November 2017: Come celebrate the holidays in Claremore this year! The City of Claremore and Rogers County Coalition have partnered with local businesses to bring West Bend Winterland to the community! This great holiday event will kick off with the tree lighting ceremony on Monday, December 4th at 6 pm. Enjoy free hot coca and apple cider, skate for the first time and join us in kicking off the holiday season.
“The City of Claremore is excited to partner with community leaders to offer an event like Winterland,” commented City Manager, Jim Thomas. “I was able to go to the tree farm to hand pick the 47 foot tall live Christmas tree that will be on display. It will truly be a sight to see.”
Winterland is a community event and offers an array of opportunities for local non-profit organizations to get involved. If you are part of an organization that is seeking fundraising opportunities you can sign up to work one of the public skating days. We are also looking for organizations that would like to perform during the event with caroling, jingle bells and more! Sign ups for volunteer opportunities are on our website.
On Saturday, December 9th Winterland will open to the public at 7 p.m. after Claremore’s Christmas parade. You will be able to enjoy all of the activities and take pictures with Santa. After the 9th, Winterland will be open to the public Thursdays through Sundays through December 31st (excluding Christmas Eve). Visit the website for full event schedule.
Admission to West Bend Winterland is free, however ice skating will cost $5 a person; children 10 & under skate free with a paid adult ticket. Skate sessions will start every hour on the hour that the event is open. Be sure to come out and enjoy ice skating and all the other great activities.
“You will be able to come out on December 16th and 23rd and get up close and take pictures with live reindeer,” said marketing manager, Lisa Rogers.
West Bend Winterland is presented by RCB Bank and Ira Green Construction. Other sponsors for the event are AXH, Grand River Dam Authority, BNSF, Cherokee Nation, BancFirst, Pelco Structural, Hillcrest Hospital, Bank of Oklahoma Financial, Hydrahoist Marine Group, Baker Hughes, Claremore Reveille Rotary, Bruckner’s Truck Sales, Neely Agency, Froman Oil & Propane, Crafton Tull, MoreClaremore, Burrows Agency and Claremore Progress.
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