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Scrooge, Snoopy, and The Nutcracker

the audience challenged to explore the time-old question “Who are you?” For all event details and tickets, visit

Of the many shows at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center in December, perhaps none is more anticipated than The Nutcracker, as choreographed by Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director Marcelllo Angelini and performed Dec. 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23. For many, A Charlie Brown Christmas on Dec. 7-9 is the family favorite with Snoopy dancing an anticipated moment. The Victorianera Christmas classic A Christmas Carol is presented in musical form by the American Theatre Company for the 35th year running and is offered Dec. 6-9, 12-16 and 19-23. For tickets and show times, visit www.tulsapac. com.

Christmas and the movies times two There are the movies we make sure to watch during the holidays and then there is the music from such movies. In honor of that cinematic Christmas experience, Signature Symphony presents songs from Christmas-themed movies in a show entitled “Christmas Goes to the Movies,” at the Tulsa Community College Van Trease Performing Arts Center. The show runs Dec. 14-15 at 8 p.m. For tickets and details, visit www.signaturesymphonyattcc. org. In a similar vein, the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center for Education is presenting a Yule movie music-themed performance entitled “Christmas at the Movies” at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 16. For details, visit www.

Santa is all wet at Oklahoma Aquarium, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 14-23

Scuba Santa is available for photo ops at Oklahoma Aquarium’s Coral Reef. For more information about the Jenks attraction visit www.

Mean kids vs Christmas Clark Theater presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” the timeless story of the “mean” Herdsman kids and their quest to take over the local Christmas pageant. The show runs Nov. 30-Dec. 8 at the Henthorne Performing Arts Center. For ticket and details, visit www.cityoftulsa.or/HenthornePAC.

Winter Winds Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Festival of Trees, through Dec. 9

The Tulsa Camerata presents a night of chamber music including David Maslank’s Wind Quintet No. 2 at the Philbrook Museum of Art. The museum and gift shop can be a fun family outing that also keeps entertainment and shopping dollars local. The Festival of Trees continues through Dec. 9 and is an unforgettable mustsee. For event tickets and other details visit www.tulsacamerata. org and

Living Arts of Tulsa presents The Four Elements, Vesperae and Identify Yourself The nationally-recognized artists featured in the collaborative show The Four Elements will be on hand at the exhibition’s Dec. 7 opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Living Arts of Tulsa in the Brady District. The annual show, features Cathryn Thomas, Sharyl Landis, Nancy Hamill, Ron Fleming and Linda Stilley; and was conceptualized by curator Steve Liggett. It is based on the ancient world’s concept of the four elements done in clay, fiber, metal, and wood with motifs offered for sale. Evening highlights include Cristina Speligene playing accordion along with her coffee-inspired exhibition entitled 'Vesperae'. Other treats include a presentation by Tulsa’s finest poets and performers, entitled 'Identify Yourself', on Dec. 8. Curated by Mia Wright, the event covers the complex theme of identity with

Trolleys, limos, and horses Comfort, class and a whiff of nostalgia are part of the Old Urban Trolley experience when exploring downtown Tulsa or rented for a specialized route. For details, call 918-744-1100. Snuggling up for a horse and buggy ride from Dreamcatcher Carriage is one memorable way to celebrate the season. Reservations are available at 918-CARIAGE. If you fancy a chauffeur-driven ride through various light displays, renting a limo can be reasonable when the cost is shared among a group. Christmas light tours can accommodate up to 14 people in a single lavish ride and several beverage choices are usually included. Call Galaxy Limo at 918-481-3374 or VIP Limo at 918492-5984.

Rhema Holiday Lights through Jan. 1, 2013

Broken Arrow is home to the dazzling display of more than two million glowing light bulbs at Rhema Bible College and is highlighted by synchronized Christmas music. The campus is located at 1025 W. Kenosha St. and visitors may park for free and walk through the display or take a drive through the free display. Learn more at

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