Want to see the metro in a new light? With all the spectacular light displays across the metro, that shouldn’t be a problem! To help you out, here’s a list of local light displays that are on view for the public through December.
They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway and that’s definitely true in Oklahoma City during the holiday season. Take a stroll along Automobile Alley in downtown and see all the historic buildings that have been wrapped with dazzling lights. Be sure to stop and visit the shops, breweries and other attractions in the district.
While you can certainly walk the canal to see the lights strung across the waterway, our favorite way to view them is onboard a Water Taxi. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, the Water Taxi is offering free rides starting at 6 p.m. This is the only time the taxi will operate, so be sure to hop onboard when you can.
Chickasha Festival of Light
For nearly 30 years, Oklahomans have made an annual trek to Chickasha to see the light display at Shannon Springs Park. The 43 acres of holiday festivities have made the light display a nationally-recognized attraction.
In Edmond, residents can stroll through a light display at Mitch Park. The 3D lighted display is a selfie-takers dream destination.
Midwest City’s Holiday Lights Spectacular
What began in 1994 with just 44 displays has grown to be one of the largest animated light displays in the five-state region. There are more than 100 light displays along the 1.5 mile drive at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. From elves baking in the candy shop to Santa fly fishing in a 15-foot waterfall, there’s a display to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
While the gardens are decked out in lights and there’s even an ice skating rink, the bigger attraction right now within Myriad Gardens is inside the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. OG&E has brought back a holiday light experience. This year, the moving lights were inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Starry Night.
Yukon’s Christmas in the Park
There are nearly 5 million twinkling lights on display and more than 500 one-of-a-kind displays at this attraction on the metro’s west side. People are invited to walk the display as well with several selfie stations along the route.