Holiday Lights Spectacular

Christmas Tree Carousel

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 six 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.

2017 Holiday Lights Schedule

The lights shine brightly each night, beginning the Friday before Thanksgiving and
shine through December 30.
The lights are open:
  • Sunday through Thursday 6 - 10 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 6 -11 p.m.

Walk The Lights

See the lights from a new perspective - on foot - Thursday, November 16, 6 - 8 p.m.! But before stepping onto the trail, grab a cup of hot chocolate hosted by The Underground beginning at 6 p.m. and listen to Christmas carols sung by the Steed Sound Machine at 7 p.m.! 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 the Midwest City High School Jr. ROTC Color Guard to post the colors, Ms. Ella Stout of Carl Albert High School to sing the National Anthem, Barnes Elementary Bluejay Jazz to sing your 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 17 and the lights will officially open for vehicles at 6 p.m. The Underground will graciously host hot chocolate this night too!



If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form


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.

Fill out an order form here.

Make plans now to enjoy all of these great family holiday events!