1709 Utica Square
Lights On has marked the start of the holiday season in Tulsa for over 50 years, and is a family tradition for many. Visitors come each year to Utica Square for over one million dazzling Christmas lights, visits with Santa, Christmas carols and other all ages activities that bring the holiday cheer.
In order to keep the tradition alive and the community safe, this year's event will be streamed virtually. This year’s virtual Lights On event can be viewed on Utica Square’s social media channels on Thanksgiving evening. Viewers can get into the Christmas spirit as they sing along to carols performed by the Grady Nichols Band, enjoy a special visit from Santa and countdown the official kickoff to the holiday season: Utica Square’s Lights On ceremony.
This gateway to the holidays also marks another Tulsa tradition — family photos with Santa. This year, photos will be taken at Santa’s Sleigh to accommodate for a socially distant (and outdoor) visit with Santa while still observing recommended safety precautions. Santa’s Sleigh will be located in The Garden and open November 27th through December 24th.