One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is waking up to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm sure that's what most of us will be doing this Thanksgiving as we prepare for a day of full bellies and giving thanks. But you can enjoy some great Oklahoma Christmas parades live and in person before you even carve the turkey on Thanksgiving, so here's a list of the top 10 Christmas parades in Oklahoma.


My family and I love a good parade, especially a Christmas parade filled with bright lights and holiday cheer. Lawton looks like it will kick off the holiday season the earliest with its Holiday In the Park Parade on Saturday, November 18.

I was honored to host last year's Christmas parade once again! The whole town always has a great time at this parade, and it's huge! Last year's parade had over a hundred entries! It started in downtown Lawton, near Central Plaza, and made its way to Elmer Thomas Park where citizens got to enjoy Lawton's Holiday in the Park. This time of year truly is magical.

Check out Oklahoma's top 10 Christmas parades below!

More of Oklahoma's top Christmas parades will take place the weekend after Thanksgiving, but most start the first weekend in December. Make plans with the whole family this holiday season to catch these festive parades in our home state!

Top 10 Oklahoma Christmas Parades

Oklahoma is one of the best places in the nation to celebrate the holiday season! There's festive activities and bright light displays in almost every other town in the state. But one of the most magical events is a Christmas parade! Oklahoma has some awesome Christmas parades that are perfect for celebrating the holiday season.

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10 Oklahoma Hallmark holiday hometowns you can visit

Looking for someplace special to spend the holidays? The Sooner State has you covered with some of the best towns and cities to get into the Christmas spirit. If you've ever wanted to visit a place that feels like it came out of a Hallmark movie you're in luck. Check out these ten Oklahoma Hallmark holiday hometowns to experience the small-town charm and friendliness of some of Oklahoma's best-known holiday destinations. Each has its own unique traditions and holiday events that will surely get you into the spirit of the season. From amazing lights and displays to performances and festive family fun you'll find in the Sooner State.

Gallery Credit: Don "Critter" Brown