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From finding the perfect presents to making plans for the New Year, the holiday season can be hectic — but moving your body is a great way to lift your heart rate and your spirits. So, put on your walking shoes, pour some hot cider in your thermos and head to one of the many Oklahoma holiday light displays!
Christmas in the Park – Yukon, OK
With more than 4 million lights arranged 400 different ways, Chisholm Trail Park hosts one of the largest displays in Oklahoma. Parking and admission are free, and there are several holiday events each season, so you’ll have plenty of reasons to come back for a second helping of these Yukon holiday lights. Don’t forget to capture some moments you’ll remember forever at one of the selfie stations along the path!
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Festival of Light – Chickasha, OK
Celebrate decades of tradition at the Festival of Light. Starting the Saturday before Thanksgiving, you can park and walk through this impressive Chickasha holiday light display for free. With more than 3.5 million lights, animated exhibits and a 172-foot tree, it’s one of the largest Oklahoma holiday light displays — and one of the top ten in America as well! You can also get moving at the ice-skating rink for an entry fee.
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Snowman Wonderland – Seminole, OK
Each year, the town comes together in Magnolia Park to put on Snowman Wonderland! Walk through 120 individual light displays before enjoying one of the many activities planned throughout the season. You won’t run out of fun in this wonderland!
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Holiday in the Park – Lawton, OK
Every November, Holiday in the Park kicks off its opening day with a parade — and this year, there are 30 brand-new displays, too! With 143 acres, you’ll have tons of lights to take in at Elmer Thomas Park. Plus, the holiday light displays stay up through the New Year, which means there’s plenty of time to come back for ice skating!
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Crystal Christmas – Woodward, OK
Crystal Christmas in Woodward starts off with a bang … literally! The opening night, November 20, includes fireworks, a petting zoo and an appearance from Santa. To get your blood flowing, try your hand at axe throwing — or donate blood at the on-site blood drive, a great way to give back this holiday season! Crystal Christmas is open each weekend until the New Year.
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Edmond Electric’s Luminance – Edmond, OK
This expansive display wraps around Mitch Park and is sure to provide a festive and enchanted time. Interact with giant ornaments, reindeer, snowmen and more as you stroll through the glimmering trees. There is also an ice-skating rink to keep the festivities flowing all night long!
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Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights – Bartlesville, OK
The Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve is worth visiting any time of year, but especially during the holiday season. 750,000+ lights transform the museum into a winter wonderland, and the 3,700-acre preserve offers plenty of things to do. Admission is $6 for adults and $1 for children ages 4 to 12. Entry is free for museum members and children under 3.
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Garden of Lights – Muskogee, OK
Every year, Honor Heights Park hosts the Garden of Lights through the New Year! With 120 acres of sparkling lights, an ice-skating rink and more family-friendly activities, there’s plenty to see and do. Although you’re welcome to walk the main roadways any time before the gates open to car traffic at 5:30 pm, stick to the lit sidewalk areas at night for safety.
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Lights on the Island – Poteau, OK
Throughout the holiday season, 300+ light displays set Quarry Island aglow. What started as a small show of donated lights at Lake Wister State Park has grown into a magical holiday event with new displays added each year, including unique exhibits like dinosaurs and animations worth bundling up for.
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Rhema Christmas Lights Extravaganza – Broken Arrow, OK
Running from Thanksgiving Eve through New Year’s Day, the Rhema Christmas Lights Extravaganza features millions of bright, glittery lights, a life-size gingerbread family with lollipops and gumdrops and a festive musical display. End your trip with a stroll across the Rhema Park bridge, the vibrant centerpiece of the park.
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Route 66 Christmas Chute – Sapulpa, OK
Walk under 800 feet of canopies filled with lights, ornaments and holiday-themed magic at Sapulpa’s annual Route 66 Christmas Chute! With new events every weekend, pop-up shops, restaurants and downtown retailers, this will quickly become a holiday destination you won’t want to miss!
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Holiday Lights Spectacular – Midwest City, OK
This family tradition has grown to be one of the largest animated light displays in the region! Each Wednesday, drive-thru access is closed, allowing guests to safely walk the one-and-a-half-mile stretch through the heart of the park.
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Botanic Garden of Lights – Tulsa, OK
Make cherished family memories in the massive Botanic Garden of Lights. Get in the spirit with holiday music, fire pits and millions of twinkling lights. Note: You’ll need timed-entry tickets for admission, so buy yours ahead of time before they sell out!
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Christmas in the Park – Elk City, OK
This annual holiday display offers way more than just lights! Enjoy a post-stroll carousel ride, take a trip on the Candy Cane Express Train and climb aboard the double-decker bus to see the lights from a new perspective. There are plenty of activities to fill your evening with holly jolly holiday spirit!
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Wintersmith Park Trail of Lights – Ada, OK
Walk through a forest of wintry lights that winds and bends through Ada’s Wintersmith Park. Enjoy a slow stroll or quick walk as you take in the twinkling lights of the small town’s eight-year tradition.
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