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Muskogee Christmas Lights 2023

Get into the festive mood in the city on the Arkansas River

Dates: late November–early January

Muskogee Christmas Lights
Garden of Lights in Honor Heights Park

The city of Muskogee in Central East Oklahoma boasts some of the finest Christmas light displays found throughout the Sooner State. One of its gems includes Garden of Lights, transforming Honor Heights Park into a true fairytale during the holiday season. Another wonderful place only a five-minute drive is the Castle Christmas at the Castle of Muskogee.

Garden of Lights in Honor Heights Park (November 23, 2023–January 1, 2024)

Honor Heights Park holds the core Christmas lights event famous far beyond Muskogee. Garden of Lights is a drive-through display featuring 1.2 million twinkling lights. Nearly 300,000 holiday-makers arrive to see this winter wonderland, comprised of gardens, ponds, and a waterfall, lavishly decked out in shimmering decor. The show runs daily from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Day. The lights go on at 5:30 pm and shut down at 10 pm on Sunday–Thursday and 11 pm on Friday–Saturday. The admission is $5 per car and free on Monday evenings.

Castle Christmas at the Castle of Muskogee (November 23–December 31, 2023)

Christmas illumination is equally charming at the iconic Castle of Muskogee. Like the Garden of Lights, Castle Christmas is a drive-thru experience, running typically from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. Admission is free, yet donations are much appreciated. Additional outdoor attractions, such as Christmas Train, Holiday Hayride, or Cletus the Camel, are available for a charge, varying from $7 to $10.

If you need further details about the Garden of Lights in Honor Heights Park or Castle Christmas at the Castle of Muskogee, please go to our External Resources below. There, you'll find the official websites and Facebook pages of Muskogee Parks and Recreation and Muskogee City. Also, you can use our map to book a stay nearby to enjoy your holiday getaway in Muskogee fully.

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