Halloween has passed, and Thanksgiving will soon be upon us with the love, laughter and FOOD that comes with it. And what’s after that? Why it’s time for all things peace and goodwill that make up the Christmas Season! If you plan to enjoy a Broken Bow vacation with us here at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, you’ll find plenty happening to help celebrate this end-of-year holiday.

christmasFrom traditional arts and crafts shows, to parades, larger specialty events and more, you’ll find the perfect area diversion during your cabin escape.

So come out to Beavers Bend Creative Escapes this Holiday Season and enjoy a true getaway from the usual hustle and bustle, and indulge in some relaxed, small-town celebrations here in southeast Oklahoma’s McCurtain County.

Saturday November 22, 2014: Christmas Holiday Market in Poteau, OK
It may be a short drive north from your cabin, but the Poteau Christmas Holiday Market brings together some of the best artists and crafters in the region. Held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, you’ll find a wide variety of handmade goods, perfect for fulfilling your gift-giving needs. Concessions available.

Friday December 5, 2014: Idabel “City of Lights” Christmas Parade, 7:00 pm
Residents will show their “All I Want For Christmas Is” themed entries in this annual judged parade

Saturday December 6, 2014: 2 Hip Chicks Roadshow in McAlester, OK
From crafts, to shabby chic and antiques, there is a little bit of everything at this traveling vendor show. Find your new favorite wardrobe piece or the perfect accent for you home!

Saturday December 6, 2014: Poteau Christmas Parade in Poteau, OK
There’s nothing like old-fashioned family fun with this traditional small-town parade with bands, floats, cars, and Santa himself. Enjoy some hot chocolae as you take in the celebration.

Monday December 8, 2014: McCurtain County Christmas Parade in Broken Bow, OK
Come join us for family fun at our very own traditional Christmas parade here in Broken Bow.

Saturday December 13, 2014: Christmas Market and Parade in Valliant, OK
Traditional community events include a Pancake Brunch, arts and crafts market, Christmas Bingo, Community Christmas Party, 5K Run, and of course the Christmas Parade beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The weekend of December 13-14, 2014: Metcalf Gun & Knife Show in McAlester, OK
Find the perfect gifts for the sportsmen and women on your list! Firearms, knives and accessories can be found at this large event.

November through December
Lights on the Island: Lake Wister State Park
It’s a spectacle of lights across the entire expanse of Quarry Isle with over 300 lighted displays. From the simple, to the animated, to the 32-foot Lady Liberty display that caps the tour, you will be amazed at the beauty of the season through light. Enjoy the tour from your car, or brave the chill and bundle up with blankets on a lighted carriage ride.