Holiday Season Glows in Greater Tulsa
HONOR HEIGHTS: The Muskogee park hosts the “Lights On??? drive-through display of holiday decorations, opening at 5:30 p.m. nightly beginning Nov. 22.
Courtesy Castle of Muskogee
Greater Tulsa will soon shine brightly with the glow of holiday lights and events. Whether in downtown or mid-town, Owasso, Bixby or other areas, there is sure to be holiday festivities to enjoy.
Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow kicks off its celebrations on Nov. 21 with their annual ‘flip the switch’ lighting event. Over 1.5 million lights will twinkle nightly in Broken Arrow from 6-11:30 p.m., Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.
Also in Broken Arrow, be sure to check out the annual Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. on Main Street. For more holiday events in Broken Arrow, visit www.brokenarrowok.gov and click on the community calendar.
The Owasso Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2007 Christmas parade, called “Holiday Magic” Dec. 8 at 9:30 a.m. on Main Street in Owasso. For more information, visit www.owassochamber.com.
In Bixby, the holidays are being celebrated with a parade and “Christmastown” at the Daily YMCA. The Bixby Christmas parade will be held Dec. 7 at a time to be announced. Check www.bixbychamber.com for more information. Christmastown is a craft fair to take place at the Daily Family YMCA Dec. 8 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jenks will celebrate “Christmas Around the World” at the Victory Christian Center, 7700 S. Lewis, on Dec. 8 from 2-7 p.m. The event allows patrons to see how different countries celebrate the holidays. For more events in the Jenks area, visit www.jenkschamber.com and click on “events.”
A major event taking place in downtown Tulsa this season is the 72nd Annual PSO Parade of Lights. On Dec. 8 at 6 p.m., downtown will be alive with holiday floats.
There will be plenty of Christmas cheer spread around Tulsa through the gift of song. On Dec. 3, the Tulsa Youth Orchestra will present a holiday concert at Union Public Schools Performing Arts Center. See page B13 for further details.
Outside of Tulsa, Bartlesville will host the annual “Juke and Jive for the Holidays!” event Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. See page B2. In Muskogee, be sure to visit the Garden of Lights, located in Honor Heights Park. The Garden is open nightly from 6-10 p.m. The Garden of Lights celebration includes a free drive-through display of over a million shimmering lights displayed throughout the park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. nightly.
Also in Muskogee is the Castle of Muskogee’s Christmas Kingdom, where visitors can take a drive through a Christmas wonderland filled with thousands of lights and lighted inflatable holiday displays. The Christmas Kingdom uses top quality Gemmy Airblown Inflatables. They range from four feet in height to a towering twenty feet tall. Kids of all ages will enjoy their favorite Christmas characters including Santa and his elves, snowmen, reindeer, penguins and polar bears. This is the world’s largest display of inflatables.