Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve is holding the annual Wonderland of Lights spectacular.
The grounds and buildings of Woolaroc will be covered with over 750,000 lights as the historic ranch transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland.
“This is truly one of those wonderful family traditions for so many people,” said Woolaroc CEO Bob Fraser. “We have families who meet here at Woolaroc each year to celebrate their “family Christmas” during our lights. In addition to the lights, we have wagon rides, live entertainment, Santa Claus in the Museum, hot cider/hot chocolate and cookies for sale in the Lodge and if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the Holiday Horseman, covered in lights, riding across the grounds. To have the chance to walk the grounds as holiday music drifts through the trees, enjoying the lights, hearing the laughter of children, this is the way things should be this time of year,” said Fraser.
“Our staff began putting up the lights across the main campus in September and they are currently putting the final touches to them, the Ranch Crew takes care of the Haunted Grove and the main buildings in addition to taking care of the Wagon Rides,” said Fraser. “It is a big undertaking and one that involves every employee at Woolaroc…but it is something that everyone looks forward to as one of the special things that we do each year. The sparkle in the eyes of the children as they walk around makes all the work worthwhile!”
The lights will be turned on Friday, November 29th and will be on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 22nd.
Admission to Wonderland of Lights is $4 for adults and $1 for children 11 and under. The hours for Wonderland of Lights is 5-9 pm.
Woolaroc is located 12 miles SW of Bartlesville on State Highway 123 and 45 miles NW of Tulsa. For more information, call Woolaroc at 918-336-0307, extension 10 or 11 or you can go to www.woolaroc.org