Broken Arrow’s Rose District welcomes the festive season with its lights-on event from 6-8 p.m., Nov. 19. Themed to “It’s a Wonderful Life,” live holiday music and a meet-and-greet with a socially distanced Santa are just some of the night’s events. The outdoor ice rink at the Rose District Pavilion, 418 S. Main St., opens, too. Free. rosedistrict.com
Starting at 6 p.m., Nov. 25, and lasting until New Year’s Day is the Rhema Christmas Lights Extravaganza. It is a brilliant, twinkling display of lights that began with about 60,000 lights in 1982, and now consists of more than 2 million lights adorning Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow. Carriage rides are available. Free-$50. rhemalights.org
Get into the holiday spirit at the Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve starting at 5:30 p.m. Drive through the festive village for free, or live like a wiseman and journey on Cletus the Camel. Other rides include the Christmas train, holiday hayride and pony rides. $5 per ride. okcastle.com
Garden of Lights at Muskogee’s Honor Heights Park, 1400 Honor Heights Drive, starts at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 26, and gates remain open daily after 5:30 p.m. until New Year’s Day. This 35-40 minute drive-thru features lighted and animated displays among myriad trees wrapped in lights, and recorded holiday music available on your radio as you drive through the park. Free on Mondays; $5 per car, $10 per bus.
Bartlesville’s Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road, kicks off its Wonderland of Lights with more than 750,000 lights at 5 p.m., Nov. 27. The spectacle continues from 5-9 p.m., every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 20. Woolaroc has adapted to a drive-thru version that inspires the same holiday cheer. $2. woolaroc.org
Philbrook Museum of Art’s annual public Festival starts at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 27, and lasts until Dec. 26. The celebration at 2727 S. Rockford Road brings together festive holiday events and decor reflecting the spirit of the season. From the front gate to the back gardens, tens of thousands of lights illuminate the property. Advance tickets required. philbrook.org