The Norman Transcript


December 21, 2013

City of champions


Tis the season for hosting friends and family for the holidays. ‘Tis the season for “What are we going to do today?” ‘Tis the season for being a cruise director or event planner.

Here’s a survival tip: Let your keyboard do the walking for you.

Resource No. 1: This website lists the various holiday activities happening in the Sooner city. From the ongoing events like the Downs Family Christmas Light Ministry (and, P.S., ake sure you record or tune into ABC at 8 p.m. Monday to see the Norman residences’ light show spectacular on the national stage) and the outdoor ice skating at the Norman Ice Rink located at Andrews Park plus a whole list of Christmas Eve services and more.

This year is the first year for the Christmas in Norman initiative. The city of Norman, Norman Chamber of Commerce and Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with community stakeholders, have been excited to partner on this project and are already excited to make an even bigger splash next year.

Resource No. 2: Our website features all the holiday events in Norman plus all sorts of other things to do in the Sooner city.

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art offers free admission, for example. Maybe Grandma has never seen a Monet or a Van Gogh or Uncle Joe has not yet seen the impressive collection of Native American pieces? Next week is the last week for the Picasso “A Woman in the Studio” that has been on loan from the St. Louis Museum.

For the group of visitors with varied interests like sports and fossils, you could plan an excursion to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History to see the Science of Sport exhibition that closes Jan. 5.

Along with event listings, features a long list of shopping options, family entertainment choices, tasty and unique restaurants and other attractions.

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