Guest Allison Bailey, a local retail consultant for independent shops and districts joins KFOR.
OKLAHOMA CITY – There are several festive activities going on in downtown Oklahoma City for the holiday season but a new project is in the mix.
If you have been downtown lately, you have probably noticed a small shopping village made up of mini glass buildings that line the north lawn of the Myriad Gardens.
This is the first year “The Winter Shops at the Myriad Gardens” will decorate downtown.
“We wanted that Christmas village,” said Christina Davis, of Prodigal Event Management. “We wanted that place that you could come and bring a date or your family or friends. You can come out and you can shop or enjoy the gardens.”
Davis is making last-minute preparations ahead of the crowds that she is expecting this holiday season.
Davis said, “We have the Apothem, Calamity Jane’s.”
In all, there are 15 booths.
Prodigal owns the area and vendors are just renting the space.
Davis said, “We really like this project and we’ve invested a lot in it and it’s going to be a huge success, we hope.”
Inside the booths, there is a little bit of everything, ranging from vintage decor to sports apparel.
The idea came from a similar project in New York City and was localized right here in the metro.
“We have some things in the works,” Davis said. “So we’ll see how this year goes and we’ve got some big plans that we’re hoping for.”
Mini stores were open this past weekend and will open their doors again Friday through Sunday.
Shoppers can stop by from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Beginning on Dec. 12, the shops will be open Thursday through Sunday.
After Dec. 12, they are open seven-days-a-week until the first of the year.