Holiday Attractions In Oklahoma

by Priscella Rodriguez

The Christmas season is here along with many Christmas events all over Oklahoma you and your family can do this holiday season.

Chickasha Festival of Light

Chickasha Shannon Spring park will have a light display. The Chickasha Festival of Light is a free walk and drive through that offers free parking. The Festival of Light will also have other activities. A Santa shuttle that makes round trips from Chickasha Ave. The shuttle is $2 per person and children three and under ride for free. It runs December 16-17 from 5:30-10:30 PM.

Carriage rides are open Wednesday through Sunday one rider $8, two riders $15, three riders $20 and four riders $24. Children three and under ride for free. The Ferris wheel and carousel are open daily and each ride costs $5 per person. The ice skating rink is available on Saturdays and Sundays and opens at 3 PM. Ice skating costs $8 per skater without skate rental and $12 per skater with skate rental. There will also be food trucks.

Donation boxes are placed throughout the park. This event will be going on from November 19 – December 31 from Sunday – Thursday from 6:00-10:00 PM and on Friday & Saturday from 6:00-11:00 PM.

Christmas in Yukon Lights

Chisholm Trail park will have a light display. It features 500 displays with a total of five million lights that are spread across three parks. It also has an ice skating rink. There are three ways to see this light display. One is walking through the park itself, but you can also drive through it. Both these options are free. The last way to see the lights would be to take the Santa express train for $5 per person. The train runs from 6:00-10:00 PM. Donations are accepted at the exit of the lights. This event will be going on until December 31 from 6:00-11:00 PM.

North Pole Adventure

Head to Oklahoma City’s Walnut Square Center for a life-size replica of the North Pole. Kids will be able to meet Santa and take photos too. The Oklahoma version of the North pole features Santa’s post office, where kids get to see where Santa answers all the letters sent to him. They can even send him a letter while they are there. Also make sure to visit Santa’s workshop where every child, with the help of an elf of course, is able to make a special toy and take it home with them. There is also a Grinch-themed room where kids can stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas presents. You can also visit the live reindeer barn. To learn more you can visit their website to plan your visit, but make sure you stop in before North Pole Adventure closes on December 24.

Lyric’s a Christmas Carol

Midtown Oklahoma City will play host to a performance of “Lyric’s A Christmas carol. This performance will be held outdoors, so viewers will have to walk from scene to scene for the 75-minute production. This event will be going on from November 16 – December 23.

Depot Nights & Christmas Lights

Ardmore Main Street will have free carriage rides on the streets of the Depot District. The carriage rides have a hop-on, hop-off route. Passengers can ride the carriage to their favorite stores and restaurants in the area. Each night will feature different holiday spices for the family to enjoy. This event will be on December 15 and 22 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Here are just some of the many Christmas events you and your family can do this holiday season. For more information on the events here are the links for all websites of the events.

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