Gathering Place Offers Winter Wonderland

FUN FOR ALL: Youngsters as well as adults and others have a great winterland time at the Gathering Place.

Tulsa’s Gathering Place has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland through the holiday season, spreading cheer with lights, performances, holiday shopping, festive food and drink and more! 

Winter Wonderland brings thousands of lights to twinkle through Chapman Adventure Playground, sparking imaginations and creating new holiday traditions for the whole family. The Winter Wonderland Holiday Market occurs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night as well as every night the last week of December (24th – 30th).

Guests can walk through the Winter Wonderland of lights, explore the European-style Holiday Market with pop-up retail shops, enjoy live music and performances, indulge in festive food and drinks and take a ride on a themed train. All events are free with the exception of retail and food/beverage purchases. 

Gathering Place has announced a $5 million combined commitment from HollyFrontier to the Park and to the beautification of the west bank of the Arkansas riverfront north of the pedestrian bridge. HollyFrontier joins nearly 80 donors who have taken part in an unprecedented public-private partnership with Gathering Place, raising funds totaling $465 million.

“At HollyFrontier, we are committed to giving back to the communities where we work and live,” said Skipp Kistler, vice president and refinery manager, HollyFrontier Tulsa Refining . “We strongly believe in the Gathering Place’s mission of inclusivity – bringing our community together through a world-class space that engages, educates and excites. On behalf of our current 650 employees, and the thousands that have worked here in the 100 years of operations, we are proud to support such a meaningful project. We are grateful for the 10 years we’ve been part of the Tulsa community and look forward to witnessing the Gathering Place’s positive impact on Tulsans, the region and visitors for decades to come.”

Gathering Place opened on Sept. 8, showcasing a vibrant space in the heart of Tulsa with experiences for all ages. The HollyFrontier commitment is the largest gift to the park this year.

“Gathering Place strives to be a beacon of togetherness for the community, and we are thankful to HollyFrontier for this donation to assist in continuing our mission,” said Jeff Stava, executive director and trustee of Tulsa’s Gathering Place, . “The unwavering support our business community has for Tulsa’s Park shows the commitment they have to creating a space for all to enjoy for years to come.” 

HollyFrontier has owned and operated its Tulsa refinery facilities since 2009. The refinery employs more than 650 individuals and its operations include processing 125,000 barrels per day of crude oil, providing gasoline and diesel in Oklahoma and across the mid-continent region of the United States. 
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Updated 12-19-2018

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