IF YOU GO
• SandRidge tree lighting festival, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday outside Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at Mickey Mantle Drive and Flaming Lips Alley. Santa will pose for free professional photos with children, which will be printed immediately. Banana Seat will provide music as guests snack on hot cocoa, popcorn from Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16 and cookies from Nonna's Euro-American Ristorante.
• The ninth annual Holiday River Parade on the Oklahoma River will light up downtown at 6 p.m. Friday with the theme “Celebrating 20 years of MAPS.” Boats decorated in holiday lights will parade the river as a fireworks display adorns the sky. This year's edition features a water ski show and the arrival of Santa. The viewing area is at the Boathouse District at 700 S Lincoln Blvd. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 602-1531.
• Chesapeake Energy's Snow Tubing at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, open Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 15 and daily from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4, closed Christmas Day. Tickets are $10 for a 90-minute session, with sessions every two hours starting at noon through 8 p.m. Call 218-1000 for more information. Buy tickets online at Ticketmaster.com.
• Devon's Saturdays with Santa starts Saturday and continues through Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children can enter Santa's Workshop to create holiday crafts, send letters to the North Pole, enjoy holiday music and take a ride on Devon's Polar Express. Mrs. Claus also will be on hand to read classic holiday stories. Devon has partnered with The HUGS Project to provide an opportunity for guests to help the company support deployed soldiers. Families should bring their own camera to take free photos with Santa and must sign up by 3 p.m. on site to ensure their child has an opportunity to meet him. Free parking will be provided by Devon through the visitor's entrance on the northeast side of the garage.
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