(City of Chickasha PR 12/16/21 5:06 pm)
On Monday, December 6, Mayor Chris Mosley signed a proclamation stating that this holiday season, Chickasha is officially “Christmas Town.” The proclamation was made in recognition of the amazing amount of Christmas activities in Chickasha this year.
“Our town has long been recognized for the 43-acres of Festival of Light at Shannon Spring Park, but this year the entire community is planning activities all around our festive city,” said Jim Cowan, Director of the Chickasha Economic Development Council.
Recognized nationally by USA Today and Fortune Magazine as one of the Country’s Top Ten Holiday Light Displays, the Festival of Light is celebrating its 29th year. Since its inception in 1993, the Festival has welcomed over 5 Million visitors.
In response to the single season record attendance of 2020, the Festival has expanded into the Downtown Depot area, in historic Downtown Chickasha. On Friday and Saturday nights, December at the Depot will feature pop-up shops, food trucks, carnival style amusements, live music, and a shuttle to the Festival of Light allowing visitors to avoid the traffic lines. Downtown merchants will be celebrating “Festive Fridays” with extended hours and added holiday storefront decorations.
Additionally, multiple businesses and organizations in Chickasha have hosted special events celebrating the holidays and inviting visitors to our City, including the Chamber’s “Buy Chickasha” retail promotion, the Chickasha Community Theater’s performance of “Frozen,” a 5K Fun Run by the Chickasha Optimist Club, and a lighted Christmas Parade.