Explore the Area This Winter: Holiday Events in Oklahoma City

Holiday Events in Oklahoma City | Westpointe CDJR | Yukon, OKIt’s that time of year again. There’s snow, lights, carolers, and a range of holiday events. In fact, Oklahoma City is home to a range of activities and celebrations at the end of the year, many of which are perfect for families and friends. You can ice skate, spend time with Santa, or simply enjoy the holiday atmosphere. There’s a long list of holiday events in Oklahoma City that you should attend this year.

One of the top events in OKC is Downtown in December. Presented by Devon, Downtown in December is actually a series of events that extends over several weeks. For example, you can spend Saturdays with Santa in in the heart of downtown, see the tree lighting festival, shop at the deluxe winter market, or skate at the Devon Ice Rink.  You can follow the events through the hashtag #DowntownInDecember.

Art lovers will enjoy the Oklahoma City Ballet. You can see holiday favorites like The Nutcracker, a classic performance made famous by the music of Tchaikovsky. Directed by Robert Mills, the OKC Ballet has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Dance magazine, and Playbill.

The ballet and Downtown in December are just two fun things that we at Westpointe CDJR recommend this winter.

Thanksgiving in Oklahoma City: Events and Activities

Thanksgiving in Oklahoma City | Westpointe CDJR | Yukon, OKThanksgiving is the time of year that families around the country gather to celebrate their blessings. There are a number of things to do this Thanksgiving in Oklahoma City, as there are multiple seasonal events for families, couples, and individuals. There’s truly something for everyone this Turkey Day in our neighborhood.

According to Metro Family Magazine, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through November 26th, there will be fall family wagon rides and cookouts at the Honey Lee Ranch. This includes a campfire, s’mores, and more. There will be registration beforehand, as well as two ride times: 6:30pm and 7:00pm.

There’s also a free Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops, offering arts and crafts, activities, giveaways, and, naturally, the jolly man himself. There will be a complete list of events on the store website, and the wonderland will be up from November 11th to December 24th. Be sure to plan your visit with the kids.

Finally, there will be a number of 5Ks this Thanksgiving, especially on November 23rd. The Edmond Turkey Trot will be a 5K with an optional one-mile Family Wobble, and you’re also encouraged to bring dogs (on leashes). The OKC Turkey Tracks 5K will be in downtown OKC starting at 8:30am, and there will be a Turkey Day 5K at Normal High School benefiting the Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity.

These are just a few fun things to do this Thanksgiving with friends and family. We at Westpointe CDJR are glad the holidays are finally here again.

5 Times You Can See Chryslers in Movies

5 Times You Can See Chryslers in Movies | Westpointe CJDR | Yukon, OK

5 Times You Can See Chryslers in Movies | Westpointe CJDR | Yukon, OKDid you know that Chrysler vehicles played an important role in each of these movies? Check out which Chrysler models had starring roles.

Logan (2017)

Jackman’s final Wolverine film took a darker spin on the superhero genre, centering on a road trip involving Wolverine (whose actual name is Logan), Professor X, and a young mutant girl. The road trip in question takes place in the future, featuring a “2024 Chrysler E8,” which is simply an elongated Chrysler 300.

St. Vincent (2014)

The events that kick off the plot of this film—in which Bill Murray plays a Vietnam vet named Vincent that befriends a woman and her young son—begin with a car crash that results in him meeting the boy’s mother. Vincent’s car involved in the crash is a 1984 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country Convertible.

The Hangover Part III (2013)

The “Wolfpack” returns for another zany adventure, in which they get behind the wheel of a minivan—a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country.

Babel (2006)

It’s a collection of four different interrelated stories taking place in Morocco, Japan, the US, and Mexico. The Mexico story follows a nanny driving the children she watches to Tijuana in a 1988 Chrysler New Yorker.

The Great Dictator (1940)

Charlie Chaplin made waves with this satire of Nazi Germany, in which he played both Hitler and a Jewish barber. The latter, at one point, disguises himself as Hitler and drives off in a 1932 Chrysler Imperial Convertible.

You can see many Chryslers in movies if you keep your eyes open; they cover a variety of genres and show off several different segments from the brand.

Car Name Meanings in Dodge’s Lineup

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The Exciting Dodge Lineup

Ever wondered where car name meanings come from? Here at Westpointe CDJR, we’ve decided to answer some of those questions about Dodge’s model lineup.

Challenger

In the 1970s, when the Challenger name first appeared on the market, it came into the ring to take down its competitors – the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. The three rivals remain at odds still today, but the Dodge Challenger stands as a reminder that someone else might come in swinging at any time.

Charger

The word “charger” can be used to refer to a horse that has been formally trained for battle. Several vehicles have been named the Charger, but the current one charged back into the market after a nearly 20-year disappearance.

Durango

This one’s named after a location – specifically, a city in Colorado. Originally, the vehicle was called the Chrysler Aspen, which is another city in Colorado, but the name was switched to the Durango as you know it today.

Hellcat

Named after an American fighter aircraft in World War II, the Grumman F6F Hellcat, the Hellcat name refers not to a specific vehicle, but to certain models of vehicles that contain Dodge’s most powerful engines.

Viper

This one’s a little more obvious; a viper is a type of venomous snake. However, when it was being developed, the Dodge Viper was largely influenced by the Ford Cobra, so the name is also a homage to its inspiration.

Check out any of these car name meanings in person at Westpointe CDJR near Oklahoma City, OK to see if they fulfill their cool names (they do!).

Unique Summer Activities in Oklahoma City

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Celebrate Summer in OKC

Sonic Summer Movies

Some of the best summer activities in Oklahoma City happens every Wednesday, SONIC, America’s Drive-In! hosts a free Sonic Summer Movie night at the Myriad Gardens on the Great Lawn, starting at 8 p.m. Movies this July include…

  • Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, July 12
  • Moonrise Kingdom, July 19
  • 42 – The Jackie Robinson Story, July 26

Dive In Movies

If outdoor movies are your thing, but you’re looking for a different way to experience them, you can look elsewhere in OKC—like White Water Bay, which hosts Dive-In Movies (free with park admission) in the pool on Friday nights in July. Movies this month include…

  • Jungle Book, July 7
  • Zootopia, July 14
  • Captain America: Civil War, July 21
  • Finding Dory, July 28

Have any other summer activities in Oklahoma City that you’d like to share? Tell all of us at Westpointe CJDR in the comments below.

Jurassic Park Jeep Recreated by University of New Orleans Student

Jurassic Park Jeep

A student at the University of New Orleans has recreated the Jurassic Park Jeep, one of the most iconic movie cars of all time thanks to the cultural phenomenon that was (and is) Jurassic Park.

Michael Adams, a University of New Orleans engineering student and Jeep Wrangler owner, turned his 2003 Wrangler into the Jurassic Park Jeep with the help of a local body shop. The body shop painted on the stripes and attached the Jurassic Park logo. Then, to make it a real replica, they attached a radio antenna and light bar, new tires, and other accents like painted mirrors.

Adams didn’t just alter his Jeep into the Jurassic Park Jeep for kicks, though. He takes it to events like comic conventions and lets attendees pose by it and takes pictures for donations as small as $1, which he then gives to St. Joseph’s Hospice Foundation. Adams has so far raised more than $1,500 for the foundation.

Adams is now considering moving onto another movie-themed project and replicating the Ford Explorer from the Jurassic Park film. If you want to buy your own Jeep to turn into the iconic movie version, give us a call today at Westpointe CDJR near Oklahoma City, OK!