The RHEMA Christmas display kicks off again this year on Thanksgiving week.
Each year the event becomes bigger and bigger. Started in 1982 with 60,000 lights, this year the extravaganza will feature more than 1.5 million lights for thousands of expected visitors.
This year, the display on the RHEMA park bridge alone will feature over 72,000 lights—12,000 more than last year. And throughout the park, various lights will be synchronized to Christmas music. There will be Victorian carolers, as well as North Pole penguins and polar bears—all outlined in lights. Also planned is a 50-figure nativity scene.
The event kicks off November 25 at 6:00 p.m. as the Hagin family activates the lights at the annual “flip-the-switch” ceremony, followed by Hour of Power at RHEMA Bible Church.
Concessions and pictures with Santa will be available from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. that evening, and from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings through December 19.
Horse and buggy rides will be available on November 25 from 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. Rides will also be available November 26 through 28, and Friday and Saturday evenings thereafter, beginning at sundown. Starting December 18, buggy rides will be offered every night through December 26. A family package is available.
For more information, log onto www.rhemabiblechurch.com/christmas or call (918) 258-1588, ext. 2314.