Oklahoma December 17, 2017
The Magical Road Trip Will Take You Through Oklahoma’s Most Charming Christmas Towns
All throughout the Sooner State, towns have whole-hardily embraced the Christmas spirit. Twinkling lights outline the streets, ribbons decorate the buildings and Christmas music echoes in the background. If you’re ready to travel to the most charming Christmas towns in Oklahoma, follow along on this magical road trip as we take you to the most “Christmasy” towns in our state.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
The total road trip is just over 500 miles long. You can get the exact map from this Google link
Tonkawa's Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration starts the holiday season with a town parade, pictures taken with Santa at the Depot, and a giant tree lighting. Bring the whole family out to get into the holiday spirit and learn the true meaning of Christmas.
"Christmas Downtown" in Enid is magical during the holidays. They have several nights of a giant snow globe that can be entered for a fun viewing and picture taking experience, a giant tree of lights, PAT the snowman, Christmas music, hot chocolate and so much more.
Guthrie's Territorial Christmas events are at the heart of Oklahoma's traditional expression of the holidays with all the flavor of the Territorial Days and all the excitement of the twenty-first century. Tour historic homes, churches and century-old buildings, have a cup of Wassail and enjoy the hospitality of Guthrie residents who welcome you into their homes. Stroll the streets on the two Victorian Walk evenings. The merchants decorate their windows with live scenes from the Victorian-era in Oklahoma, along with entertainment and Christmas festivities.
Over 100-acres of city parks in Yukon are transformed into Christmas in the Park - a drive-through event filled with 5 million lights and over 400 displays. The exhibit is one of the best places to experience the sights and sounds of Christmas in the state.
5. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City's "Downtown in December" is a series of holiday events and attractions in the heart of the city. It’s a one-of-a-kind winter experience that features outdoor ice skating, a tree lighting festival, afternoon visits with Santa Claus, a festive holiday run, snow tubing, free water taxi excursions, performing arts, shopping, and parties... all surrounded by twinkling holiday lights. Most events are free of charge.
The Festival of Lights transforms Chickasha’s 43-acre Shannon Springs Park into a magnificent light display. View over 3.5 million lights, walk across the magnificent lighted bridge, view the 172-ft. lighted Christmas tree, sip on hot cocoa or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
The town of Sulphur in south-central Oklahoma was named the best Christmas town in Oklahoma in 2017 by Cheapism.com. All of the downtown businesses decorate for this event and the light displays are magical. If you're looking for Christmas spirit, then don't miss a visit to this spirited town. Sulphur is home to the gorgeous Artesian Hotel - host of a month-long celebration called "Classic Christmas" where there are festive activities every weekend, including breakfast with Santa, gingerbread workshops and story time with Mrs. Claus.
Tulsa goes all out with its annual Winterfest celebration in the heart of downtown next to the BOK Center. Join in on the fun and ice skate beneath the Tulsa skyline! The largest Christmas tree in the state can be found in the center of the activities, along with hot cocoa and horse & carriage rides.
9. Broken Arrow
Main Street Broken Arrow decorates its downtown Rose District with festive decorations and offers horse and carriage rides on various dates during the holiday season. There's also an ice-skating rink outdoors that's full of fun for the whole family. The Rhema Christmas Lights can also be found in Broken Arrow and are one of the most magnificent light displays in the state, featuring over 2.5 million lights.
The city of Muskogee has two big Christmas areas to visit. Honor Heights Park transforms into a magical place filled with over 1.2 million lights and The Castle of Muskogee turns into a winter wonderland filled with over 2,000-holiday displays and lots of festive activities.
Who’s ready to get away and take this magical road trip? What town in Oklahoma is your favorite during the holidays?
For a list of more charming Christmas towns in Oklahoma, check out our previous article, “
Here Are The 13 Most Enchanting, Magical Christmas Towns In Oklahoma.”