December Festivals and Events in Oklahoma

Published: 12/02/2021, 2:52 PM
Edited: 12/06/2021, 3:38 PM

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) December brings a festive mix of light displays, Christmas parades and old-fashioned winter fun to big cities and charming small towns across Oklahoma. Sneak a peek at 10 must-see events below or search all December events to find celebrations to make your holidays bright. 

Downtown in December – Oklahoma City – Through January 30

Downtown Oklahoma City comes alive as a months-long winter playground during this annual holiday celebration. From ice skating and twinkling light displays to snow tubing and free weekend streetcar rides, downtown offers a holiday retreat for the whole family. 

Winterfest – Tulsa – Through January 3

Get in the holly jolly spirit with horse-drawn carriage rides, miniature train rides, live entertainment and beautiful light displays. Winterfest also has one of the nation’s largest ice rinks where you can skate beneath the skyline.


Chickasha Festival of Light - Chickasha - Through December 31

This winter extravaganza is recognized as one of the top ten light shows in the nation and features over 3.5 million twinkling lights. Get out of your car and enjoy the lights on foot or from a carriage, then warm up with hot cocoa and a cinnamon roll from the concession stand.

Crystal Christmas - Woodward - Through December 31

Enjoy lighted train rides, live nativity scenes and pictures with Santa at Crystal Beach Park, which is decked out in over two million Christmas lights. Select nights will also feature live music and food trucks.

Christmas in the Park - Yukon - Through December 31

Catch the Santa Express train and cruise through Chisholm Trail Park to spot festive Christmas light displays. Each holiday season, three interconnected parks are decked out with over 500 displays and five million lights, including displays that twinkle in sync to cheerful Christmas music.

Rhema Christmas Lights – Broken Arrow – November 24 - January 1

Drive, walk or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through over two million lights at this beloved holiday celebration. The crowning jewel is the Rhema Park bridge, which is decked out with 90,000 lights all synchronized to Christmas music.

Castle Christmas - Muskogee - November 25 - December 31

Experience one of the world's largest collections of holiday inflatables and Christmas lights at the Castle of Muskogee. Whether you drive, ride the train or take a holiday hayride through the kingdom’s winter wonderland, you’re sure to enjoy over 2,000 festive displays.

Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights - Bartlesville - November 26 - December 19

Celebrate the magic of Christmas at this drive-through display of more than 750,000 glistening lights each weekend. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the Holiday Horseman covered in lights riding across the grounds.

Philbrook Festival - Tulsa - November 26 - December 26

With both day and night festivities available, visitors are invited to browse Lego Villa, take-and-make art activities, walk through glowing gardens adorned by thousands of twinkling bulbs and visit with Santa.

Territorial Christmas Celebration - Guthrie - November 27 - December 11

Step back in time with a holiday tour of downtown’s Victorian architecture, then celebrate the season with a horse-drawn carriage ride, traditional lighted parade and tree lighting before enjoying some wassail in honor of the new Territorial Governor.

Find the full list of December events here.


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