HOLIDAY JOY: The Castle of Muskogee’s Castle Christmas and Garden of Lights offer free holiday light displays and many family activities inside and outside of The Castle. Activities include visits with Father Christmas, hayrides, pony rides and ornament making. The through light displays are available for viewing nightly through New Year’s Eve, 6-10 p.m.
Courtesy Castle of Muskogee
The Castle of Muskogee’s Castle Christmas and Garden of Lights is open through New Year’s Eve to welcome the holiday season and enjoy family traditions.
Castleton Village offers a free drive-through display of thousands of holiday lights. Donations are accepted. Outside The Castle, visitors can enjoy a hayride, a ride aboard the Castle Train, or a ride with the ponies through the Village.
Inside The Castle, individuals can make ornaments in Santa’s workshop, warm up by the fireplace, and plan a visit with Father Christmas. A number of local artisans will be selling their handmade creations. Fireworks can also be purchased for New Year’s Eve celebrations as well as items from The Christmas Shoppe.
The Castle Cafe is open for a light supper or snack, hot chocolate and treats, with holiday movies playing for the entire family. Visit okcastle.com or a complete schedule of nightly activities.
In Honor Heights Park, the Garden of Lights brings thousands of visitors each holiday season. 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. Internationally known for its Azalea Festival, Honor Heights Park draws up to a half million annual visitors to its scenic hilltop drive, which encompasses nearly 30,000 azalea bushes and thousands of trees.
Castle Christmas and Garden of Lights event hours:
Open nightly through New Year’s Eve, 6-10 p.m.
Holiday Activities at The Castle:
Open Dec. 1-4, 8-11, and every night December 15th through December 31st.
View the Calendar at okcastle.com for a detailed schedule of each night’s activities.
Tractor-drawn Hayrides – The ride starts in the parking lot of The Castle and travels through the village on a different route from cars’ drive-thru route. Hayrides depart every half hour.
Cost: $5.00 per person, children 12 and under are free.
Castle Train – Enjoy the lights with a tour from the train conductor.
Cost: $5 per passenger. Kids 2 and under are free.
Pony rides – A holiday favorite!
Cost: $5 per child.
Gift Shops – A wide assortment of holiday merchandise, inflatables and much more.
Castle Cafe – Find soups, sandwiches, cookies, hot chocolate and more.
Chalice Hall – Enjoy watching holiday movies for the whole family, or sit and warm up by the fire.
Christmas Merchants – Find local, unique and handcrafted items from a variety of craftspeople.
Father Christmas – Father Christmas will be at The Castle on Dec 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 6:30-9 p.m. No cost to visit with Father Christmas; pictures available for a nominal fee.