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.
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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