The Festival of Trees at the Philbrook Museum is an annual month long celebration of the holiday season where visitors can see the museum decked out in Christmas decor along with all the beautiful artwork for sale. The Saturday before Thanksgiving kicks off the event for the Festival of Trees and it is free to the public. The Philbrook garden is lit up for the first time for the season by thousands of bulbs.
Every Thursday night in December, there is an event called Thursday Night Lights. Gingerbread houses created by non profits, schools and churches are displayed and the museum stays open late. One special Festival of Trees event is the Children's Party which gives kids the opportunity to make art projects and have their photo taken with Santa. Milk and cookies are also available during the event. These events are sure to be fun for the whole family. The celebration also includes free museum admission the second Saturday of each month.
The Philbrook is located at 2727 South Rockford Road in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the $9 general admission fee and all proceeds help support the educational programs and the museum operations. Not only have artists contributed their talents to decorating trees but to artwork, exhibits, and one-of-a-kind gifts in the gift shop. There are paintings, sculptures, jewelry and other decorative items. The event is more than a tradition and fundraiser—it is a community outreach that brings its members closer together. There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit.