Garden of Lights

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Garden of Lights Honor Heights Park
1400 Honor Heights Dr
Muskogee, OK 74401

Phone: 918-684-6302
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Experience animated displays and over 1,000,000 shimmering lights at Muskogee's annual Garden of Lights. Drive through Honor Heights Park and view 120 acres of trees, bushes and water areas decorated for the holiday season. Visit Garden of Lights and experience the natural beauty of the park filled with twinkling streams of light. View rose and azalea bushes illuminated with color, imitating their natural state during the blooming of spring.

This Christmas light display will also feature lighted displays of deer, squirrels and birds scattered amongst a wide variety of trees wrapped ...

Experience animated displays and over 1,000,000 shimmering lights at Muskogee's annual Garden of Lights. Drive through Honor Heights Park and view 120 acres of trees, bushes and water areas decorated for the holiday season. Visit Garden of Lights and experience the natural beauty of the park filled with twinkling streams of light. View rose and azalea bushes illuminated with color, imitating their natural state during the blooming of spring.

This Christmas light display will also feature lighted displays of deer, squirrels and birds scattered amongst a wide variety of trees wrapped in lights. Guests are invited to enjoy all this holiday beauty from the comfort of a hay ride or from an outdoor synthetic ice rink set up within the park called WinterSkate at the Papilion. Admission to Garden of Lights is free; however, donations are appreciated.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-69

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/29/16

Celinda, the Garden of Lights is open through December 31, 2016. Please click on the 'Hours' tab above for more information. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Celinda on 12/28/16

Is it open tonight and at what time?


From Michelle on 12/24/16

Can you walk the trails that are through the lights, or is it specificly drive through only?


From Jeannie Mouse on 12/23/16

Drove over an hour to see this with my children only find out once we got there that it was closed! VERY DISAPPOINTED!! I looked online before we left everything said this place would be open every night! Most likely won't go again, since there is no way to tell if it will even be open!!!


From owner on 12/19/16

January 1, 2017 is the final evening for this year's event. Thanks for coming to see us.


From Amanda Conley on 12/19/16

Is the Garden of Lights open until the new year?


From owner on 12/19/16

We sincerely apologize to those of you who found the park closed due to icy roads. In future, we will post a sign up front to let you know. For those who got into the park and found the exit gate closed, this was because someone forced open the gates when the park was closed and the cars that did enter could not get out until parks staff were able to get there and unlock the exit gates. An unfortunate series of events due to someone breaking into the park illegally. Let us hope for no more inclement weather for the remainder of the 2016 Garden of Lights.


From felica on 12/18/16

Drove an hr to see these lights cause my kids love them get there and it's closed due to Ice! You guys should post things on Facebook and other sites my kids was so mad


From Jennifer on 12/18/16

Very disappointing, no sign saying they were closed. Got all the way to the end of the lights at honor heights park and the gate is locked. They should have the lights off and the gate at the enterance locked.


From John on 12/18/16

Is the garden of lghts open tonight


From Sn on 12/17/16

Yes its 9pm on 12/17/16 and it's closed. Very disappointing!


From James on 12/17/16

Is the garden of lights closed tonight?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 11/28/16

Clay, the 2016 Garden of Lights is open daily from November 24-December 31, including Christmas. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 5:30-10pm and Friday-Saturday 5:30-11pm. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 11/28/16

Christina, we have dates going back to 2008 for the Garden of Lights, but the park department staff will be able to tell you when it began. Their number is 918-684-6302. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Clay B on 11/26/16

What are the park hours and days open?


From Christina Bullard on 11/25/16

Just was curious when the first year the Garden of Lights opened?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/28/15

Dara, please give them a call at 918-684-6302 and they'll be able to tell you for sure. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Dara on 12/27/15

If the rain stops will there still be ice skating available for kids to do??


From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/24/15

Jesse, please give them a call at 918-684-6302 and they'll be able to tell you for sure. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/24/15

Aleah, according to our information, the gates close at 10pm on Thursdays. However, please feel free to call 918-684-6302 and double check before you visit. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From aleah on 12/23/15

When do the gates close on Christmas eve? I don't get off with till 930 and can't be there till 10pm.


From Allison pitman on 12/22/15

There were several bald spot during the park where you were just sitting there looking at nothing. Many of these bushes and trees had lights in previous years. It was a ver didsapointing experience. Also, what were those weird fork looking things and thr light fountain? Many lights were set.to.misic and moving so fast it was hard to enjoy them.


From Allison pitman on 12/22/15

Hello, I had some constructive criticism for your park this year, 2015.


From jesse cave on 12/20/15

Do they accept credit cards for ice skating?


From Christina Kelly on 12/19/15

We have been in line now for over an hour and 45 minutes...bad idea if you have small children or any adults that might need to use the restroom...doubt that we will be back. Now. Broadway is as backed up as Okmulgee. We have seen several almost car wrecks...this doesn't seem to be a very fun family outing..at all!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/03/15

Phylisia, ice skating is $5 per person, and skates from size 8 youth to men's 13 are available. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Phylisia on 12/02/15

I was wondering how much ice skating is?


