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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Millions of holiday lights will twinkle throughout Oklahoma throughout December. Here are some of the largest displays.

ALTUS

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.

ARDMORE

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.

BARTLESVILLE

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.

BROKEN ARROW

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.

CHICKASHA

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.

ELK CITY

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.

FAIRLAND

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.

KETCHUM

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.

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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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