Great Places for Christmas Lights, Two drive-thru Events in Muskogee

Castle Christmas at The Castle of Muskogee and The Garden of Lights at Honor Heights Park, Open through New Year’s Eve, 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2021

Celebrate the best of family holiday traditions at The Castle of Muskogee! Take a leisurely drive through the Castleton Village, which is filled with thousands of holiday lights and displays. The drive-through is FREE, and donations are gratefully accepted. Guests may also view the lights from an old-fashioned hayride or from the rail car of the festive Castle Train, both of which provide visitors with a unique experience through the Castle displays. Also in the Village area, the little ones may ride the cutest holiday ponies in town! For a taller vantage point, Cletus the Camel will be here to provide rides around the Village area. Just want to hang out and snap photos? Grab a bag of Kettle Corn and enjoy the festive environment of the Castle gates before you head inside.

Once inside The Castle, guests may warm up and enjoy a variety of family holiday activities: Crafting ornaments in Santa’s workshop, Wax Hands and Make Your Own Candle, Stuff it Up – Plush Adoptions ... and so much more! Discover handmade creations for the special people on your holiday list. We encourage guests to visit The Christmas Shoppe for home holiday displays or holiday keepsakes. Join us in Rudolph’s Cafe for a light supper or snack, hot chocolate and treats!

New for 2021: Many will tour the lights for the love of holiday joy. The Castle also offers a not so traditional holiday treat. In addition to the Castle’s holiday Catacombs and Torture Chamber Museum, guests may venture through the Sandy Claws Haunt. This is for our fans of thrill that would like to continue the chills throughout this holiday season! Visit for a complete schedule of nightly activities.

In nearby Honor Heights Park, the “Garden of Lights” attracts thousands of visitors. The celebration includes a drive-thru display of over a million shimmering lights exhibited throughout the park. Christmas lights are placed on trees, bushes and structures throughout the park to enhance the natural beauty of the gardens, waterfalls and ponds. Gates open at 5 p.m. nightly, and the event is free on Mondays and $5 per vehicle Tuesday- Sunday.

Castle Christmas and Garden of Lights event hours and prices: Drive through the lights at both locations. The Castle drive-thru is complimentary, however, we do appreciate donations. Honor Heights has a fee of $5 with both cards and cash accepted. If you would like information on a season pass, please contact the Parks Department. Both drive-thru events are open nightly from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Holiday Activities Outside in The Castle’s Village

Tractor-drawn Hayrides - This ride starts in the parking lot of The Castle and travels through the village on a different route from the car drive-thru. Departs every half-hour. Cost is $5.00 per person, children 1 under are free. Fri, Sat, Sun*

Castle Train – Enjoy the lights with a tour from the conductor himself! $10 per passenger. Kids - Under 1 are free. Weekends from Thanksgiving to New Year’s*. If you would like to book the train throughout the week, please call 918.687.3625 or email eat0@eau0eav0eaw0 to reserve. Group rates available.

Pony rides – A holiday favorite! $5 per child. Fri, Sat, Sun*. The cutest Christmas ponies in town!

Camel rides – Live like a Wiseman. Camel rides $5. This is for both the young as well as the young at heart.

Holiday Activities inside The Castle

The Castle’s additional events are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Nov. 26 through Dec. 12, Nightly- Dec. 15-Dec. 31. Please check the Calendar at for a detailed schedule of each night’s activities.

Gift Shops – A wide assortment of holiday merchandise, inflatables and much more.

Rudolph’s Cafe - Treat yourself to soups, sandwiches, cookies, hot chocolate and more. 

Chalice Hall - Enjoy watching holiday movies for the whole family or sit and warm up by the fire.

Christmas Merchants – Find unique and handcrafted items from a variety of craftspeople.

Fireworks – Stock up for New Year’s in the Christmas Shoppe, Dec. 15 – NYE.

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