The importance of destination marketing and promotion of the Stillwater community has been proven time and again. Currently, the importance of destination marketing and promotion as a primary economic development tool is illustrated through Stillwater’s first and only 39-day event.
The Visit Stillwater team coordinated and is managing Stillwater’s Winter Wonderland to provide an opportunity to enhance family-friendly activities within the heart of downtown Stillwater. Efforts will contribute to keeping resident dollars within the local economy. It also provides a seasonal attraction that appeals to visitors who will contribute to our local economy while creating long-lasting experiences and provide inspiration for returned trips.
Investing in destination marketing through Stillwater’s Winter Wonderland has already encouraged over 3,000 participants on the ice rink within the first ten days of the event. Forty percent of those on the ice reside outside of the City of Stillwater. The ultimate goal is to host the most successful rink and holiday activities in the region which will enable us to support an ice skating rink our residents, OSU students, and visitors can expect to enjoy annually.
Ice skating fun has been extended through January 7th so there is plenty of time to plan for activities with friends and family:
- Reserve private parties on a first-come, first served basis at VisitStillwater.org/holidays.
- Purchase bulk tickets and receive a discount when 11 or more are purchased to distribute to employees, clients, for incentives, and giveaways. Ticket stubs to the ice rink will also enable OSU Cowgirl and Cowboy basketball fans the ability to attend games at a discounted ticket price through January 7th – which includes Cowgirl Bedlam Basketball.
- Book overnight packages as an impressive gift, to split up to give to several friends and family members, or to keep for yourself to enjoy at ten local businesses and attractions.
- Commemorate the 2017 Stillwater’s Winter Wonderland season with a collector’s ornament that is available for purchase at the ice rink and Visit Stillwater office.
To learn more about the various Winter Wonderland activities and attractions go to www.VisitStillwater.org/holidays to plan your Stillwater activities.