From our team at Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership, we want to thank you for your continued support through 2020. It was a challenging year for us all, but we are thankful for a community that remains strong together. True to our mission, we worked hard this year to keep downtown safe, clean, and friendly.
In an effort to make downtown more friendly, we installed 60 bike racks, 5 bike repair stations, and 5 benches. Cleanliness is more important now than ever. Our team showed that it was a top priority by collecting around 15,000 gallons of trash from downtown’s streets and sidewalks.
We continued to bring the community safely together this year through events and placemaking projects. We hosted 11 total events, 2 of those were held virtually and 4 were spread over multiple days or weekends. We enhanced the public realm with 17 new placemaking projects and granted a total of $112,000 in public art projects.
This year, you got social. You watched over 18,000 minutes on our YouTube channel. We gained nearly 6,000 Instagram followers and received a total of 48,531 likes on our photos. Thanks for liking us. The feeling is mutual.
With the overwhelming support of our stakeholders, constituents, and the City of Oklahoma City, we renewed the Downtown OKC Business Improvement District for another 10 years. This will allow us to continue to serve our community and our mission to maintain a healthy and vibrant downtown.
On behalf of our neighbors and districts, thank you for continuing to support small and local downtown businesses. We encourage you to continue supporting local all throughout the new year, including the 59 new businesses that opened downtown in 2020.
With Peace & Gratitude,
Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership
DOWNTOWN IN DECEMBER THANK YOUS
As this year's Downtown in December presented by Devon comes to a close, we want to take the opportunity to thank all of those who helped make it possible. This series of holiday events and attractions was adjusted in many ways this year, but still brought the community together in the heart of Oklahoma City. We are thankful for your support and participation and look forward to seeing you again next year!
Thank You To Our Sponsors: Devon Energy, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital, SONIC Foundation, BancFirst, Hall Capital, Heartland, Metro by T-Mobile, Painted Door, RCB Bank, Robinson Park, News 9, Spark Creative, Yale Theatre, Quik Print, JE Dunn, 405 Magazine, American Fidelity, Bank of Oklahoma, Mason Realty Investors, Claims Management Resources, First Maintenance, Jones PR, Midtown Renaissance, Wiggin Properties, Gipson Design, MetroFamily Magazine, 110 Events, Alliance for Economic Development, Stella Nova, Tinker Federal Credit Union, The Melting Pot, BC Clark, Byron's Liquor, Centennial Landscaping, Crowe & Dunlevy, HSE Architect, RSM US LLP, Universal Insurance Agency, Corner Energy, Oklahoma Gazette
ARTS COUNCIL OKC'S OPENING NIGHT
Celebrate the new year while staying safe this year. Tune in tomorrow night to OKC’s most exciting New Year’s Eve celebration. Opening Night, produced by Arts Council Oklahoma City, will be a free, virtual livestream experience for the entire community. Tune in to Opening Night on December 31 at 7pm to Arts Council OKC’s Facebook page or YouTube channel for a full schedule of virtual events and experience the magic from home.
Scissortail Park can not wait to ring in 2021, which is why they are doing it early at the New Year’s Eve Early-Bird celebration tomorrow evening. Join in on the fun at the Love's Travel Stop Stage & Great Lawn for an early countdown to 2021 and make it home in time to get the kids to bed.
4:30pm – Music by Spaghetti Eddie
6pm – Music by Hypnotik
7pm – 2021 Countdown & Fireworks Show
Whether you’re looking forward to the Memorial Marathon, or want to start the year off healthy – this is a great opportunity to get outdoors, exercise and experience the Memorial. The First Walk is free and walkers are invited to visit the Memorial Museum with special Buy One, Get One Free, admission tickets.
This weekend is the final weekend to take advantage of the OKC Streetcar's FREE weekend rides. The streetcar will be free to ride Friday through Sunday, all day long! Whether you want to explore the beautiful holiday lights throughout the city or discover new retail and restaurant, hop on board and see downtown OKC for free!
Looking for an opportunity to get out of the house and catch some fresh air? There is still time to enjoy holiday lights and decorations downtown. Gather your family and spend an evening taking an adventure as you set out to find each of the light displays and decoratively filled districts.
Thursday, December 31st - OKC Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 7PM Saturday, January 2nd - OKC Thunder vs. Orlando Magic, 6PM Monday, January 4th - OKC Thunder vs. Miami Heat, 6:30PM Wednesday, January 6th - OKC Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 7PM Friday, January 8th - OKC Thunder vs. New York Knicks, 6:30PM Sunday, January 10th - OKC Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets, 5PM Tuesday, January 12th - OKC Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs, 7PM Wednesday, January 13th - OKC Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 7PM Friday, January 15th - OKC Thunder vs. Chicago Bulls, 7PM
For the full schedule and to purchase tickets, click here.