HOLIDAY CASTLE: Visitors find fun and comfort while visiting the Castle of Muskogee during the holiday season.
Photo courtesy Muskogee Castle
The Castle of Muskogee offers holiday entertainment for the whole family. Visitors can take a leisurely drive through the Castleton Village, which is filled with thousands of holiday lights and displays. The drive through is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.
Outside The Castle, guests may enjoy an old-fashioned hayride or the festive Castle Train, both of which provide a unique experience through the Castle displays. Also in the Village area, pony rides are available for the little ones. For a taller vantage point, Cletus the Camel will be provide rides around the Village area.
Once inside The Castle, guests may warm up and enjoy a variety of family holiday activities, such as crafting ornaments in Santa’s workshop, making candles candles, face painting and more. Visitors may also purchase items from The Christmas Shoppe or the Castle Gift Shop holiday displays or holiday keepsakes. Rudolph’s Cafe is open for a light supper or snack, hot chocolate and treats. Visitors can enjoy complimentary holiday movies as well. Visit okcastle.com for a schedule of nightly activities.
In nearby Honor Heights Park, the “Garden of Lights” attracts thousands of visitors. The celebration includes a drive-through display of more than a million 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, and the event is free on Mondays, and $5 per vehicle Tuesday through Sunday.
Drive through the lights at both locations. The Castle drive-through is complimentary, however we do appreciate donations. Honor Heights has a fee of $5 with (cards and cash accepted). If you would like information on a season pass, please contact the parks department. Both drive-through events are open nightly from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, 6 to 10 p.m.
The Castle’s additional events are open every night from Dec. 14 through Dec. 31. Check the calendar at okcastle.com for a schedule of each night’s activities.
Tractor-drawn Hayrides: This ride starts in the parking lot of The Castle and travels through the village on a different route from the car drive-through. Hayrides depart every half hour. Cost is $5 per person, children 12 and under are free per paid adult. Offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Castle Train: Enjoy the lights with a tour from the conductor himself! $5 per passenger. Kids under 1 are free. Offered nightly through Dec 31.
Pony rides: A holiday favorite! $5 per child every Friday, Saturday and Sunnday.
Gift Shops – A wide assortment of holiday merchandise, inflatables and more.
Rudolph’s Cafe: Offering soups, sandwiches, cookies, hot chocolate, and more.
Chalice Hall: Holiday movies for the whole family are available as is a warm fireplace.
Christmas Merchants: Find unique and handcrafted items from a variety of craftspeople.
Visit with Saint Nicholas: Saint Nicholas will be at the Castle on select evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. There is no cost to talk to him, and pictures will be available for donations.
For more information visit okcastle.com or cityofmuskogee.com.