Save on The Harlem Globetrotters 2014 Tour Coming to Omaha!



The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Omaha! Enjoy an entertaining family event that brings outstanding athletes, amazing basketball, and audience participation together for a fun-filled night!

The 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour will bring their exciting energy to the CenturyLink Center on April 5, 2014, at 7 p.m. This year, they are continuing last year’s success of allowing fans to choose the cool new rules that will be used in the actual game including Make or Miss, Hot Hand Jersey, Trick Shot Challenge, 6 on 5, or TWO Ball Basketball!

Additionally, fans can purchase the Magic Pass, a 30-minute pre show event from 5:30 – 6 p.m. for $17 (regularly $24!). Spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos! (Limited capacity. Separate ticket required. All customers must have a game ticket AND Magic Pass for entry. Soft/rubber soled shoes must be worn on court.)

Exclusive Discount Offer!

Save up to $8 with an Exclusive Discount Offer for Family Fun in Omaha readers! Click on the Discount Offer for more information on seating options and pricing.

To Order Your Tickets:

Contact Kristine Slizewski:

  • Toll Free: 800-641-4667 x122
  • Direct : 602-707-7011
  • Fax : 602-258-5925
  • Or email your order to: [email protected]
  • Group Name: Family Fun in Omaha

Deadline to Order: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 @ Noon.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored article brought to you by Harlem Globetrotters. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City + Discount



Who loves LEGOs?

Explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City, the ultimate indoor playground for kids who are the biggest fans of LEGO! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City is one of Kansas City’s best attractions for kids! Reach out and touch the stars in our 4D cinema, build the fastest car in LEGO Racers: Build & Test, zap the bad guys in Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, or have the ultimate LEGO birthday party. Plan your family visit and jump into the biggest box of LEGO bricks!

Discount Offer

Save $3 off Legoland Discovery Center! Click here for details!

**Visit here for Discount Offer to SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium!

Disclosure:  I am a Moms Connect member of US Family Guide, and in exchange for my participation in sharing information, discount offers, reviews, and giveaways for family-friendly attractions, US Family Guide has provided passes for my family.

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium + Discount


KC Aquarium

Do you love aquariums?

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium will transport you into the amazing underwater world. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. To get any closer you’d have to get wet!

Are you a Shark lover or Seahorse fanatic? Perhaps it’s the graceful rays or the clever Octopus that you love the most. Maybe you simply can’t decide! Here at SEA LIFE Kansas City you can make up your mind and see them all – from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.

Discount Offer

Save $3 Off Sea Life Admission – Receive $3 off full price admission ticket.  Click here for details!

**Visit here for Discount Offer to LEGOLAND Kansas City!

Disclosure:  I am a Moms Connect member of US Family Guide, and in exchange for my participation in sharing information, discount offers, reviews, and giveaways for family-friendly attractions, US Family Guide has provided passes for my family. 

Runza Temperature Tuesdays 2014!



Who is excited for Temperature Tuesdays to return to Runza?  (Especially when it is so cold outside!)

Every Tuesday in January and February, the temperature at 6 a.m. is the price of an Original Runza Sandwich with purchase of Medium Fry & Drink!

Zero or below, your Runza is FREE with purchase of medium fries and drink!

Runza is the one restaurant we always go to when my sister is visiting from out of town.  She misses it when she leaves Omaha!

Temperatures in the Omaha Area:

  • 1/7: FREE
  • 1/14: 37°
  • 1/21: FREE
  • 1/28: FREE
  • 2/4: 21°
  • 2/11: 4°
  • 2/18: 30°
  • 2/25: 10°

Monster Jam Coming to Mid-America Center January 2-5 + Discount Offer


Monster Jam

Monster Jam is coming to Mid-America Center, January 2 – 5! My son loves trucks and it will be fun to see the look on his face as he watches the Monster Trucks fly through the air and race through the obstacles!

