Castle of Muskogee Welcomes Holidays

GARDEN OF LIGHTS: Castle of Muskogee’s Castle Christmas and Garden of Lights brighten the holidays from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.

It doesn’t start to feel like Christmas until the holiday lights start appearing.
Castle of Muskogee’s Castle Christmas features more than 2,000 holiday lighted displays at its Castleton Village, a drive-thru light display.

The drive is free, but donations are accepted.

After patrons have traveled through the village, they will arrive at the castle, where hayrides and carriage rides are available, as well as pony and camel rides.
Inside the castle, various family-friendly holiday activities await, including holiday ornament making and just simply warming up by the fireplace. Children can visit and take pictures with Father Christmas.

A number of vendors, including Made in Oklahoma merchants, will also be on hand to provide unique gifts. For those wishing to start the New Year off with a bang, fireworks will be available for purchase.

The Royal Garden Café will offer snacks, hot chocolate and treats, with holiday movies playing for the family to enjoy.

The castle’s Honor Heights Park features the Garden of Lights, which attracts thousands of visitors to its free drive-thru display of more than one million lights.

Internationally known for its Azalea Festival, Honor Heights Park draws up to a half million visitors annually to its 122 acres, which are planted with more than 30,000 azalea bushes and thousands of trees, beautifully situated among the park’s scenic hilltop drive.

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 5:30 p.m. nightly.

Castle Christmas and Garden of Lights:
Free admission, donations accepted. Both drive-thru events are open nightly from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

The Castle’s additional events are open Nov. 27-30 and Dec. 4-7 and every evening Dec. 11-Dec. 31.

Horse-drawn Carriage Rides – Rides start in the castle parking lot and travel through a part of the village that is not accessible to cars.

Cost: $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child; Family Pack: $25.00 for up to 5 people.
Tractor-drawn Hayrides – Rides start in the castle parking lot and depart every half hour.

Cost: $5.00 per person, children 12 and under are free.

Pony rides – Cost: $5 per child

Camel rides – Cost: $5 per person.

Father Christmas – Nov. 27-29 and on Fridays and Saturdays Dec. 5-20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. There is no cost to talk to Father Christmas, and pictures will be available for a fee.

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Updated 11-23-2014

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