Holiday River Parade

Saturday, December 3, 2022 • 5-9p

RIVERSPORT brought back an Oklahoma City family favorite – the Holiday River Parade – in 2021 and the tradition continues this year! The banks of the Oklahoma River are lined with families enjoying water skiing elves, holiday-themed boats sparkling on the Oklahoma River, a laser light show, fireworks and more!

The Holiday River Parade is part of Winter Glow – RIVERSPORT’s Nordic holiday experience that includes ice skating, Olympic curling, alpine climbing, skiing and snowboarding, plus hot chocolate, holiday sweets and firepits – all wrapped up with glittering lights and Santa on Saturdays. [Learn more] 

Honoring Mike McAuliffe

As we celebrated the 2021 Holiday River Parade, we honored event originator Mike McAuliffe who passed away in 2020. Mike created many events for Oklahoma City over many decades with the Holiday River Parade being one of the most popular and enduring.

Want to be part of the 2022 Holiday River Parade?

We welcome boats of all kinds for the Holiday River Parade – let us know if you’d like to join the festivities in your decorated boat! RIVERSPORT also has a limited number of boats available for groups to decorate. Send us an email to learn more.

2021 Winter Glow & Holiday River Parade Partners

Winter Glow and the Holiday River Parade are made possible through a grant from

and are presented by

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