Monster Jam is a family-friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam Monster Trucks. These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will be racing around a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over and smash through. Monster Jam provides fun entertainment for the entire family.

Discount Offer

Save $4 off per ticket! Use code: UFG4OFF.

(Enter the code in before you select your seats. Not Valid on Premium Seating. Not Valid on Kid’s tickets. Not Valid on Opening Night. No Double Discounts. 6 ticket Limit. Additional Fees May Apply.)


Disclosure:  I am a Moms Connect member of US Family Guide, and in exchange for my participation in sharing information, discount offers, and giveaways for family-friendly attractions, US Family Guide has provided passes for my family. 

Thirty-One Gifts: Win ‘Holiday On the Go’ Package (over $200 value!) + Discounts!


Thirty One Gifts - December Special

Thirty-One Gifts offer a variety of products both stylish and functional, from beautiful handbags and purses to handy storage totes, baskets, stationery and more – there is something for everyone. Most of their products can be personalized to create your own unique style.  Perfect for your organizing and day-to-day needs, or for practical gifts for the special someone (Be sure to check out their Top 12 Giftable Items!)

December Special:

Get one of five Holiday “Holi-Buys” for only $5 with every $35 you spend!  $5 Items include Perfect Bottle Thermal, Tote-A-Tablet, Perfect Pet Leash, Littles Carry-All Caddy, and the Every-Day Wristlet.  Find out more here!

Important Dates:

  • December 10th – Last date to order to receive by Christmas.
  • December 20th – Last date to order from this catalog and receive the December special.

To Shop + Special Discount:

To shop, visit Thirty-One Gifts. Place your order by clicking on ‘My Parties’ tab, then ‘Shop Now’ on the Family Fun Holiday Boutique, and receive 15% off your next order!

‘Holiday On the Go’ Giveaway Package:

Every-Day Wristlet - Thirty-One

Every-Day Wristlet

Approx. 3.75″H x 5.5″W x 1.25″D
This style fits most smartphones, with a front zipper pocket to keep it safe and secure. Unzip the main compartment and you’ll find places for your credit cards, change and lip gloss. Approximate Value: $28 plus tax and shipping.

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Deluxe Beauty Bag

Approx. 10”H x 11”W x 5.5”D
Valued at $60, this is the perfect style to carry all of your toiletries for any trip. Lots of pockets make it easy to store all of your items. It comes with a matching pouch and travel bottles that are airport compliant.


City Weekender

Approx. 12″H x 19″W x 9″D
This City Weekender is perfect for a weekend getaway. It fits great in the back of the car or the overhead compartment on an airplane. Carry it by the two top handles or the shoulder strap that is included. Approximate Value: $90 plus tax and shipping.

Looking for fantastic gift ideas? See this and other local businesses in our Omaha Holiday Gift Guide!

Giveaway: Win Thirty-One Gifts ‘Holiday On the Go’ Giveaway Package!

One lucky Family Fun in Omaha reader will win a Thirty-One Gifts ‘Holiday On the Go’ Giveaway Package! This package includes the Every-Day Wristlet, Deluxe Beauty Bag, and City Weekender. (Total value including taxes and shipping = over $200!). thirty-one


  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
  • Earn additional entries as described.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 11:59pm, CST.  

OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only.  The winners will be selected using Rafflecopter and notified via email.  Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.  Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Kim, a Thirty-One Gifts Consultant, who provided the items for the giveaway, and is participating in our Family Fun in Omaha Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are my own. See disclosure and privacy policy here.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Save 30% with Omaha Performing Arts Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!


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Save 30% on select shows including Broadway productions with the Omaha Performing Arts once-a-year 30% off Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale!*  The sale runs November 28 at 4:00 p.m. and runs through midnight on Monday, December 2.

To take advantage of the sale:

  • The sale begins November 28 at 4:00 p.m. and runs through midnight on Monday, December 2.
  • Visit the promotions page during the sale, and enter the promo code: BARGAIN13.

