing candy at the children in their beautifully decorated and well-lit floats? Whatever your favorite activity is, you won't want to miss the Bluejacket Volunteer Fire Department Parade on Saturday, December 7, in main street. 


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Bundle up and join us on the library lawn Monday, December 16th from 5:30-7:30 p.m at the Grove Public Library Lights event located at 1140 Neo Loop, Grove, Oklahoma 74344. Visit with Santa and meet two of his reindeer! Enjoy an outdoor holiday movie while you wait, with popcorn and plenty of hot cocoa to warm you up! Be sure to bring outdoor chairs and/or warm blankets for the movie!


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With cooler weather upon us, the SYNC is in the need for items to help keep the kids warm. We are collecting coats, socks, gloves, scarves, and hats for the youth. Kids range from toddler to adult sizes.

If you have any gently used or new items you would like to donate, please contact SYNC 918-589-7962.


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The Annual Rotary Christmas Party will be held Friday, Dec. 13 at the Shangri-La Resort. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. dancing will begin. Reservations are required and the cost is $55 per person.


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 Santa as he will be coming to town! and he is coming to take FREE professional pictures by the talented Jeremy Scheffel Photography!
Santa & Jeremy will be leaving promptly at 3 p.m, so make sure you're here in enough time!

We'll also be hosting a food drive for the local food pantry, so bring donation items if you can! (Not mandatory.)

Check back often because more holiday events on Grand Lake will be added as details are announced. Don't miss the Professional Pics w/ Santa on December 8 from 1-3 p.m. So mark your calendars, invite your friends, and bring your kids!




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