[dropcap]It[/dropcap]’s common knowledge that the moment a Thanksgiving meal ends, Christmas season begins. After awakening from your food coma, get into the Christmas spirit by heading out to one of many lights shows across the state.

In Tulsa, Lights On at Utica Square has been ringing in the holidays on Thanksgiving Day for over 40 years. With hot chocolate, carols and a ceremonial countdown to the lighting of 700,000 bulbs on over 150 trees, it’s the perfect start to the season of giving.

“This year, Grady Nichols and friends will be performing along with the Tulsa Children’s Chorus,” says Jessica Barr, Utica Square property manager. “It’s a great way to end your family Thanksgiving celebration.”

In Oklahoma City, Downtown in December hosts a wide range of holiday-themed events and activities, like the Devon ice rink, holiday pop-up shops and a Santa Run. The Automobile Alley Light Display will begin on Nov. 25 with over 180,000 colorful LED lights lining the district.

The Enid Lights Up the Plains event will take place on Main Street in Enid on Nov. 25, with fireworks, food trucks, musicians and, of course, a spectacular lights show.

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