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The holidays are early at the Philbrook Museum

TULSA  The Philbrook Festival will bring together festive holiday events, dÈcor, and holiday lights reflecting the spirit of the season through New Year's Eve at the Philbrook Museum, 2727 South Rockford Road, Tulsa.

Tens of thousands of lights illuminate the property. The interior of the museum includes four decorated trees with a 15-foot centerpiece tree in the Rotunda entrance set beneath a large installation of paper snowflakes. The temporary presentation represents one of many photo stops located throughout the museum and 25-acre gardens and grounds. The LEGO Village displays of LEGO creations by school children and community groups. 

On Festival Nights  each Friday and Christmas Eve  lights illuminate the gardens, local performers fill the museum with live music and dinner is served in La Villa restaurant. Several gathering spaces in the garden feature communal picnic tables and self-guided activities for all. 

 This holiday season, Philbrook hosts several ticketed events, from a limousine holiday lights tour to the Festival Film Series. Tickets for the events may be purchased at 

The museum has a rich history of art, including Renaissance and Baroque paintings from the Kress Foundation, one of the greatest surveys of Native American Art anywhere, and growing and modern contemporary collections. 

The main campus spans 25 acres of grounds and formal gardens and features a historic home built in 1927, as well as a modern museum complex featuring a shop and a restaurant. 

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