By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: December 2009
Get your photo taken with Santa at Martha’s Corner during the Holiday Stroll, December 10 and 17.
Sapulpa Main Street’s popular Holiday Stroll, now in its fourth year, is back this December 10 and 17. This is your chance to do some after-hours holiday shopping, support your community businesses, and have a great evening with the family.
During the Holiday Stroll, downtown Sapulpa businesses will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. so you can do some Christmas shopping after you get home from work. But that’s not all – there’s plenty going on downtown to make for a delightful evening.
“It’s so pretty downtown during the holiday season with the lights and snowflakes and everything, and the Holiday Stroll is a great way to get people down here at night to see it,” says Janet Beil, director of Sapulpa Main Street. “It’s got a great ambience, it’s very picturesque, and it’s a good opportunity for us to show off what we have here and for people to take advantage of it.”
Carriage rides, sponsored by First United Bank, will take you around downtown. Santa will be at Martha’s Corner to visit with the kids. Church groups and the Sapulpa High School jazz choir will be caroling. Members of the Creek County Literacy Program will be selling hot chocolate on Martha’s Corner. A professional photographer will take your picture on your carriage ride or at your visit with Santa. You can get going on the Winter Window Wonderland contest. And of course, you can pick up some extra Jingle Bells tickets. “The Holiday Stroll has been very well received,” says Beil. “It’s a fun, old-fashioned family Christmas outing. We’ve got a lot of fun things going on down here, and we’ve been working to keep prices really low for people so they can have more money to spend on shopping.”
Carriage rides around downtown Sapulpa are a fun and festive part of the Holiday Stroll.
The Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce will be offering complimentary gift wrapping. Bring your gifts to the Chamber (across from Martha’s Corner) and they’ll wrap them for you. Donations will go to Youth Services of Creek County.
Youth Services of Creek County is a nonprofit agency that provides community services to Creek County and the surrounding area. YSCC maintains a youth shelter and related services to help minor children get out of the juvenile justice system and into more productive lifestyles, by working to identify and curtail behavioral problems. YSCC also offers a temporary residence for kids in DHS, as well as street outreach, housing assistance, job placement and life skills training for 18 to 22 year olds.
“The Holiday Stroll is a festive, Norman Rockwell-type of event,” says Beil. “Come out, bring the kids, and have a great time.” For more information on these and other Sapulpa events, contact Sapulpa Main Street. You can visit them on the web at www.sapulpamainstreet.com.