By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2006
Over a thousand holiday inflatables on display for your holiday pleasure.
Muskogee is aglow with the lights of Christmas. In Honor Heights Park, the Garden of Lights has been a popular event for years, attracting thousands of viewers to enjoy the millions of lights displayed throughout the park. This year a new event at The Castle of Muskogee boosts the excitement. At the Castle’s Christmas Kingdom, you can take a slow drive through a Christmas wonderland filled with thousands of lights and lighted inflatable holiday displays. Last year the Castle debuted the Christmas Kingdom concept with a smaller preview version, but this year you can see the World Premier of the full Christmas Kingdom display with more than a thousand inflatables.
New for 2006: Christmas Kingdom Horse Carriage Rides which travel through a very special part of the village that is not accessible to cars. The Garden Room is open nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. where you can walk through more lighted displays. Cookies and hot chocolate and more are available nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. as well as guided tours of the Castle. Some of the area’s finest artisans will be showing their unique hand-made gifts.
The Christmas Kingdom idea was first formed by Jason Jones, the King of Holiday Inflatables and Jeff Hiller, the King of the Castle. The Christmas Kingdom uses only top quality Gemmy Airblown Inflatables. They range from four feet in height to a towering twenty feet tall. You will see all of your favorite Christmas characters including Santa, the elves, many snowmen, reindeer, penguins, polar bears and more. Also you will see many of your favorite fun characters including Mickey Mouse, Snoopy, Scooby Doo, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, the Grinch, Elmo, Frosty the Snowman, Homer and Bart Simpson, plus many more. This is the world’s largest display of inflatables by any individual.
Event hours and prices:
Drive through Christmas Kingdom- Nightly from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. FREE admission, donations accepted.
Horse Carriage Rides- Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., starting the weekend of November 30th This ride starts in the parking lot of the Castle and travels through a very special part of the village that is not accessible to cars. You will see Inflatable scenes that you do not get to see driving through the normal route. Cost: $10 per adult, $5 per child, or take advantage of the Family Four Pack (2 Adults & 2 Children) $25.
Gift Shop- weekdays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. inside the Castle. A wide assortment of Castle merchandise and inflatables.
Christmas in the Garden Room- nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. inside the Castle.
Walk through the Garden Room and enjoy a lighted display including many of your favorite inflatables.
Cookies & Hot Chocolate- nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. inside the Castle.
Stop inside the Castle and treat yourself to cookies, hot chocolate, soda and more. Visit with our Christmas Kingdom staff and take a tour of the Castle.
Artisans- Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. inside the Castle.
Several great vendors who make wonderful hand-made gifts. A list of some of these talented artisans will be posted at www.okcastle.com soon.
To see photos or for more information, visit the Castle’s website: www.okcastle.com