The Christmas Chute at Sapulpa, Oklahoma

Sorry for the fuzzy foto

I know that many people are just so done with Christmas right now but hear me out. The town of Sapulpa, OK just southwest of Tulsa put on a special light show this year on their main drag which is also part of Route 66. They call it the “Christmas Chute” and it was several years in the making.


People in town conceived of this idea of blocking off the street and putting some platforms above the sides of the street and installing lights.


The result is magical. You have lights overhead and they are a bunch of different themes. You are walking along the streets bathed with light from above. So the effect is that the people watching are part of the show and it adds to the energy.

An upside down US flag.
The underside of Santa’s sleigh

They are going to do it every year from now on and it will be part of our Christmas goings on from now on.


At one end stands the county courthouse with a Christmas tree in the yard.


This is the star at the top of the tree.


Speaking of Route 66, this was their section of the show.


The downtown merchants got in the act by dressing up their window displays.



Here is an article from Southern Living discussing the installation and how it came to be.

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12 thoughts on “The Christmas Chute at Sapulpa, Oklahoma

  1. Vicki

    Wow! It all looks amazing!!! Your wife and son look like me and my twin brother, I’m barely 5 ft. and he’s 6’2″.

  2. mae

    Oklahoma really lives for Route 66 memories. When we drove across the state last spring, we saw the signs everywhere. On the other hand, in the other states where Route 66 was located, they seem to have moved on from those memories. I wonder why this is. We have followed most of the route from Chicago to LA on a variety of trips west.

    Have a great year in 2023.

    best… mae at

  3. A ShutterBug Explores

    How fun and uplifting for Xmas and the New Year and for you and your magnificent photos to delight us ~ (It is a very rainy dreary day here so was warmed by your photos)~ Xo

    Wishing yoiu good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. DrillerAA

    Wow! I really like the way this is done. Props to Sapulpa for a really unique light and decoration display. I may have to put this on my “To Do” list for this year. Have a blessed day.

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