Holiday Light Displays in Central Oklahoma Complete Holiday Season - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Holiday Light Displays in Central Oklahoma Complete Holiday Season

Posted by Lauren Lorenzen, public relations manager on 11/11/2009

Holiday Light Displays in Central Oklahoma Complete Holiday Season

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country offers spectacular outdoor Christmas light displays for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season. Explore these unique light displays in various communities by foot, carriage, automobile, train or even by boat.

Yukon

            Yukon’s Christmas in the Park is an illuminated, self-guided drive-through tour of more than four million twinkling lights, 200 lighted displays, music and movement spanning 100-acres of three interconnecting parks. Don’t miss the 50-foot Colossal Christmas Tree featuring 12,000 multi-colored lights at City Park.  

Train and horse-drawn wagon rides are available on select nights. Christmas in the Park begins Saturday, Nov. 21 and runs through Thursday, Dec. 31 from 6 to 11 each night. Admission is free and donations are encouraged.

Midwest City

Midwest City is home to the Holiday Lights Spectacular. With more than one million twinkling lights, the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park is transformed into a winter wonderland from Nov. 27 to Dec. 30 from 6 to 10 nightly. This holiday attraction features 80 dazzling displays, including the majestic 118-foot Christmas tree lit with 9,000 bulbs. Delight your loved ones with a horse-drawn carriage ride Thursdays through Sundays.

Downtown Oklahoma City

Spend the holidays exploring downtown Oklahoma City during the eighth annual Downtown in December winter celebration happening Nov. 27 through Jan. 3, 2010. The event includes outdoor ice skating, Snow Tubing at the Brick, Oklahoma River Holiday Cruises and more opportunities to see light displays for free.

As a Downtown in December kickoff, families will enjoy the SandRidge Christmas Tree & Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Mick Cornett and Santa Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m.

You can see more holiday lights on a boat during the Wimgo Holidays on the Canal with the Bricktown Water Taxi. Narrated cruises are free 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday Nov. 27 through Dec. 27. And nearby, thousands of lights mingle together to create a dramatic, holiday atmosphere during the OG&E Garden Lights at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Guests can stroll through the glowing 17-acre gardens or venture to a festive and warm indoors at the Tropical Bridge Conservatory, which is free from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sundays Nov. 29 through Dec. 27.

Also, see more lights at Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway from 4th Street to 10th Street on Broadway Avenue Nov. 27 through Jan. 3, 2010.

Chickasha

The Festival of Light in Chickasha is one of the top-rated light displays in the region and brings in more than 300,000 visitors from across the United States each year. Only 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, Shannon Springs Park can be toured by car or by strolling along paved trails. Admission is free to this 43-acre park filled with 3.5 million lights from Nov. 26 to Dec. 31 from 6 to 11 nightly.

Two carriages are available Monday through Thursday that hold six and 12 riders. Friday through Sunday three carriages are available holding six, 12 and 20 riders. Also, children can take photos with Santa from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. 

Don’t miss out on the homemade cinnamon rolls, goody bars and hot chocolate or collectibles in the gift shop.

Guthrie

            Explore the beautifully lit streets of Guthrie at The Victorian Christmas Walk held on the evenings of Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. Listen to carolers and watch scenes from 19th century Guthrie in live window exhibits with patrons in territorial dress and find Christmas presents galore in the specialty shops.

Orr Family Farm

Beginning Nov. 27, Orr Family Farm’s Jupiter Christmas Express train will take guests by animated displays, through the Tunnel of Forgiveness and to a 60-foot-long Nativity scene.  Then, children can take photos with Santa at the Old-Fashioned Photo Gallery for $5. The farm is open 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays and noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays from Nov. 27 through Dec. 19. In addition, the farm will be open 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday Dec. 22 and 23. Admission is free for children under 2.

          Frontier Country is full of holiday events and activities you and your family will enjoy. For more information or to request your free regional travel guide, visit www.oktourism.com or call 800-FUN-OKLA.

            Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501 c-6 organization, promotes the economic growth of the tourism industry in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma. 

 

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For Immediate Release: November 12, 2009                                                                    

Contact: Lauren Lorenzen, Public Relations Manager

Telephone: 405-232-6552

E-mail: [email protected]