It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Do you have guests coming for Thanksgiving? Just eight more days to prepare. But what do you do the next day? Take a trip down to the BOK Center for the 2017 Tulsa Winterfest. There are tons of things to see and do there!
What: 2017 Tulsa Winterfest
Where: BOK Center (200 S Denver Ave)
When: November 24th to January 7th (hours vary)
Contact: Arvest Winterfest (918) 894-4200 or via email
2017 Tulsa Winterfest Festivities
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the 2017 Tulsa Winterfest takes over downtown Tulsa. For the last 10 years, organizers have put up an outdoor rink that rivals the famous one in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza. This year’s it’s 9000 square feet in size. Rent skates and rink time for $12 per person. Bring your own skates and skate for just $8 each. Kids ages 3 and under get in for $8 per person. Group rates are available. If you’re an Arvest member, skate for half price.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Ready, Set Glow has become one of the most beloved traditions of the Tulsa Winterfest. This year’s tree lighting takes place on Sunday, November 26th. The fun starts at 5 pm with live music, special activities, and great food. At 7 pm, KC & Jess from Mix 96.5 flip the switch to light up this year’s 44-foot tree. Admission for this event is absolutely free.
Food Drive Mondays
Every Monday is Food Drive Monday. Donate canned goods and skate for $6. Everything collected goes directly to the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
Breakfast with Santa
Santa agreed to take a break from his busy North Pole schedule to come to the 2017 Tulsa Winterfest. On Saturday, December 9th, you can have breakfast with the jolly old elf himself. Tickets cost just $8 each. Purchase your tickets right now for either the 9 am to 10:30 am session or the later 11 am to 12:30 pm time. Seats are limited. So, get your tickets today.
Want to see Santa’s reindeer? They’ll be hanging out right there at the BOK Center throughout the festival. For just $2 per person, feed and pet these amazing creatures yourself.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the 2017 Tulsa Winterfest, guests have the opportunity to take a horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown Tulsa. Prices start at $25 per ride. The carriage will be ready on a first come/first served basis outside the BOK Center from 7 pm to 10 pm on Fridays and 6 pm to 10 pm on Saturdays. If you wish to book a ride on Sunday, you’ll need to make an appointment with Ava K’s Carriage Service directly (918-277-1810).
Last year, the Winterfest hosted 150,000 guests during its 50+ day run. The 2017 Tulsa Winterfest lasts for just 45 days. But they expect it to be the biggest one yet. Celebrate the holidays with a definite Tulsa flair. Make downtown Tulsa your destination for holiday cheer this year.