Classic Christmas at the Artesian

Sleigh Ride Over to Sulphur for a Classic Christmas Getaway! 
Visitors to south-central Oklahoma’s premier boutique hotel, The Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa, will experience the elegance and pageantry of the Classic Christmas. The month-long yuletide celebration receives rave reviews and The Artesian is decking the halls for another magical season this year. 

Classic Christmas festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25th during the City of Sulphur’s “Opening Night on the Plaza” as The Artesian joins its downtown Sulphur neighbors in throwing the switch on its outdoor Christmas lights. Chili cook-off, booths and entertainment will start at 5:00 as well. 

Starting December 8th and continuing every Friday and Saturday until December 23rd, carriage rides through historic downtown Sulphur will be available from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for guests to see the light displays on the plaza. As carriages vary in size, reservations are recommended.

Carolers in 19th century period dress will serenade visitors with Christmas favorites from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays during the second and third weekends of December. Mrs. Claus will sit by the fireplace, reading stories and singing carols for The Artesian’s young guests from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as hot cocoa and apple cider is served. Hotel guests can also treat themselves to milk and cookies every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Guest can make arrangements to have breakfast with Santa December 9th or December 16th at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 

Guest can also enjoy the Chickasaw National Recreation Area's Historic Candlelight Tour on December 1st and 2nd that takes visitors on a walking tour of Flower park, which will be decorated with 1,000 candlelit luminaries. Tours will take place every 20 minutes beginning at 6:00 p.m. The last tour will leave at 9:40 p.m. both nights. The Chickasaw Visitor Center will be open until 10:00 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made beginning Nnovember 1st by calling (580)-622-7234. Shuttle service will be provided and will depart from the Chickasaw Visitor's Center. 

In addition, The Artesian has commissioned an enormous picture frame that will be on property for guests to pose inside, creating a uniquely elegant addition to any smartphone photograph. Guests are asked to use the hashtag #classicchristmas for all social media postings.

Opening Night on the Plaza

November 25, 2017 (5:00 p.m.)

Mrs. Claus Story Time

 December 8th - 9th (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

 December 15th - 16th (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)


 December 8th - 9th (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

December 15th - 16th (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Carriage Rides

 December 8th - 9th(6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

December 15th - 16th (6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

December 22nd - 23rd  (6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Candlelight Tours

December 1st - 2nd (6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

Breakfast with Santa, Artesian Hotel Ballroom 

December 9th & 16th (8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.)