Holiday events around the metro

Chickasha Festival of Lights

If you are looking for something to do to celebrate the holidays, there are 10 events you can go to throughout central Oklahoma.

For Light Displays:

Midwest City: Holiday Lights Spectacular: With more than 1.5 million twinkling lights, the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park is transformed into a winter wonderland to drive through nightly now through Dec. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6 to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. This free holiday attraction features more than 100 dazzling displays, including the majestic 118-foot Christmas tree lit with 9,000 bulbs.

Yukon: Christmas in the Park: an illuminated, self-guided tour of over 4 million twinkling lights, 400 lighted displays. The 55-foot Colossal Christmas Tree is the feature with more than 12,000 multi-colored lights at City Park. Walk, drive or ride the Santa Express Train through nearly three miles of colorful lights. Christmas in the Park is free and runs now through Dec. 31 from 6 to 11 p.m. nightly.

Chickasha: Festival of Light:Only 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, the 43-acre Shannon Springs Park can be toured for free by car, carriage ride or by foot along paved trails now through Dec. 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6 to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The Festival of Light features 3.5 million lights, hundreds of displays with music and movement, live nativity and warm gift shop with homemade cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate, gifts and more.

Seminole: At Magnolia Park, ride the free tram or walk through over 120 light displays that circle the pond at the park. There are displays on both the land and the water. Now through Dec. 31 head to Seminole for this fun light display. If you stop by on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, take part in their activity nights. You could see Santa, hear choirs singing and much more

Purcell: Features a wonderland of Christmas holiday lighting each year from Thanksgiving Eve through New Year's Eve. The drive-through entertainment runs along the lake-shore pavement beginning at Chandler Road on the southeast and ending at Highway 39 on the northeast side of Purcell.

Other can't miss Holiday Events:

Edmond: A for a variety of holiday festivities like the Edmond Outdoor Ice Skating Rink at Festival Market Place in downtown now through Jan. 8. Edmond offers many holiday attractions such as their Holiday Light Displays, Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant and so much more.

Guthrie: Territorial Christmas Celebration: A variety of events that express the traditional holidays with Twenty-First Century excitement. Tour the historic homes and buildings that make Guthrie so unique, and walk the Victorian streets. Victorian Walk evenings take place Dec. 9 and 16 beginning at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with music and carolers as you stroll along the lighted streets of historic downtown Guthrie to see live window scenes with patrons in territorial dress and shop for Christmas gifts in the specialty stores.

There are also two holiday events in Oklahoma City:

OKC: Downtown in December: Downtown in December features an abundance of holiday activities including an outdoor ice skating rink at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, snow tubing at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, a Segway Santa, holiday pop-up shops, Water Taxi rides along the beautifully-lit Bricktown Canal and much more.

OKC: 3rd Annual Red Earth Treefest: At Red Earth Art Center will celebrate the Christmas season with a decidedly Native twist this year. A popular holiday tradition returns this season when Red Earth Treefest is on display in early November through mid-January at the Red Earth Art Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Red Earth Treefest features Christmas trees adorned with beautiful handmade ornaments created by Oklahoma Native American tribal organizations to showcase the diverse Native cultures that make Oklahoma unique. The event is free to the public. For more information visit

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