Winterfest Start Pushed Back as COVID Continues Record-Breaking Surge

Nov 20, 2020

Credit Tulsa Winterfest

Organizers on Friday pushed back the start of Arvest Winterfest two weeks.

The 13th annual event was set to begin Saturday, but citing support of Mayor G.T. Bynum’s request Thursday for Tulsans to limit public interactions over the next 10 days, the BOK Center announced Friday Winterfest will now start Nov. 30.

Ice skating, which usually happens outside on Third Street, was moved inside the arena this year. Organizers say the indoor rink is bigger, allowing for greater social distancing, and that moving the main draw indoors lets them better enforce a mask requirement and control the flow of people.

All ticketing is being done online this year. Tickets purchased for Nov. 21–29 will be refunded.