Oklahomans can get into the spirit of the season early as a variety of activities and events are kicking off this month.

Utica Square’s Lights On returns Nov. 25. See the shopping center come alive with thousands of lights in a tradition over half a century old. Other highlights in Tulsa include Philbrook’s Festival of Lights, running both day and night from Nov. 26-Dec. 31 with outdoor activities, special exhibitions, holiday decor and more. And Arvest Winterfest begins Nov. 19, running through Jan. 3, with ice skating for kids and kids at heart. Don’t miss the Rhema lights, turning on Nov. 24, at Rhema Bible College. Stick around for carriage rides, too.

In OKC, Downtown in December spreads Christmas cheer for its 20th anniversary, beginning Nov. 18 with the annual tree lighting ceremony. Other events include Lights on Broadway, the Santa Run and other winter activities. 

Other goodies around the state include Lights on the Island, Nov. 12-Dec. 25 at Lake Wister State Park; the Edmond Ice Rink, Nov. 12-Jan. 3 at Mitch Park; The Polar Express train rides, Nov. 13-Dec. 31 at OKC’s Oklahoma Railway Museum; and the Chickasha Festival of Light, Nov. 20-Dec. 31 at Shannon Springs Park.