Holiday Lights In and Around Tulsa

sponsored by Victory Christian School

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! And find even more options in our Festive Festivals list.

“Big Spirit, Little Trees” Christmas Tree Exhibit

  • When: November 6-December 10, 2021
  • Where: The Museum Broken Arrow, 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


Lights On! in Jenks

  • When: November 18, 4-8 p.m.
  • Where: 1st-4th St.
The Jenks Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Lights On! event in downtown Jenks Nov. 18, 2021. The event, presented by Andy B’s, is free of charge and the public is invited to attend from 4-8 p.m.
From First to Fourth street, attendees can enjoy attractions including a visit to see Santa Claus, live entertainment provided by the Jenks High School Trojanaires and other local talent, and a variety of local food trucks.
News on 6 Meteorologist Travis Meyer will emcee the evening and will countdown to the ceremonial turning on of the Main Street lights.
The event will also feature free carriage rides courtesy of U Dirty Dawg.
The countdown for Lights On! will begin shortly after 6 p.m.

Third Annual Route 66 Twinkle Tour

  • When: November 27-December 31
  • Where: Route 66 in Tulsa (28 miles)

Cruise the Mother Road in Tulsa to see festively decorated businesses! Then, head to the Tulsa Route 66 Commission’s Facebook page to vote for your favorite. Find a Twinkle Tour map here.


Rhema Lights

  • When: November 24, 2021-January 1, 2022
  • 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: 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.


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Garden of Lights at Honor Heights Park

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  • When: Open daily, Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday) or 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
  • 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.


Lights On! At Utica Square

  • When: November 25, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Utica Square, 21st and Utica

This year’s in-person Lights On is being held at Utica Square 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 54th Annual Lights On ceremony.


Wonderland of Lights

  • When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, November 26-December 19, 5-9 p.m.
  • Where: Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd., Bartlesville

A wonderful holiday tradition returns again this year at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 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 26th and will be on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 5-9 p.m., through December 19th. Entertainment will be in the Heritage Theater almost every Friday and Saturday night, and a schedule of performances will be distributed at the Front Gate when guests arrive. Again this year, the main drive to the campus will be reversed, allowing guests the unique view, seen only this time of year, of the buildings across from Clyde Lake, outlined in lights.

Admission to Wonderland of Lights is $6 for adults and $1 for children 11 and under.

Woolaroc is located 12 miles SW of Bartlesville on State Highway 123 and 45 miles NW of Tulsa. For more information, call Woolaroc at 918-336-0307, extension 100 or 101.  www.woolaroc.org


Garden of Lights

  • When: Thursdays – Sundays, Nov. 26,-Dec. 12, 5-9 p.m. Open nightly: Dec. 16-Jan. 2, 5-9 p.m. (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.

NIGHTLY: Hot drinks (with spiked options), beer, wine and s’more kits are available every night for purchase.  Hay maze/snowball pit, glow games, photo stops and fire pits will be available each night. (weather permitting)

Included with your admission on the following dates. Be sure to bring your camera!
Holiday MODEL RAILROAD 
by the Tulsa Garden Railroad club will be in the Mabee Grange: Dec. 2-5
BOTANICAL ST. NICK will be here on: Nov. 26 and 27Dec. 2, 3, 4, 22 and 23 from 5:30-7:30.
LET IT GROW! The Snow Queen and Snow Princess will be visiting on Friday, Dec. 10 & Saturday, Dec. 11 from 5:30-7:30.
LIVE MUSIC in the Mabee Grange each Sunday except Jan. 2


Lights On Owasso

  • When: November 27, 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Redbud Festival Park, 109 N. Main St., Owasso

Owasso’s Recreation & Culture Department is kicking off the holiday season with the 3rd Annual Lights On Owasso event. There will be photo opportunities with Santa, Live entertainment on the First Bank Main Stage, food trucks & the lighting of the 34′ tree & park at 6pm.


Glow on the Green

  • When: December 3, 6-9 p.m. (Lights will remain on through January 2, 2022)
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. Reconciliation Way

Enjoy thousands of lights illuminating Guthrie Green and holiday festivities including live music, food, hot drinks, and 30+ local market vendors. Channel 6 meteorologist Travel Meyer will host the Lights On ceremony with special guest Santa Claus at 7 p.m.


Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines

  • When: December 17-January 2, 2021
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

Gathering Place will once again transform into a Winter Wonderland, spreading holiday cheer with special performances, carolers, festive food and holiday drinks. Enjoy a ride on the Winter Wonderland Express and explore thousands of twinkling lights transforming the Park into a festive holiday village! Don’t forget to capture a holiday family photo with Santa Claus! Create holiday traditions and memories for the whole family at Gathering Place’s Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines. gatheringplace.org


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