Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {1/22 – 1/25/15}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

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Nature Connects 2 LEGO® Exhibit at Lauritzen Gardens + Giveaway! – 1/17 – 4/26, $5 – $10

  • See 300,000 LEGO® bricks in 14 incredible displays in Nature Connects 2 all in beautiful Lauritzen Gardens!
  • Plus, enter to win A Family Pass for 4 to Nature Connects 2 at Lauritzen Gardens – 4 Winners!

Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band at The Rose Theater – 1/23 – 2/8

  • Buffalo Bill was an adventurer, a cowboy, a buffalo hunter, a Pony Express rider, and a showman. One week, on a long train trip from Omaha, where his Wild West show started, Buffalo Bill looks out on a West very different than the one from his childhood, and he tells his daughter his story.
  • Balloonacy also continues at the Rose Theater through January 31st.

Family Movie Night at Salvation Army Kroc Center – FROZEN – 1/23, 5:30-8 p.m., FREE

  • FREE Movie Night featuring FROZEN this Friday at Salvation Army Kroc Center! Plus, a cameo appearance from Anna and Elsa!
  • 5:30 p.m. – Frozen Themed Activities; 6 p.m. – Movie

Dinosaur Train LIVE! – 1/23, 7 p.m., $15-$30

  • Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure brings the beloved stars of the hit PBS series.

Cathedral Flower Festival – 1/24-1/25, FREE

  • See amazing floral displays at the beautiful Cathedral Flower Festival! It is recommended to arrive early as this tends to be a very popular event.
  • Sat. 1/24: 10-4, 7-9. Sun. 1/25: 1-4.

Cabin Fever Party at Papio Fun Park – 1/24, 12-10 p.m., $5 + tax

  • Cabin Fever Party at Papio Fun Park this Saturday, January 24th, 12-10 p.m.! $5 Wristbands (+ tax) for Unlimited Lazer Tag, Spaceball and Jumpshot, plus free popcorn and select video games!

Winterfest at Mahoney State Park – 1/24, 3 – 6 p.m., Owen Marina

  • Learn about surviving the winter wilderness and enjoy fishing and birding activities. Roast hotdogs and s’mores over an open fire. ($2.00 fee for hotdogs and s’mores.)
  • A Park Entry Permit is required.

Find these and many more events in the Omaha Kids Calendar!

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80+ Family-Friendly Things to Do in Omaha this Winter

  • Find many Free activities, plus bounce houses & indoor play areas, indoor swimming, kids programs, and much more!

Find these and many more events in the Omaha Kids Calendar!

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {1/15 – 1/19/15}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Enter To Win:

Popular this Week:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Hands-on-Habitat at Fontenelle Forest – 1/16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE with Registration

  • ParentSavvy and Fontenelle Forest are providing these educational, hands-on classes for pre-school age children and parents. Receive FREE admission when your register using promo code “ParentSavvy”. Register here.

Nature Connects 2 LEGO® Exhibit Opens at Lauritzen Gardens + Giveaway! – 1/17 – 4/26, $5 – $10

  • See 300,000 LEGO® bricks in 14 incredible displays in Nature Connects 2 all in beautiful Lauritzen Gardens!
  • Plus, enter to win A Family Pass for 4 to Nature Connects 2 at Lauritzen Gardens – 4 Winners!

Community FREE Day at the Omaha Zoo – 1/17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Saturday, January 17 will be a Community Free Day. All guests will receive free Zoo admission on that day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit buildings close at 5 p.m.

Science Fair at Lakeshore Learning Store – 1/17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • In-store science fair with experiments and STEM-themed activities.

Indoor Air Show at Strategic Air & Space Museum – 1/17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., $6 – $12

  • The event offers flight demonstrations by modelers flying airplanes throughout the day. Visitors will see and can participate in the museum’s newest traveling exhibit, Tech City, which will be on display at the Strategic Air & Space Museum January 17, 2015, through May 10, 2015.

Star Wars Night at Omaha Children’s Museum – 1/17, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

  • Enjoy Star Wars character appearances and special activities throughout the museum. Included with regular admission.

Symphonic Space Odyssey – 1/18, 2 p.m., $12

  • Blast off from earth, travel to distant stars, and explore new galaxies! A visual and musical journey through the wonders of space, the concert will feature larger than life visuals above the orchestra. Lobby activities begin at 1:15 p.m.

Family Events in Omaha on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Celebrate and enjoy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with these family-friendly events in Omaha!

