What fun it is to enjoy “Christmas in the Park” on the original Choctaw Nation Capitol grounds at Tuskahoma, Oklahoma, with all the colorful lights and inspirational displays that celebrate the season.
For the nightly drive-through, enter at the main gate near the two-story Council House built in 1884 and follow the trail outlined by traffic cones and barriers along a path through brightly lit arches to leaping buffalo, glowing reindeer, gingerbread houses, and all manner of other holiday delights.
The Choctaw Nation Cultural Events program plans and installs the Christmas displays, but many other employees volunteer to make this seasonal light extravaganza a much anticipated success every year. The tour is always free and open to the public from dusk to 9 p.m. through New Year’s Eve.
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