1. Festival of Lights – Chickasha
This Christmas tradition has been designated as one of the top ten light displays in the nation. It features 3.5 million shimmering lights. Celebrate the holiday cheer with over four miles of lighted walkways and a jaw-dropping 172-ft Christmas tree (which can famously be seen for miles).
DIRECTIONS: From I-44, take Exit 80. Turn west on Grand to 9th St.
2. Christmas in the Park – Yukon
Over 100 acres of shimmering lights weave through 3 interconnecting parks, making this your family’s destination this holiday season. Jump on the Santa Express Train to take an up-close tour of this winter paradise, and view the festival’s 50-ft lighted Christmas tree.
3. McIntire Family Christmas Light Show – Edmond
In addition to the big, professionally-organized displays, don’t miss out on some of the local favorites. The McIntire Christmas Light Show will remind you of Clark Griswold as it joyfully bounces around to the music played on 97.7 FM
LOCATED at 4102 Calm Waters Way in Edmond, a neighborhood just north of Sorghum Mill and Sooner Rd. Light show from 6-10pm Sun-Thur, and until 11pm on Friday & Saturday nights.
4. Nichols Hills
All you have to do is drive down Wilshire Ave, Avondale Dr. or Grand Blvd to see some of OKC’s most spectacular light displays in one of the most notable neighborhoods. While you’re there, swing by the Chesapeake Campus for a spectacular light display. 5pm to 7:30am starting Nov. 26th through the morning of Jan. 2nd.
5. Mesta Park
Another popular local light destination is the Mesta Park neighborhood, located between NW 16th & NW 22nd, from Western to Robinson. While the entire Mesta Park neighborhood gets festive and creative with their displays, the MestaLights animated show offers more than 55,000 lights synchronized to music at 107.1FM. Located at 930 NW 19th St.
6. Downs Family Christmas Light Show – Norman
2900 72nd Avenue, about one-half mile south of Highway 9 in Norman, you’ll find the Downs Family Christmas light display. The show lasts about 18 minutes, synchronized to music played on 107.1FM. Your visit to this display supports a good cause, too. The show is free, but canned food donations to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma are encouraged and can be placed in a drop-box to the left side of the light display.
7. Guthrie’s Territorial Christmas
Although not a christmas light display, Guthrie’s Territorial Christmas Celebration is certainly worth mentioning. The celebration kicks off on Nov. 26th. A parade with start at 6:00pm and wind through downtown. The lighting of the town Christmas tree and downtown lights will follow in front of the post office.
In years past, you could catch a trolley tour around town. The hourlong tour takes riders through some of Guthrie’s most historic areas. Tours start at 6, 7, and 8pm. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays in December. Tours depart from Second Street and Harrison Ave.
8. Automobile Alley – OKC
Downtown OKC presents a breathtaking display of holiday light each winter. Visit Broadway Avenue’s dazzling display of Christmas cheer, between NW 4th St, and NW 10th. More than 180,000 colorful LED lights draped over buildings are easily seen just from your car.
9. Crown Heights – OKC
Another local neighborhood to visit is the historic Crown Heights in OKC, from NW 36th to NW 43rd, and between Western Ave, and Walker, you’ll be sure to find several homes decorated in sparkling Christmas flare.
More than just lights, Downtown OKC has a myriad of activities, fun for the whole family. From ice skating, to snow tubing, and the Bricktown Canal lights with free water taxi rides, you’ll be overwhelmed with the Christmas spirit!