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Some downtown OKC events cancelled, postponed due to winter weather threat

Downtown in December is a series of holiday events and attractions all take place in the heart of Oklahoma City. (DOKCP)

Even though this winter storm has weakened, the potential for snow and ice still forced several Oklahoma City events to either cancel or postpone.

In downtown Oklahoma City, Saturdays with Santa and the SandRidge Santa Run were cancelled. Free Bricktown water taxi riders were closed on Friday night, and the Holly Jolly Shops at the Bricktown Ballpark was rescheduled.

"We know Oklahoma weather can change on a dime, so we were trying to wait till the last minute before we made the call," said Tobi Coleman with Revolve Productions, the company putting on the event.

Coleman said they couldn't risk having the event this weekend with the potential for ice and unsafe travel.

"Luckily, the Ballpark was able to work with us and we were fortunate they didn’t have anything going on next weekend, so we could move it."

Only two of the original participating vendors aren't able to make the new dates work.

"It’s like oh, it’s going to mix up a lot of things," said Rebekah Meanor, who runs jewelry company BekahSometimes. "You also worry, what if the weather’s bad next weekend too? And you also worry, some people have plans."

Meanor says small businesses like hers rely on sales during the holiday season.

"If we don’t do as well in December, then it’s harder for us through the year," she said.

Next weekend, she's hoping for good weather and a good turnout at the ballpark's first ever Holly Jolly Shops.

"It’s a beautiful place and it’s nice to come out and be around each other and have the holiday spirit," said Meanor. "Just come out and support us."

The Holly Jolly Shops will be set up at the ballpark on December 15th and 16th. You can find other Downtown in December events here.

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