Millions of holiday lights will twinkle throughout Oklahoma throughout December. Here are some of the largest displays.
Christmas in the Park: Featuring Santa Claus from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly with free train rides Fridays through Sundays at Hightower Park, 1201 E Broadway, Altus, through Dec. 25. For more information, call (580) 481-2265.
Festival of Lights: 125 large displays are spread over 1 1/2 miles in a drive-thru exhibit at Regional Park, 2704 N Rockford Road. The displays are open 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 30. Because many of the displays arch over the road, semi trucks are not allowed but the display is visible from I-35. For more information, call (580) 223-7765.
Fantasy Land of Lights: A drive-thru Christmas light show, features music, synchronized lighted tunnel, animated displays and thousands of lights decorating Johnstone Park, 201 S Cherokee Ave. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 30. Donations are accepted. For more information, call (918) 914-1530.
Rhema Christmas Lights: More than 2 million lights twinkle though Rhema Bible College park, 1025 W Kenosha St., including a bridge lit with 72,000 lights. Walk or drive through the campus nightly from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. through Jan. 1. Carriage rides will be available Dec. 14 through 24. Photos with Santa are available from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 22. For more information, call (918) 258-1588.
Festival of Light: Display in Shannon Springs Park, 2400 S 9, features 3.5 million lights, a live nativity scene, animated light show and gift shop. Walk or drive through more than 100 light displays, features a 16-story Christmas tree, carriage rides and pictures with Santa. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. daily through Dec. 31. For more information, call 224-9627.
Christmas in the Park: Featuring millions of lights and hundreds of displays. On weekend nights, visitors can meet Santa and Mrs. Santa, ride on an English double-decker bus or a horse-drawn wagon, ride the Centennial Carousel or a miniature train and enjoy refreshments complimentary of local Boy and Girl Scouts troops. All activities are free. The lights are on from 6 to 11 p.m. through Dec. 31. Weekend activities are from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 22. Ackley Park is at U.S. 66 and Pioneer Road. For more information, call (580) 225-0207.
Park of Lights: Annual drive-thru Christmas lights display at Twin Bridges State Park, nightly from 6 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 30. Kids can drop off letters to Santa at a special mailbox. The park is at 14801 S State Highway 137. Free admission, but donations accepted. For more information, call (918) 542-6969.
Winter Wonderland Light Tour: Spectacular old-fashioned walk or drive-thru Christmas light display featuring more than 350,000 lights, from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1 at Pine Lodge Resort, State Highway 85. For more information, call (800) 640-3173.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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