TULSA - For the first time, Tulsa’s long-running annual tradition of a downtown Christmas parade will culminate in a block party.
The idea, according to parade chairman Paul Ross, is to “extend the fun, the celebration of Christmas.”
Some of the floats and giant balloons from the parade will assemble near 8th and Boston, which will be cordoned off for the party.
Organizers say they’ll have food trucks, music, and bouncy houses for the kids.
Bob Pielsticker with CBRE, a member of the Cathedral District downtown, says it only makes sense to have an event which keeps the party going after the parade ends.
“We bring 40,000 people downtown, and then everybody leaves afterwords,” he said Thursday. “So what a great opportunity to provide a kind of family friendly event.”
The parade begins at 1:00 p.m. on December 8th.
The block party will kick off as the parade ends, and is scheduled to go until 5:00 p.m.
For details on the parade route and more information on the block party, visit the Tulsa Christmas Parade website.