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Christmas Light Displays Around Oklahoma

Get out and enjoy some Christmas cheer. Here is a list of light displays around the state for everyone’s enjoyment.

Christmas Lights by City-

Ardmore- Festival of Lights, Ardmore Regional Park- Nov 20th– Dec 30th.

Bartlesville- Fantasy Land of Lights, Johnstone Park- Nov 20th– Dec 30th.

Bartlesville- Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights, Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve- Nov 26th– Dec 19th.

Broken Arrow- Rhema Christmas Lights, Rhema Park- Nov 24th– Jan 2nd.

Chickasha- Chickasha Festival of Light, Shannon Springs Park- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Edmond- Edmond’s Electric Luminance An Enchanted Stroll, Mitch Park- Nov 20th– Jan 2nd.

Enid- Christmas in the Park, Meadowlake Park – Nov 27th, Dec 4th, Dec 11th, and Dec 18th.

Elk City- Christmas in the Park, Ackley Park – Nov 26th– Dec 18th.

Fairland- Twin Bridges Park of Lights, Grand Lake State Park- Nov 25th– Dec 30th.

Ketchum- Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour, Grand Lake, Pine Lodge Resort- Nov 25th– Jan 1st.

Kingfisher- Kingfisher Winter Nights, Kingfisher Park- Nov 27th– Dec 26th.

Lawton- Holiday in the Park, Elmer Thomas Park- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Midwest City- Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular, Joe B Barnes Regional Park- Dec 1st– Dec 25th.

Muskogee- Castle Christmas, The Castle- Nov 25th– Dec 31st.

Muskogee- Garden of Lights, Honor Heights Park- Nov 25th– Jan 1st.

Oklahoma City- Holiday in the Park, Frontier City – Nov 20th– Jan 3rd.

Oklahoma City- Union Station Illumination, Scissortail Park- Nov 26th– Jan 6th.

Oklahoma City- Safari Lights, Oklahoma City Zoo- Now until Jan 9th.

Purcell- Lights from the Heart, Purcell City Lake- Nov 25th– Dec 31st.

Ponca City- Festival of Angels, Several locations, pick up map at Pioneer Woman Statue- Nov 24th– Dec 30th.

Seminole- Snowman Wonderland, Magnolia Park- Nov 18th– Jan 3rd.

Tulsa- Garden of Lights, Tulsa Botanic Garden- Nov 26th– Jan 2nd.

Wister- Lights on the Island, Lake Wister State Park – Now- Dec 25th.

Woodward- Crystal Christmas, Crystal Beach Park- Nov 19th– Dec 31st.

Yukon- Christmas in the Park, Yukon City Park- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Christmas Events in Oklahoma 2021

Here is my comprehensive list of events occurring in Oklahoma for the 2021 Holiday Season. Once again please check on the events through their various websites- I know of a few that have been cancelled already (they were removed from the list). Other than that have a safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!!

Christmas Events 2021

Shawnee Christmas Tree Lighting, Shawnee- Nov 19th.

Stockyards City Tree Lighting Ceremony, Oklahoma City- Nov 19th.

Magnolia Christmas Fest, Duncan- Nov 19th– 20th.

The Santa Market, Oklahoma City Fairgrounds- Nov 19th– Nov 20th.

An Affair of the Heart, Tulsa- Nov 19th– 21st.

Enid Lights up the Plains, Enid- Nov 26th.

Coweta Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony, Coweta- Nov 27th.

Candy Cane Cotton Candy with Santa, Mollycoddled Hash Slinger, Oklahoma City- Nov 27th.

Cashion Holiday Parade, Cashion- Nov 27th.

Lights on Owasso, Owasso- Nov 27th.

Christmas in the Park, Prague- Nov 27th.

Festival of Light Parade, Pawnee- Nov 27th.

Clinton Festival of Lights, Clinton- Nov 30th.

Ardmore Parade of Lights, Ardmore- Nov 30th.

Light the City, Midwest City- Dec 1st.

Tuttle Festival of Lights Parade, Tuttle- Dec 2nd.

Christmas Extravaganza Parade, Okemah- Dec 2nd.

Shawnee Christmas Parade of Lights, Shawnee- Dec 2nd.

Pryor Christmas Parade of Lights, Pryor- Dec 2nd.

Christmas Parade of Lights, Stillwater- Dec 2nd.

Country Christmas in the Park, Cordell- Dec 2nd.

Home for the Holidays, Tuttle- Dec 2nd.

Will’s Country Christmas, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, Oologah- Dec 3rd– Dec 4th.

Santa’s Workshop, Ardmore- Dec 3rd– Dec 4th.