Omaha Children’s Museum open on 1/19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Dream big like Martin Luther King Jr.! The Children’s Museum is open and celebrating the power of dreaming with themed activities throughout the museum. Included with regular admission.

FREE Community Day at Southwest YMCA – 1/19

  • FREE Community Day on January 19th at the Southwest YMCA (only), with climbing wall, bounce house, Family Fitness, and more!

Find these and many more events in the Omaha Kids Calendar!

80+ Winter Activities in Omaha | FamilyFuninOmaha.com

80+ Family-Friendly Things to Do in Omaha this Winter

  • Find many Free activities, plus bounce houses & indoor play areas, indoor swimming, kids programs, and much more!

Find these and many more events in the Omaha Kids Calendar!

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

Nature Connects 2 LEGO® Exhibit at Lauritzen Gardens + Giveaway (4 Winners)!

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See 300,000 LEGO® bricks in 14 incredible displays in Nature Connects 2 all in beautiful Lauritzen Gardens!

We loved viewing the amazing creations 2 years ago in Nature Connects, and cannot wait to see what new ideas have been designed. The intricate nature of each exhibit was impressive, with great detail and creative ideas!

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See Amazing LEGO Creations!

Compare your wing span to a beautiful monarch butterfly, stand tall with a majestic bald eagle, go nose-to-nose with a giant praying mantis and waddle along with a friendly family of ducks. Inspired by nature and built from nearly 300,000 LEGO® pieces, this indoor exhibit features 14 displays with 27 larger-than-life sculptures that represent the web of incredible connections that sustain life on Earth.

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Play and Let it Stay Station

Visitors of all ages can create and build at the Play and Let it Stay Station. We loved this area last time and had so much fun building, designing, and creating with one another!

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Special Events

LEGO® Brick Artists Expo – Sunday, February 8, Noon to 5 p.m.

See an exposition of LEGO® brick creations made by some of the area’s most avid LEGO® enthusiasts including amazing LEGO® trains, Star Wars models, the original LEGO® Minecraft model, a LEGO® town, and much more!

LEGO® Brick Sculpture Invitational – Sunday, March 22, 2015

(Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m.)
Set-up from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Show open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m.
Complimentary pass to participants (two for exhibitors aged 17 and under)!

Bring your best LEGO® brick sculpture to exhibit at the garden for a chance to win great prizes! Participation for builders is FREE and is open to builders of all ages.

To register your creation, click here for a registration form.

All LEGO® brick exhibitors aged 18+ will receive ONE complimentary pass to Lauritzen Gardens to use on the day of the exhibit. Exhibitors aged 17 and under will receive TWO complimentary passes (one for them and one for a chaperone). All other guests of Lauritzen Gardens will be required to pay admission. Members of Lauritzen Gardens will be admitted free.

See Nature Connects 2

Dates: January 17 through April 26, 2015
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Included with admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and free for garden members and children under six.

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Giveaway: Win A Family Pass for 4 to Nature Connects 2 at Lauritzen Gardens – 4 Winners!

Four Family Fun in Omaha readers will win a Family Pass for 4 good for one visit to Nature Connects 2 at Lauritzen Gardens! Valid through April 26th.Lauritzen Gardens-125

→ Plus, we are giving away 2 more family passes this week in our email newsletter – Sign up here!

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GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, January 25, 2015, 11:59 p.m., CST.

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Dance & Dine Class – Half Price through Tuesday!

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Ballroom dance, swing, social etiquette, and dining skills all offered together in one fun class!

Dance & Dine, an 8-week introductory class for students in grades 7-12, is provided by Courteous Kids, whose manners classes last summer were a huge hit!

Each session includes 45 minutes of social etiquette followed by one hour of dance instruction, and a Graduation Gala at Lo Sole Mio! Classes start January 18, 2015.

Special Offer:

Sign up now for half price! Offer valid until 6 p.m. Tuesday 1/13.

Program Fee: $125 ($62.50 through 1/13!)
Cost of class includes all student related supplies and activities including the Graduation Gala at Lo Sole Mio.

Where: First Covenant Church, 201 N. 90th St.(east side of 90th just south of Dodge)

When: Sunday’s 3:00-5:00 p.m. January 18 thru March 8, 2015

Dance and Dine Gala: March 21 at Lo Sole Mio

>>Find out more here! Register online at courteouskids.com, or by calling (402) 651-1696.

