There is something magical about the alluring lights, decorations, and events that come with Christmas! Here is a list of some of the holiday lighting displays and events throughout the Omaha area.
Holiday Lights Festival - Old Market, North & South Omaha
Description: Celebrate the holiday season with the 22nd annual Holiday Lights Festival! The display will blanket the Old Market and surrounding streets from 10th to 13th Streets and from Harney to Jackson Streets. North/South Omaha Lighting Display
The display will illuminate North Omaha along a six-block area around 24th and Lake Streets. In South Omaha, the display will light up 24th Street between L and Q Streets.
LOCATION: Old Market, North & South Omaha
Werner Park Light Show
Description: A unique Drive-Thru Light Show... Almost a full mile of nearly 1,000 programmable elements and over 100,000 animated lights dancing to Christmas music rather than just the old-fashioned still displays.
Location: 12356 Ballpark Way Papillion, NE 68046
Website: Santa's Rockin Lights at Werner Park
A Christmas Carol – Now – Dec. 23
Description: Experience one of Omaha’s favorite holiday traditions in a reimagined small cast version with eight cast members! Filled with stunning Victorian costumes, festive music, and wintry sets, A Christmas Carol is a beautiful reminder that love and generosity are the heart of the Christmas holiday.
Location: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., Omaha, NE.
It’s a Wonderful Life at The Rose Theater – Now – 19
Description: Come celebrate the holidays with the very first show ever presented at The Rose Theater in 1995! Meet George Bailey, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him that his has been, after all, a wonderful life.
Location: The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St., Omaha, NE.
Santa’s Magic at Omaha Children’s Museum – Now – Dec. 23
Description: Santa is returning to the Omaha Children’s Museum, bringing a little holiday magic with him.
Location: 500 S. 20th St., Omaha, NE.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops – Now – Dec. 24
Description: Celebrate Christmas with a visit to Santa’s Winter Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops! Enjoy contactless visits with Sanda, a free photo, and free take-home holiday craft activity kits for kids.
Location: 12703 Westport Pkwy., La Vista, NE and Bass Pro Shops, 2901 Bass Pro Dr., Council Bluffs, IA.
Season of Lights at Midtown Crossing – Now – Feb. 14
Description: Enjoy the brilliance of tens of thousands of led lights strung throughout as you stroll through Midtown Crossing!
Location: Turner Park (31st Ave. and Farnam St.), Omaha, NE.
Meet Santa’s Reindeer at Mulhalls – Now – Dec. 19
Description: Visit Dasher and Dancer at Mulhall's Nursery until December 19th!
Location: 3615 N. 120th St., Omaha, NE.
Christmas at Union Station – Now – Jan. 9
Description: A long-standing tradition for Omaha families. Visit Omaha’s official Christmas tree. Santa himself visits 6 days a week!
Location: The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., Omaha, NE.
Winter Wonderland at Fontenelle Forest – Now – Jan. 3
Description: Come experience the festive holiday display of decorated trees and wreaths at Fontenelle Forest. Then, bundle up and enjoy the Trail of Lights, as you stroll the first loop of the lighted Riverview Boardwalk.
Location: 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue.
Description: Winter Wonderland, coordinated by the Papillion Community Foundation, was the community’s annual kickoff for the holiday season, with the lighting of the downtown area, visits with Santa, carriage rides, Christkindl Market, and extended hours for the downtown businesses. Take a drive to downtown Papillion and enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights! For full details, visit: www.papillionfoundation.org