The space between Thanksgiving and New Year's is such a festive time! There's something for everyone to participate in and enjoy the season! These are just a few of our favorite activites:
Christmas at Union Station
Dates: November 25, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Location: Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St. Omaha, NE 68108
Times: Mon: 10am-5pm/Tues: 10am-8pm/Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm/Sun: 1-5pm
Admission: $11 Adults/$8 Seniors (62+)/$7 Children (ages 3 - 12)/Free Children 2 years & under
More Info: It’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Durham Museum! Christmas at Union Station is back for another season of festive fun, from the region's largest Christmas tree with twinkling lights, to holidays around the globe, to visits from Santa himself. Visit website for schedule of events.
Website: Durham Museum
Holiday Pinsettia Show
Dates: November 25, 2017 to January 4, 2018
Location: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Omaha, NE 68108
Times: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: $10 Adults; $5 Children (ages 6 - 12); Free Children 5 years & under
More Info: Thousands of poinsettias bursting with rich, vibrant color are a glowing tribute to the holidays, with a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree as its centerpiece surrounded by a cascade of twinkling white lights, glittering ornaments and model garden trains. Note: Holiday hours may impact this event.
Website: Lauritzen Gardens
NRG Energy Ice Rink
Dates: November 25, 2017 to February 14, 2018
Location: The Capitol District - 10th and Capitol Ave.
Times: check website for details
More Info: The NRG Energy Ice Rink, at its new location in The Capitol District off 10th and Capital Ave., will return to entertain families and "Shine the Light on Hunger."
Dates: November 25, 2017 to December 23, 2017
Location: Omaha Children's Museum, 500 S 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102
Times: Tuesdays-Fridays: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
* Note: There will be no Santa's Magic shows on Dec. 3.
Admission: regular museum admission rates
More Info: Santa's Magic is an enchanting winter wonderland populated by friendly characters like the Snow Queen, Holly the Elf, and Santa.
Website: Omaha Children's Museum
Winter Wonderland at Sycamore Farms
Dates: December 8 - 10, 2017 and December 15 - 17, 2017
Location: Sycamore Farms, 1150 River Road, Waterloo, NE 68069
Times: Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm; Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Admission: Friday sneek peak passes $10 for adults and children over 12yrs; 12yrs and under are free; this gets you in the rest of the same weekend.
Saturday or Sunday one day passes $5 for adults and children over 12yrs; 12yrs and under are free
More Info: Sycamore Farms wil fall under a captivating spell and magically transform into a Vintage Winter Wonderland. Adorned in a twinkling array of lights and holiday decorations the centry old farmhouse and barns will come alive with the anticipation of the holidays and take your breath away. It is a unique holiday experience for the whole family to enjoy the beauty of the farm both indoors and out. Shop from 70 indor vintage vendors, makers, and artisans for the perfect gift or holiday decor, and more!
Website: Sycamore Farms
Lights Walk - 5K and 10K
Dates: December 2, 2017
Location: Landmark Building, 13th Street between Farnam and Harney Streets, Omaha, NE
Times: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Admission: $3 for AVA/IVV credit; $1.50 for Fun Walkers
More Info: Enjoy the lights, sounds and bustle of Omaha's Lights Festival, on either a 5K or a 10K walk. Bring hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and packaged toilet paper to donate to a local homeless shelter. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate after your walk, while picking out your door prize. This is a self-paced walk. Walk on your own or join a group at 4:30pm. Registration is between 4 and 6pm. Walkers should be off the trail by 8:30pm. This is a dog-friendly event!
Website: Lights Walk
Rooftop Rink at Midtown Crossing
Dates: December 2, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Location: Rooftop near Wohlner's Neighborhood Grocery & Deli, 3253 Dodge St., Omaha, NE
Times: Thursday - Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday - Sunday 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Admission: $5, includes skate rental; all proceeds benefit The Salvation Army
More Info: Midtown's presenting a new way to soak up the holiday season in Omaha! Grab your friends and family for rooftop skating on the 60' x 80' synthetic ice rink, which means skating no mater the weather.
Website: Rooftop Rink
Joyful Noise - A Gospel Christmas featuring Salem Baptist Church
Dates: December 3, 2017
Location: Holland Center Omaha, 1200 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE 68102
Times: 4:00pm and 7:00pm
More Info: Enjoy the harmonious sounds of Omaha's nationally recognized Salem Baptist Church choir! This Christmas tradition returns to the Holland Center with a combination of holiday classics and new music. The Grammy® nominated choir features the soaring voices of more than 70 members! This upbeat celebration includes exciting special guest artists, theater and choreography.
Website: Joyful Noise
Please check event websites or ticketing offices to confirm dates, times and pricing. Information obtained from VisitOmaha.com, event websites and Facebook event details. BHHSAMB and Terry H. Bouge are not responsible for typos, errors or missing information. Enjoy the holidays!