Each Christmas season, one Oklahoma destination famously creates a colorful celebration of the holidays. The Rhema Christmas Lights Extravaganza is a large-scale display of holiday lights sponsored by Rhema Bible Church, which is located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, near the city of Tulsa. The display contains over two million lights spread across the spacious outdoor venue, and includes a lit nativity, a Christmas tree forest with multiple lit metal trees, and a beautifully decorated bridge.
This delightfully festive celebration of lights on the decorated church acreage creates a holiday wonderland for all the residents of the local community, and for visitors from around the world to savor and enjoy. The vast expanse of lights cover such a significant portion of the church campus that they can be viewed by driving around the campus. The display may also be enjoyed as a walk through the campus park, or on specially designated evenings, by horse-drawn carriage.
The Rhema Bible Church first introduced the lights extravaganza in 1982, with a much smaller celebration containing approximately 60,000 lights. Through the years it has grown and developed into the display that it has become today, but the stated purpose of the display has always been to create a fun atmosphere for the community to enjoy a peaceful and safe celebration of the Christmas season.
For individuals and families seeking to enjoy a memorable holiday experience, The Christmas Lights Extravaganza is a wonderful experience to enjoy when in the vicinity of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The lighting is first unveiled the day before Thanksgiving, and continues each evening from 5:30 - 11:30 PM through New Years Day. Admission is free, and the cost of carriage rides is $10 for adults and $5 for children.