GUIDE: The best holiday light displays in Oklahoma

by This Land


Parks across the state are aglow with holiday lights. Here are some of Oklahoma’s best displays.

Rhema Christmas Lights
Rhema Bible Church, Broken Arrow. Drive through, walk through, or enjoy a carriage ride through the Tulsa area’s most popular Christmas light display. (See if you can find the face in the lights.) Nov. 28-Dec. 25. More about Rhema Christmas Lights.

Chesapeake Energy Holiday Lights Display
Eight blocks of Chesapeake’s Oklahoma City campus decked out in 4 million lights. Nov. 26-Jan. 4. More about Chesapeake’s Holiday Lights Display.

Fantasy Land of Lights
Johnstone Park, Bartlesville. A drive-thru tour of thousands of lights, a tunnel synchronized to music, and animated displays. Open through Dec. 30. More about Fantasy Land of Lights.

Holiday Lights on the Hill
Chandler Park, Tulsa. Drive through three miles of bright lights and whimsical displays in celebration of Christmas. Also, take part in horse-drawn carriage rides and get a visit from Santa. Through Dec. 31. More about Holiday Lights on the Hill.

Garden of Lights
Honor Heights Park, Muskogee. More than a million lights stretched over 120 acres of trees in Muskogee’s 100-year-old park. Nov. 28-Dec. 31. More about Garden of Lights.

Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, Bartlesville. The scenic wonder Woolaroc always offers, but more twinkly. Take a wagon ride, maybe visit Santa in the museum.  Nov. 29-Dec. 22. More about Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour
Pine Lodge Resort, Ketchum. A free, drive-thru tour of more than 400,000 lights. Through Jan. 1. More about Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour.

Snowman Wonderland
Magnolia Park, Seminole. Walk or ride the tram through 90 light displays. Open through Jan.1. More about Snowman Wonderland.

Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular
Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, Midwest City. Eighty-five dazzling displays, including a 118-foot Christmas tree illuminated with 9,000 bulbs. Through Dec. 30. More about Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular.

Chickasha Festival of Light
Shannon Springs Park, Chickasha. Nationally recognized as one of the country’s top-10 light displays. Four miles of walkway adorned with millions of twinkling lights, more than 100 displays, a 25-foot angel, carriage rides, and the centerpiece—a 172-foot-tall Christmas tree. Through Dec. 31. More about Chickasha Festival of Light.

Christmas in the Park
Yukon City Park & Chisholm Trail Park, Yukon. Four million lights, 100 displays, 100 acres. Special events include the Kris Kringle Karnival, Mayor’s Christmas Party for Kids, Ladies Library Club Christmas Silent Auction, and Sounds of the Season. Through Dec. 31. More about Christmas in the Park.

Holiday in the Park
Elmer Thomas Park, Lawton. The season kicks off with a parade and tree lighting Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. Lights are on through Jan. 1. More about Holiday in the Park.

Twin Bridges Park of Lights
Twin Bridges Park, Fairland. A free, drive-through tour of more than 40 light displays. Appearances by Santa and free hot dogs some nights. Through Dec. 26. More about Twin Bridges Park of Lights.

Crystal Christmas
Crystal Beach Park, Woodward. An annual event featuring more than 2 million lights and 130 displays. Driving tours, walking tours, a train, hay rides, visits with Santa, and more. Opened Nov. 23 with a fireworks display, lights on thru Dec. 31. More about Crystal Christmas.

Kingfisher in Lights
Kingfisher Park, Kingfisher. Drive or ride a miniature train through 70 displays of 2 million lights and over a 100-year-old swinging bridge donned in 90,000 glowing bulbs. Nov. 26-Dec. 30. More about Kingfisher in Lights.

Festival of Angels
Ponca City. More than 260 displays at three locations across the city. The host angel, who stands guard near the Pioneer Woman, has your guide. Nov. 27-Dec. 30. More about Festival of Angels.

Christmas in the Park
Ackley Park, Elk City. Millions of lights, hundreds of displays, a Candy Cane Train, and a Centennial Carousel. Nov. 29-Dec. 31. More about Christmas in the Park.

Festival of Lights
Regional Park, Ardmore. A 1.5-mile drive through 125 animated displays. Open through Dec. 31. More about Festival of Lights.

Paragon Light Display
Paragon Industries Inc., Sapulpa. Every year, employees of the pipe company decorate the three-quarter-miles frontage leading to its campus. More about the Paragon display.

What’s your favorite place to ooh and aah?