Holiday weekend events for the entire family to enjoy

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OKLAHOMA – Are you still scratching your head looking for that perfect Christmas present?

Lauren Nelson from Discover Oklahoma says a trip to an Oklahoma State Park is an idea that’s out of the box.

A park that may fit the bill?

Dino Lalli suggests taking a trip to Fort Cobb State Park.

“I think we have a very nice park here. It’s very beautiful,” said Virgil Walker, Park Manager. “The park itself has about 350 acres that we have developed. We have 285 RV sites. About 95 tent sites that have grills and tables at them.”

For 64 of the RV sites, you can make reservations here.

The lake at Fort Cobb State Park also getting praises for all it offers.

“The lake is 4,100 surface acres. It offers boating, fishing, skiing, wildlife viewing. It’s a very calm lake even on a windy day. Like today, the lake is not where you can’t get out on it. You can usually get on the lake even with 25 to 30 mile an hour winds, which is unusual for the state of Oklahoma, but this lake sits from a Southeast to a Northwesterly direction. It doesn’t catch a direct wind from any other direction other than Northwest or Southeast,” said Walker.

You can purchase a gift certificate for an overnight stay in the lodges, cabins, tents, or RV camping, at any Oklahoma State Park office.

If a trip to an Oklahoma State Park doesn’t fit into your busy weekend of events, there’s plenty more to choose from.

Over a dozen actors from the University of Central Oklahoma’s Music Theatre Department will be brightening up the holiday season with shows running tonight and Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the UCO Jazz Lab.

Oklahoma City’s “TheNutcracker,” a classic Christmas tradition, will be running tonight through December 20, 2016 at the Civic Center Music Hall.

Showtimes are at 7 p.m. every night with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, 2016.

Families can also get in the Christmas spirit with a ride on the Christmas train this weekend.

On the Christmas train you can expect a reading of the Christmas classic, “The Polar Express,” meeting Santa, and sipping hot chocolate.

Discover Oklahoma airs on Saturday’s at 6:30 on NewsChannel 4.