The Holidays have arrived in America’s Friendliest College Town! Whether you are looking for a fun outing for your family, date night ideas, or celebrating with friends, check out our list below to celebrate in Stillwater this Holiday season.


Enjoy Merry Main St.

Visit Downtown Stillwater’s Merry Main St. to see an 85,000 light display set to music. See some of your favorite Christmas songs come to life down Main St. and at Chris Salmon Plaza. Visit on Saturdays for free carriage rides from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Shop Local

Browse through locally-owned boutiques and shops to find the perfect gift! Whether you are looking for some new OSU apparel from Chris’ University Spirit, a quirky kitchen towel from 405 Mercantile, or some new artwork from Typo Market, you are sure to check everyone off your list! Check out our full list of local shopping options here.


PAC Ornaments

Take a class at the Prairie Arts Center

Get crafty this Christmas at the Prairie Arts Center. Enroll in one of their December classes and create an ornament to hang on your tree. Or, make an appointment to stop anytime to paint a pre-cut ornament.

Christmas Light Displays

Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like marveling at Christmas light displays! Grab some hot chocolate, load up the car, and drive by some dazzling displays. Plan your route beforehand with our light display map here.   



Family-Fun Hot Spots

Plan an afternoon with family and friends at one of Stillwater’s attractions. Dive deep into the sport of wrestling at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum or burn off some energy at Ultimate Air Trampoline Park

Holiday Events

Find a Holiday event the whole family will love! From Holiday art booths at Modella, to a drive-through light displays at Lake McMurtry, find an activity for everyone. For a full listing of events, check out our holiday calendar here.