Luther Pecan Festival, Luther- Dec 3rd– Dec 4th.

Thompson House Victorian Christmas, Thompson House, Tahlequah- Dec 3rd– Dec 5th.

Christkindlmarkt, Tulsa- Dec 3rd– Dec 5th.

Santa’s Village and Holiday Bazaar, Watonga- Dec 4th.

Tipton Christmas Parade, Tipton- Dec 4th.

Norman Main Street Christmas Holiday Parade, Norman- Dec 4th.

Salina Christmas Parade, Salina- Dec 4th.

Checotah Christmas Parade, Checotah- Dec 4th.

Christmas Parade, Eufaula- Dec 4th.

Pawhuska Christmas Parade of Lights, Pawhuska- Dec 4th.

Sapulpa Christmas Parade, Sapulpa- Dec 4th.

Minco Honey Festival, Minco- Dec 4th.

Poteau Christmas Parade, Poteau- Dec 4th.

Lighted Christmas Parade and Fireworks, Kingfisher- Dec 4th.

Miami Route 66 Christmas Parade, Miami- Dec 4th

Lighted Holiday Parade, Fairview- Dec 4th.

Heartland Bazaar’s Santa Land, Eufaula- Dec 4th.

Newcastle Christmas Parade, Newcastle- Dec 4th.

Cowboy Christmas Parade, Stockyard City, Oklahoma City- Dec 4th.

Duncan Christmas Parade, Duncan- Dec 4th.

Chickasha Main Street Christmas Parade, Chickasha- Dec 4th.

Victorian Homes Tour, Guthrie- Dec 4th.

Christmas Parade of Lights, Pauls Valley- Dec 6th.

Durant Christmas Parade, Durant- Dec 7th.

Downtown Christmas Parade and Celebration, Wynnewood- Dec 8th.

Festival of Lights Parade, Okmulgee- Dec 9th.

Lights on the Lake Christmas Parade, Grove- Dec 11th.

Cache Christmas Parade, Cache- Dec 11th.

Christmas on Main, Blanchard- Dec 11th.

Santa’s Workshop and Christmas Parade, Skiatook- Dec 11th.

Owasso Christmas Parade, Owasso- Dec 11th.

Home for the Holidays, Altus- Dec 11th.

Tulsa Christmas Parade, Tulsa- Dec 11th.

Jay Christmas Parade, Jay- Dec 11th.

Johnston County Christmas Parade, Tishomingo- Dec 11th.

A Territorial Christmas Celebration, Guthrie- Nov 27th– Dec 11th.

Holdenville Christmas Parade, Holdenville- Dec 13th.

Medicine Park Christmas Parade and Carnival, Medicine Park- Dec 18th.

Christmas in the Park, Elk City- Nov 26th– Dec 18th.

Christmas in the Park, Enid- Nov 27th– Dec 18th.

Merry Main Street, Stillwater- Nov 26th– Dec 19th.

Holiday Pop-Up Shops, Oklahoma City- Nov 26th– Dec 19th.

Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights, Bartlesville- Nov 26th– Dec 19th.

Winter Solstice Walks, Spiro Mounds, Spiro- Dec 21st.

Creepy Christmas Light Tour, Tulsa- Dec 10th– Dec 23rd.

PAMBE Ghana World Market, Oklahoma City- Now until Dec 24th.

Lights on the Island, Lake Wister State Park- Now until Dec 25th.

Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular, Midwest City- Dec 1st– Dec 25th.

Kingfisher Winter Nights, Kingfisher- Nov 27th– Dec 26th.

Winter Wonderland, Gathering Place, Tulsa- Dec 17th– Dec 26th.

Okemah Holiday House, Okemah- Now until Dec 30th.

Fantasy Land of Lights, Bartlesville- Nov 20th– Dec 30th.

Festival of Angels, Ponca City- Nov 24th– Dec 30th.

Twin Bridges Park of Lights, Grand Lake State Park, Fairland- Nov 25th– Dec 30th.

Festival of Lights, Ardmore- Nov 20th– Dec 30th.

Opening Night, Oklahoma City- Dec 31st.

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on the Square, Pawnee- Dec 31st.

New Year’s Eve Gala, Enid- Dec 31st.

Christmas in the Park, Yukon- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Holiday in the Park, Lawton- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Festival of Lights, Sand Springs- Now until Dec 31st.

The Polar Express, Oklahoma Railway Museum, Oklahoma City- Now until Dec 31st.

Woolaroc Retrospective Exhibit and Sale- Now until Dec 31st.

