Oklahoma Watches and Warnings

Holiday events to check out for the entire family 

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OKLAHOMA – This holiday season, the 12 central counties of Oklahoma, known as Frontier Country, are offering  several spectacular outdoor light displays, theater performances, music events and other one-of-a-kind holiday activities to entertain the whole family.

Lights Display

Midwest City is hosting its annual Holiday Lights Spectacular. It’s a free holiday attraction that features more than 100 dazzling displays, including the majestic 118-foot Christmas tree lit with 9,000 bulbs. It also has more than 1.5 million twinkling lights to drive through and is open now through Dec. 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

One well-known light show is the City of Yukon’s Christmas in the Park, which is an illuminated, self-guided tour of over 4 million twinkling lights, 400 lighted displays. You can walk, drive or ride the Santa Express Train through nearly three miles of colorful lights! This event is free and runs now through Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly.

The Festival of Light in Chickasha is on its 24th year and is one of the top-rated light displays in the region.  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. It’s going on now through Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Seminole makes your holiday home with its 6th annual Snowman Wonderland. You could see Santa, hear choirs singing and much more now through Dec. 31. So, head to Seminole for this fun light display and if you stop by on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, you could take part in their activity nights.

Last on the list is the City of Purcell’s Lights from the Heart, featuring a wonderland of festive holiday lighting that runs a drive-through entertainment along the lake-shore pavement from Thanksgiving to New Year.

Other Holiday Events

The Edmond Outdoor Ice Skating Rink at Festival Market Place in downtown Edmond is open now through Jan. 8. Edmond also offers their Holiday Light Displays, Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant and so much more.

Guthrie has its Territorial Christmas Celebration with its Victorian Walk evenings that take place Dec. 9 and 16 beginning at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. As you stroll along the lighted streets of historic downtown Guthrie, carolers sing as you see live window scenes with patrons in territorial dress and shop for Christmas gifts in the specialty stores.

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. It 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.

For more information about these events in Central Oklahoma Frontier Country or to request literature and coupons, visit OkTourism or call (405) 232-6552.

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