Alight with Holiday Cheer

Photo courtesy Rhema

As the weather turns wintry and the clock counts down toward Christmas Eve, Oklahomans have many options to get into the holiday spirit.

The Rhema Christmas Lights Extravaganza dazzles its visitors again with more than 2 million lights decorating the bible college’s campus through New Year’s Day from 5:30 to 11:30 nightly. Admission is free. See for information.

Another cherished Tulsa holiday tradition, Festival Nights, returns to Philbrook Museum through Dec. 31 with fun for the entire family, including train rides, a LEGO village, live music and a visit from Santa. Go to for information.

Tulsa Botanic Garden’s Garden of Lights promises cozy times through Jan. 6. Make s’mores over fire pits, listen to holiday music and take in the lights strung throughout the garden from 5 to 10 nightly. See for more.

In Oklahoma City, Downtown in December and its premier attraction, the Devon Ice Rink, return for an eighth season at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The skating rink is open every day through Jan. 27. The gardens host the festive Illuminations: A Northern Lights Experience inside the Crystal Bridge Conservatory from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through Jan. 2. Visit for information.

In Seminole, the third annual Snowman Wonderland at Magnolia Park has added displays and a free tram service this year, while Lights on the Island at Wister Lake State Park outside of Poteau features a drive-through display. Visit and for information.

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