PROMENADE’S HOLIDAY NIGHT OF MAGIC: One special night during the holidays Tulsa Promenade hosts its Magical Night Of Giving to help non-profit organizations in Greater Tulsa raise funds. This year’s event is Sunday, Nov. 13.
Having been part of the Tulsa landscape at 41st and Yale for more than four decades, Tulsa Promenade continues to give back to a supportive community.
Over the years this midtown retail Mecca, one of the first major, truly suburban shopping centers in South Tulsa has seen millions of Tulsa shoppers pass through it doors to have their children’s picture taken with the “best Santa in town”, to browse an always amazing array of stores and dining spots, or to attend a wide range of entertaining gatherings and events.
Sheila Cooper, Tulsa Promenade manager, understands the importance of giving back to the city. “We’re always looking for ways to say thank you to Tulsa for their loyal patronage over the years and we like to feel we have made a positive difference in people’s lives in some small way.”
One very successful way Tulsa Promenade makes a difference is Earning for Learning, a program established in 2007 to help area schools. Through this program, schools are rewarded for purchases made at the mall during back to school shopping from early September until the end of October. A point system rewards shoppers who log their receipts at Guest Services on behalf of the school of their choice. The top three schools with the most points receive a cash reward. From its inception, more than $15,000 benefiting area schools has been generated from Earning for Learning.
According to Cooper, “The synergy created between retailers, customers, parents and the schools benefits our community as a whole.”
Every year when holiday season rolls around, the mall is ready with a Magical Night of Giving. It is an evening devoted to shopping, entertainment, prizes and food for shoppers with proceeds going to local charitable organizations. Tickets are available from Promenade’s Guest Services counter located just inside the North main entrance. Non-profit charitable organizations rely on this event to raise unlimited funds by selling the tickets at $5 each. For more information visit, www.tulsapromenade.com.
This year’s Magical Night comes on Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This event has repeatedly proven to be a great opportunity to help charities all over greater Tulsa.
As the holiday season starts the fun picks up at Promenade. There’s trick or treat night on Halloween every year when the mall fills with little goblins and monsters. When Santa comes to town in December two days are set aside just for Tulsans to bring in their pets for pictures with Santa. The rest of Santa’s stay is filled with visits from little tykes armed with wish lists. Local schools send choirs of young carolers to entertain in the food court.
“We know patrons have lots of choices when it comes to shopping. That’s why we keep pushing the envelope when it comes to giving shoppers reasons to come to the Tulsa Promenade to find bargains to have fun and to help their community. Being one of the oldest centers in the city makes us feel rooted here and we like connecting with the community everyway we can,” says Cooper.