Introducing the all new Lights on the Lake Christmas Festival in Grove, Oklahoma! We all know that there’s no place like home for the holidays, and there’s no better place to come home to than beautiful Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. This year, Grove will transform before your very eyes into a winter wonderland with unique shopping and dining, exciting events, and a dazzling new 14 foot Christmas tree choreographed to your favorite Christmas carols, creating a symphony of lights and sound. Enjoy time honored traditions like the annual lighted Christmas parade, while making new memories with the one’s you love!

Lights on the Lake Christmas Open House

November 7th-9th

‘Tis the season to shop local! The Lights on the Lake Christmas Festival kicks-off this weekend with our Christmas Open House on November 7th-9th. A number of local businesses will be participating this year, by offering discounts and open house specials during this exciting holiday event. These merry merchants include The Shebang and The Den of Uniquity (both on Monkey Island), Rustic Rehab, Sugar’d Spoon Bakery, Fired Up at Grand Lake, The Rusty Willow, 1909, Domino’s, Grand Lake Sports Center, Checkered Past, Grand Panache, Raggedy’s Café, The Muddy Pearl, Jana Jae’s Gallery Southwest, Vintage By The Creek (Nov 9th only), INTEGRIS Grove Hospital Gift Shop, Har-Ber Village, Sissy’s Place and Tristah’s Boutique. Get ready to shop till you drop!

Lights on Grove! Christmas Kick-Off Celebration

December 6th at 5:30 pm

Ring in the excitement of the holiday season with this fun and festive new event! Gather together with friends new and old in the spirit of Christmas and Community as we countdown to the lighting of the community center lawn and our brand new Christmas tree! With the flip of a switch and a few surprises, town square will come alive in a spectacle of lights and sound creating a new tradition for you and yours!

The Whoville 5K

December 8th, On-site Registration from 1:00-1:30, the race begins at 2:00

Every Who down in Oklahoma liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch who lived just over yonder certainly did not! It could be that his jogging pants just didn’t fit right. It could be perhaps, that his running shoes were too tight. The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season, but he’d never spent one in Grove, and maybe that was the reason. So we puzzled and puzzled till our puzzler was sore to create an event that every Who will adore. We’ve invited the Grinch and Cindy Lou too, now all that’s missing is you, our favorite Who!

On behalf of the Mayor of Whoville, you are invited to join us for the Whoville 5K on Sunday, December 8th. Pre-Register by November 27th to get a discounted registration fee of $25, and a race t-shirt. Registrations after November 27th are $30. For a registration form, please email joshgoff.gacc@gmail.com. Prizes will be awarded for the best times. Not a runner? You don’t have to run to win the coveted Cheermeister Award! Created for the Who’s Who of Whoville, this year one lucky Grand Laker will walk away with the prize! In order to win, participants are encouraged dress in their best Who finery, and typify the qualities of whodom and whodery… May the best Who win!

Remember, The Grinch wouldn’t leave Max behind, so don’t leave your furry friends either!

Last Minute Lakers Merchants Open House

December 13th-14th

Have you gotten a little too caught up in “living on lake time” this holiday season? Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle, you’re in good company! We all know just how easy it is to lose track of time while enjoying all that beautiful Grand Lake has to offer. Lucky for you, our Grove area merchants have something for every style, taste, and budget! Procrastinate with confidence, and make your last minute Christmas shopping painless and easier than ever before. Shopping local never felt so good…

Lights on the Lake Annual Lighted Christmas Parade

December 14th at 5:30 pm

A time honored tradition beloved by many returns for its 19th season!

Nothing brings out the child in all of us quite like watching dazzling lighted floats glide through the streets of town during the most anticipated Christmas event of the season, the Annual Lighted Christmas Parade! This year’s theme, A Grand Ole’ Country Christmas: Ozarks Charm and Southern Hospitality, takes Grove back to its downhome roots just in time for the holidays. You’ll enjoy heartwarming bluegrass music, fun, and fellowship while celebrating the rich heritage of these hills and the stories and traditions that capture us all!

About the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1962, the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is the advocate for businesses in Grove and Grand Lake with dedicated professionals working daily to help the Grove area prosper and develop into an even better place to live, work, play and invest in. For more information on the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, please call (918) 786-9079.