An Ode to Christmas Lights
‘Twas the month before Christmas, when all through OKC, not a house was unnoticed due to bright lights, oh so jolly. The lightbulbs were hung from the buildings with care; some even caught a glimpse of St. Nick chilling up there.
The city was lit like a Las Vegas street, and each light made our hearts go beat, beat, beat. With our friends in the car and hot cocoa on tap, we drove around mesmerized by the splendor of our map.
BigWing’s Bright Lights Guide arose such a clatter, that we all sang Jingle Bells and our somewhat bad voices didn’t seem to matter. OKC Christmas Lights and the areas around, had such spectacular views and some even made a sound.
With sweater weather in our hearts and nutcrackers in our head, get ready for some twinkling scenes that you will dream about in bed. To the top of the state to the heart of it all, you will have such a blast, reindeers’ names you might call!
Enjoy our guide below and be amazed by the scene. We hope you love every minute and stay out till 1:15. The joy of Christmas feels so merry with bright light, we’d like to yell Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
Christmas Lights in the Oklahoma City Metro Area:
Downtown OKC in December:
The Bright Lights Guide begins in a familiar place for us Big Wingers, the heart of downtown and our very own office. The lights at our home, BigWing/The Oklahoman Media Company, are glorious. This is a wonderful start for your OKC Christmas lights journey. We get to see them every day and figured we should spread some Christmas cheer.
While passing our office, make sure you drive by or stop and park to see the beautiful décor at the Myriad Gardens and Devon Tower. Devon never seems to fail with decorations and the Myriad Gardens offers shopping and warm refreshments for your journey. There are also several holiday happenings downtown so make sure you check them out while you are here!
On your way out of town, we recommend driving through Automobile Alley, where you will see a gorgeous display of lights. This is a perfect start to a jingle bell night! Our friends at NewsOK have lined out all the upcoming downtown events.
BigWing: 100 W. Main Street OKC, OK
Devon: 333 W. Sheridan Ave. OKC, OK
Myriad Gardens: 301 W Reno Ave. OKC, OK
If you’re looking for a shorter journey, some of the best Christmas lights in Oklahoma City can also be found within local neighborhoods. Of course, Nichols Hills is always a festive, enchanted route. A very official poll conducted at our headquarters revealed a few other fan favorites:
- Ski Island
- Quail Creek
- Crown Heights
- Linwood Place
- Thornbook Village
- Mesta Park
Yukon Christmas in the Park
If breathtaking lights are what you are looking for, this is just the spot for you. Turn on some Rudolph tunes and prepare yourself for one amazing show. There are more than 4 million lights and 425 lighted displays! It runs each night from 6 to 11 p.m., so you have plenty of time to make your way to Yukon.
Yukon Christmas in the Park: 2200 S. Holly, Yukon, OK
Yukon Christmas in the Park | Facebook Page
Downs Family Christmas
This is the perfect spot for a Christmas date night. You are in a field, in a car, watching a fantastic light show that goes to music. It’s incredible. The memories of these lights will last forever so grab a blanket and get ready for a relaxing evening of watching dancing lights for hours. Running from 6 p.m. to midnight each night through January 1st, this lights show is sure to be a hit!
Downs Family Christmas: 2900 72nd Ave. SE, Norman, OK
Downs Family Christmas Lights Ministry | Facebook Page
Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular
Spectacular it says, and spectacular it is! This scene has been running for almost 20 years and never seems to disappoint. They offer more than a million twinkling lights that will put you right in the Christmas Spirit. The display runs from 6-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular: 200 N Midwest Blvd., Midwest City, OK
Christmas Lights Across Oklahoma:
Fantasy Land of Lights
Drive to this location to turn your Christmas dreams into reality. It’s a holly, jolly light setup for everyone to see with music, synchronized light tunnels, animated displays and more! Runs 6 – 10 p.m. through December 30.
Fantasy Land of Lights: 100 N. Cherokee, Bartlesville, OK
Rhema Bible College in Tulsa began decorating campus in 1982 with 60,000 lights. This winter, they’ve stepped up their game and will adorn the entire campus with more than two million lights. From 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. each night until New Year’s Eve, visitors can drive or take a stroll through campus and enjoy the twinkling masterpiece. It’s quite a sight to see!
1025 West Kenosha, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
The most magical name explains it all. There are more than 2,000-holiday displays to drive through in Muskogee’s Castleton Village. From Thanksgiving night to New Year’s Day, the attraction is open from 6-10 p.m. Admission is free. There are several activities happening along with the light display, so make sure to check out their website for more information.
Castle Christmas: 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd. Muskogee, OK
Chickasha Festival of Light
Let’s take the journey further than Oklahoma City Christmas lights and head to Chickasha. Get ready for that Winter Wonderland feeling. The Chickasha Festival of Light starts November 22 and lasts the rest of the season. The hours to view lights are 6-10 p.m. Their carriage will take you through the park, plus laser tag, camel rides, a live nativity scene, and more!
Chickasha Festival of Light: 2400 S. 9th Street Chickasha, OK
Chickasha Festival of Light | Facebook Page
Ready to start your trip? Click the tree on the map below for more info on each location.
Did we miss any of your favorite spots? Tweet your info and photos to @BigWingAgency and let us know! Happy Christmas Light-ing.