From owner on 11/23/15

Jane, Hayrides are $50 for the group. A cozy group would be twenty people (25 would be snug & 30 are sardines, so try to stick to no more than 20). Hayrides will leave every hour, starting @ 6:00 & going until 9:00 weeknights & 10:00 weekends. You are encouraged to schedule early if you wish to get your preferred date & time. You may schedule, using your credit card, by calling 918-684-6303. You may also want to book a packaged deal and schedule your group for some time on the ice rink as well. I hope this information is helpful, and thank you for visiting TravelOK.com.


From Jane on 11/21/15

Was wondering about prices on hayrides is this per person or for entire group and how soon does one have to put in for one


From owner on 11/04/15

Belinda, The Garden of Lights display opens on Thanksgiving evening (Thursday, November 26th) at 5:30 pm, and runs through January 1st. Have a great day and Happy Holidays!


From Belinda on 11/04/15

What is the date you will open for the christmas season to see the lights?


From owner on 09/09/15

Muskogee Parks Department Staff: @Mark - Thank you for your interest regarding the Garden of Lights Hayrides. Hayrides are $50 & can seat 20 cozily (25 would be snug & 30 are sardines). Try to stick to no more than 20. With reservations, hayrides will leave every hour, starting @ 6:00 pm & going until 9:00 pm weeknights & 10:00 pm on weekends. You may also be able to schedule a packaged deal for a hayride and ice rink rental on our popular synthetic ice rink. For reservations, contact the Papilion at 918-684-6303. When making a reservation, be sure to leave a good contact number in case there is inclement weather and the hayride must be cancelled. Hope that helps. If not, please give us a call so we can assist you.


From Mark on 09/08/15

How many people can fit on the hayride, through The Garden Lights,at one time?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/22/14

Bree, according to the information we were given, the lights are on through December 31. The lights turn on at 5:30pm each night and off at 10pm from Sunday to Thursday and 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Bree on 12/20/14

Do the lights stay up and on til New Years???


From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/18/14

Kyle, the lights turn off at 10pm from Sunday-Thursday and 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From kyle on 12/17/14

how late in the night do they keep the lights on?


From owner on 12/15/14

The entry is on Honor Heights Drive just to the north of the Jack C. Montgomery V.A. Medical Center.


From cat on 12/15/14

Where is the entrance? Trying going there last week and found 2 entrances. Both of which said couldn't be entered. So we gave up and left. But we would like to take the family this week. Where do we turn in?


From owner on 12/11/14

That particular composition is by Mannheim Steamroller.


From Jackie Fessler on 12/11/14

Can you tell me the composer/artist for the Silent Night music played during the Garden of Lights tour? We enjoy all the music but especially that composition. Thank you!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/10/14

Alicia, according to our information there are no carriage rides available. However, they do offer a private hay ride that costs $50 and can seat up to 30 people. There is also a historic trolley tour that takes people through the park. For information on that, please click 'Historic Trolley Christmas Lights Tour' on the upper right side of this page under 'Related Listings.' Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Alicia on 12/10/14

Do you still have the carriage rides? And how much if so?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/08/14

Karen, yes the Garden of Lights is open every night through December 31, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/08/14

Paul, the hayrides cost $50 and can seat up to 30 people. To make those reservations, you'll need to call 918-684-6302 ext. 1469. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Karen Matheny on 12/07/14

Is the Garden of Lights open on December 24 and 25?


From Paul Pink on 12/06/14

what does the hayride cost and how di I reserve a spot for 4 adults for tonight


From owner on 12/05/14

Hi Amanda... You most certainly can drive through. The hayrides are for 20-30 people at a time and must be scheduled ahead of your visit. We hope you enjoy your experience at the Garden of Lights.


From Amanda Turner on 12/05/14

Do you have the option to drive through the Christmas light show or can you only go through it by hayride? Thank you.


From owner on 12/01/14

Floyd, we're so sorry you were displeased with the opening of the display. I notice your comment was posted at 5:29 PM. As advertised on all information regarding the Garden of Lights, the opening time every night is 5:30 PM. It is at this time that the sky is dark enough to showcase the display properly. We hope that the opening time won't be an issue in the future and that you will come and enjoy the Garden of Lights. Best wishes.


From Floyd on 11/30/14

Its dusk and we have been setting here for 30 minutes cars are lined up past the hospital this is crazy why aren't they letting people in. This is the bad thing about the lights you better not have anything else planned for the evening cause it takes all night to get through it.


From Lisa A on 11/28/13

This is a great light display we go through it at least once every year. One of the best that I have seen and we have traveled to different states to look at lights!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/26/13

Pollyanna, we're so glad you had a great time on the tour! It is definitely one of the top holiday light displays in Oklahoma. For information on the specific tree lights, we recommend that you contact the park at 918-684-6302, and someone there should be able to send you in the right direction. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Pollyanna Kating on 08/25/13

The tour was outstanding! Who can I contact to find out about specific tree lights that are displayed? Who designed them, who sets up displayesand where some of these lights could be purchased.


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