Save on tickets to these amazing shows:


  • Million Dollar Quartet, Feb. 18-23 (inspired by the true story of the night Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash recorded together)
  • Sister Act, March 18-23
  • War Horse, April 8-13
  • Wicked, May 7-25


  • The Sounds of Christmas starring Elisabeth von Trapp with the Carolian Brass
  • Ballet Nebraska’s The Nutcracker (discount to The Nutcracker is 15% off)
  • Tonic Sol-fa Holiday Concert


  • Sid the Science Kid Live!
  • Polar Obsession with Paul Nicklen, wildlife photojournalist
  • TAO: Phoenix Rising
  • ERTH’s Dinosaur Zoo™
  • The Dinosaur Hunter with Paul Sereno, paleontologist
  • Exploring the Red Planet with Kobie Boykins, NASA engineer


  • Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company
  • Swan Lake featuring Moscow Festival Ballet


  • Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith
  • Sean Jones Quartet
  • Wayne Shorter Quartet
  • Delfeayo Marsalis


  • The Priests
  • Christopher O’Riley
  • Soweto Gospel Choir
  • Zoë Keating
  • Itzhak Perlman in Recital

* Special offer begins November 28, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. and ends December 2, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.  Offer of 30% off good on tickets to select shows and price levels only. Quantities limited for select shows. Subject to availability. New orders only. All productions, performances, prices, dates and times are subject to change. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

2013 Omaha Holiday Gift Guide!


Omaha Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Looking for fantastic gift ideas this Holiday season? Support local businesses and attractions and find that special gift in two sections: Local and Home-Based Businesses and Give the Gift of Fun! Plus, enjoy special discounts at some local businesses just for Family Fun in Omaha readers!

Local and Home-Based Businesses

Support local and home-based businesses and find the perfect gift for your special someone!

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BEad ORIGINAL – Handcrafted jewelry to compliment your everyday life.

RecommendationsSecret Message NecklaceSilver Circle Earrings, Turquoise Wrap Bracelet

»» To shop, visit BEad ORIGINAL.


eCreamery_Holiday_FamilyFunOmaha_150x150eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato Gifts offer a delicious delivery of any message. Happy Holidays, Birthdays, Get Well – specialty ice cream says it best! Design your own flavor from over 40 unique flavors and mix-ins or personalize the titles of 20 best selling flavors at Omaha Owned and Operated.

RecommendationsHoliday Ice Cream CollectionTonsillectomy Ice Cream CollectionHappy Birthday Ice Cream Collection

Special Offers: Save 15%! Use code: OmahaFF

»» To shop, visit eCreamery.



Emily Edson Design is a small design studio specializing in unique event stationery. Check out our holiday cards, birth announcements & party invites.

RecommendationsRace Car Birthday InviteWoodgrain Holiday CardsPolar Express Birthday Invite

Special Offers: Receive 25% off your order! Use code: FFO25

»» To shop, visit Emily Edson Design.


KraftyKash Designs

KraftyKash Designs – One of a kind jewelry made just for you from an old dictionary, atlas or Bible. Prices range from $18-$38. Custom orders are always welcome.

RecommendationsWord of the Year 2014Vintage Map NecklaceMonogram Dictionary letter ring with adjustable band

Special Offers: FREE shipping – Use the coupon code CELEBRATE at checkout

»» To shop, visit KraftKash Designs.


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Littleton Treasures – Handmade just for you.  Unique, handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list.

RecommendationsCrochet ScarvesCrochet Boot CuffsCrochet Earwarmers

Special Offers: Mention you found Littleton Treasures on Family Fun in Omaha and save 10%!

»» To shop, visit Littleton Treasures.



Premier Designs Jewelry – Christmas is right around the corner…Jewelry is the PERFECT gift for that special woman in your life!