Courteous Kids is a 501 C-3 whose mission is cultivating character and confidence in young people by providing fun, accessible curriculum that teaches manners and social skills for life.

Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {1/8 – 1/11/15}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Popular this Week:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in the Omaha Kids Calendar!

Muppet Movie at Saddlebrook – 1/9, 5:30 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • Join Kermit the Frog and Fozzie the Bear and many other puppets from Jim Henson as they go on an adventure. The first 60 children under the age of 16 through the door will receive a goodie bag to use in interacting with the movie.
  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 6 p.m.

‘Balloonacy’ at The Rose Theater – 1/10 – 1/31, $10

  • A solitary old man is steady in his silent routine until a mischievous balloon finds him and insists on becoming his friend. Through all the ups and downs of a new relationship, the balloon teaches the old man to play again. This sweet and inventive tale is packed with physical comedy especially suited for very young audiences (2 and up). 30 minutes.

Crafts for Kids – 1/10

  • Michaels Kids Club: Stitched Felt Bag, 10 a.m. – noon. $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up.
  • Lakeshore Learning: Sweet Dream Catcher, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free Crafts for Kids every Saturday. Ages 3 and up. No reservations required.

Community Free Day & Open House at Salvation Army Kroc Center – 1/11, 1 – 6 p.m., FREE

  • To celebrate 5 years, everyone gets in FREE on 1/11, which includes use of Kroc Center gymnasium, fitness deck, fitness classes and pools.

Family Skate at Motto McLean Ice Arena – Sundays in January, 4:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • Inside Hitchcock Park- 45th & Q.
  • $10 for family of 4, $3 for additional person. Price includes: admission, skate rentals, and drink.

Scheels Kids Klub-Kick Off Party – 1/12, 6 p.m., FREE

  • First Kids Klub will be a kick off party! Kids will get to make and fill a time capsule to take home. Please meet at the Coffee Bar. For kids ages 4-12. Parents are encouraged to stay with their children. Sign up at Customer Service is encouraged but not required.

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80+ Family-Friendly Things to Do in Omaha this Winter

  • Find many Free activities, plus bounce houses & indoor play areas, indoor swimming, kids programs, and much more!

Find these and many more events in the Omaha Kids Calendar!

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {12/31 – 1/4/15}

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Happy New Year! Enjoy many family-friendly events this week and weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Popular this Week:

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Find these and many more events in the Omaha Kids Calendar!

Family-Friendly New Year’s Events in Omaha

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Celebrate the New Year with many Family-Friendly Events in the Omaha Area! Find many events and activities here!

ConAgra Foods Ice Skating Rink is Open – 12/12 – 1/4/15

  • $5 admission includes skate rental (admission is still required for patrons who bring their own skates) and benefits Food Bank for the Heartland. Kids under 5 skate free.
  • See more places for Ice Skating in Omaha here!

First Friday Family Date Night at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 1/2, 5 – 8 p.m.

  • Stay late and play until eight on the first Friday of each month during winter hours. Special activities, giveaways and tons of fun for the entire family!
  • Friday, January 2 – Cartoon Night: Learn how to draw your own cartoon, become a cartoon on TV and get a special visit from Dora.
  • Included with regular museum admission.

Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” – 1/2 – 1/4

  • Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience like you’ve never experienced before! You, the audience, are invited to dance as all of your favorite Sesame Street friends join you on the floor – dancing with fans of all ages! In addition to ongoing dance parties, Elmo uses his imagination to “Do the Robot,” Cookie Monster teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.”

Home Depot Free Kids Workshop – 1/3, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE

  • Hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12.  On Saturday, Jan 3, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., kids can build a mini sled!

Yule Log Quest at Platte River State Park – 1/3, 3 p.m.

  • A fun event for family and friends. The Yule Log Quest starts at 3:00 p m. (Registration required.) Teams will compete in a scavenger hunt challenge to find the Yule Log based on a series of clues to follow. The day will consist of fun family events with kindling hunt for kids, crafts and story time. A Park Entry Permit is required.

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80+ Family-Friendly Things to Do in Omaha this Winter

  • Find many Free activities, plus bounce houses & indoor play areas, indoor swimming, kids programs, and much more!

Find these and many more events in the Omaha Kids Calendar!

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {12/24 – 12/28/14}

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Merry Christmas! Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Popular this Week:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Omaha!

