Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify before visiting, as event details may change. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
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Helping Hands Community Event at The Wonder Nook – Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.), FREE
- Families are invited to stop in anytime between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and join in creating gifts for The Humane Society, Youth Emergency Services, The Rainbow House, and Children’s Hospital. We will put together 2 dinners for YES and The Rainbow House, tie fleece blankets for our animals, decorate placemats for the children at the Hospital, and create butterfly mobiles for families to take home at The Rainbow House. All supplies provided. This is a great family volunteer event!
- If you have any extra blankets, sheets, coats, hats etc we will gladly donate to YES to hand out to our homeless and at risk youth. Humane Society is interested in old towels and comforters for the animals.
- Location: 10804 Prairie Hills Dr., Omaha
Crafty Tots: Paper Plate Turkey at Saddlebrook Branch Library – Nov. 22, 2017 (11 – 11:30 a.m.), FREE
- Little ones (Birth to age 5) can make a Paper Plate Turkey. Guaranteed supplies for the first 30 kids.
Christmas Tree Lighting Parade & Santa’s Arrival at Shadow Lake Towne Center – Nov. 22, 2017 (6:30 p.m.), FREE
- Santa arrives by a Horse Drawn Cinderella Carriage to light the Shadow Lake Towne Center Christmas Tree. Favorite storybook and holiday characters will also be there.
Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner – November 23, 2017 (12 – 3 p.m.), FREE
- All are welcome for a free Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings (as long as food lasts), and family activities. Volunteers welcome and donations appreciated. Organized and Sponsored by Spirit of Peace. Location: Valley Veterans Club, 111 E. Front St., Valley.
Holiday Lights Festival Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony – Nov. 23, 2017 (6 p.m.), FREE
- Starting at 5:40 p.m., enjoy a special performance by Omaha Children’s Choir. At 6 p.m., Mayor Jean Stothert will lead the crowd in a countdown to the 2017 lighting display, with live fanfare by the Jingle Bell Brass Band.
- Followed by FREE Making Spirits Bright Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. at Holland Performing Arts Center, 12th & Douglas.
Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Durham Museum – Nov. 24, 2017 (4 – 8 p.m.)
- Tree lighting happens at approximately 7 p.m. Entertainment, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, live music, and more. Included with museum admission.
Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Village Pointe – Nov. 24, 2017 (6 p.m.), FREE
- Family concert at 6 p.m. Santa Parade and Tree Lighting at 7 p.m.
Lights of Aksarben – Fridays, Nov. 24, 2017 (6 – 8 p.m.), FREE
- Nov. 24 – Tree Lighting Ceremony
Fat Brain Toys’ Small Business Saturday Celebration with The Wonder Nook – Nov. 25, (9 – 9:45 a.m.), FREE
- The Wonder Nook Omaha will start the fun by teaching kids how to make their own set of jingle bells. Then, kids will get to use their new bells to enliven the dance floor with Kindermusik.
Meet & Greet Saturdays at Regency Court – Nov. 25, 2017 (1 – 3 p.m.)
- Beauty & The Beast: (Saturday, Nov. 25, 1 – 3 p.m.)
Winter Wonderland in Downtown Papillion – Nov. 25, 2017 (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.
Holiday Magic in Downtown Ralston – Nov. 26, 2017, (3 – 6 p.m.), FREE
- Bring your family to Independence Square, 77th & Main Streets.
La Vista Holiday Wintertainment – Nov. 26 – Dec. 31, 2017
Enjoy a variety of fun events throughout the Holiday season!
- Santa’s Sleigh Ride (Nov. 26, beginning at 3 p.m.)
Gingerbread House Display at the Mormon Trail Center – Nov. 18 – Dec. 31, 2017 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.), FREE
- The center closes at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. The center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The 2017 theme is “Pioneer’s Christmas.”
- Location: 3215 State St., Omaha.
Gingerbread House Display at Kanesville Tabernacle – Nov. 18 – Dec. 31, 2017 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.), FREE
- The 2017 theme is “Pioneer’s Christmas.” Verify before visiting for early closings/closing for Holidays.
- Location: 222 E. Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop – Nov. 11 – Dec. 24, 2017, FREE
- Games, activities, crafts, and more.
Feztival of Trees – Nov. 19 – 25, 2017
- View 40 Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and organizations, and enter the raffle to win one of the beautifully decorated, gift-filled trees. Santa Claus will also be available during selected days and times.
- Admission is $2 per person, age 13 and above. (No charge for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult.)
- Location: Tangier Shrine, 2823 S 84th St, Omaha.
Family Skate at Motto McLean Ice Arena – Sundays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26, (3:00 – 5:15 p.m.)
- $10 for family of 4, $3 for additional person. Price includes: admission, skate rentals and orange drink or lemonade.
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!