It’s that magical time of year again when Oklahoma embraces the holiday spirit by transforming many venues, businesses and parks into magical spaces filled with Christmas lights and decorations.

There are many family-friendly Tulsa Holiday events and festivities to attend this Christmas season, but one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit, is to visit one of Tulsa’s many magical Christmas light displays. Here are a few of the places you can view holiday light displays around Tulsa and satisfy your yearning for bright holiday magic.

Holiday Light Displays Around Tulsa:

Philbrook Festival

Where: Philbrook Museum of Art (2727 S Rockford Rd., Tulsa, OK 74114)
What: The Philbrook museum invites you to celebrate the holidays with a special Christmas attraction. During the festival you’ll find a festive and gorgeous interior and exquisite lights in the garden.
When: Visit on Thursday nights from 5-8 p.m. to enjoy live music, take a romantic stroll through the glimmering garden, or head to the Museum Shop to meet featured festival artists. The festival runs through December 29, 2016.
How Much: Philbrook members and children 17 and younger are free. Adults $5.

Chandler Park – Lights on the Hill

Where: Chandler Park (6500 W 21st St Tulsa, OK 74107)
What: You’ll find fun holiday entertainment for the whole family at Chandler Park’s Lights on the Hill celebration. Featuring thousands of lights and a variety of special displays, you can enjoy the spectacle from the comfort of your car. Outdoorsy folks can take in the sights by strolling through the park.
Special Offer: For a more adult oriented start to your Christmas celebration, stop off at Prairie Artisan Ales for a special holiday tour at 1 p.m. on December 19 before heading to Chandler Park.
When: Open 6-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday from December 19-27.
How Much: Entry is free and donations are appreciated. But remember: Enjoy the beer and Christmas lights responsibly!

Lights On Utica Square

Where: 21st Street and Utica Avenue.
What: Because you have to do some holiday shopping anyway, why not get in the spirit by enjoying the sights at Utica Square? The shopping center features 175 beautiful trees illuminated with 750,000 lights, and delightful Christmas displays throughout the square. Pick up a map from Santa’s house, to navigate the shops, and stop in at the Wild Fork for a drink to sip while you take in the display of holiday cheer.
How Much: FREE

Holiday Light Displays in Surrounding Areas:

Rhema Bible Church

Where: Rhema Bible Church (1025 W. Kenosha, Broken Arrow)
What: Arguably Green Country’s most brilliant ode to yuletide, Rhema boasts a glittering display featuring over 2 million lights. The spectacular display, which sports a Christmas tree forest and a huge nativity scene, shines this holiday season.
When: 5:30-11:30 p.m. each evening through New Year’s.
What: You can enjoy the sights from the warmth of your car, or strolling through the campus.
How Much: Admission to the extravaganza is free, but donations are always welcome.

Residential Displays

Where: Check out 8019 Silverado Road in Verdigris for a visual feast.
What: The Vintage subdivision homeowners have set 10,000 lights to music, and have a 15-foot pixel tree displaying custom animations. At nearby 25535 Briar Drive in Claremore, there are two “mega trees”, strobe lights and arches, and 10,000 lights have been synced to accompany seasonal music.


Images Via: Utica Square // Lights on the hill // Philbrook Festival

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