Southeast Oklahoma might not be known for winter sporting events but don’t worry, there is still fun to be had in Choctaw Country when the cold season arrives. From dazzling light displays to holiday strolls, here are three of our favorite winter activities to do this December throughout Choctaw Country!
Christmas in the Park | Tushkahoma, Ok
The historic grounds of the Choctaw Nation Capitol will be transformed again into a winter wonderland that sparkles in the night. Christmas in the Park is a drive through a holiday light display like no other in southeast Oklahoma. The tour is free and open to the public from dusk to 9 p.m. nightly through New Year’s Eve.
Holly Jolly Stroll | Talihina, Ok
Enjoy an evening of celebration in historic downtown Talihina, Okla., as they host the second annual Holly Jolly Stroll on Thursday, December 9. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. celebrate the holiday season as downtown businesses stay open late and serve hot cocoa, apple cider, cookies and other treats you can enjoy while shopping and listening to music! A tree lighting ceremony will follow, along with a surprise visit from Santa.
Lights on the Island | Poteau, Ok
With over 300 light displays that cover the entire island at Lake Wister State Park, Lights on the Island in Poteau, Okla., is a special treat with some unique lighted decorations! From dinosaurs to a 30-foot-tall Statue of Liberty and more, the annual drive thru display will be held each night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. until Saturday, December 25.
Make your winter vacation memorable in Choctaw Country with seasonal lights, shopping and more! Whether you’re spending time with friends or family, there’s always something to do in Choctaw Country. For more activities visit, choctawcountry.com/events/. Remember to use #ChoctawCountry to share your photos of your winter activities.
Things to Do
- Choctaw Casino & Resort – Pocola
- Kerr Arboretum Trails & Nature Trails
- Heavener Runestone Park
- Spiro Mounds
- Lake Wister State Park