Making the Season Bright


Photo by Alex Magana

Rose Charbonneau, Staffer

Christmas lights are a cheerful way to celebrate the holidays. There are many places in and around Bartlesville that have extensive Christmas light setups open to the public. These places include Fantasy Land of Lights, Woolaroc wonderland of lights and Rhema Christmas Lights.

  Fantasy Land of Lights is a free drive through Bartlesville’s Johnstone Park. It is open every night from Nov. 20 to Dec. 30, 6-9 p.m. Although it is free, donations can be given to the volunteers at the “gingerbread house.” Said donations go towards two scholarships that are given to students each year. The Rotary Bartlesville Daybreak Club awards two five-thousand dollar scholarships every year to high school seniors who are enrolling in college. In addition to that, two non-traditional adult students receive a five-hundred dollar scholarship matched by Roger’s State University.

  Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights is a held throughout the Woolaroc grounds. The wildlife preserve fashions itself with over 750,000 lights to create a winter wonderland. It costs $4 for adults and $1 for children 11 and under. It is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Nov. 24th to Dec. 23rd, 5-9pm. Entertainment in the heritage theatre will be provided almost every Friday and Saturday night. It is located 12 miles SW of Bartlesville on State Highway 123 and 45 miles NW of Tulsa.

  Rhema Christmas Lights is a free setup throughout the Rhema Church property. The light display has been a tradition at the church and college, and over two million lights are displayed across the property. It is open every night from Nov. 22 to Jan. 1, 5:30-11:30 p.m. with the exception of November 22 when it starts at 6 p.m. Concessions include kettle corn, hot chocolate, funnel cakes and light-up toys. Horse-drawn carriage rides can also be purchased. The Rhema Church is located at 1025 W Kenosha St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012.