By winter’s early light

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The weekend

So you’ve already put up a few strands of colored lights on the eaves – you’re in great company. Some of the state’s best holiday light displays turn on this weekend ahead of Thanksgiving making an official start to the holidays.
The Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular begins Friday, Nov. 22, with an opening night ceremony at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. This is one of the state’s largest drive-through displays boasting a 118-foot Christmas tree decked in more than 9,000 twinkling lights and a forest display choreographed to Christmas music. Watch a forest in its metaphoric dance (www.midwestcityok.org).
Follow the trail of lights to Yukon’s Chisholm Trail Park and other city park, where gazers can catch 100 acres of light attractions by car, on foot via walking trails or horse-drawn carriage. Yukon’s Christmas in the Park kicks-off on Saturday, Nov. 23, with music, games, photos with Santa and more (www.cityofyukonok.gov).
The Pine Lodge Resort in Ketchum invites the family to an “old-fashioned” light display. The Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour features log cabins, antique cars and more sights along Grand Lake to warm the heart, and it opens Thursday, Nov. 21 (www.pinelodgeresort.com).
Then, there’s the Chickasha Festival of Light (opens Saturday, Nov. 23) with miles of strands strewn across the grounds of Shannon Springs Park and so bright it’s even considered a top holiday light attraction in the nation by some. Find your way to Chickasha by following the lights southwest of Oklahoma City (www.chickashafestivaloflight.com).

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