YUKON, Oklahoma - A metro area Christmas staple is opening Saturday for the holiday season.

Yukon's Christmas in the Park opens at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and will run from 6 to 11 p.m. every night through New Year's Eve. Motorists drive along nearly three miles of illuminated fun in three inter-connected city parks to see 4 million twinkling lights and more than 425 one-of-a-kind lighted displays.

Christmas in the Park covers 100 rolling park acres. Many people can park their vehicles and take a leisurely self-guided tour along the 2.2 miles of walking trails 

Various costumed Christmas characters are often in the parks and are happy to pose for photos. 

Rides on the Santa Express Train are being offered from 6 to 10 p.m. every night, weather permitting. Tickets are $2 per person at the train depot located inside Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament. Children under the age of 3 ride for free.