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!

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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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  • 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!]

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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!

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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!

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

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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!

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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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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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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!
  • Enter to win 4 Day Passes here!

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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 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.)

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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!

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 {11/26 – 11/30/14}

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Happy Thanksgiving! 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:

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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Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival at Shadow Lake Towne Center – 11/26, 6 p.m., FREE

  • 6:00 p.m. – The Peppermint Elves concert, 6:30 p.m. – Santa’s Parade & Tree Lighting

Holiday Lights Festival – 11/27 – 1/4

Holidays at Regency Court – 11/28

  • Visit Santa; Meet Elsa, Anna & Olaf; Santa’s Live Reindeer; and Omaha Symphony Christmas Choir – Resonance. See Regency Court website for times.

Santa’s Magic at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 11/28 – 12/23

  • A magical winter wonderland where a Snow Queen greets you and makes it snow! Snow Queen and Holly the Elf get the little ones ready to meet Santa himself. Professional photos and packages available for purchase. Included with regular museum admission. Limited seating, tickets required at front desk. See website for schedule.

Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Village Pointe – 11/28, 6 p.m.

  • Family Concert with The Peppermint Elves – 6 p.m., free cider and cookies, Santa Parade & Holiday Lighting – 7 p.m. After the lighting ceremony, visit Santa inside the Marcus Village Pointe Cinema lobby and enjoy free carriage rides (pick up in front of the fireplace near theater) around the center until 9 p.m.

Zamboni Holiday Skate – 11/28 – 11/29

  • Take your picture with the Zamboni! $3.00 per person, includes admission to skate, skate rentals, popcorn, drink, and picture opportunity.
  • Friday, November 28; 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 29; 12:15 – 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Lights of Aksarben – Fridays, 11/28 (7 – 9 p.m.) & 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 (6 – 8 p.m.)

  • Tree Lighting on November 28, 7 -9 p.m. – Music, face painting, horse and carriage rides, and Santa will be there.
  • Fridays, December 5, 12, & 19th, from 6-8 p.m., there will be free activities each week for the kids!

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.
    • Tree Lighting Ceremony (Friday, November 28; 4 – 7 p.m.)
    • Ethnic Holiday Trees Exhibit (November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015)
    • Holiday Concert Series (Saturdays & Sundays, November 29 & 30, December 6 & 7, 13 & 14 and 20 & 21)

Small Business Saturday at Smiling Turtle Art Spot – 11/29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • FREE Make & Take Projects: 10-noon: Mixed Media Bookmarks, Noon-2: Christmas Rubber Stamps, 2-4: Ornament Painting
  • While there, pick up a Smiling Turtle Gift Certificate. Purchase a $25 Certificate and they will round it up to $30. Gift Certificates are good on merchandise or classes.

Winter Wonderland in Downtown Papillion – 11/29, 5 – 9 p.m., FREE

  • Enjoy a variety of free activities including carriage rides, bonfire, visits with Santa, popcorn, hot chocolate, photos with live reindeer and more fun at Sump Memorial Library!

Holiday Magic in Downtown Ralston – 11/30, 3 – 7 p.m.

  • Bring your Family to Independence Square, 77th Street & Main Street, for a Wonderful Outdoor Holiday Magic Event!

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

  • Santa’s Sleigh Ride (November 30; starting at 3 p.m.)

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Ice Skating in the Omaha Area

  • Find many indoor and outdoor options (opening soon) for Ice Skating in the Omaha Area!
  • UNMC Ice Rink opens this weekend!

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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 Thanksgiving weekend!

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {11/20 – 11/23/14}

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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:

Top Picks this Weekend:

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

Hands-on-Habitat at Fontenelle Forest – 11/21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Free with Registration

  • The next FREE Hands on Habitat, Rowdy Reptiles, is this Friday, November 21st at Fontenelle Forest with ParentSavvy! These special educational, hands-on classes for pre-school age children and parents is held on the 3rd Friday of each month, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pre-register and use the promo code “ParentSavvy” to receive free admission (Limited to 3 free Hands-on-Habitats a year.)

Family Movie Night at Salvation Army Kroc Center – 11/21, 5:30 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • 5:30 p.m. – Doors Open, Free Popcorn, & Games; 6 p.m. – Movie, FREE
  • Fri, Nov. 21 – God’s Not Dead (PG)

Youth Basketball Clinic at Salvation Army Kroc Center – 11/22, 1 – 3 p.m., FREE – Registration Required

  • FREE youth basketball clinic for grades K-10. Registration is required, early registration is encouraged. Call the Kroc Center Welcome Desk at 402-905-3500.

Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Omaha!

