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  • Writer's pictureShawnda Price

Make your plans for three weeks of Victorian Christmas Celebrations

Updated: Nov 22, 2019

Come celebrate this Christmas in America’s largest Victorian City! For more than 25 years, Guthrie’s Territorial Christmas Foundation (GTCF) has presented a series of events taking place in Guthrie’s historic downtown.

The Lighted Christmas Parade started humbly as a festive way to introduce the Territorial Governor candidates, with a few lights on some cars and finished in 5 minutes. These days, Guthrie's Lighted Christmas Parade is an eagerly-awaited and well-attended pinnacle of light, sound, and competition! Led by Santa Clause and the Territorial Governor Candidates, the Parade kicks off at the Scottish Rite Temple, and from there the glittering promenade of illuminated cars, trucks, dune buggies, horses, and even be-lighted people head west along Oklahoma Avenue. Returning participants in the Parade try to one-up each other every year, encouraging a thrilling and sometimes astonishing display of creativity. The Parade ends at the corner of W. Oklahoma and 1st St, next to the Post Office. Here the Territorial Governor Candidates disengage from their floats to finish viewing the Parade from atop the Post Office balcony. Once the last float has passed, thus begins the Territorial Governor Inaugural Ceremony! Join us on November 30, 2019 at 6 p.m. for Guthrie’s Lighted Christmas Parade! INTERESTED IN HAVING A PARADE ENTRY? Please submit a Parade Entry Registration Form and all accompanying information by November 15, 2019.

Some of Guthrie's finest homes, churches, and buildings will be dressed for Christmas and open for visitors during the 2019 Guthrie Distinctive Homes Tour. Each location has a unique history, architecture, decor, and treats for you to enjoy. The sights, sounds, and the unmistakable fragrances of Christmas await you and your loved ones! Tickets are $15 each, and the self-guided tour is open on Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purchase in Person: Saturday, December 7th starting at 9 a.m. at The Guthrie Depot, located at 409 W. Oklahoma Ave. Guthrie, OK 73044. In-person ticket purchases will only be available on Saturday, December 7th starting at 9 a.m. Purchase Online: Use the online form to purchase tickets digitally.

Listen to the sweet song of carolers, dressed in period clothing, sip wassail, fresh coffee, spiced cider or hot chocolate while strolling among the over-120-year-old red brick buildings. Browse shop windows filled with live visions of everyday Victorian life. Discover the perfect gifts for your loved ones in the many shops lining the main thoroughfare. Catch a performance of It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play at the historic Pollard Theatre, after enjoying a delicious meal in one of Guthrie's fine restaurants. You may even stumble across a few Territorial Governors, past and present, willing to pose for a photo! Guthrie's Victorian Christmas Walks embody all of the best parts of America's largest historic district. Come see for yourself why those young and old flock from all over the world to experience these special holiday events! Find more information here.

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