Man to display 'Festivus Pole' at OKC Capitol

Posted at 6:16 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 19:16:45-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A Florida man is planning a display in the Oklahoma Capitol rotunda based on a fictional holiday depicted in the popular 1990s sitcom "Seinfeld."

Chaz Stevens will display his "Festivus Pole" next Wednesday in building's first-floor rotunda near an existing display of giant nutcrackers and a sleigh laden with gifts.

Stevens says the 6-foot pole is wrapped in the colors of the gay pride rainbow flag and topped with a disco ball.

Stevens says the pole pays homage both to the television show and to gay rights.

He says similar poles will be put up in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Washington. Applications are pending in at least two other states.

A request made to the secretary of state in Arkansas was denied.