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Gingerbread House Display at the Mormon Trail Center – 11/21 – 1/4, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., FREE

  • The Gingerbread House Display will open with the ribbon cutting on Friday, November 21st at 11 a.m.!
  • Another Ginger Bread display will be taking place at the Kanesville Tabernacle in Council Bluffs, Iowa through New Years Eve with the theme “Christmas Blessings.” and is open 10-8.

Family Fun Day at Miracle at Midtown - 11/22, 3 – 7:30 p.m., FREE

  • FREE Family Events leading up to debut of Midtown Crossing’s holiday lights at dusk!
  • 3-6 p.m. Family Fun Day Activities, 7 p.m. Inaugural Holiday Lights Spectacular

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Ice Skating in the Omaha Area

  • Find many indoor and outdoor options (opening soon) for Ice Skating in the Omaha Area!

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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Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Everyone loves Curious George! Enjoy this NEW Christmas special coming November 26th!

A Christmas quandary for George and the Man With the Yellow Hat: what to give each other. The Man finds George’s wish list, but it’s filled with geometric shapes, and suggests that George make him something. The special features classic Christmas songs and three new ones, “Are You Ready?,” “Something as Special as You” and “Christmas Monkey.”

Premieres Wednesday, November 26th at 3 pm on NET-1 and NET-HD!

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ODD SQUAD

After Curious George, enjoy the Premiere of Odd Squad, a live-action show designed to help kids ages 5-8 learn math!

The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and correct the oddity du jour in each episode.

Premieres Wednesday, November 26th at 4 pm on NET-1 and NET-HD.

New Schedule for Kids Programming on NET

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Starting November 26th, NET will have a new schedule starting for Kids programming:

6:00 am Caillou
6:30 am Arthur
7:00 am Odd Squad
7:30 am Wild Kratts
8:00 am Curious George
8:30 am Curious George
9:00 am Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
9:30 am Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
10:00 am Sesame Street
11:00 am Dinosaur Train
11:30 am Dinosaur Train
noon Peg + Cat
12:30 pm Peg + Cat
1:00 pm Super Why!
1:30 pm Thomas & Friends
2:00 pm Sesame Street (Half hour program)
2:30 pm Cat in the Hat
3:00 pm Curious George
3:30 pm Curious George
4:00 pm Arthur
4:30 pm Odd Squad
5:00 pm Wild Kratts
5:30 pm Wild Kratts


Giveaway: Win a Curious George + Odd Squad Prize Package!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win a fun Prize Package! This includes:

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  • Curious George Stickers
  • Curious George Lunch Box
  • Curious George 12” Stuffed Animal
  • Odd Squad Bookmarks
  • NET Nebraska coloring sheets

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {11/13 – 11/16/14}

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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:

Top Picks this Weekend:

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

Stormy & Vortex’s Birthday Party at Werner Park – 11/13, 4 -7 p.m., FREE

  • Bring an unopened and wrapped toy for Toys for Tots, and receive 40% off coupon good for one full priced item at the Storm Front Team Store. Plus, you can join the Lil Chasers Club presented by ParentSavvy.com for $15.

A Wrinkle in Time at The Rose Theater – 11/1-11/16

  • An amazing show with fantastic visual effects! Recommended for children 7 and older. The show runs Nov. 1-16, with performances Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., plus an additional show on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.

Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Omaha!

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Santa’s Grand Arrival at Westroads Mall – 11/15, 9 – 11:30 a.m., $5

  • See the Amazing Bubble Show and make a take home craft with the Omaha Children’s Museum, enjoy breakfast from Pancake Man, parade with Santa around the mall and then tell him about your holiday wishes this year! Purchase tickets in advance.

Santa’s Arrival at Oak View Mall – 11/15, 10:15 a.m., FREE

  • Kitty Lee Dance Company will lead a parade with Santa through the mall. Free milk and cookies (while supplies last).

Mangelsen’s Holiday Open House – 11/15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • See this season’s decorating and crafting trends, including Christmas Cookies, Cupcake Tree Liners, Holiday Placemats and more. Visit with Santa and enjoy some Hot Apple Cider in Christmas Traditions.

Santa’s Wonderland Preview Night at Bass Pro Shops – Council Bluffs – 11/15, 5 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • Magical tree lighting, Unveiling of Santa’s Wonderland, Carolers, FREE cookies and hot chocolate
  • Santa will be giving away a $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card to one lucky winner every half-hour! 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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!

Help Your Children Make Healthy Choices with Balanced Body Bands + Giveaway!

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Balanced Body Bands Giveaway

As parents, we often struggle to find ways to help our children make healthier choices, be more active, and be kind to one another. Wouldn’t it be nice to have something that motivates our children on their own to make better choices that will ultimately lead to a healthier life?

