November 22-December 25

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This family tradition began in 1995 with just 44 displays and has grown to be the largest animated lights display in a five state region with more than 100 animated light displays. The 1.5 mile long drive boasts over one million lights in the heart of Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. Enjoy the amazing 118 foot Christmas tree illuminated with over 9,000 LED bulbs, the impressive tunnel of lights, Santa fly fishing in a 15 foot waterfall, elves baking in the candy factory and so much more!

Illumination Celebration has been delighting families for the past seven years with dancing lights choreographed to all-time favorite classic Christmas tunes. Be sure to see the full show by pulling over and tuning into the advertised FM station.

2019 Holiday Lights Schedule

The lights shine brightly each night beginning the Friday before Thanksgiving through Christmas night.
The lights are open:
  • Sunday through Thursday 6 - 10 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 6 -11 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 6-11 p.m.
  • *CLOSED TO VEHICLES Thursday December 5 for Walk the Lights*

Walk The Lights

See the lights from a new perspective - on foot - Thursday, December 5, 6 - 9 p.m.! Before stepping onto the trail, listen to live Christmas carols! This annual fundraising event is only $5 per person while children 12 and under are free. Remember this opportunity is one night only, so don't miss out!


Opening Night Ceremony

This very special ceremony will host one of our local schools to post the colors, sing the National Anthem and favorite Christmas songs. Mayor Matt Dukes will give a warm welcome and a very special guest will help count down to lights up! Weather permitting, a brilliant hot air balloon glow will light up the sky. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22 and the lights will officially open for vehicles at 6 p.m. 

Want to Volunteer?

Email Events Specialist Grace Filer at

Purchase a Memorial Tree

The Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular is making it possible for you to memorialize your loved ones through the purchase of a memorial Christmas tree display. For more information about how you can purchase a tree contact the Midwest City Parks and Recreation Department.

Fill out an order form here.

Interested in Sponsoring the Lights?

Sara Williams, Special Events & Marketing Manager
Communications & Marketing Department
100 N. Midwest Blvd. Midwest City, OK 73110
405.739.1297 |