Scenes of Christmas decor along Route 66

A number of Route 66 landmarks recently have been decorated for the Christmas holiday.

First, the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma, held its annual “lights on” ceremony on Sunday night. As these photos from Oklahoma Route 66 Association President Rhys Martin shows, not only was the whale lighted, but so was the nearby ark.

In Devils Elbow, Missouri, the 90-year-old Devil’s Elbow Bridge also was given its annual light show on Saturday night:

In Tulsa, the keepers of the Route 66 Village threw the switch on its holiday decor on Saturday night:

On Saturday, the city of Williams, Arizona, held its annual tree-lighting ceremony:

Last but certainly not least is the inaugural Route 66 Christmas Chute in downtown Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Based on the public reaction to this, this event will be held for decades to come.

There undoubtedly is more, but these are the highlights. Virtually all of these Christmas decorations will be up until the New Year.

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