Chisholm Trail Park in Yukon, a small town near Oklahoma City, has more than a million lights decorating the pathways through this park. The small park commemorates the famous Chisholm Trail that went near here. At Christmas it is all about lights and celebrating the season.
There are 4 million lights and more than 400 different displays over 100 acres. It also takes up Freedom Park which is beside the Chisholm Trail Park. The event started before Thanksgiving and runs through December from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. You may walk or drive through the lights. There is a train that runs through the lights, and you may ride that for $2. There are new displays added each year, and many tell stories from Christmas, and some of those add an Oklahoma flavor.
The Month long celebration includes a Mayor's Christmas Party for children and a city-wide essay context for children. There is also live music at various times.
The mayor's party features face painting, pictures with Santa Claus or with Polar Bears. There will also be games and treats for the kids. A Kris Kringle night is also planned. Most special events are on the weekend, but the lights may be toured at any time.
From Interstate 40 take exit 138. Signs will direct you to the park that is less than a block from the Interstate. The park itself has trials, ponds and a children's playground. It is worth a visit during the daytime as well. The park also contains a historic train depot, and there will be a concession stand set up there during the light displays.