Millions of holiday lights will twinkle throughout Oklahoma during 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. Claus, ride on an English double-decker bus or a horse-drawn wagon, ride the Centennial Carousel or a miniature train and enjoy refreshments compliments 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 at 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