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A Christmas Story, The Musical, at The Rose Theater – 12/5 – 12/28

  • Watching the movie has become a family tradition for many, with favorite scenes, classic lines, and humorous adventures. Now you can bring your family to experience the fun live on stage!

Special Storytime at The Bookworm – 12/26, 7 p.m., FREE

  • Join Danielle Herzog as the guest reader at The Bookworm Omaha this Friday night for a special Momaha story time. Come relax and let your kids enjoy some milk, cookies and a take home craft. 7 p.m. at the new location of The Bookworm, 90th & Center Streets.

FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Store – 12/27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., FREE

  • Free Crafts for Kids every Saturday at Lakeshore Learning Store. Ages 3 and up. No reservations required. Make a Celebration Noisemaker!

ConAgra Foods Ice Skating Rink is Open – 12/12 – 1/4/15

  • $5 admission includes skate rental (admission is still required for patrons who bring their own skates) and benefits Food Bank for the Heartland. Kids under 5 skate free.
  • See more places for Ice Skating in Omaha here!

Ongoing Holiday Events:

  • Gingerbread House Display at the Mormon Trail Center and Kanesville Tabernacle
  • Holiday Lights Spectacular and See Decorated Windows at Midtown Crossing
  • Holiday Lights Festival Downtown
  • Christmas at Union Station
  • Omaha Public Library Holiday Events

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10 Free Activities to Do over the Holiday Break in Omaha

  • The Holidays are here! Have a fun-filled Holiday Break in Omaha with these 10 free or inexpensive activities!


Christmas Lights in Omaha

Amazing Christmas Lights in the Omaha Area

  • Find beautifully decorated houses with bright lights, inflatables, decorations, and some with thousands of lights choreographed to music!

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {12/18 – 12/21/14}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Popular this Week:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Hands-on-Habitat at Fontenelle Forest – 12/19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Free with Registration

  • Explore birds that are staying for the winter in these special hands-on classes for pre-school age children and parents at Fontenelle Forest! Register for free at ParentSavvy.

“I TRIED IT” Toddler Classes at Hy-Vee 156th & Maple – 12/19, 10:30 a.m., FREE

Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Omaha!

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Lights of Aksarben – Fridays, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 (6 – 8 p.m.)

  • Fridays, December 5, 12, & 19th, from 6-8 p.m., there will be free activities each week for the kids!

A Christmas Story, The Musical, at The Rose Theater – 12/5 – 12/28

  • Watching the movie has become a family tradition for many, with favorite scenes, classic lines, and humorous adventures. Now you can bring your family to experience the fun live on stage!

Family Movie Night at Salvation Army Kroc Center – 12/19, The Nativity Story, FREE

  • 5:30 p.m. – Doors Open, Free Popcorn, & Games; 6 p.m. – Movie

ConAgra Foods Ice Skating Rink is Open – 12/12 – 1/4/15

  • $5 admission includes skate rental (admission is still required for patrons who bring their own skates) and benefits Food Bank for the Heartland. Kids under 5 skate free.
  • See more places for Ice Skating in Omaha here!

Movie with Santa At Village Pointe Cinema – 12/20, 9 a.m., $3 (cash only)

  • Santa & friends will host a special presentation of “Polar Express” with a gathering after the movie for photos with Santa and favorite holiday characters including The Grinch and Rudolph and many of their friends. Admission is $3 per person (cash only) with proceeds going to the Hometown Holidays Gifts for Kids program benefitting children from Nebraska Children’s Home. Tickets go on sale starting December 12th at Marcus Village Pointe Cinema.

Holiday Ice Show & Open Skate at Ralston Arena – 12/20, 12 – 2:30 p.m., FREE

  • Holiday Ice Show featuring Omaha’s top competitive skaters: 12 – 1 p.m.; Open House/Public Session: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Admission to both events is free! Skate rental is free during the Open House from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Story & Cookies with Santa at Best Buy Village Pointe – 12/20, 2 – 3 p.m., FREE

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus will serve up cookies and milk along with a story or two for a special holiday get-together. Best Buy is also offering complimentary photos with Santa.

Ongoing Holiday Events:

  • Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop
  • Gingerbread House Display at the Mormon Trail Center and Kanesville Tabernacle
  • Holiday Lights Spectacular and See Decorated Windows at Midtown Crossing
  • Holiday Lights Festival Downtown
  • Santa’s Magic at the Omaha Children’s Museum
  • Christmas at Union Station
  • Omaha Public Library Holiday Events
  • Santa Sightings at Omaha Community Centers
  • Free Carriage Rides at Shadow Lake Towne Center and Village Pointe

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10 Free Activities to Do over the Holiday Break in Omaha

  • The Holidays are here! Have a fun-filled Holiday Break in Omaha with these 10 free or inexpensive activities!


