Sponsored Holiday Rides
Since 2004, Bricktown Water Taxi has partnered with the Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership to provide sponsored holiday rides on the Bricktown Canal, as a part of Downtown in December. During that time roughly 200,000 passengers have enjoyed a complimentary ride, courtesy DOKC and its sponsors.
Holiday Boat Rides Cancelled for 2020
Unfortunately, due to the realities of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Downtown in December Holiday Boat Rides will not take place during 2020. This is due to a number of factors, including:
Dramatically limited passenger capacity due to social distancing restrictions on board, which would make it possible to only carry a fraction of the large number of people who typically show up and wait in line to ride, and which would create excessive wait times for those who did make it on board.
An inability to guarantee social distancing during the wait to ride, which in normal times can exceed one hour, often with very long and crowded lines.
Our goal is to keep our crew and our passengers safe, and to provide the best possible experience for all. After much consideration, Water Taxi and its partners at the Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership have decided that it will be impossible to provide service at an acceptable and safe level, therefore we will instead focus our efforts on a return to a more normal business environment 2021.
While we hope to see Downtown in December’s sponsored holiday boat rides in 2021, we will also be exploring other events to make next year and next December a great one.
Please note that despite the sponsored holiday rides are cancelled for 2020 there will still be much to do in downtown Oklahoma City as a part of Downtown in December 2020.