RoadTripOK: Ep 21 – Christmas in Oklahoma | Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department | TravelOK

– Today we’re gonna eat some sweet treats, go snow tubing and check
out some Christmas lights. Let’s go. (upbeat music) – [Narrator] This is
“The Oklahoma Road Trip”. (upbeat music) From Santa Fe Depot in Pauls Valley, the team heads north to Edmond. What better way to start off Christmas Day than with a sweet treat? That brings us to our
first stop of the day, Cities Ice Cream. – So, we are here at
Edmond at Cities Ice Cream and I’m with Anna and Lindsey. Hi, guys. – Hello. – We just decorated really heavily for Christmas. We opened about the
first week of November, and so we just went all out for the first two months of us
being open with Christmas. – So every month our specials change, and so this month my favorite flavor is the Hippopotamus for Christmas. It’s blueberries, iced animal crackers, and white icing, and then it has sprinkles and an animal cracker on top. And the Santa’s Cookies and Cream is like so popular. Like, everyone loves it. – [Anna] Yeah, there’s Oreos, there’s chocolate chip cookie, and there’s cookie crisp inside of it and on top of it as well. – Hippopotamus for Christmas,
let’s see what it’s all about. Mmmmm! – Is that good? – Mmmmm, I’m diving right into the Hippo. You can’t stop me. – I have the Santa’s Cookies and Cream. You okay? (laughs) – It was so good I forgot to breathe. – [Everyone All Together]
Merry Christmas from Cities! – [Narrator] After filling themselves with ice cream and cookies,
the gang made their way to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to take part in an OKC holiday tradition. – So we are on top of the large slide here at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark for “LifeShare WinterFest”. This is actually the 17th year we’ve done it, and we pull between 22,000 and 23,000 people through the gates over these six weeks.
– Whoa! – So we’re working from Black Friday all the way through January 4th. But it’s just a great time. – I’m a pro at this, I won’t drop it, I swear. – Alright here we go. Have fun! – Yeah, Buddy! We’re going fast. (upbeat Christmas Music) Alright, it wasn’t that bad. Wooo! – [Person Behind Camera]
How do you think he did? – It was great. A lot of screams, he could have screamed a little louder, but overall I think he had a great time. – How many smiles do you see a day? – A ton,
– Oh yes. – My favorite spot to be is right there at the bottom of the slide when they come down. You know a kid could be really, you know, a little hesitant. And when they get to the bottom, they got a big smile and they’re excited and it’s a sprint right back to the top. Everybody’s gonna have a good time. You gotta be 42 inches or taller to ride the big slide but it’s great fun no matter how old you are. Whether you’re two years
old or 65 years old you’re gonna have a great
time, so there’s just a ton of activities to come and enjoy the holiday season here in downtown Oklahoma City. (upbeat music) – [Narrator] After snow tubing at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, we made the short walk to the Canal to marvel at the
beautiful Christmas lights that line downtown Oklahoma City. – Get lots of pictures of this, it is exceptionally
gorgeous out here tonight. – We are on the holiday boat ride out here in the Bricktown Canal. These are sponsored boat
rides we do every year. We’re gonna show everybody
the lighted portion of the Canal. This is our historical district downtown. So if you have never done
The Holiday Lights Forest here on the Canal, you’re going
to come out and experience a lot of lights, singing on the canal, usually some music, a lot of fun. We’ve got four nights left, Thursday through Sunday after Christmas come see us, come spend
New Year’s Eve with us out here on the canal. – Merry Christmas! – [Narrator] Can’t get
enough Christmas lights? Well neither can we. That’s why we continued our night at the famous Rhema
Lights in Broken Arrow. – Alright hey guys we have continued our road trip now to the Rhema Lights in Broken Arrow, If you haven’t been here you have to come it is so incredible. It started in 1982 with 60,000 lights, now it has over two million lights and it attracts over 200,000 people every single year. There’s lights all across the bridges, around the pond, there’s Christmas trees. They have hot cocoa.
It’s pretty incredible. We’re gonna keep checking it out and have a good time. – It’s beautiful, the lights are amazing, the hot chocolates awesome, especially since it’s really cold out. – You can just tell everyone loves it, the kids are having a good time, parents are, it’s a great place to be. – Blowing my mind. It’s very bright. There’s a lot of music a lot of colors, it’s very colorful here. – We’re at Rhema in Oklahoma. Merry Christmas, everybody and a happy New Year! (upbeat music) – [Narrator] On today’s
Christmas Road Trip, we experienced some of the holiday fun that you can have in Edmond,
OKC, and Broken Arrow. First me made our way to Cities Ice Cream where Anna and Lindsey showed off their decorations and shared with us some of their holiday treats. We definitely recommend stopping in for a bowl of Santa’s Cookies and Cream and the Hippopotamus for Christmas. Next, we made our way to
downtown Oklahoma City where we had a blast snow tubing at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and touring the lights at the canal. Snow tubing sessions
begin at noon every day and go until January 4th, while the free canal
tours run until the 29th. Finally we took in the famous
Rhema Lights in Broken Arrow. This impressive light
display draws more than 200,000 visitors each year and features over two million lights. The free walk through light display runs until New Year’s Day. Join us next week for a special New Year’s celebration where our team will ring in the New Year
by taking a look back at some of our favorite moments from the first half of “The Oklahoma Road Trip”. We’ll see you then. (upbeat music)

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