Christmas Lights in Omaha

Amazing Christmas Lights in the Omaha Area

  • Find beautifully decorated houses with bright lights, inflatables, decorations, and some with thousands of lights choreographed to music!

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {12/11 – 12/14/14}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Enter to Win:

New this Week:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Storytime with Santa & Friends at Village Pointe – Thursdays: 12/11, 12/18 – 10:30 – 11:30am, FREE

  • Santa will read a holiday story to kids on Thursdays starting from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fun giveaways for the kids attending.
    • Thurs. December 11 – Premier Bank
    • Thurs. December 18 – DSW

Storytime with Santa at Shadow Lake Old Navy  – 12/11, 10:30 a.m.

  • December Tots on the Towne Event! Call the Shadow Lake Management Office at 402-537-0046 to reserve your child’s spot.

Go! Kids’ Gym Shop & Play Event – 12/11, 6 – 8 p.m., 1 can of non-perishable food per child, Registration Req’d

  • Playtime for your kids, shopping for you, and Queen Elsa from Frozen! Please bring a non-perishable food item for each registered child. Register here.

Community Free Day at the Omaha Zoo – 12/14, 10 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • All guests will receive free Zoo admission on Sunday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit buildings close at 5 p.m.

Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Omaha!

Holiday Events in Omaha | Family Fun in Omaha

Lights of Aksarben – Fridays, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 (6 – 8 p.m.)

  • Fridays, December 5, 12, & 19th, from 6-8 p.m., there will be free activities each week for the kids!

A Christmas Story, The Musical, at The Rose Theater – 12/5 – 12/28

  • Watching the movie has become a family tradition for many, with favorite scenes, classic lines, and humorous adventures. Now you can bring your family to experience the fun live on stage!

ConAgra Foods Ice Skating Rink Opens – 12/12 – 1/4/15

  • $5 admission includes skate rental (admission is still required for patrons who bring their own skates) and benefits Food Bank for the Heartland. Kids under 5 skate free.
  • See more places for Ice Skating in Omaha here!

Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinics – 12/13, 10 a.m., FREE

  • Build a festive Train Engine! Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic’s date.

Classic Christmas with Santa at Mahoney State Park – 12/13, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Kids can come and get their photo taken with Santa Claus! Families can participate with their children decorating cookies, making a Holiday ornament or make a greeting card for our local veterans. Enjoy free horse drawn wagon rides for a memorable and unique tour of the park. (Weather depending for carriage rides.)
  • Park entry permit required plus $2.00 admission fee for entry.

Omaha Children’s Museum

  • Hanukkah Day (Sunday, December 14, 1 – 5 p.m.)
  • Plus, Santa’s Magic all season and the special exhibit Once Upon A Farm!

Christmas at Boys Town – 12/1 – 1/11

  • Christmas Stamps (November 1 – December 31)
  • Historic Creche Displays (December 1, 2014 – January 11, 2015; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., FREE)
  • Irish Christmas at Father Flanagan’s House (December 7 – 14; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., FREE)

A Night in Bethlehem at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church – 12/14, 2 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Bring your family and take a step back in time to the night Jesus was born in Bethlehem. This a Free Family Fun event. There will be games, food and crafts for the whole family.

Ongoing Holiday Events:

  • Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop
  • Gingerbread House Display at the Mormon Trail Center and Kanesville Tabernacle
  • Holiday Lights Spectacular and See Decorated Windows at Midtown Crossing
  • Holiday Lights Festival Downtown
  • Santa’s Magic at the Omaha Children’s Museum
  • Christmas at Union Station
  • Omaha Public Library Holiday Events
  • Santa Sightings at Omaha Community Centers
  • Free Carriage Rides at Shadow Lake Towne Center and Village Pointe

80+ Winter Activities in Omaha | FamilyFuninOmaha.com

80+ Family-Friendly Things to Do in Omaha this Winter

  • Find many Free activities, plus bounce houses & indoor play areas, indoor swimming, kids programs, and much more!

Christmas Lights in Omaha

Amazing Christmas Lights in the Omaha Area

  • Find beautifully decorated houses with bright lights, inflatables, decorations, and some with thousands of lights choreographed to music!

