Oklahoma City Tree Lighting

Festival & Virtual Holiday Special

This event has taken place. Thank you to those who participated!


presented by Heartland

November 25

FOX 25 & Online

Gather with your friends and family on Friday, November 25th, 2022, for the debut of the Oklahoma City Tree Lighting Virtual Holiday Special presented by Heartland! Experience the excitement of the tree lighting with footage from the festival, along with special performances that can only be seen in the virtual event.

Tune in to see:

  • Spunk Adams & Friends
  • Lyric Theatre’s A Christmas Carol Cast
  • OKC Ballet
  • Jabee
  • Hưng Việt Lion Dancers
  • Sainrithya Dance Academy
  • Thelma Gaylord Academy Student, Charlee Barks
  • Mariachi Orgullo de América
  • Lao Natasinh OKC
  • RACE Dance Collective’s Hip Hop Nutcracker
  • Native Flautist Terry Tsotigh
  • Cherokee National Youth Choir
  • Chloe-Beth
  • Santa Claus & Mayor Holt light the Christmas tree!

The special will debut on KOCB CW 34 and online at 5:00pm on Friday, November 25th. There will be an encore presentation on KOKH FOX 25 that same evening at 9:30pm and on Christmas Day at 10:00am. It will be available to watch on the FOX 25 Facebook page, website, and On-Demand app, as well as Downtown OKC’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, and this website.

Get your hot chocolate and fireplace ready, and kick off the holiday season from the comfort of your home.


November 17

2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive

Thank you to everyone who attended the 21st annual Oklahoma City Tree Lighting Festival! One of the season’s most anticipated events took place in Bricktown on Thursday, November 17th, 2022, from 5-7pm on the Mickey Mantle Plaza of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

We were thrilled to once again kick off Downtown in December and the holiday season in-person with the community. The event included family-friendly activities such as photos with Santa Claus, face painting, caricatures, a Magic Elf, and more. All ages were able to visit the Letters to Santa station sponsored by OG&E and Bank of Oklahoma and place their letters to Santa in our North Pole mailbox, as well as decorate downtown-themed holiday postcards to take home or mail.

The main attraction of the evening was our showcase of diverse holiday performances leading up to and following the countdown to the lighting of the Christmas tree by Santa Claus and Mayor David Holt.

Continue the celebration by tuning in to the Virtual Holiday Special presented by Heartland (details above) and have a chance to see yourself on screen!

The Bricktown Christmas Tree sponsored by SONIC, which is now officially lit, be on display through New Years Day.

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