One of the beautifully decorated homes in Thornhill off Danforth just east of Western

Hi everyone! We’re all trying to figure out what the holidays look like this year – whether that’s keeping old traditions going, finding new ways to celebrate or taking time to reflect and reset.

For me, it is delivering comfort and joy the best way I know how: with a mostly optimistic spirit, lots of staycation vibes and, most importantly, spending quality time (whether in person or on screen) with friends, family, and a couple of very good puppies.

My hope for all of you, and as we appear to be heading for a vaccination for Covid, is that you are able to find something this holiday that gives you the warm and fuzzies.

2020 Christmas Light Guide

It’s that time of year to bring you a list of all of the festivities happening in neighborhoods around Edmond! After driving around the metro for the last 8 days from 5 to 11 pm, here is the list of this years neighborhoods around the metro that are lit:

OKC

Nichols Hills – Start on Grand Ave with the ever popular rainbow house!

Mesta Park and Heritage Hills are festive!

Scissortail Park is phenomenal, with lights and Union Station lit and playing music, and there are hot chocolate and coffee stations for you as you stroll through the park.

Edmond

Downtown Edmond is very festive from 1st Street to Hurd on Broadway!

Citizen’s Bank of Edmond is holding curbside Santa visits every Tuesday at 1st & Broadway from 4 to 7 pm, with free hot chocolate available from Snow S’more! Please let them know if you have a little one who is in need of a car visit, they are happy to accommodate!

 

 

Santa will be making an appearance at 525 Realty Group off of Bryant just north of 2nd St. Thursday December 17th with photos taken by Photoville!

 

 

 

Edmond Ice Rink is a must visit, from 3-9 pm, located at Mitch Park along with Luminance, a stroll through light display.

 

 

Notable Neighborhoods

One of the beautifully decorated homes in Thornhill off Danforth just east of Western

Thornhill north on Danforth west between Western & Penn Especially 196th & Talevera – This neighborhood is hands down the most decorated neighborhood in the Edmond area, with Twin Bridges taking a close second!

1300 Rockwood Dr in Cedar Ridge

Truitt Family Lightshow 1320 Northwest 185th Street

Cedar Ridge off of Bryant just south of 15th Stat 1300 Rockwood Dr and 1809 Cedar Ridge Rd

Rushbrooke off Western & 192nd

Rankin & Timber south of 2nd & Fitch Park

1001 Driver Lane in North Edmond on Kelly north of Waterloo

 

1001 Driver Lane in North Edmond on Kelly north of Waterloo

Hilarious use of a real bass boat!

Twin Bridges off Coffee Creek west of Bryant

Castleberry Addition & 192nd & Danforth 194th and Castleberry 193rd and Taggert

 

 

If you want to view videos of homes decorated for the holidays, be sure to visit EA at Instagram at Instagram.com/Edmondactive!

Shop Edmond during the last 15 days until Christmas!

Emory Anne Interiors has taken Botanical Bar in house this holiday season and is offering holiday bouquets to grab and go! Located at 150th Street just east of Santa Fe, the boutique is open Monday through Saturday 10-5!

And, if you are interested in mailed gifts or curbside pick up of gifts, Emory Anne Interiors is offering both along with in store shopping.

Please call the shop at 405-753-4466 to inquire and they will be more than happy to accommodate your shopping needs.

Arcadian Getaways in Guthrie is offering gift certificates for future stays or you can book a winter getaway online at ArcadianGetaways.com!

The Body Barre is offering a fantastic deal for 6 classes that is a fantastic deal for Teacher gifts as well!

Visit Thebodybarreok.com for more information or to order Body Barre On Demand!

 

Oops I Arted on Bryant just south of 33rd Street is hosting couples Christmas themed painting nights and after school holiday art each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday! Be sure to book your space, they are filling up quickly for both!

Well, that is it for today! I am just finishing up the new issue, and want to leave you with a thought.

Instead of letting politics sour our community, instead try to understand each others differences. We are more alike than different, and I know deep down we all want each other to succeed and prosper.

Here is one last home in Edmond that was unique, in Steeplechase, just off Coltrane. First home in Edmond to go all vertical!

Have a wonderful week and be nice to each other. Happy 1st night of Hanukkah to all of our readers who celebrate!

Sherri

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Hi! I am Sherri Hultner and I am the founder of EdmondActive. I started EdmondActive July 13, 2009 on Facebook as a way to bring all information about all of Edmond into one place, then started Around Edmond blog here at the site July 24, 2009 as a way of starting the conversation as to what is happening around our town. I have been a publisher of local zines, a glossy 80 page magazine distributed at a extremely high sell through on national newsstands of over 30% and EdmondActive Magazine for the last 23 years! I have been married for 31 years, have adult sons whom I am very proud of and have been a dog mom to 4 labs, 1 shepard lab, and a golden retriever.  EdmondActive print magazine was first published in November 2009 as a way to bring social media information into the outside world and is secondary to our social networks of over 35,000 residents in Edmond and OKC. The magazine starts its 13th volume in 2021, and I am grateful to have a great readership after all of these years.