Crystal Christmas, Woodward- Nov 19th– Dec 31st.

Chickasha Festival of Light, Chickasha- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Lights from the Heart, Purcell- Nov 25th– Dec 31st.

Castle Christmas, Muskogee- Nov 25th– Dec 31st.

Garden of Lights, Muskogee- Nov 25th– Jan 1st.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour, Ketchum- Nov 25th– Jan 1st.

Yukon Ice Rink, Yukon- Nov 20th– Jan 2nd.

Christmas in the Ville, Bartlesville- Dec 3rd– Jan 2nd.

Rhema Christmas Lights, Broken Arrow- Nov 24th– Jan 2nd.

Edmond’s Electric Luminance An Enchanted Stroll, Mitch park, Edmond- Nov 20th– Jan 2nd.

Holidays on Ice, Enid- Nov 19th– Jan 2nd.

Garden of Lights, Tulsa- Nov 26th– Jan 2nd.

Holiday in the Park, Frontier City, Oklahoma City- Nov 20th– Jan 3rd.

Broken Arrow Ice Rink, Broken Arrow- Now until Jan 3rd.

Edmond Ice Rink, Edmond- Now until Jan 3rd.

Snowman Wonderland, Seminole- Nov 18th– Jan 3rd.

Crest on Ice, Norman- Nov 19th– Jan 3rd.

Winterfest, Tulsa- Nov 19th– Jan 3rd.

Union Station Illumination- Nov 26th– Jan 6th.

Safari Lights, Oklahoma City Zoo- Now until Jan 9th.

Devon Ice Rink, Oklahoma City- Nov 19th– Jan 30th.

Kingfisher in Lights- Back Again

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UPDATE-  Great news for those of us who loved the lights in Kingfisher, they are back on!  A group of Kingfisher residents have gotten together to restore this tradition, now under the name Kingfisher Winter Nights.  I haven’t been yet to see how many of the old displays are still there but hope to make it soon.  Hopefully they have enough visitors to keep the lights on for years to come.

From the time I was a little girl, one of our family Christmas traditions was driving around neighborhoods looking at the Christmas decorations people had put on display.  We did this every year, I remember going around Brookhaven in Norman, when almost every house was lit up.  We were some of the first to drive around Ski Island, before the crowds got too big that the residents shut it down.  Now that I’m older I love the light parks that different cities in the metro have for everyone to drive through.  I’ve been going to Midwest City since the first year the lights were turned on, we’ve gone to Yukon so many times they should at least name a light bulb after me, Chickasha is a long drive but a special treat but one that I really liked the best was the one that was the least popular, Kingfisher in Lights.

Not many knew about the Christmas display that the city put on every year in the park since 1996.  Everything was east of downtown right off of Highway 33 at the Kingfisher Park.  You could park your car, walk to the train station and for a dollar get a ticket to ride the small train through the displays.  It was almost always too cold and the lines really long but it was worth the 20 minute ride.  Most of the time you would get a seat in the enclosed cars but once we got to sit in the coal tender.  Yeah, it was cold but fun.  After the train ride, we would then get in the car and idle through the display, seeing everything from a different angle.  From the car you could talk to the fire-breathing dragon or watch the angels climb into the air.  You could get a better view of the baseball game being played in lights or just count the candy canes along the trails.  There was a cute display of a frog eating a fly and another with firemen putting out a fire.  Sometimes Santa would be out there, handing out candy to all the kids.  After you drove through you could then go back on another road to the the west side of the park and walk across the one hundred year old suspension foot bridge.  The bridge was lit with over 1000 white Christmas lights and you could see the creek very clearly from the deck.  One year while walking across, I saw something swimming in the water twenty feet below, it was a very large beaver that was making his home in the branches piled up along the small concrete dam.  I had seen lots of beavers dead along the side of the road but never out in the water, doing beaver stuff.

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The fire-breathing dragon, 2010.  (Sorry, didn’t have a good camera at the time.)

Sadly this has all come to an end- in 2014 the lights were canceled because of road construction on Highway 33.  You just couldn’t get to the park.  I could understand that, I was disappointed but was hoping it would be up again this year.  Unfortunately, the display now been closed down for good.  Many of the residents of Kingfisher just didn’t have the time to volunteer and put the lights up.  So now it’s just a memory just as the one year Guthrie had a display (east of Cottonwood Creek, best I can remember is late 1990’s or very early 2000’s) and Duncan’s display (also in the late 1990’s or early 2000’s).  Maybe someday the town will realize they miss it and bring it back.

Christmas lights on bridge in Kingfisher 2001

Uncle John’s Creek bridge in lights, 2001.

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