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Castle of Muskogee Celebrates with Castle Christmas


FATHER CHRISTMAS WISHES: The Castle of Muskogee’s Castle Christmas and the Garden of Lights at Honor Park are now open for the holidays through New Year’s Eve.


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The Castle of Muskogee continues its yearly holiday tradition with Castle Christmas and the Garden of Lights at Honor Park. Both activities are open through New Year’s Eve.
Individuals can take a leisurely drive for free through the Castleton Village, which is filled with thousands of holiday lights and displays. While the drive is free, donations are accepted.

Outside of the Castle, guests can enjoy rides on an old-fashioned hayride and the Castle Train. The tractor-drawn hayrides begin in the parking lot of the Castle and travel through the village on a different route from the car drive-through.

Also in the Village area, young and older ones may ride holiday ponies or Eli’s Camels, a returning favorite, around the Village area.

Children will, no doubt, want to visit with Father Christmas, who will be at the Castle on select evenings, 6:30-9 p.m.

For additional festivities, inside the Castle guests can warm up and enjoy a variety of family holiday activities, including crafting ornaments in Santa’s workshop, candle making, plush adoptions and face painting.

In addition, local craftspeople will be selling their handmade creations. Visitors can also purchase items from The Christmas Shoppe or the Castle Gift Shop for their holiday displays or holiday keepsakes.

In the Castle Cafe, individuals will find soups, sandwiches, hot chocolate and treats.
There will also be complimentary holiday movies for the whole family to enjoy in Chalice Hall.

Visit okcastle.com for a complete schedule of nightly activities.
In nearby Honor Heights Park, the “Garden of Lights” attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The celebration includes a free drive-through display of over a million shimmering lights exhibited throughout the park. Christmas lights are placed on trees, bushes and structures throughout the park to enhance the natural beauty of the gardens, waterfalls and ponds. Gates open at 6 p.m. nightly.

Castle Christmas and Garden of Lights Drive-Through Hours, Prices:
Open nightly, 6-10 p.m. through New Year’s Eve.

Drive-through displays at both locations—free admission, donations accepted.

Holiday Activities Inside The Castle Hours:
Dec. 15-31, every evening, 6-10 p.m.

Visit the Calendar at okcastle.com for a detailed schedule of each night’s activities.

Prices:
Tractor-drawn Hayrides – Departs every half hour; $5 per person, children 12 and under are free. Runs Friday-Sunday, weather permitting.

Castle Train – Enjoy the lights with a tour from the conductor himself; $5 per passenger, kids under 1 year old are free. Runs nightly through New Year’s Eve, weather permitting.

Pony rides – A holiday favorite! $5 per child. Friday-Sunday, weather permitting.
Visit with Father Christmas – There is no cost to talk to Father Christmas; pictures will be available for a nominal fee.

For more information, visit okcastle.com or cityofmuskogee.com.

Updated 12-15-2017

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