This year nothing is “normal.” Yet each of us wants to find fun and safe ways to celebrate the Christmas season. I love Christmas lights. There are some cool spots in Eastern Oklahoma that have crazy cool light displays. Here are a few on my list to check out. What places do you like to go with your family and see Christmas lights?

Kringles Christmas Land 

12520 South Date Place, Jenks, Oklahoma 74037 

Experience Victorian-era Christmas in the modern age as you walk through Kringle’s Christmas Land in Jenks. During this magical winter event, experience a voice-narrated holiday story with life-size animated displays from the 1940s-1990s. Besides hand-painted human animations, visitors can also see Santa and his reindeer, as well as other animals. The elaborate special effects and realistic snow blowing in the middle of the blizzard scene truly bring vintage family Christmas elements to life

Dec. 2020 LIGHTS are ON every night 5:30pm-10pm through Dec. 31st. Drive by or get out for a closer look (MUST WEAR MASK) to see the vintage mechanical Christmas displays.

Rhema Christmas Lights

1025 West Kenosha, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma  74012

Rhema Christmas Lights Extravaganza is a brilliant display of twinkling lights that began with about 60,000 lights in 1982. Today more than two million lights adorn the campus from now through New Year’s Day. The glittering lights will shine every day from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. 

Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights

1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road, Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74003

Embark on a winter adventure to the Woolaroc Ranch, Museum & Wildlife Preserve near Bartlesville for the annual Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights. This year you drive through the display of 750,000 lights decorating the Woolaroc grounds. 

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5-9 pm November 27th through December 20th. Admission can be purchased at the front gate ONLY. No advance purchase is required or offered. Simply pay for your admission when you wish to enter! Last vehicle allowed admittance is at 8:30 pm. Woolaroc is located 12 miles SW of Bartlesville. 

Philbrook Museum of Arts

2727 S Rockford Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114

Festival runs select nights from November 27 to December 26, 2020. Enjoy thousands of holiday lights, music, and fun for the whole family at Festival Nights. Sip cocoa by the fire, say hello to Santa (from afar!), take home a one-of-kind art project, and marvel at the sights and sounds of Philbrook Festival Nights. Festival Nights are special ticketed event nights and require advance, timed tickets.

The Blue Whale of Catoosa 

2600 U.S. Route 66, Catoosa, Oklahoma 74015

The Blue Whale of Catoosa is a waterfront structure, just east of the American town of Catoosa, Oklahoma, and it has become one of the most recognizable attractions on old Route 66. During the Christmas season, this icon whale is decorated with lights. 

Tulsa Botanic Garden 

3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127

Reconnect with family and friends in the garden illuminated with colorful lights. Make s’mores over fire pits, enjoy holiday music, and take in the spirit of the season in our magical garden escape. NIGHTLY: Hot cocoa and spiced cider (with spiked options), beer, wine, and s’more kits are available every night for purchase. A food truck will be on-site each night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are required for this event.