Recommendations: Layered On (pg 11 in Holiday Catalog), Ritz (pg 120 in Main Catalog), and Opening Night (pg 78 in Main Catalog)

Special Offers: Buy 2 items, get the 3rd at 25% off.  Buy 5 items, get the 6th, 50% off!

»» To shop, visit Premier Designs Jewelry. Access code: 2483.


SmilingTurtle-2Smiling Turtle Art Spot features a boutique-style gallery with handmade artwork and accessories by local artists. We offer art classes, too – perfect for your next Mom’s Day or Night Out!

RecommendationsSilk Scarf ClassBracelet ClassSwarovski Crystal Jewelry Class

»»To shop, visit Smiling Turtle Art Spot.



Thirty-One Gifts – Thirty-one products assist with everyday life organizing solutions.

RecommendationsTop 12 Giftable Items. Like my Facebook Page for product ideas!

Special Offers: Monthly Specials.

»» To shop, visit Thirty-One Gifts. Place your order by clicking on ‘My Parties’ tab, then ‘Shop Now’ on the Family Fun Holiday Boutique, and receive 15% off your next order (no expiration date, order must be emailed to me for discount to be applied).  

–>**Enter to Win A ‘Holiday On the Go’ Package Valued at over $200! 


Give the Gift of FUN

Give the gift of FUN in Omaha and help create memories at these local businesses and attractions. Family memberships are wonderful gifts that keep giving all year long!

Durham Museum Sweet Deal

The Durham Museum – Share the museum with everyone on your list! Gift memberships to The Durham Museum provide exclusive benefits including 12 full months of first-class exhibits, educational programming, and special events.

Special Offers: Purchase a gift membership between 11/15-12/31 & receive a FREE 12 oz. box of Bakers Chocolates! Offer is only valid for purchases made during a visit to the museum.

»» To shop, visit The Durham Museum.



Kidz Cook with Joy offers fun, hands-on cooking lessons, birthday parties, and manners classes for all ages.

Recommendations: Gift Certificates are available by emailing us at [email protected] or calling 402-612-9199.

Special Offers: Bring a friend or sibling!! Buy one get one FREE with this Family Fun in Omaha offer!!

»» To shop, visit Kidz Cook with Joy


Lauritzen Gardens-Omaha Gift Guide

Lauritzen Gardens – The holidays are in bloom at Lauritzen Gardens. Celebrate the natural beauty of the season with events that evoke warm greetings of goodwill and cheer.

Recommendations: THE GIFT GARDEN: The gift shop at Lauritzen Gardens offers a unique and extensive selection of botanical and nature-inspired gifts that reflect the collections in the garden. Garden members save 10% on every purchase! Call 402-346-4002.

HOMEMADE HOLIDAY CHEER: Create a unique gift with a natural flair. Enjoy festive floral design and wreath making workshops to add beauty to the home and joy to the holiday season. Visit for a class schedule, or call 402-346-4002, ext. 263 for details.

GIFT MEMBERSHIP (see offer below)

Special Offers: GIVE THE GIFT OF ALL SEASONS: Celebrate the beauty of all four seasons with an annual membership to Lauritzen Gardens. Receive $5 off any gift membership purchased through December 31, 2013. Discounted membership levels are $25-$65, making them an affordable, practical gift for any nature-lover on your list. Call 402-346-2002.

»» For more information on Memberships, visit here. For main website, visit Lauritzen Gardens here.



Omaha Children’s Museum – Permanent exhibits, traveling exhibits, special events and an array of educational programs promoting hands-on learning through play.

Special Events/ExhibitsThings That Go!Santa’s MagicMilk & Cookies With SantaFirst Night of Play

Special Offers: Give the gift of play this holiday season! Receive 4 free main attraction passes to Family Fun Center with the purchase of a gift membership now through December 31. Gift memberships start at $89 and get you access to member only events, member previews and other great discounts!

»» To purchase gift membership, visit here. For main website, visit Omaha Children’s Museum.


