To sparkle, to shine, to sip, to dine; To shop, to sing, to wonder, to ring!

An all-new light show, decorations, a holiday market, music, an early-bird New Year’s Eve celebration, and more are set to debut this holiday season at Scissortail Park. Visitors can enjoy the festive ambiance beginning Friday, November 27 through Friday, January 1, 2021.

With support from T-Mobile, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital, OG&E, Toucan Productions, BancFirst, Homeland, and Blair & Maggie Humphreys, activities planned during ‘Tis the Season at Scissortail Park offer a safe and socially distanced way to celebrate the holidays this year.

“With COVID-19 taking such a toll on our lives in 2020, we wanted to create an extra joyful experience for Scissortail Park visitors this holiday season, said Maureen Heffernan, CEO of Scissortail Park Foundation. “By offering additional light displays throughout the Park, we hope this helps brighten the season for everyone. Since early spring, the Park has been a wonderful and safe respite for the community. Our goal for the holidays is to continue to invite the community to enjoy a safe way to revel in the season and create happy holiday memories. We are especially excited to feature a special holiday lighting display of Union Station.”   

Guests are invited to bundle up and visit the Park, stroll the grounds to enjoy the lights and soak in the holiday spirit at Scissortail.

In addition to holiday light displays, the Park is hosting a variety of activities including:

Union Station Lighting Ceremony Saturday, November 28 at 7pm
Come out for the official lighting of Union Station and enjoy live music, hot chocolate and s’mores.

Union Station Illumination
Saturday, November 28 – Friday, January 1, 2021 | 6 – 11pm

Enjoy music and lights illuminating Union Station nightly from 6 – 11pm
Sponsored by T-Mobile, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital, OG&E, Toucan Productions, BancFirst, Homeland, and Blair & Maggie Humphreys.

‘Tis the Season Market
Friday, November 27 | 11am – 5pm
Saturday, November 28 | 10am – 4pm

Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn
Outdoor, holiday gift market supporting local Oklahoma businesses and artisans.
Guests can shop home décor, boutiques, clothing, jewelry, candles, woodwork, gourmet food, pet items, books, and more while enjoying live music and visits with Santa from 12 – 4pm each day. 


Holiday Date Nights at Scissortail Park
December 1, 8, 15 and 22 | 7pm

Picnic Pavilion
Stroll through the Park to enjoy holiday lights, roast s’mores, and relax on a Scissortail picnic blanket while listening to acoustic music. Holiday Date packages include a Scissortail Park blanket, two s’mores kits, and two hot chocolates for $20 members/$25 non-members. Packages can be purchased at the Picnic Pavilion.


Holiday Movies
Polar Express | Saturday, December 5 | 6pm
The Grinch Movie | Saturday, December 12 | 6pm

Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn
Enjoy family-friendly movies on the spacious Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn with ample room for social distancing.


New Year Early Bird
Thursday, December 31 | 5 – 7pm

Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn
Join Scissortail Park for an early-bird New Year’s Eve celebration created for families with young children. Countdown to 2021 at 7pm and make it home in time to get the kids to bed, or spend the whole evening downtown and head over to Opening Night at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ball Park for the countdown at midnight.


First Day Walk
Friday, January 1 | 11am

Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn
First Day Walk is a nationwide initiative meant to encourage people to get outdoors. The event is organized through Greater Oklahoma City Parks and Trails Foundation, National Park Service, Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation, Scissortail Park Foundation and REI Co-op. The goal of the First Day Walk is to inspire the community to enjoy the parks, trails, and public spaces available in the Greater Oklahoma City area. The event is open to everyone, including children of all ages and dogs. Please keep dogs on leashes.


EMBARK Ride Free Weekends
Fridays – Sundays from November 27 – January 3

The Oklahoma City Streetcar will be free to ride all day Fridays through Sundays during the holiday season. Park anywhere downtown and hop on the streetcar to visit Scissortail Park. The stop is located directly across the street from the Park at Oklahoma City Boulevard and Thunder Drive. Plan a trip at


For more information about additional holiday activities, character appearances and visits with Santa, please visit