OKLAHOMA CITY – Gardens and walkways lined with luminarias, buildings adorned with lights, a 40-foot Christmas tree and a giant menorah are some of what visitors will find at ‘Tis the Season at Scissortail Park. The 2021 holiday season will also feature the popular light and music experience – Union Station Illumination. Guests will be able to enjoy all of the free, festive displays from Friday, November 26 through Thursday, January 6, 2022.
With support from SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital, Express Employment International, OG&E, Toucan Productions, BancFirst, Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, Crowe & Dunlevy, BC Clark, and Blair and Maggie Humphreys activities planned during ‘Tis the Season at Scissortail Park offer a safe, outdoor way to celebrate the holidays again this year.
“One of my favorite memories from 2020 was watching a little girl and her parents dance to ‘Run, Run Rudolph’ as lights danced on the façade of Union Station,” said Maureen Heffernan, CEO of Myriad Gardens Foundation and Scissortail Park Foundation. “Or seeing a group of roller skaters skating by and stopping to skate to the ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ playing at Union Station Illumination. The light and music show created by our staff and Toucan Productions will again transform historic Union Station into a living canvas of color and festive excitement for all to enjoy. Our music selection includes songs and instrumental music of different genres – from blues to classical and from rap to church choirs as well as folk, Latin, rock, country and more. We want guests to discover and enjoy a more eclectic musical selection than just the same holiday songs overplayed during the holiday season.”
A new addition this year is the Silver Flyer, a free golf cart tour for visitors with limited mobility. Guests may schedule this service in advance at scissortailpark.org/silverflyer.
Along with holiday light displays, the Park is hosting a variety of activities including:
Union Station Illumination Lighting CeremonyFriday, November 26, 5-8pm
Union Station Help us kick off the holiday season with the lighting of Union Station. 5:00-8:00pm Hot cocoa, s’mores and other holiday treats available from The Perch 5:30-7:30pm Holiday craft station 6:00pm Boulevard Brass Quartet 6:30pm Union Station Illumination “Flip the Switch” Park visitors will be able to enjoy Union Station Illumination each night from 6 – 11pm through Thursday, January 6, 2022.
‘Tis the Season Holiday ConcertSaturday, November 27, 6:30-8:30pm Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn Enjoy a free holiday concert featuring local Oklahoma City choirs and a special reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Musical guests include Eric Himan and the Christmas Jewels, Canterbury Youth Voices conducted by Susan Pendergraft, OK City Chorus, Canterbury Chamber Voices conducted by Dr. Randi Von Ellefson, and Montrae Tisdale and the Friends Chorale.
Chabad Community Center Presents Scissortail LightsCommunity Chanukah Celebration Sunday, November 28, 5pm Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn Come out to celebrate the first night of Chanukah with a giant menorah lighting, entertainment, traditional foods, special treats for kids, Dreidel Man appearance, and a special performance by Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road.
Scissortail Park Membership Gift with PurchaseMonday, November 22 – Monday, November 29 scissortailpark.org/become-a-member Purchase a Scissortail Park membership for yourself or as a gift from November 22 – 29 to receive a free Scissortail Park waterproof picnic blanket. (Offer valid while supplies last.)
‘Tis the Season MarketSaturday, December 4, 11am – 5pm Sunday, December 5, 10am – 4pm Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn Support local Oklahoma artisans and makers with our outdoor, holiday gift market.
Santa VisitsSaturday, December 4, 12-4pm Sunday, December 5, 12-4pm Saturday, December 11 & 18, 12-4pm North Lens Garden by SPARK Restaurant Families and pets are welcome to visit Santa and take your own photos. Free and open for all to enjoy.
Silver Flyer Holiday Lights TourFriday, November 26 – Thursday, January 6, 2022 Schedule online. Check in at Union Station Guests who have limited mobility are invited to book a free, 20-minute golf cart tour around the Park to enjoy the beautiful holiday lights. Silver Flyer holiday hours are 5:30-9pm Thursdays through Sundays. To make a reservation, visit scissortailpark.org/silverflyer or call 405.493.8301. (Not available Christmas Day. Subject to change. Weather permitting.)
The Perch at Scissortail BoathouseWinter Holiday Hours Friday, November 12 – Sunday, January 2 Fridays from 5-8pm
Saturdays from 11am-8pm
Sundays from 11am-8pm
The Perch holiday menu will feature hot cocoa, s’mores and other holiday treats.
EMBARK Ride Free Weekendsokcstreetcar.com.Fridays – Sundays from November 19 – January 2 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
About Scissortail ParkScissortail Park is in the heart of a revitalized downtown Oklahoma City. The public green space provides a healthy and vibrant quality of life for our city while serving as an investment in the future for everyone. Every detail of the Park is designed for connection – with nature, neighbors and ourselves. It is a place for play, culture, celebration and inspiration.