Holiday Lights In and Around Tulsa
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 lights!
- When: November 3-December 12, 2020
- 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. Museum visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy suitable for children under 12 to be donated. www.brokenarrowmuseum.org
- When: November 25-January 1
- 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
- When: Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve
- 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.
- When: November 26-January 1 (Gates open daily at 5:30 p.m.)
- Where: 1400 Honor Heights Dr., Muskogee
Celebrate the holidays and experience animated displays with more than 1,000,000 LED shimmering lights at Muskogee’s Annual Garden of Lights, an attraction for the whole family to enjoy. The 130-acre Honor Heights Park is decorated for the holiday season with azalea bushes and other vegetation illuminated with color, imitating their natural state during the blooming of spring. This 35-40 minute drive-thru attraction features lighted displays of deer, squirrels, and birds scattered amongst a wide variety of trees wrapped in lights. Animated displays are synchronized to recorded holiday music available on your radio as you drive through the park.
Gates open daily at 5:30pm
Admission (Tues-Sun): $5/car; $10/bus or passenger vans
Monday nights – Free (no admission or donations collected)
Follow us on FB, Muskogee Parks and Recreation – Garden of Lights 2020 Event Page: facebook.com/muskogeeparksandtrails
- When: Thursday, Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m. (Thanksgiving Day )
- Where: VIRTUAL
“Due to COVID-19, will be hosting a virtual Lights On ceremony instead of the traditional event that brings thousands of Tulsans together side by side. Lights On has marked the start of the holiday season in Tulsa for the past 53 years, and is a family tradition for many. In order to keep the tradition alive and our community safe, we have decided to continue the tradition virtually. While this is a difficult decision for our staff and merchants, we know it is in everyone’s best interest to celebrate the season virtually. “Instead of the live countdown, we’ll be illuminating our 1,000,000 lights on the 175 trees on property through a virtual Lights On ceremony. This allows us to comply with local safety protocols, while still providing a kickoff to the holiday season,” said Utica Square Property Manager Cassandra Montray. This year’s virtual Lights On event can be viewed on Utica Square’s social media channels starting at 6:30pm, Thanksgiving evening. Viewers can get into the Christmas spirit as they sing along to carols performed by the Grady Nichols Band, enjoy a special visit from Santa and countdown the official kickoff to the holiday season: Utica Square’s Lights On ceremony.” www.uticasquare.com
- When: November 27, 4-8 p.m.
- Where: Charley Young Event Park, 50 W. Dawes Ave., Bixby
Enjoy children’s activities in the Community Center from 4-5 p.m., a socially distanced Santa from 5-8, performances by Inspyral Circus from 6-8:30 and a performance by the Grady Nichols Band from 6:30-8 p.m. The lights will turn on at 6:30.
- When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, November 27-December 20, 5-9 p.m.
- Where: Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd., Bartlesville
A wonderful holiday tradition returns as a drive thru experience this year with the spectacular Wonderland of Lights! 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. The lights will be turned on Friday, November 27th and will be on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 5-9 p.m., through December 20th.
Admission to Wonderland of Lights is:
$2 per person
Children 2 and under and Members of Woolaroc are FREE www.woolaroc.org
- When: Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 27 – Jan. 3. Also open Dec. 21-23 (closed Dec. 24 & 25)
- Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.
Reconnect with family and friends in the garden illuminated with colorful lights. Make s’mores over fire pits, enjoy holiday music and take in the spirit of the season in our magical garden escape. Warm drinks, cash bar and s’more kits are available every night for purchase.
Train rides are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and Dec. 21-23, 5-9 p.m. on the peninsula.(Note path to peninsula is not accessible)
TICKETS: $15 for ages 13+, $5 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.
Garden member discounted tickets are $10 for ages 13+; $5 for ages 3-12. Tickets are limited and advance purchase is required.
Get more information at www.tulsabotanic.org.
- When: December 18-January 3
- Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.
Despite the challenges of COVID, Gathering Place will once again transform into a Winter Wonderland, but this year’s event will have socially spaced zones and surprises to celebrate this holiday season. Wander through the Park and experience thousands of twinkling lights illuminating Chapman Adventure Playground, special performances and carolers, as well as some exciting new plans tucked in our sleigh. Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines will create holiday traditions and memories for the whole family! gatheringplace.org