Smiling Turtle Art Spot-1

Smiling Turtle Art Spot offers classes for ages 5+.  Parties & Scout Troops welcome!  Gift Certificates available.

RecommendationsArt Kidz: Self-Portraits ClassArt Kidz: Polymer Clay ClassWinter Camp January 2&3

»» To shop, visit Smiling Turtle Art Spot.


Are you interested in joining these fantastic businesses and attractions? Please contact us here or email us at FamilyFuninOmaha (at) gmail (dot) com for more information.

Have a wonderful Holiday season!

Nebraska Crossing Grand Opening at Rack Room Shoes!


The buzz around Omaha is the Grand Opening of the new Nebraska Crossing stores!  All weekend enjoy special events and fantastic sales.

Rack Room Shoes will open their very first Nebraska store. To celebrate, they are hosting a Grand Opening Event this Saturday, November 16, at 10:00 a.m. at the Nebraska Crossing Outlet in Gretna! The celebration will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, exclusive discounts and special giveaways to the first 100 shoppers to enter the door. One lucky winner will receive free shoes for a year and another a two-minute shopping spree!

The Nebraska Crossing stores will be a great addition to Omaha shopping choices!

Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts 2013


Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts

In honor of Veterans Day, many attractions and restaurants are offering wonderful discounts and freebies for veterans and active military personnel. Thank you for your service! Most require some form of military ID.  As always, it is a good idea to verify with your favorite location before visiting.

Local Attractions and Events

2013 Nebraska’s Official Veteran Parade – 11/9, 10 a.m.

  • Veteran’s Day Parade – November 9th Old Towne Bellevue. 10 a.m. – Noon.

Military Appreciation Weekend at the Kroc Center – 11/9 – 11/11

  • Free Entry to the Kroc Center for all Military and their Immediate Family on Saturday, November 9, through Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. Please present your official military verification at the Welcome Desk.

Holiday Mail for Heroes – 11/10, 12 – 4 p.m. at Oak View Mall and Westroads Mall

  • The American Red Cross will be collecting holiday greeting cards to send to our heroes overseas and in our own communities. You can join the effort and make a holiday card for a hero this year on Sunday, November 10, in the Food Court.

Veteran’s Day at the Zoo – 11/11

  • Free gate admission to all active or retired Veterans and their immediate families on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11, 2013.


Applebees – Veterans and Active Duty Military enjoy a free signature entree on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th.

Carrabba’s – November 9 – 11.  All active and retired veterans can receive a free appetizer.

Chili’s – Chili’s is offering all veterans and active military personnel a free entree from the special Veterans Day Menu. Offer available November 11, 2013, at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine in from limited menu only. Beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service.

Godfathers Pizza La Vista – Veterans and active military will receive a Free buffet! Buffet hours 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Golden Corral – Enjoy a free “Thank You” dinner for any person who has served in the U.S. Military on Monday, November 11, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Hy-Vee – Veterans eat free at their annual Veterans Day breakfast on 11/11. Check your favorite Hy-Vee for times.

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee on November 11, 2013 with military ID. Valid in-store only at participating locations, not valid at grocery or convenience stores.

Little Caesar’s – Free Crazy Bread for U.S. Veterans with valid military ID on Monday, 11/11. Available at participating locations.

Olive Garden – Free meal (with proof of military service) from a list of several entrees on November 11, 2013.

Texas Roadhouse – Fee lunch from special Veterans Menu on Monday November 11, 2013.


Free Entrance to National Parks –  Veterans Day Weekend, November 9-11, 2013.  Over 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees are offering free entrance.  Find a participating park near you here.

Free Stay at B&B’s and Inns – Each year, the B&B industry celebrates the sacrifices offered by our courageous vets by offering free rooms on or around Veterans Day.

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Do you know of a Veteran’s Day Freebie or Deal we missed?  Please leave a comment below.