BARTLESVILLE’S PRICE TOWER OFFERS DECEMBER EVENTS
As the busy holiday season draws near, visitors will want to add a visit to Price Tower to their list of celebrations. Bartlesville's Price Tower has a festive slate of holiday related activities planned for the community this December with all ages in mind.
Festivities kickoff December 3 at the unveiling of the Gingerbread House Display. From 6-8 p.m. participants can view the collection of colorful student creations and will also be treated to free Christmas cookies and live holiday music. On December 4, fun starts early when families are invited to build their very own Frank Lloyd Wright inspired gingerbread house using at the Usonian Gingerbread Class from 10 a.m. to noon. All supplies are included in the $15 kit (which can be purchased for individuals or for a family to share) with proceeds benefitting Price Tower.
On the evening of December 4 — prior to Bartlesville’s Christmas Parade — Santa will be at Price Tower from 4-6 p.m. for pictures and to listen to gift requests from children. Families are invited to enjoy hot chocolate and view the gingerbread house display before or after the downtown holiday parade.
Adults can support Price Tower in style with several evenings of live music. December 3 brings Holiday Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with live holiday music from jazz trio Ann-Janette & the Evolution. Tulsa’s Smoochie Wallus will entertain from 9 p.m. to midnight on December 10 and the rhythmic sounds of Bossa will be featured on December 18 from 9-12 p.m. Food lovers are invited to try tasty dishes from Executive Chef Nook who creates a unique blend of culinary cuisine.
Those looking for a festive way to ring in the New Year can enjoy Price Tower’s popular New Year’s Eve Olive Drop. Tulsa band Zodiac will provide live music for dancing and at the stroke of midnight Price Tower’s infamous olive will be dropped into its signature giant martini glass high atop the Tower. Doors open at 8 p.m. on December 31 and the cover charge is $10. As part of the Tower’s celebration, a NYE dining experience - designed by Chef Nook - will also be offered by reservation only, beginning December 1.
All throughout the holiday season Oklahoma art lovers are invited to view the work of artist Jason Wilson as his “Wright Angles” exhibition showcases in the Tower’s free art gallery. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, Wilson’s colorful artwork reflects precision and uniquely calculated patterns, and each piece represents a special story from his own personal experiences. Wilson’s one-of-a-kind works are on exhibit through January 9 and are available for sale to benefit Price Tower.
“Price Tower is such an amazing tribute to the vibrant history and culture of Bartlesville and Oklahoma as a whole. When Frank Lloyd Wright created this building, his intention was for this to be more than a structure, but a place for people to create community and bring constant growing life into this work of art,” said Wade. “The holidays can be a stressful time of year, so it's important for us to come together intentionally to connect and have fun. To take a moment to sit back and enjoy good food and music, laugh with our friends and meet new ones, to be creative, and to enjoy how beautiful being alive really is!”
For more information about Price Tower’s December events, visit pricetower.org or call 918-336-4949.