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Midwest City Christmas Lights Spectacular 2018

The Oklahoma City suburb of Midwest City boasts one of the best party lighting displays in the metropolitan area. Held every year since 1995 at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, the event offers a one-and-a-half mile trip or a wonderful country in the Christmas spirit that includes a 118-foot Christmas tree, tunnel of lights, more than 100 displays lighting with over a million individual lights, a waterfall, dance lights set to broadcast Christmas music FM, and many, many animated displays.

2018 dates and times

In 2018, the Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular begins the Friday before Thanksgiving on November 16 and runs through December 25. The exhibition is open every afternoon from 6 pm to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and from 6 pm to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday.

Like last year, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the exhibit during the opening night celebration on November 15 from 6 to 8 pm. The special one-night tour, which includes Christmas carols and hot chocolate, requires a $ 5 donation; Children 12 and under are free.

On Friday, November 17, an opening ceremony will take place at 5:30 pm. The mayor will be in attendance, and there will be live music, hot air balloons, hot chocolate and more to celebrate the start of another year of festive cheer. Midwest city. Lights will open for vehicles at 6pm

If you want to go on Christmas Eve, start early. That, of course, is a popular night, and the car line will be quite long.

Location and directions

The Holiday Lights Spectacular event takes place at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park in Midwest City, located at 8700 E. Reno Ave.

From I-40, exit north on Douglas Boulevard and follow the snowflakes west on SE 15th. From I-35, take the SE 15th exit eastbound. And if you’re on the subway, go south to Reno Avenue on SE 15th. The entrance is marked by an animated toy soldier.


Admission is completely free, thanks to various sponsors such as First National Bank, Midwest Regional Medical Center, Rose State College, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Wal-Mart, City of Midwest City, Midwest City Optimist Club, Midwest City Chamber of Commerce and the Catholic Church of San Felipe Neri.

What to see

There are an estimated 1,055 screens as part of the Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular. Among the highlights:

  • 118-foot Christmas tree lit up with 9,000 light bulbs
  • A tunnel of passing lights
  • Whimsical exhibits kids will love such as bear on snowmobile, Santa on helicopter, carousel, bears throwing snowballs, sea creature in pond wearing Santa hat, animated candy cane factory, display animated waterfalls and more

Volunteering and Sponsorship

To inquire about volunteering or donating for the Midwest City event, call (405) 739-1293 or fill out the online form. For $ 1000, you can also sponsor one of the event trees, perhaps to commemorate a loved one on a sign. Fill out the online form with your personal information and message and return it with payment to the city.

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