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Devon Energy prepares to celebrate first Christmas at new Oklahoma City headquarters

Christmas bulbs, pine cones wrapped in red ribbons and lights are going up with care — and the assistance of a crane — at Devon Energy Center.
by Steve Lackmeyer Published: November 7, 2012

Stefanou was the perfect candidate for creating a new holiday tradition at Devon Energy Center, Reynolds said. Stefanou was tasked by Devon with ensuring the decorations, especially the lighting, respected other corporate traditions in the city and was a uniquely different addition to the city's Christmas festivities.

“He works outside the box,” Reynolds said. “He works with the site, and he goes for a larger-than-life experience.”

Klay Kimker, vice president of administration at Devon, said tours of other corporate holiday displays began in December 2011, and Rockefeller Center always stood out as a chief inspiration for what would be attempted at Devon Energy Center.

Ornament installation is set to be completed by Thursday. Installation of the 9-foot pine cones will take place in the Rotunda on Saturday, while construction of the largest bright red ornaments along Sheridan Avenue will take place through Sunday.

by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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