More than ten years ago, the Lake Wister State Park began a Christmas tradition. This tradition was a Christmas light tour called Park of Lights. At that time, it was a very small show with only a few light displays. Every year since, Lake Wister State Park has continued to host and grow Lights on the Island. This is a collaborative effort between the Lake Wister State Park staff, the Leflore County Development Coalition, and the Poteau Camber of Commerce. At this time, the island is loaded with more than 300 light displays.
Most of the displays are still, however there are several that are animated displays as well. This special park is staffed with all volunteers who brave the cold nights to bring Christmas cheer to the masses. These volunteers give out candy canes, blankets, and take visitors on a fancy lighted carriage ride through the park. Some of the more popular displays include dinosaurs, animals, Santa Claus, and even a 32-foot-tall Statue of Liberty. This last has been an especially popular display for years.
So, climb aboard with your loved ones and enjoy one of the best Christmas light shows in this part of Oklahoma. The Lights on the Island tour has become popular throughout the area. Hundreds of families have made it an annual Christmas tradition.