Tonkawa will host its annual Olde Tyme Christmas activities Thursday evening in downtown Tonkawa. Activities kickoff at 5 p.m. with kids arts and crafts, a bounce house, food and drinks for sale and more. At 6 p.m. the Christian Church Joyful Noise Ringers will perform at First National Bank. A community gathering and Christmas Tree lighting takes place at 6:30 p.m. with the Holly Peart Jazz Combo to perform. The Christmas parade begins at 7 p.m., followed by visits with Santa, community singing and horsedrawn carriage rides.
Ponca City will host its annual lighted Christmas parade on Grand Avenue beginning 6 p.m. Friday. Following the parade, the Poncan Theatre will screen The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. Tickets are $7 and include a small popcorn and hot chocolate.
The Ponca City Garden Council’s annual fundraiser — the Christmas Open House will be held Sunday, not Saturday, as stated in a headline on page 10 of Tuesdays newspaper.