Haul out the Holly

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The holly is hung! The lights are lit! And the Tree is up!

What tree, you ask? Located in front of the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center, our new Christmas tree stands 30 feet tall. It might be the tallest Christmas tree I’ve ever seen.

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It is breathtaking at night.

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Last Sunday was our annual Christmas Celebration.

holly4.jpgOf course, Santa was there to meet all the good boys and girls!

holly5.jpgParents were welcome to take their own pictures.

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holly7.jpgAnother Christmas tradition at the Cultural Center is cookie decorating!

holly8.jpgWho doesn’t love Christmas cookies?

There were lots of fun crafts to do as well. The drum craft was a huge hit with the kiddos!

holly9.jpgholly10.jpgGrown-ups enjoyed it too!

holly11.jpgDid you know that the drum is used during the stomp dance? The song leader beats the drum four times to let the people know it is time to start the dance. Traditionally, Chickasaw’s made their drums from elk hide. Today, the dancers at the Chickasaw Cultural Center still use elk hide drums in the stomp dance. You can participate in a stomp dance every day at 11 a.m.

I love doing fun crafts that have an educational purpose! There are several classes like this every day at 3 p.m. Check out our events page for information about our Cultural Classes.

If you missed our Christmas Celebration, don’t worry! We still have plenty of holiday festivities your family will enjoy!

Drive through our beautiful light display every night from 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy holiday films in the Anoli Theater and come see all of our beautiful Christmas Decorations. Did I mention we have a 30 foot tree!?

holly12.jpgMerry Christmas!

-Brittney