Sometimes it’s the simplest activities that make the holidays special From strolling through Christmas tree farms with a cup of hot chocolate, drive-thru displays, and ice-skating in the park, Christmas light displays are always a favorite.
With so many options for viewing Christmas lights in Tulsa and the surrounding counties, you’re sure to find the perfect display for you.
Christmas Lights Tulsa
Ardmore Festival of Lights
Where: 2704 N. Rockford Road Ardmore, OK 73401
When: Nov. – Dec.; 6 -10 pm
Details: This 1.5-mile drive through vibrant Christmas lights is one of the largest holiday light displays in southern Oklahoma. The festival has more than 150 animated displays and is easy to see why this is a family favorite event.
Where: 200 South Denver Tulsa, OK 74103
Cost: FREE – some activities have a fee
When: Nov. 20 – Jan. 3
Details: This downtown Tulsa event has activities that include ice skating, walkthrough color-changing LED lights, Oklahoma’s tallest Christmas tree, horse-drawn carriage rides, food trucks, Winterfest Express train rides, breakfast with Santa Clause, and more.
Where: 3400 W Fern Mountain Rd, Muskogee, OK 74401
When: Thanksgiving – NYE; 5:30 – 10 pm
Details: This drive-through experience also offers guests a train ride through the Village, hayride, Christmas pony rides, photos with Santa, holiday shopping, and more.
Be sure to stop by Rudolph’s Cafe for hot chocolate, beer, wine, hamburgers, nachos, and other yummy treats.
Christmas at the Ranch
Where: 3913 E 181st Street South Bixby, OK 74008
Cost: $10 for 3+
When: Dec. 3 – Dec. 5; 10 am – 4 pm
Details: This 3-day event features shopping with local vendors, food trucks, a petting zoo, photos with Santa, inflatables, aerial performances, face painting, yard games, and more.
Christmas Light Tour
Where: 200 West Learjet Ln Tulsa, OK 74132
Cost: Starting at $65 per person
When: Nov. 27 – Dec. 30
Details: The Ultimate Holiday Adventure! These helicopter tours offer not only Christmas lights but also views of downtown! Sit back with your hot chocolate and relax to holiday music as we float above the busy streets below.
Downtown in December
Where: 211 N. Robinson Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Cost: Prices vary by activities
When: Nov. 18 – Dec. 31
Details: The one-of-a-kind winter experience includes a holiday light display, festive events, outdoor attractions, performing arts, holiday shopping, family activities, and much more, all surrounded by stunning light displays and decorations.
Attractions include an ice rink, snow tubing, downtown light displays, holiday pop-up shops, food vendors, and more.
Dickens on the Boulevard
Where: 412 W. Will Rogers Blvd. Claremore, OK 74017
When: Nov. 19 – 20
Details: Dickens on the Boulevard is a Victorian-themed Christmas festival in historic downtown Claremore, Oklahoma. The festival, held annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Beginning at 6 p.m. each evening, visitors to Dickens on the Boulevard will enjoy live stage entertainment, food, a special visit with Santa, a living nativity, and more.
A Victorian street dance will be held both nights of the event and a territorial marshal’s reenactment will entertain crowds with plenty of Western-themed action.
Garden of Lights at Honor Heights Park
Where: 1400 Honor Heights Dr. Muskogee, OK 74401
Cost: $5 per car; Free on Mondays
When: Thanksgiving Day – New Years Day; 5:30 – 11 pm
Details: This drive-thru light display has 130 acres of trees, bushes, and water areas decorated for the holiday season.
This Christmas light display will also feature lighted displays of deer, squirrels, and birds scattered amongst a wide variety of trees wrapped in lights.
Other activities include hayrides, a gift shop, and a concession stand that serves hot cocoa, popcorn, and sweet treats.
Garden of Lights at Tulsa Botanic Garden
Where: 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127
Cost: $5 for ages 3-12; $15 for ages 13+
When: Nov. 7 – Jan. 3
Details: This event has S’more kits, hot chocolate and cider (with spiked options), beer and wine will be available for sale. Share what you are grateful for on The Gratitude Tree and take fun pics at the photo booth.
Warm-up by fire pits, have a “snowball fight” in the Holiday Tree Maze, and play a game of glow cornhole.
