‘Tis the Season 2022

Enjoy the holidays at Scissortail Park!

Union Station Illumination Lighting
& Holiday Show

Friday, November 25 | 5:30pm
Union Station Lawn, Upper Park

Come see Scissortail Park’s historic Union Station light up for the season on its first night! Guests will be greeted with free popcorn, a hand bell choir, and comments from our CEO.

Then listen to Mayor David Holt’s recording of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and hear a selection of new and diverse holiday songs, along with old favorites, as the colorful lights twinkle and dance to the music on the building’s façade.

Hot chocolate, coffee, and other treats will be available for purchase from Humphrey’s Coffee Camper.

Enjoy the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas recording with synchronized lights and music starting at 6:00pm nightly and repeating every half hour until 10:00pm. 

‘Tis the Season is sponsored by

Express Employment International
SSM St. Anthony’s Hospital
Toucan Productions
Tyler Media

Crowe & Dunlevy
Omni Oklahoma City Hotel

BC Clark
First United Bank
JPMorgan Chase
Additional grant support from
Oklahoma Arts Council and
National Endowment for the Arts

Union Station Illumination

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, January 1
6 – 10pm nightly

The FREE holiday experience transforms historic Union Station with a festive display of synchronized lights and music for everyone to enjoy.

Enjoy the special recording of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by OKC Mayor David Holt with synchronized lights and music starting at 6:00pm nightly and repeating every half hour until 10:00pm.

Union Station Illumination is ongoing from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, January 1.

Holiday Lights

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, January 1
6 – 10pm nightly

Take a break from the busy season to enjoy a beautiful evening stroll to see the festive lights throughout Scissortail Park.

See paths of luminaries, our 40-foot holiday tree, giant menorah, Cocoa Cottage and Village, and more across the 70-acre Park. 

‘Tis the Season Market

Saturday, December 3 | 12 – 7pm
The Promenade, Upper Park

Shop for everyone on your list and support local businesses and artisans set up along The Promenade. Enjoy shopping, live music, and holiday performances on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn.

Holiday Wreath Sales

Saturday, December 3 | 12 – 7pm
‘Tis the Season Market, Upper Park

A symbol of health, joy, and peace and made from evergreens that represent long life, natural wreaths are a beautiful and sustainable holiday tradition.

This winter, find your fresh greenery décor at Scissortail Park! Wreaths for sale will vary in size and price, and some will be plain and others will be decorated. When kept indoors, they will last about 3 weeks with proper care.

Visits and photos are free to guests.
Please limit time with Santa to 3 minutes per guest.
Donations to Scissortail Park appreciated.
Must be in line 30 minutes prior to end of event time.

FREE Visits with Santa and Friends

Saturday, December 3
Santa & Mrs. Claus
| 12 – 7pm
The Grinch & Cindy Lou Who | 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sugar Plum Fairy & Snow Globe Ballerina | 3 – 6pm

Saturday, December 10 | 9am – 1pm

Saturday, December 17 | 4 – 7pm

Get your free photos with Santa at Scissortail Park. Santa’s throne will be set up near the Cocoa Cottage along The Promenade north of the Picnic Pavilion. Free and open to the public. 

Merry Member Only Event
Santa and Mrs. Claus
Sunday, December 11 | 9am – 1pm
Must show physical or digital membership for line entry. 

To purchase a membership in advance visit scissortailpark.org/become-a-member

Holiday Hoops

Wednesday, December 14 | 5:30 – 7:30pm
Thunder Community Court, Lower Park

Cost is $5 per person to enter any or all of the following events:

  • 5:30pm – 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
    (Bring a team, or we can match you with a group on site!)
  • 6:30pm – Free Throw Competition
  • 7:00pm – Santa Slam Dunk Contest
    (Must be in costume or wearing a Santa hat)

All participants must be at least 13 years of age. All participants must check in at the Thunder Community Court by 5:15pm on Wednesday, December 14. 

Prizes will be awarded to the winners and a food truck will be available.

Register for all or individual events for $5 per person.
Register online by 2:30pm on December 14, or
onsite from 4-5pm at the event.

Cocoa Cottage

December 2 – 16 | 5-9pm Fridays – Sundays  
December 17 – January 1 | 4-10pm daily
North of the Picnic Pavilion, Upper Park

Enjoy coffee, hot cocoa, and other holiday treats at our special Cocoa Cottage located along The Promenade north of the Picnic Trellises.


FREE Silver Flyer Holiday Lights Tour

Book your tour to see the holiday lights around Scissortail Park this holiday season!

Enjoy a free, 30-60 minute golf cart tour around the grounds to see Union Station Illumination, our 40-foot tree on the Love’s Travel Stops Great Lawn, the luminary pathways through the Gaylord Family Parterre Gardens, and our decorated “Unexpected Us” willow bird sculpture. 
The Silver Flyer was designed for guests with limited mobility, but all guests are welcome to book and enjoy the services. 

Tours are offered for free, but donations to Scissortail Park Foundation are greatly appreciated.

Holiday Tours are available from 6 – 9pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in December.
(Not available on December 23-25 or December 31)

Once your tour is booked, you will receive information regarding accessible parking and other instructions. 

Silver Flyer Tours Depart from Union Station at Scissortail Park.
300 SW 7th Street, Oklahoma City, OK

Please call 405-493-8301 or email Jennie Thornton at jthornton@scissortailpark.org with any questions. 


  1. Find the nine (9) Gingerbread People cutouts around Scissortail Lower Park in any order.
    The scavenger hunt area is in the Lower Park from the Soccer Pitch to the Thunder Community Court basketball courts. 
  2. Record each Clue Word in the spaces below.
  3. Unscramble the Clue Words to form a famous song lyric often sung around the holidays.
  4. Guess the character the song is about. 
  5. Complete the entry form at the end for a chance to win a birthday party rental from Scissortail Park.
  6. Have fun!

FREE Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt

Self-Guided Family Activity
December 2 – January 1

We have a new Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt adventure at Scissortail Park! 

This year’s scavenger hunt area is in the Lower Park from the new Soccer Pitch (South Walker and SW 10th Street) to the Thunder Community Court basketball courts (SW 10th Street and South Harvey Avenue).

You can pick up a paper game card from the Sports Pavilion during their open hours or follow the link below to the online game card.

Sports Pavilion Winter Hours

Tuesday-Friday | 5-8pm

Saturday & Sunday | 1-5pm