It's back, bigger, badder, and better than ever before! Last year at Elmer Thomas Park in Lawton, OK. during the annual Holiday in the Park event organizers installed a synthetic ice skating rink. Needless to say, it was a HUGE HIT and they're bringing it back for 2022. Here's the best part, it's twice as big as last year!


We stopped by the park today to check it out and it's EPIC! Once opened it will be one of the largest synthetic skating rinks in S.W. Oklahoma. If you've never tried it you're missing out. It's a little different than regular ice but pretty close to the real thing. It won't be long now before the rink and Holiday in the Park open for 2022!

A BIG THANKS to the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, the Lawton Fort Sill Convention and Visitors Bureau, and all the Holiday in the Park committee members and volunteers who made this possible, we really appreciate it. All of them have been hard at work for weeks getting everything ready for the 2022 holiday season. It isn't a small job to get all those lights, displays and everything else set up in the park.

'Holiday in the Park' features one of S.W. Oklahoma's largest synthetic ice skating rinks

TSM Lawton: Critter
TSM Lawton: Critter

So when will it officially open? This year's Holiday in the Park will open to the public on Saturday, November 19th (11-19-22) right after the Holiday in the Park Parade. If you're interested in the parade and would like to be a part of it click here for all the details. The theme for this year's parade is 'Beloved Christmas Movies.'

Looking forward to Holiday in the Park 2022. Not only will we have the largest synthetic skating rink in S.W. Oklahoma we'll also have the longest pedestrian tunnel in the Sooner State. Not only that there are going to be all kinds of special events, movie nights, and all kinds of other holiday happenings at the park as well.


To stay up to date with everything that's going on at Holiday in the Park you'll want to check their official Facebook page often throughout the season. If you're never been before or are visiting from out of town it's located at Elmer Thomas Park 501 N.W. Ferris Ave in Lawton, OK. It's free to get in and parking is free.

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