Winter gloom has zero chance in Oklahoma City, with millions of lights covering public squares and parks throughout December. Downtown OKC turns into a winter wonderland with ice skating, holiday performances, Santa visits, and much more. It's a great time for a water taxi excursion or holiday shopping!
Bricktown Canal Lights (late November-early January)
After Thanksgiving, The Bricktown Canal Lights display transforms Oklahoma City into a magical place. Stroll the canal area, famous for its restaurants, shops, and clubs with colorful shimmering lights on the backdrop, or take the water taxi to enjoy a leisurely ride through the beautiful Downtown.
Lights on Broadway (November 20,November 27, December 4, December 11, 2021)
Cruise down historic Automobile Alley neighborhood to see stunning Lights in Broadway show while dining and shopping throughout downtown Oklahoma entertainment district. The annual light display takes place on just four Saturdays in November and December. Lights on Broadway runs from 4 to 7 pm. Restaurants and shops feature awe-inspiring window displays. Additionally, visitors can enjoy live music, free performances, pop-up activities, special promotions, balloon art, concerts, and photos with Santa Claus. Finally, don't forget to see the fantastic garlands on Broadway Avenue between N.W. 4th and N.W. 10th. Over 180,000 colorful lights create incredible illumination on the streets.
Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Botanical Gardens (November 5, 2021–January 30, 2022)
There's no better place to get into the Christmas spirit than Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens. In addition to the festively decorated rink, the special holiday lights display can be viewed at the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. Since early November, the garden gets transformed by the holiday lights and Christmas cheer. Santa's visits on Saturdays contribute to the holiday atmosphere. The rink is open from 3 to 9 pm from Monday to Thursday, from 3 to 11 pm on Fridays, from 11 am to 11 pm on Saturdays, and from 11 am to 7 pm on Sundays.
Yukon Christmas in the Park (November 20–December 31, 2021)
Yukon, Oklahoma, is located in just about a thirty-minute drive from Oklahoma City. Its spectacular Christmas in the Park takes place every night during the holiday season. Drive through three miles of illuminated light displays in three inter-connected city parks—Yukon City Park, Freedom Trail, and Chisholm Trail Park. They feature over four and a half million twinkling lights and about 500 unique light displays. Visitors can also walk through light displays or ride the Santa Express Train. There are many selfie stations throughout the parks, which are perfect backdrops for family photos. Kids would definitely like Gingerbread Family Photo Cutouts and the singing Christmas tree. Also, don't miss the 30-foot (9-m) main Christmas Tree, which features animations and dancing lights synchronized to Christmas tunes, a majestic unicorn, and a juggling dragon.
Chickasha Festival of Light, Shannon Springs Park (November 20–December 31, 2021)
Chickasha Festival of Light features over 3.5 million lights. A stunning drive-through light display in Shannon Springs Park in Chickasha, with more than one hundred light installations and scenes. A computer-animated light show synchronized to holiday music is going to make an impression. The giant 172-foot (52-m) Christmas tree is visible for miles around town. The park also has a Ferris wheel, a live nativity scene, many food trucks, a holiday gift shop, a carriage, and even camel rides. The Santa residence is open to kids.
Midwest City's Holiday Lights Spectacular (December 1-25, 2021)
The largest animated lights display in a five-state region, Holiday Lights Spectacular, is located in the heart of Joe B. Barnes Regional Park in Midwest City. It features more than one hundred animated light displays along the two 1.5-mi (0.5-km) trail. Over one million lights and the fantastic 118-foot (36-m) Christmas tree lit up with over 9,000 LED bulbs are the main attractions of the show. Also, check out the tunnel of lights, watch Santa fly fishing in a 15-foot (4.6-m) waterfall, and watch the elves work in a candy factory.