Christmas Lights in Chickasaw Country

There’s something magical about this time of year. It takes me back to when I was a child trying to stay awake until Santa made his stop at my house. I would leave reindeer food on the sidewalk and milk and cookies for Santa. Early on Christmas morning, I would wake up to find the treats completely gone, but my stocking was full of new goodies to discover!

There are certain traditions, like waiting for Santa, that bring back all of the nostalgic feels. Some of my favorite holiday traditions are: 

  • Waking up insanely early and eating breakfast on Christmas morning with my family. 
  • Wearing Christmas pjs and cuddling up with a blanket to watch It’s a Wonderful Life a few days before Christmas. 
  • Bundling up in scarves and gloves to walk or drive through a local light display. 

Chickasaw Country is home to five different one-of-a-kind light displays, and it’s the perfect place to start a tradition of your own. 

Chickasha Festival of Light

The Chickasha Festival of Light in Chickasha is a Christmas lights display like none other! It has been recognized as one of the top 10 holiday light displays in the nation. Yes, you read that right! The light display covers over 43 acres and has 3.5 million twinkling lights. This light display has been a tradition for 26 years in the community, and is organized and planned by local volunteers. 

Christmas lights bridge at Chickasha Festival of Lights

My favorite part of the Chickasaw Festival of Light is it’s walkability – park your car and explore over a hundred festive scenes on foot! One of the most famous parts of the light display is the beautiful light bridge in the middle of the park. This is a great place for pictures! 

The Festival of Light isn’t just Christmas lights. They also have a Ferris wheel, carriage rides, camel rides, laser tag, a petting zoo, a live nativity scene, and a food truck park! 

Girl riding camel at christmas holiday acitivies in Oklahoma

The Festival of Light is open until December 30, and admission is free! The activities above require a small fee, but parking and viewing the lights is open to the public at no charge.  

Want to see what the Chickasha Festival of Light is really like? Watch this video! 


Other Light Displays

Do want to know more about the light displays in south-central Oklahoma? Read this blog! It is a guide to the light displays in the area. In Chickasaw Country, you will find the Ardmore Festival of Lights in Ardmore, the Trail of Lights in Wintersmith Park in Ada, the Lights from the Heart in Purcell, and the Chickasaw Cultural Center Celebration of Lights in Sulphur. All of these light displays are beautiful and a wonderful place to start a family tradition. 

Christmas lights activities in Ardmore Oklahoma

Want to see more Christmas events? I’ve got you covered! Click here for a list of all holiday activities in south-central Oklahoma. I hope you have a great holiday season and enjoy exploring all of the lights in Chickasaw Country. Remember to tag us in your photos by using #routecc. 

Happy holidays,




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