by Roger Due [12-15-2022].
Boasting over two million Christmas lights in Oklahoma, Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow is something you have to see to believe. What started out almost 40 years ago with a few modest Christmas decorations has now grown into one of the largest Christmas displays in the Sooner State. The Rhema Lights display is now an annual holiday tradition, visited by hundreds of thousands of people. It’s also a symbol of the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season. Each year on Thanksgiving night, they “flip the switch” and this tradition is renewed.
As shown in the above map, Rhema Park is associated with the Rhema Bible College. Rhema Park is located southeast of Tulsa in Broken Arrow, only 11 miles from where I live. The address is 1025 W Kenosha St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012. It is one of the largest Christmas light displays in Oklahoma with over 2 million lights. Rhema's Christmas lights display was designed to provide a safe, peaceful, and fun atmosphere in which people can enjoy the Christmas season. It was designed to bless our community and point visitors to Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, and the real meaning of Christmas.
Notice some of the light strings high up, both horizontal & vertical. The map at the top shows that there are many trees in this Park and most of them are very tall. There are many lights high up in the trees.
This is the pond shown at the lower part of "Rhema Park" in the above map with ducks. Also notice the light strings high up in the trees.
Time for a hot chocolate drink to warm up with friend Kiki. She has visited the Rhema Lights Christmas Display many times over the years.
It seemed like every tree & bush had lights. Some had multiple strings of lights that switched on/off to create patterns.
The half-circle green fan in the lower right above used multiple colored lights that swept back and forth, somewhat like windshield wipers on a car.
This is just one of many free-standing designs everywhere.
This is their famous tunnel over the bridge. It used many different colored lights that displayed patterns along with music. Very impressive.
Notice the reflections in the water above.
More reflections in the water.
The Christmas tree on the right sequenced through many different colored lights. Notice the many lights hanging high up from the trees.