Broken Arrow Rose District offering new attractions to boost tourism for holidays
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (KTUL) - Broken Arrow was full of holiday cheer, Thursday, as the city kicked the first day of December with a new ice rink. The attraction, at the Farmer’s Market, is one of many features in the Rose District this year to get people excited about holiday shopping and tourism.
Avery Pippen, the manager of American Hatfield, said the Rose District offers a unique experience visitors won’t find anywhere else in the metro area.
“People walk in [the store] all the time and they’re like ‘Wait, where am I? Like, am I in Colorado, up north?’ Or something like that,” said Pippen.
Main Street is lined with a little something for everyone. The invite for visitors to see for themselves extends beyond the holiday season
“The Rose District should be the spot for people to come and not even just in Broken Arrow, but Owasso, south Tulsa, we just want it to be the spot that everyone comes,” said Pippen.
“To just see the growth take off in the different corridors of Broken Arrow has been just fabulous. Now we can do everything in Broken Arrow, we work here, we shop here, we eat here entertain here,” said Dawn Seing, a Broken Arrow resident who recently moved to the Rose District.
Though the area is quickly growing, retailers said they’ll always maintain a community feeling and they’re inviting visitors to be part of.
“It’s revamped in the last few years. And we just want people to know ‘Hey, we’re here, we’re growing there’s more businesses to come,' and it just kind of has that cozy homey feel and that’s what we’re looking for,” said Pippen.
The Rose District also hosted its Holiday Shopping Night, Thursday. All the retail stores in the downtown area stay open until 9:00 p.m. Downtown also kicked off its Wine Walk. It was the first event of its kind in the area. The sold out event had several participating stores and restaurants offering wine samples while people visited and shopped downtown.