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {12/4 – 12/7/14}

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Family-Friendly Events in Omaha | Family Fun in Omaha

Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

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Go! Kids’ Gym Shop & Play Event – 12/4, 7 – 8 p.m., 1 can of non-perishable food per child, Registration Req’d

  • Playtime for your kids, shopping for you, and Queen Elsa from Frozen! Please bring a non-perishable food item for each registered child. Only a few spots left! Register here.

Omaha Children’s Museum

  • Milk & Cookies with Santa (December 4, 10 and 18)
  • First Friday Family Date Night Winter Fun (December 5, 5-8 p.m.)
  • Plus, Santa’s Magic all season and the special exhibit Once Upon A Farm!
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Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Omaha!

Holiday Events in Omaha | Family Fun in Omaha

Lights of Aksarben – Fridays, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 (6 – 8 p.m.)

  • Fridays, December 5, 12, & 19th, from 6-8 p.m., there will be free activities each week for the kids!

A Christmas Story Opens at The Rose Theater – 12/5 – 12/28

  • Watching the movie has become a family tradition for many, with favorite scenes, classic lines, and humorous adventures. Now you can bring your family to experience the fun live on stage!

Christmas at Union Station – 11/28 – 1/4

  • The Durham Museum invites you to join in the festivities during Christmas at Union Station. Included with regular museum admission.
    • Ethnic Holiday Festival (Friday, December 5; 5 – 9 p.m.)
    • Holiday Concert Series (Saturdays & Sundays, November 29 & 30, December 6 & 7, 13 & 14 and 20 & 21)

La Vista Holiday Wintertainment – 11/30 – 12/22

  • Library Holiday Open House (December 6; 10 a.m.)
  • Sugar Cone Christmas Trees (December 6; 11 a.m. (Register))

Festival of Trees in Bennington – 12/5-12/6

  • Annual fundraising event for the Bennington Public Library. $1 admission.
  • Santa and Storytime, Holiday Entertainment, & more.

Home Depot Kids Workshop – 12/6, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE

  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12. Come learn how to build festive Holiday Yard Stakes.

SantaPalooza at Scheels – 12/6, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., FREE

  • Enjoy Santa’s rooftop arrival at 10 a.m. (get there early), then follow Santa into the store and enjoy all the Christmas activities inside.

Santa Visits Saddlebrook – 12/6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE

  • Join Saddlebrook Community Center and Library in singing winter songs, constructing holiday crafts and meeting Santa!

Christmas in the Village, 24th and Lake – 12/6, 12 – 5 p.m.

  • Free carriage rides, holiday music, and much more!

Hot Shops Art Center’s Holiday Open House – 12/6 (12-8 p.m.), 12/7 (12-5 p.m.), FREE

  • The event features fun and informative art demonstrations and live music, with residents of the Hot Shops opening their studios to the public. All of the galleries host events. Local acoustic musicians will perform throughout the center.

Christmas in Germany at the German-American Society – 12/7, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Enjoy the festive activities of the season.  Folk dancing, songs, and a visit from St. Nicholas. Food and drink available for purchase.  Visit the Christkindlemarkt and purchase some of the many seasonal gifts from Germany. Free Admission.

Wells Fargo Family Festival – 12/7, 12 – 5 p.m., FREE

  • A highlight of the Holiday Season! Enjoy family activities and experience many of Omaha’s leading downtown attractions for free including Omaha Children’s Museum, The Durham Museum, Wells Fargo Bank, Omaha Police Mounted Patrol Barn, W. Dale Clark Library, and Joslyn Art Museum.  A free trolley service will connect the participating venues.

Boys Town Christmas Family Festival – 12/7, 3 – 6 p.m., FREE

  • FREE activities at Boys Town Visitors Center (13628 Flanagan Blvd.) include decorating sugar cookies, Christmas crafts, create your own Christmas ornament, Santa (4-6 p.m.)

80+ Winter Activities in Omaha | FamilyFuninOmaha.com

80+ Family-Friendly Things to Do in Omaha this Winter

  • Find many Free activities, plus bounce houses & indoor play areas, indoor swimming, kids programs, and much more!

Christmas Lights in Omaha

Amazing Christmas Lights in the Omaha Area

  • Find beautifully decorated houses with bright lights, inflatables, decorations, and some with thousands of lights choreographed to music!

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

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