Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway: A Festive Family Affair in OKC

As the holiday season arrives, the Automobile Alley Association and Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership are gearing up to illuminate the streets with the eighth annual Lights On Broadway event! As part of Downtown in December, this enchanting celebration will take place on three Saturdays: Dec. 2, Dec. 9, and Dec. 16, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Families and festive enthusiasts alike can partake in a host of activities, special promotions, and giveaways while basking in the glow of over 600,000 colorful LED lights that adorn the historic buildings along ten blocks of North Broadway and side streets. The magic will linger until Jan. 7, transforming Automobile Alley into a holiday wonderland.


Three Saturdays: Dec. 2, Dec. 9, and Dec. 16, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.


At the heart of this festive extravaganza is a nod to the district’s rich automobile history. Santa Claus himself will be making an appearance in style, seated in his 1929 Mercedes Benz at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation parking lot located at NW 9th Street and Broadway Avenue. Visitors are not only encouraged but welcomed to capture this special moment with Santa by snapping photos with the jolly man!

Family Activities & Programming

Families can expect a wide range of free activities on each of the Saturdays to include:

  • Magic Elves
  • Caricatures
  • Face painting
  • Balloon artists

Each Saturday will also feature unique programming:

  • Dec. 2: wear your favorite holiday sweater or dress as your favorite holiday character Oklahoma Contemporary will host a Dog Holiday Costume Contest on their north lawn at 3:30 p.m., adding a delightful touch to the festivities.
  • Dec. 9: will be filled with the sounds of the season, as the Salvation Army Brass Band, St. Paul Cathedral Carolers, and the Jimmy Dale Richardson Band’s Rockin’ Christmas Show take the stage.
  • Dec. 16: the event takes an exciting turn with the Motors in the Alley car meetup and a dance procession with Spark Creative, ensuring that the celebration continues to evolve and surprise attendees.

To make the experience even more accessible, attendees can arrive in style on the Oklahoma City Streetcar, with free rides offered Fridays through Sundays until Dec. 31 in celebration of the streetcar’s fifth anniversary. This convenient and festive transportation option adds an extra layer of charm to the Lights On Broadway experience.

Attendees are encouraged to explore the event map and stay updated on business offerings online, as promotions and programming may be subject to change and will vary each weekend.

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