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Press Release

Release Date: December 16, 2020

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • At, visitors can find Christmas activities that can be enjoyed during the holidays while responsibly distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Chickasaw Nation’s “Home for the Holidays” website features several Christmas activities visitors can enjoy while maintaining responsible distancing, including Santa Claus reading names of children from all over the world on his “nice” list.

To help families fill their holidays with activities as they responsibly distance or quarantine, the Chickasaw Nation launched the “Home for the Holidays” web portal at

Visitors to the page are greeted with a “Merry Christmas!” and a welcome message: “Thank you for celebrating the holidays with the Chickasaw Nation. Explore this page to find numerous Christmas activities, resources and family fun.”

Available activities include a selection of holiday recipes, Santa’s Hotline where callers can leave a message letting him know what’s on their Christmas list, scavenger hunts and a template for creating personalized letters from Santa.

As part of the “Home for the Holidays” activities, Santa will read names of children from all over the world who are on his “nice list” with a video that will be available at and on Chickasaw Nation social media, such as

The video will be available Dec. 22. Mrs. Claus will share her own special message on social media and the website Dec. 24.

The Celebration of Lights offers another way to embrace the holiday season while remaining responsibly distanced. A spectacular drive-thru light display is available at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. Located in Sulphur, the event is available at no charge and open to the public. It features dozens of displays with traditional Christmas themes. From now until Dec. 31, the lights will be on every evening from 6 to 9 p.m.

Christmas light displays at the Chickasaw Nation Headquarters and the Ada South Campus near the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center have also proven popular. Both are available to view after dusk.