Glow on the Green
Where: Gutherie Green: 111 Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103
When: Dec. 1 – 31
Details: Take a stroll through The Green and enjoy thousands of lights illuminating the park. Don’t miss one of Tulsa’s favorite and free holiday traditions. Be sure to stop by the holiday market to purchase unique Christmas gifts.
It’s a Wonderful Life in Broken Arrow
Where: 123 N. Main St. Broken Arrow OK
When: Nov. 20 – Dec. 31; hours carry
Details: Kick off the holiday season with fun in Broken Arrow. Will have a lighting ceremony, ice rink, pictures with Santa Claus, food vendors, and live music.
Kringle’s Christmas Land
Where: 12520 S Date Pl Jenks, OK 74037
Cost: $10 per person
When: Dec. 1 – 31; 5:30-10 pm
Details: Walk through this magical winter event, experience a voice-narrated holiday story with life-size animated displays from the 1940s-1990s.
Besides handpainted human animations, visitors can also see Santa and his reindeer, as well as other animals.
The elaborate special effects and realistic snow blowing in the middle of the blizzard scene truly bring vintage family Christmas elements to life.
Lights on the hill
Where: 6500 W 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74107
When: Nov. 29 – Dec. 25
Details: Chandler Park will be lit up with the sights and sounds that are bound to get you in the holiday spirit.
Drive through miles of bright lights and whimsical displays in celebration of Christmas during the city’s annual Holiday Lights on the Hills event.
Where: 2727 S. Rockford Rd. in Tulsa, OK 74114
When: Nov. 26 – Dec. 31; 9 am – 5 pm
Details: This event features thousands of holiday lights and a spectacular musical light show, holiday shopping, the LEGO Village, visits with Santa, and more.
Santa’s Snack Shack will have a selection of wood-fired pizzas, hot cocoa, s’mores, and beverages for purchase. Hot cocoa and bar service are also available on the Kitchen 27 restaurant patio.
Where: 1025 W Kenosha St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
When: Nov. 24 – Jan.1; 5:30 – 11:30 pm
Details: Rhema Bible Church puts on the most spectacular best Christmas light displays that are sure to become a family tradition.
Visitors can choose to drive through the campus, walk through the exhibit or take a horse-drawn carriage to enjoy the more than 2 million lights and live entertainment.
Concessions will include hot chocolate, kettle corn, funnel cakes, and lighted toys sold in the park. The Christmas tree forest features a 22-foot tree, including a five-foot star, surrounded by smaller, beautifully lit metal trees.
The vibrant Rhema Park bridge is a great place for holiday family photos.
Rose District Ice Rink
Where: 418 S. Main St. Broken Arrow, OK 74012
When: Nov. 1 – Dec. 31
Details: Skate under the festive twinkle lights at Broken Arrow’s only outdoor skating rink. Bring your ice skates or rent them directly on-site and glide across the ice under the pavilion at the Rose District Plaza.
Bring the whole family out to create new holiday memories at this fun attraction, which opens before Thanksgiving and runs through the New Year. Group rates, private ice, and birthday party packages are available.
Utica Square Lights On!
Where: 1709 Utica Square Tulsa, OK74114
When: Nov. 25
Details: Get into the Christmas spirit as they sing along to carols performed by the Grady Nichols Band, enjoy a special visit from Santa and countdown the ofﬁcial kickoff to the holiday season: Utica Square’s Lights On ceremony.
Winter Wonderland at Gathering
Where: 2650 S John Williams Way E Tulsa, OK 74114
When: Dec. 17 – Jan 2
Details: Get into the full Christmas spirit with the sights and sounds of this annual event. It will have thousands of twinkling lights that turn the 5-acre Adventure Playground into a holiday village.
Events include carolers, holiday market, food and drink veers, and photos with Santa Claus by the fireplace at Williams Lodge.
Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights
Where: 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd Bartlesville, OK 74003
When: Nov. 25 – Dec. 19; 5-9 pm
Details: This drive-thru event at Woolaroc Ranch, Museum & Wildlife Preserve has more than 750,000 lights. Guests can also stroll through the grounds or ride in a wagon to enjoy this winter wonderland.
Live entertainment, snack on holiday refreshments and visit Santa Claus in the museum will be available nightly.