Route 66 Christmas Chute gives reasons to look upward and brings holiday cheer

Do you need something to do over the winter break? Do you still need to buy holiday gifts? Do you want something fun to do with family members while they are visiting?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, consider stopping by the Route 66 Christmas Chute in downtown Sapulpa.

When you think of a chute, you may think of a slide or a tube. But the Christmas Chute is actually a portion of Route 66 (part of which makes up Dewey Street in Sapulpa) that is closed off and decorated for the holidays. Visitors can visit it any day of the week from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The shops along Dewey St. (Amber Marie & Co., GiGi’s Gourmet Popcorn, and multiple thrift stores, among others) stay open late so visitors can filter in and out of the warm stores, and maybe buy something along the way.

The Christmas Chute will be open through Jan. 1, 2023. More information can be found at route66christmaschute.com.

This map shows many of the shops and stops along the Christmas Chute. (Photo courtesy of the Route 66 Christmas Chute website)
A sign near one end of the street welcomes visitors to the Christmas Chute. (Photo by Sarah Ray)
Dewey Street in Sapulpa is blocked off so that holiday shoppers can traverse among the shops and decorations. (Photo by Sarah Ray)
Visitors to the Christmas Chute walk beneath decorated canopies set up on Dewey Street. (Photo by Sarah Ray)
The shops on Dewey Street have all “decked the halls” and celebrate the occasion for the holiday season. (Photo by Sarah Ray)
Each of the 10 canopies are decorated with a different theme in mind. (Photo by Sarah Ray)
This Nativity-themed canopy is directly across the street from one titled Santa Claus. (Photo by Sarah Ray)
Route 66 Christmas Chute in Sapulpa is an 800-foot-long canopy of Christmas ornaments and décor highlighting 10 magical themes. Photo by Sarah Ray