Family Fun Events

Gingerbread Workshop

December 16th, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Come build a family tradition with us. You’ll create memories, sharpen skills, and build your own masterpiece at our Gingerbread Workshop at The Clubhouse. Everything you need to build your house is included! It will be fun for all ages.

Holiday Celebration with Sprinkles the Elf

December 11th, 2021 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Start off the Holiday Season with Sprinkles the Elf. Join us at Central Park for an afternoon full of Christmas fun with food trucks and a snow machine! You will spend time with Sprinkles writing letters to Santa, making a holiday craft, ringing the jingle bells, and singing Christmas songs. To end the evening, we will feature “Elf” the movie on the big screen.

Jolly Trolley

December 6th, 2021 6:00 PM - December 9th, 2021 - 6:00 PM
December 6, 2021 6:00 PM - December 9, 2021 - 9:00 PM Climb aboard our private Jolly Trolley and step into the world of your favorite Christmas stories! The night begins with hot chocolate and cookies around Central Park’s Christmas Tree as we patiently await the magical ride. Once aboard the Jolly Trolley, we will whisk away to the Festival of Lights and enter the Winter Wonderland of over 160 displays of twinkling lights with story-telling along the way. The Jolly Trolley will return to Central Park. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance, they won’t last long! You may purchase tickets online or in person at the Ardmore Parks and Recreation office.

Jolly Trolley

December 6th, 2021 6:00 PM - December 9th, 2021 - 9:00 PM
Climb aboard our private Jolly Trolley and step into the world of your favorite Christmas stories! The night begins with hot chocolate and cookies around Central Park’s Christmas Tree as we patiently await the magical ride. Once aboard the Jolly Trolley, we will whisk away to the Festival of Lights and enter the Winter Wonderland of over 160 displays of twinkling lights with story-telling along the way. The Jolly Trolley will return to Central Park. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance, they won’t last long! You may purchase tickets online or in person at the Ardmore Parks and Recreation office. *CDC guidelines must be followed. May be very limited seating.*

Santa's Workshop

December 3rd, 2021 6:00 PM - December 4th, 2021 - 10:00 PM
Santa will be in town for one weekend only at his Workshop at The Clubhouse. After the Festival of Lights, stop by to get a picture with Santa, make a couple of crafts, and enjoy some homemade goodies. We will give away a family fun pack each night so make sure you visit the registration table for a chance to win! Goodies and pictures will be available for purchase for a small fee. Santa’s Workshop is also the perfect place to drop off a gift for Toys for Tots!

Christmas Tree Lighting and Market

November 30th, 2021 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Bring the family and join us at the Ardmore Parks and Recreation’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration! Our Christmas Market is perfect for all your holiday shopping needs. Food trucks, entertainment, and much more all centered around the beautiful Christmas Tree Lighting in Central Park. Christmas Market 11:00a-7:00p Entertainment 4:00p Horse Carriage Rides 5:30p Lighting of the tree approximately 6:00p

Festival of Lights

November 20th, 2021 6:00 PM - December 30th, 2021 - 10:00 PM
Ardmore’s joyful 1.5 mile drive-thru Festival of Lights display located in Regional Park opens Saturday, November 20th following the Chigger Chase and closes Thursday, December 30th. With over 160 displays, the Festival of Lights is one of the largest holiday light displays in Southern Oklahoma. Crank up the Christmas tunes and visit our sparkling winter wonderland!

Chigger Chase

November 20th, 2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Come chill with the Chigger at the 25th Annual Chigger Chase run at Ardmore Regional Park! Chigger Chase was voted Chickasaw Country’s Best Run! Run through the Festival of Lights to kick off the Christmas season with your family and friends. Children will chase the Chigger in the 1/4 and 1/2 mile fun runs. If you think you can catch the Speedy Chigger, you should do the 5K run! You also have the option of a 1 mile fun run or walk. Early registration deadline is October 31st! Late registration will be available until 3:00p on November 20th.

Tossin' 4 Tots and Veterans

November 20th, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Get into the Christmas spirit and toss a cornhole bag in our Toys 4 Tots/Santa for Veterans Cornhole Tournament! Help bring joy to children and veterans while having fun with friends! It is a Christmas win/win! Prizes will be awarded!

Santa's Mailbox

November 19th, 2021 8:00 AM - December 17th, 2021 - 8:00 AM
On Friday, November 19th a special mailbox will appear at Central Park & Broadlawn Park! Children can mail their letters straight to the North Pole to Santa’s Workshop! Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your letter to Santa and he will personally answer each letter. The last day for Santa’s Mailbox is December 17th!