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Holiday Lights and Trees




Chickasaw Cultural Center's Celebration of Lights will dazzle visitors from Nov. 24-Dec. 31!

Photo Courtesy of The Chickasaw Nation

Nothing gets people in the holiday spirit quite like brilliant displays of sparkling lights and the cozy sight of a decked-out Christmas Tree! Continue reading to learn where to find some of the area's best holiday light displays and Christmas tree festivals!

Looking for more? Check out our lists of Seasonal Showtimes, Holiday Parties and Miscellaneous Fun, Festive Festivals, Santa Sightings and Holiday Markets

“BIG SPIRIT, LITTLE TREES” CHRISTMAS TREE EXHIBIT

  • When: November 3-December 8 (Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Where: Broken Arrow History Museum, 400 S. Main St., Broken Arrow

The Museum Broken Arrow will welcome the Christmas season with a showcase of community donated and decorated trees at their annual Christmas Tree exhibit. This year's exhibit will feature a variety of themed Christmas trees decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Featured trees will be donated to Broken Arrow Neighbors at the close of the exhibition. Broken Arrow Neighbors will distribute the Christmas trees to families in the Broken Arrow community. In addition, Museum visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy suitable for children under 12 to be donated. www.brokenarrowmuseum.org


RHEMA LIGHTS

  • When: November 21-January 1, 5:30-11:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow

Rhema’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza began in 1982 with about 60,000 lights. Today, more than two million lights adorn the campus from Thanksgiving Eve through New Year’s Day. The glittering lights will shine every day from 5:30-11:30 p.m. Admission is free. www.rhemalights.org


CASTLE CHRISTMAS

  • When: November 22-December 31, 5:30-10 p.m.
  • Where: The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee

Drive through Castleton Village, filled with over 2,000 holiday displays and thousands of colorful lights, creating an unforgettable experience. Open every night, Thanksgiving through New Year’s, 5:30-10 p.m. Drive-through is free; donations accepted.

Other activities, including visits with Father Christmas a cafe, train rides through the village, and more, are available certain days for an additional fee. Learn more at www.okcastle.com.


LIGHTS ON! AT UTICA SQUARE

  • When: Thursday, Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Utica Square, 21st and Utica

Put away the turkey, bundle up the kids, and head over to Utica Square for the 50th Anniversary of Lights On! For 50 years Lights On has evoked the holiday spirit in all who attend. Sip on some hot chocolate as you sing your favorite holiday carols. And for the little ones, Santa Claus will be there to conduct the final countdown when over 700,000 lights, adorning 175 trees, light up the evening sky. This Thanksgiving, make a Tulsa tradition a family tradition at Utica Square. www.uticasquare.com.


GARDEN OF LIGHTS

  • When: November 22-January 1, 2019
  • Where: Honor Heights Park, 1400 Honor Heights Dr., Muskogee

The beautiful Honor Heights Park comes alive with lights in the evenings. From Thanksgiving through New Years Day, visitors can enjoy a stunning drive through a holiday delight. The drive-through display includes over 1.2 million shimmering lights, enhancing the natural beauty of the park’s gardens, waterfalls and ponds with holiday displays the whole family will love. www.visitmuskogee.com


CHANDLER PARK—LIGHTS ON!

  • When: Friday, Nov. 23, 6 p.m.
  • Where: Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St.

Chandler Park will flip the switch for their Lights on the Hill at 6 p.m. Meet inside the community center for refreshments and fun! Then cruise the park and see all the lights! Parks.tulsacounty.org


WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS

  • When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 23-Dec. 23, 5-9 p.m.
  • Where: Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd., Bartlesville

A wonderful holiday tradition returns again this year at Woolaroc! The grounds and buildings of Woolaroc will be covered with over 750,000 lights as the historic ranch transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland! Admission to Wonderland of Lights is $4 for adults and $1 for children 11 and under. www.woolaroc.org


GARDEN OF LIGHTS

  • When: November 23-January 6, 5-10 p.m. Daily except for Dec. 24 and 25
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Tulsa Botanic Garden’s first ever Garden of Lights celebration is sure to become a favorite holiday event for Tulsa area families. Special activities include Wednesdays with Saint Nick, Train Rides every Friday and Saturday, and Holiday Trains with Tulsa Garden Railroad Club, Dec. 7-14. Tickets must be purchased in advance either online or at the visitors center. Get more information at www.tulsabotanic.org.


CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS AT CHICKASAW CULTURAL CENTER

  • When: November 24-December 31
  • Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur

Embrace the holiday season with a spectacular drive-thru light display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s Celebration of Lights. This spectacular drive-thru light extravaganza features dozens of displays with traditional Christmas themes. www.chickasawculturalcenter.com.


CHICKASAW CULTURAL CENTER’S FESTIVAL OF TREES

  • When: November 24-December 31
  • Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur

In the spirit of Christmas, departments from across the Chickasaw Nation decorate a tree in accordance to the selected theme, and votes are cast for the best tree! www.chickasawculturalcenter.com


GLOW ON THE GREEN

  • When: November 25, 4-7 p.m. (Lights On Event); November 29-December 24 (every Thursday, Friday, Saturday), 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St. 

Guthrie Green is hosting its sixth annual “Glow on the Green” event. The park will be illuminated with thousands of lights accompanied with live music, special performances, holiday themed food, and specialty drinks at our new onsite restaurant, Green-wich. This month-long event is FREE, open to everyone, and is pet-friendly!

The dock area will be converted into “Rudolph’s Lounge” where there will be festive décor, upscale seating, an abundant amount of heaters, and showcasing new and exciting culinary offers from Green-wich restaurant serving holiday-themed food and drinks for both adults and children. 

The main stage will be converted into “Reindeer Games”—an interactive, family-friendly space where children and adults can play an array of interactive glow games each week, Thursday-Saturday, 6:00-9:00pm.

The centerpiece of the park will feature Oklahoma’s only, one-of-a-kind, art installation of a 25 ft. lighted Christmas tree uniquely composed of distinctive pieces of art from local artists in our community.  Read more here.


Winter Wonderland at Gathering Place

  • When: November 30-December 30
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr. 

Gathering Place transforms into a Winter Wonderland, spreading holiday cheer with lights, performances, festive food and drink and much more. Winter Wonderland will activate the entire Park, creating a one-of-a-kind experience unlike anything Tulsa has seen before! 

Winter Wonderland will bring thousands of lights to twinkle through Chapman Adventure Playground, sparking imaginations and creating new holiday traditions for the whole family. Winter Wonderland will be on Nov. 30 to Dec. 30.

 

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