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Arvest Winterfest, an annual holiday tradition, returns to Tulsa for its 11th year

Posted at 3:40 PM, Nov 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 18:16:52-05

Tulsa's annual holiday tradition, Arvest Winterfest, opened to the public on Black Friday.

The festival returns bigger and better this season.

"Over the course of the season, we're seeing over 100,000 guests now, which has grown since the first year. We had about 35,000, so we've seen a huge increase," says Lindsey Bollinger-Revard, the BOK Center's Director of Special Events.

There are new things this year for families to enjoy like a food truck, an express train for kids every Saturday and Sundays with Santa. There will also be alcoholic beverages served on weekends.

The festival's main attraction is the 9,000 square feet ice rink. It's bigger than New York City's Rockefeller ice rink, which is about 7,000 square feet.

It's $12 per person to skate, but there are discounted days. Click here for more information.

"We'll be open for 45 days, so they have plenty of chances to skate day and night. We also have the warming tent next to it, so if this is not your thing, you can warm up in the warming tent," says Bollinger-Revard.

The festival ends on January 6.

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