Created by Two Local Moms

Two local Moms were struggling with these same issues with their own children, and decided to create a fun program to help our children make healthier choices! When I met with Tammy, I could sense her passion about helping children become healthier and her excitement about how successful the program had been in her own family and with others who had tried it!

Introducing Balanced Body Bands, a creative and fun program which helps children understand how their choices affect them, and motivates them to make healthy choices every day!

Balanced Body Bands – 3 Easy Steps

This fun program involves 3 easy steps:

  1. Read the children’s book to your kids. It teaches the program in a fun, engaging way.
  2. Give them the bands to remind them to make healthy choices every day.
  3. Reward their success through daily stickers and discounts at area businesses after completing the program!

The 3 steps are simple but habit forming! Find out more:

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Ready to get started? You can purchase the book and bands separately or bundle them together. These would also make a great Holiday gift to start 2015 off right!

Plus, one Family Fun in Omaha reader will win a Balanced Body Bands Prize Package!


Giveaway: Win A Balanced Body Bands Prize Package!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win a Balanced Body Bands Prize Package including:Alex cover image-1

    • The Book
    • 2 Sets of Bands (enough for 2 children)
    • 2 Posters to track their progress
    • Parent letter & members only access to our website – www.balancedbodybands.com

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {11/6 – 11/9/14}

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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!

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

Veterans Day Omaha Events and Discounts

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Superhero Night at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 11/7, 5 – 8 p.m.

  • Enjoy superhero-themed activities throughout the museum at First Friday Family Date Night. Included with membership or regular museum admission. Plus, see the new Once Upon A Farm exhibit!

A Wrinkle in Time at The Rose Theater – 11/1-11/16

  • The show runs Nov. 1-16, with performances Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., plus an additional show on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.

Parents Night Out at Go! Kids’ Gym – 11/7, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Need a night out? Go! Kids’ Gym is offering a Parents Night Out this Friday, Nov, 7th, 6 – 8 p.m, for ages 3-10. Kids will enjoy structured games, crafts, pizza, and drink, and playing in their fun gym! $20 for first child, $15 for each additional sibling.

Try Hockey for Free Day – 11/8

  • Kids, ages 4 to 9, can come to a participating rink and try youth hockey as part of Come Play Hockey Month. All locations will have limited amount of equipment available for use. Register in advance.
  • In Omaha, this includes Moylan Tranquility Iceplex, from 12 – 2 p.m.

Little Gobbler Event at Hummel Park Nature Center – 11/8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., RSVP Required, FREE

  • Go on a hike, make turkey callers, plus many other hands-on activities for the family. RSVP online or at any Community Center.
  • Also, you can now RSVP for Santa Sleigh Ride on Dec. 6th, 10-2. This is another fun & free event that fills up fast!

Thank You Free Day at Omaha Zoo & Aquarium – 11/9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., FREE

  • FREE Day at the Zoo! Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will host a Thank You Free Day on November 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to express appreciation to Zoo visitors for helping name them the Best Zoo in the World on TripAdvisor!

Free Admission to Veterans at The Durham Museum – 11/9, 1 – 5 p.m.

  • Veterans can enjoy complimentary admission on Sunday, November 9 in observance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. Please show military ID at the front desk.

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!

A Wrinkle in Time Comes to The Rose Theater + Win Tickets! – ENDED

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Do you remember reading A Wrinkle in Time? The amazing season continues as this award-winning story will be brought to life in an imaginative adaptation from the book by Madeleine L’Engle at The Rose Theater!

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A Wrinkle in Time is an exciting thriller with fantastic special effects!

It’s a “dark and stormy night” when the very strange Mrs. Whatsit comes to see Meg with frightening news: her father, a gifted scientist, has been kidnapped! With the help of some rather unique characters, Meg teams up with her younger sibling, Charlie Wallace, and her friend Calvin, to travel through the universe to try to put her family back together again.

Recommended for Older Children

Due to the sophisticated and sometimes scary nature of the show, A Wrinkle in Time is recommended for children older than 7, especially those who love science fiction!

A Wrinkle in Time at The Rose Theater

Opens November 1st, and runs through November 16, 2014

Performances: Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m, and Sundays at 2 p.m., plus an additional show on Sunday, November 2 at 5 p.m.

Tickets: Members receive four free tickets to this show. Additional member tickets are $10 each. Reservations required. Single tickets are $18 each. Discount ticket vouchers are available at all area Hy-Vee stores for $14 each. (Recommended ages 7 and up.)

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Giveaway: Win Tickets to A Wrinkle in Time at The Rose Theater!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win Four Tickets to A Wrinkle in Time at The Rose Theater! Rose Theater

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