Christmas Celebration & Holiday Art Market

  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • 💲Free & open to the public

Share the holiday season!

Enjoy pictures with Santa, storytelling with Mrs. Claus, make-and-take crafts and more.

Sit down with the family for a free Christmas film as part of the Children's Holiday Movie Series or make it a night with our Christmas Dinner & Movie event! 

Visit the Festival of Trees to vote for your favorite, and don't forget our drive-thru Celebration of Lights display runs nightly 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 31.

Find that one-of-a-kind gift by exploring our Holiday Art Market featuring a variety of special items from renowned Chickasaw artists and take advantage of the special sales in our gift shops!

Holiday Art Market Chickasaw artists to include: 
Krystal Bohanon
Laura Bruner
Melvin Burris
Linda Sue Edgar
Wayne Edgar
Sue Fish
Brent Greenwood
Mariah Greenwood-Adair
Sherrie Gregory
Lisa Hudson
Tyson Hudson
Peggy Immohotichey
Charles Johnson
Brian Landreth
Taylor Lawrence
Dustin Mater
Franchina McFerran
Doneeta Nowlin
Tammy Stick
Mary Wilds
Margaret Wheeler
Beverly Callahan
Taloa Underwood
Mary Wise
Marty Andruss


In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the Chickasaw Cultural Center campus will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25. The Chickasaw Cultural Center will reopen for regular business hours Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 10 a.m.

The Chickasaw Cultural Center will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, and remain closed through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in observance of the New Year's Holiday. Campus will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 10 a.m. 

The Celebration of Lights will still continue nightly, even during closings, from 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 31. 

Upcoming Events

  • 10:00AM

    See original portraits painted by world-renowned, Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen. This exhibition features 20 of the 48 original elder portraits.

    Noted by the award-winning Larsen as one of his...

    Dec. 1 2018 - Dec. 31 Portraits of Elders
  • 1:00PM

    Enjoy a hands-on, farm-to-table experience at the Chickasaw Cultural Center!

    Our unique Ayowa' Garden to Gourmet agritours provide participants with the opportunity to prepare a healthy...

    Apr. 18 - Nov. 21 Ayowa' Garden to Gourmet Agritours
  • 10:00AM

    The Chickasaw Cultural Center is pleased to partner with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian to offer this new traveling exhibition to the Holisso: The Center for Study of...

    May. 3 - Nov. 18 Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces