Blue Whale of Catoosa holds Christmas light event

CATOOSA, Okla. — The Blue Whale of Catoosa held a Christmas light event on Nov. 27.

The Whale was covered with lights and the public received a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

The event also featured music by the Catoosa High School (CHS) choir, hot chocolate served by CHS Art Club and the Masala Skillet Food Trailer.

Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma Matt Pinnell was at the event and said that the Blue Whale represents the spirit of Route 66.

“It really does represent kind of that Americana experience, all the whimsical stops in these small towns, all the characters that you can meet, the more unique the better, and the Blue Whale really is at the top of the list when it comes to Route 66 across the country,”

Lt. Gov. Pinnell also recommended downloading the TravelOK app to see more Christmas events and locations of Route 66.

State Representative Terry O’Donnell was also present at the event.

Rep. O’Donnell said they’ve been lighting the Blue Whale for 18 years and that 2022 was the 50th anniversary of the Blue Whale.

He also talked about other Christmas events in Catoosa.

“We have this lights on, we have a tree lighting by the Historical Society next Saturday, and then the Saturday after that, we have a parade. So, lots of Christmas spirit in Catoosa and this event has grown every year,” Rep. O’Donnell said.

Rep. O’Donnell also gave thanks to Lt. Gov. Pinnell for being present at the event.





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