Twinkling light displays to glow across Oklahoma

Here is a list of some of the biggest and the best holiday light displays in Oklahoma
by Heather Warlick Published: December 9, 2012
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Kingfisher in Lights: More than 2 million lights and 70 displays are featured in this drive-thru tour at Kingfisher Park, U.S. 81 and State Highway 33. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until Dec. 30. Two new displays for this season use high tech lights and are set to music. Train rides are available nightly, horse and carriage rides are available on Fri. and Sat. nights from 6 to 8 p.m. and Hayrides can be arranged for groups by appointment. For more information, call 375-4650.

MCALESTER

Parkway of Lights: A drive-thru Christmas lights display, nightly through Dec. 31, Carl Albert Parkway (U.S. 270). For more information, call (918) 420-3976.

MIDWEST CITY

Holiday Lights Spectacular: More than 90 displays with 1.5 million twinkling lights make up this drive-thru display which includes a 118-foot-tall Christmas tree lit with more than 9,000 LED lights and capped with an 8-foot star. The display is at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, SE 15 and Century Boulevard. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until Dec. 30. For more information, call 739-1293 or go online to www.midwestcityok.org.

MUSKOGEE

Christmas Kingdom: A driving tour featuring more than 1,000 holiday inflatables will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31. The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W Fern Mountain Road. For more information, call (918) 687-3625, or go to okcastle.com

OKLAHOMA CITY

Downtown In December: Light displays at the SandRidge Christmas tree, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.; the Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway with more than 130,000 LEDs draped on buildings along Broadway Avenue from NW 4 to NW 10; and thousands more in the OG&E Garden Lights display at the Myriad Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. All events occur through Jan. 2. For more information, call 236-3640 or (888) 652-4386.

Lining the Chesapeake Energy campus, hundreds of trees are wrapped with LED lights. The campus is at NW 63 and Western Avenue. The lights come on at 5 p.m. each evening and go out at 7:30 a.m. the next morning. The trees will be lit through the first week in January and will glow again on Valentine's Day.

PONCA CITY

Festival of Angels: More than 260 animated light displays three locations. The biggest attraction is a drive-thru display at Lake Ponca Park. Visitors can also drive through a light display at Cann Memorial Gardens, U.S. 77 and Grand Avenue; also visit the town's Pioneer Woman Statue at N 14 and Highland Avenue. Hours for all displays are 6 to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 30. For more information, call (580) 762-2273.

TULSA

Chandler Park Lights on the Hill: A drive-thru holiday display featuring three miles of lights, 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, then every evening Dec. 21 through Dec. 30 The park is at 6500 W 21. For more information, call (918) 591-6053.

WOODWARD

Crystal Christmas: Featuring more than 2 million Christmas lights and displays, from 6 to 10 p.m. each night through Dec. 31.

Santa will be available for photos and visitors can ride the Kiwanis train from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Crystal Beach Park is on Lakeview Drive. Entrance is on First Street. For more information, call (800) 364-5352.

YUKON

Christmas in the Park: Millions of lights will be on from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly at three parks: Yukon City Park, Jim Watson Drive and Holly Avenue; Freedom Trail Park, 2200 S Holly Ave.; and Kathryn Kroutil-Wright Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament Ave. The displays will be lit through Dec. 31. For more information, call 350-8937.

Compiled by Heather Warlick, Staff Writer

by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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