December in the Gardens

December in the Gardens

Santa Claus Lane
Saturdays, December 4, December 11, 11am-3pm
Children’s Garden, Visitor Lobby, Park House Event Center

Grab your Santa Claus Lane map and make your way through a winter wonderland at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Begin in the Children’s Garden which will be filled with twinkly lights, colorful decorations, and holiday songs. Visit Santa for FREE on the Children’s Garden Porch. Next, travel along Santa Claus Lane to the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Visitor Lobby to warm up at the Holiday mART. Shop for original local art while being serenaded by the sounds of live Christmas piano music while the kids keep busy writing Santa letters and taking pictures in Santa’s sleigh. Then head north to Santa’s Workshop at the Park House where your little elves can make crafts and fuel up at the hot chocolate and sweets bar. Wrap up the day skating at the Devon Ice Rink.

Each activity is $5. Members get a free $5 credit to Santa’s Workshop. 

Reading Wednesday with Miss Georgia
Visitor Lobby
Wednesdays, December 1, 8,  15, 22, 29, 10am
Best for ages 2-5, siblings welcome

Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. This event is FREE. It’s best for ages 2 to 5 and siblings are always welcome.

Botanical Balance FREE YOGA
Presented by Fowler Auto
Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and OU Medicine
Tuesdays 6 pm and Saturdays, 9 am
December 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, & 28. No class on Saturday, December 25
Tuesdays, Park House Event Center & Saturdays, Water Terrace Room
Bring a mat, water
Instructors from YMCA
Recommended for ages 16&Up

Practicing yoga in the Gardens has the added benefit of connecting you with nature. The Gardens offer a space of beauty and tranquility to help relieve stress and quiet your mind. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi.

Holiday Workshop: Evergreen Wreaths
Saturday, December 4, 10am-Noon
Saturday, December 4, 1:30-3:30pm
Water Plaza Room
Member $45; Nonmember $55
Kaitlin Bacon, Horticulturist, Children’s Garden Manager
Register by Tuesday, November 30

Design a fantastic, modern evergreen wreath in this seasonal, hands-on workshop. Specialized instruction will lead you to create a beautiful 18-22” wreath fit to adorn any holiday display. Evergreen wreaths are suited for indoor or outdoor displays.

Holiday Trivia and Treats
Saturday, December 4, 5-7pm
$12 member/$15 nonmember
Must be 21+. Cash bar available.

Join us for a festive evening with your friends in the Park House! We will provide everything you need to decorate half a dozen holiday sugar cookies. Enjoy trivia inspired by your favorite holiday movie and music.

Sensory Santa
Saturday, December 11, 9-10am
Pre-registration is required, space limited

This Santa event is tailored to families with sensory needs. Join us in the Children’s Garden for a Santa picture and a hands-on craft. There will be a small crowd and no loud music.

Santa Paws
Saturday, December 11, 10-11am
$5 member dog; $10 nonmember dog
Pre-registration is required

Bring your fur babies for photos with Santa in the Children’s Garden! Dogs must be friendly and leashed at all times.

Wild Bird Holiday Decorations
Saturday, December 11, 11am-noon
Water Plaza Room & Children’s Garden
Joel Bacon, Moore Public Schools
Member $8; Nonmember $10
Best for Ages 6-10
Register by Tuesday, December 7

Learn about the best ways we can help birds during Winter while we make bright and tasty treats for them. We’ll create garlands and outdoor ornaments for the Children’s Garden and our own backyards.

Creativity Blooms: Botanical Embroidery – Winter
Saturday, December 11, 1-3pm
Water Plaza Room
Member $30; Nonmember $35
Chelsey Shimanek, Chirping Chickadee Embroidery
Register by Tuesday, December 7

Learn a new skill or come for the fun as you work on your very own botanically-inspired hand embroidery piece. Designed with beginners in mind, you will be guided through essential stitches as you practice making your own sampler, finishing out the class with your very own completed piece. Tools, basic stitches, pattern transfer, and finishing techniques will all be covered. All supplies included.

Gingerbread Houses
Saturday, December 18, 10am-noon
Water Plaza Room
Member $39; Nonmember $45
All ages welcome; Children age 8 and under will require chaperone help
Register by Tuesday, December 14

Come decorate gingerbread houses while we listen to holiday music and talk about the Ginger root and the history of gingerbread. Structure, frosting, and candies for decorating all provided.

December Drop-Ins
Monday, December 20 & Tuesday, December 21, 10am-noon
Visitor Center Lobby
Member $6; Nonmember $8
All Ages Welcome

Between 10am and noon, guests will have the opportunity to make a natural ornament, learn about winter plants and animals, play games, read a holiday book, and more! Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and more as we tuck in away from the cold.

Holiday mART
December through January 2, 2022
Crystal Bridge Conservatory Visitor Lobby
Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12-5pm
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

This holiday season stop by the Crystal Bridge art gallery to do your holiday shopping. The Holiday mART features a variety of local artists and artisans displaying and selling original works. You’ll find everything from paintings and photography to woodwork, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and more.

Featured artists include Molly Murphy Adams, Blue Sage Studios, Amanda Cole, Patty Harper, Todd Horner, Theresa Hultberg, Brooke Hutchens, Michael McDaniels, Amy Sanders de Melo, Faye Miller, Kasie Sallee, Sarah Day Short, Tara Tipton, and Marylee Wright.

Devon Ice Rink
The Devon Ice Rink returns for its 10th season in the Myriad Botanical Gardens in 2021. Get ready for another great winter of outdoor ice skating at Downtown in December’s premier attraction. Skate across 5,500 square feet of real ice and indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings. Lose yourself in a magical, park-like atmosphere surrounded by the glittering lights of the Devon Ice Rink.

Season Hours: Monday – Thursday, 3pm–9pm; Friday, 3pm–11pm; Saturday, 11am–11pm; Sunday, 11am–7pm

Winter Break: Monday-Thursday, December 20-23, 11am-11pm
Christmas: Friday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), 12-7pm
Saturday, December 25 (Christmas), 12-7pm
Sunday, December 26, 11am-7pm
Monday, December 27-Thursday, December 30, 11am-11pm
New Year’s: Friday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve), 11am-11pm
Saturday, January 1 (New Year’s Day), 11am-11pm
Sunday, January 2, 11am-7pm

$14 per person, includes skate rentals
$9 per person if you bring your own skates
$9 per person for military
Gardens Members skate for $10 includes skate rental
Group Rate (10 or more guests) is $10 includes skates. Advanced reservation required for groups.