Holiday Shopping at Utica Square

December 17, 2016

Merry Christmas from Utica Square! Located in the heart of Tulsa, Utica Square is an upscale outdoor shopping and dining area.


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Holiday shopping at Utica Square is so much fun. As a long time Tulsa resident, I love how Tulsans flock to Utica Square during the season. Everything kicks off with the annual “Lights On” tradition on Thanksgiving Day. It always feels so festive to bundle up and see the whole shopping area come to life with Christmas lights. It’s the official start of Christmas season and part of many families’ yearly traditions. I always love seeing the photos on my Facebook feed.

Speaking of traditions, Utica Square boasts Santa’s House where many kiddos make their trip to see the jolly old man. The house is the cutest! I cannot wait to start taking Ivy and make our own family traditions. I do a lot of my Christmas shopping (and regular shopping…who am I kidding) here. With coffee, good restaurants, great shopping, and good atmosphere, it’s just a happy place to be. Especially around the holidays. Some of my favorite restaurants are actually nestled in Utica Square. Since I like to eat almost as much as I like to shop, it’s the ideal combination. Okay, maybe it’s a dangerous combination. But I’m a glass half full kind of person.

I’d love to know what are some of your favorite holiday shopping destinations and traditions? I’m a bit of a sucker for traditions.

This post is sponsored by Utica Square. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

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20 Comments

  • Reply ADA January 3, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Utica Square sounds amazing, especially for the holidays. One day when I come visit Tulsa I will make sure to stop by. Of course if I visit, I’d love to have a long coffee date with you, too.

    In Michigan, a popular mall which is upscale is Somerset Collection.

  • Reply TheDandyLiar December 18, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    I have heard such good things about Utica! I’ve never been myself (I’ve only been through Tulsa), but my mother-in-law makes several trips up to Tulsa every year JUST to shop at Utica! I’ll give you a ring next time I make it up to Tulsa so we can go together- and I can meet you and Ivy in person!

    xo, Aubrey | TheDandyLiar.com

  • Reply Jessi Malay December 18, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Sounds like an amazing area to go holiday shopping hun! I love shopping at the Grove or the Americana (both in California) because they’re both outside, and both shopping centers decorate the entire square in such a gorgeous, festive ways 🙂 Have a great week hun!

    XO Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/3-simple-steps-to-the-glowiest-skin-from-dr-babor/

  • Reply Paulina December 18, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I think it truly wouldn’t be Christmas without some holiday shopping!

    Paulina
    http://www.shenska.com

  • Reply Kasie Chelanne December 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    What a fun little area to enjoy holiday traditions in!

  • Reply thenewgirl December 18, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I loved the video. So touching for families mostly if they have a little one. so cute! I still havent done any holiday shopping just yet! OMG

    http://www.thenewgirl.me

  • Reply Cielo Fronteras December 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Looks so fun and festive! Great video! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply Larissa December 18, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I will have to finish my holiday shopping tomorrow. I really do not like it to be honest – I do not like crowded places and it is difficult to find not crowded places during christmas season 😀
    Sending much love!
    Xx

    Rosa Larissa Klara

    conscious lifestyle of mine

  • Reply Izabela Nair December 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    It sounds like a fun place to visit.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

  • Reply Jackie December 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    It looks so festive and fun at Utica Square. I’m sure you guys can’t wait till next year to take Ivy to meet santa 🙂

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  • Reply Mica December 18, 2016 at 6:04 am

    It sounds like a lovely place to visit! 🙂 I always have a Christmas shopping day with the family near Christmas but we don’t always go to the same place to do so. We do get our Santa photos every year – it will be so fun when you take Ivy for her first ones! 🙂

    Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Julia Mazzucato December 17, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    My christmas shopping tradition comes the day after Christmas: we always hit up Ala Moana Mall in Honolulu, where they have the greatest after-Christmas sales.
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Reply Anamika December 17, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Great post…its cool to have your christmas shopping destination..this sounds like a fun place to shop with lot of options and recreation! xo
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  • Reply Stella December 17, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I don’t have any shopping destinations for Christmas. I just gather the gifts everywhere. Lovely
    Post. I like shopping centers.

    http://www.sugarpopfashion.com

  • Reply Nicky A December 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Great post!!!

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  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds December 13, 2016 at 11:37 am

    A perfect spot for Christmas shopping (and eating).

    Lisa

    Daily Style Finds

  • Reply kelsey bang December 13, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I love going to meet Santa every year and getting a picture with him! so fun!

    kelseybang.com

  • Reply Ashley White December 13, 2016 at 9:46 am

    This sounds like the spot to shop during the holiday season! And I love the light flip on Thanksgiving night- The Plaza in KC does this and it immediately makes everything feel like Christmas.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply Stella December 13, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Wow, this is something I have to do!

    http://www.sugarpopfashion.com

  • Reply Blaire Bingham December 13, 2016 at 6:19 am

    This sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to get our kiddos out this weekend to our local shopping square for some fun Christmas activities. kisses to that sweet baby!

    xo, Whitney and Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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