The season of brisk temperatures, shorter days and steady snowfall has quickly made its entrance here in Oklahoma! As tempting as it can be to stay inside the comfort of your Taber home, it’s important to chase away the winter blues and embrace this beautiful season.. Whether you’re an avid outdoor enthusiast or someone who prefers to spend your days indoors, the wonderful areas where we place our Homes by Taber new home communities provide an array of activities for all types of people year-round.
From icy adventures to holiday festivities and everything in between, read below to find winter activities you won’t want to miss near our communities in the vibrant city of Edmond, OK.
There’s no better time than now to hit the rink at the Edmond Outdoor Ice Skating Rink at Mitch Park. This outdoor skating rink is open to the public until January 15, 2023, and features dazzling holiday lights and festive decorations that hang above you while you glide along the ice. Running on its 12th season here in Edmond, the popular outdoor ice rink is made up of 5,600 square feet of real ice, accompanied by a cheerful atmosphere and friendly neighbors. Even if you’re a beginner, there are plenty of spaces to hold onto the wall along the edge of the rink to help you feel comfortable. Whether you’re going on a date night or taking the entire family, Edmond Outdoor Ice Skating Rink is a must-stop destination this winter!
If you ever find yourself reminiscing about finding the nearest hill to sled down with your friends, Hafer Park in Edmond is a fantastic place to relive your childhood memories. With an average snowfall of 6 to 8 inches per year in the OKC area, you’ll want to take advantage of snow days whenever you have the chance, and what better way to do so than sledding? Hafer Park features 121 acres filled with hills and slopes that make for the perfect sledding opportunity. Be sure to bundle up with extra layers, pack the sleds in the car and gather up the entire family to pick the perfect hill and race to the finish line at Hafer Park.
For the runners in the family, the Merry Mitchmas 5k and 10k Run in Mitch Park is the perfect winter pursuit for you. On Saturday, December 17, all runners and walkers alike will make their way through a scenic winter wonderland route to welcome in the holidays. This yearly tradition has gained more and more popularity and brings out hundreds of people throughout the Edmond area. After the race, every participant will receive a cozy pom beanie and ‘Merry Mitchmas’ ornament race medal that serves as a perfect addition to your tree. Even if you aren’t interested in participating, everyone is more than welcome to come out and enjoy the company of the Edmond community while cheering on the runners.
Also in Mitch Park this winter is Edmond’s Electric Luminance: An Enchanted Stroll, which is free for the public from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily until January 1. Luminance offers 40+ uniquely-lit displays that are positioned alongside the Mitch Park Trails, creating the ultimate holiday experience while also providing the perfect photo opportunity. You’ll see oversized light-up displays, sparkling trees, and breathtaking archways throughout this beautiful park. On Saturday, December 17, Luminance will host the Edmond Electric Merry Marketplace, which features 10 local vendors from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for attendees to find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts amongst the shining lights. While you’re there, grab a bite and see the lights from an array of local food trucks, including The Brown’s Kitchen and Scars and Stripes Coffee.
There are some foods and flavors that we inevitably crave throughout the winter season, and luckily, the Edmond area offers up an array of top-rated places to get your fix. Taste the season of winter in flavorful IPAs and stouts at Edmond’s oldest brewery, Frenzy Brewing Company. You can find all sorts of high-quality craft beers that draw inspiration from the wintertime, including a s’more stout, a candy cane chocolate stout and a raspberry Belgian. For the caffeine drinkers, Summer Moon Coffee boasts decadent holiday flavors and specialty drinks that you’ll certainly want to try this winter. Twisted Tree Baking Company is a fantastic place to pair something sweet with your coffee, specializing in European breads and pastries crafted with wonder and expertise to satisfy your cravings. Neighborhood Provisions is an astonishing dining destination in Edmond with unparalleled dishes that rotate throughout each season of the year, and you won’t want to miss what they have to offer this winter!
At Homes by Taber, we’re here to help you enjoy this winter to the fullest extent in the places we’ve been building our proudly-overbuilt homes for over 20 years. The phenomenal winter activities listed above provide just a glimpse of the extreme livability of the remarkable city of Edmond, and our Homes by Taber communities truly fit right in.
To enjoy this spectacular winter in Edmond to the fullest extent, let all of your visions come to life in a breathtaking home from Homes by Taber. Browse through our stunning available homes in Cherry Hill, the maintenance-free lifestyle and amenities in The Gardens at Kelly Lakes, the tranquil atmosphere in Highgarden, and our coming-soon opportunities in Delmer Lakes North and Wild Rose Ranch to experience a higher quality of living in a city that’s full of things to love.With everything Edmond has to offer, there’s no better time than now to find a Taber home that perfectly aligns with your lifestyle. If you’re interested in learning more about our quick move-in homes in Edmond and all of our other opportunities around the OKC and Tulsa areas, give us a call at (405) 984-1185 in OKC and (918) 393-4149 in Tulsa or fill out our online form today. Be sure to ask us about our smart buy opportunities and newly-reduced prices!