This year, several local organizations and businesses have come up with creative and safe Drive-Thru Holiday events to enjoy from your car! Additionally, we have added Outdoor Holiday Events that are happening this Season.
Check back as more Holiday events in Omaha will be added throughout the season as details become available.
PLEASE NOTE: Many events require pre-registration, have limited capacity, or offer timed slots. As things continue to change during this time, it is highly recommended to verify details, closures, cancelations, hours of operation, and any requirements or procedures for guests before visiting. Thank You!
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Drive-Thru Holiday Events Near Omaha
- Find the best Christmas Lights in Omaha full of beautifully decorated houses with bright lights, inflatables, decorations, and some with thousands of lights choreographed to music!
Old Market, North Omaha, & South Omaha Lighting Displays – Nov. 20 – Jan. 4 (nightly), FREE
- Old Market Display – White lights, garland, and festive decor will illuminate the brick streets of the Old Market and surrounding areas. The display will run from 10th St. to 13th St., and from Harney St. to Jackson St.
- North Omaha Display – The North Omaha lighting display will be showcased along a 6-block area around 24th St. and Lake St.
- South Omaha Display – The South Omaha lighting display will be showcased on 24th St. between L St. and Q St.
Season of Lights at Midtown Crossing – Nov. 20 – Feb. 14, FREE
- Stroll in the glow of a cherished holiday tradition – tens of thousands of white LED lights strung throughout Turner Park and along Farnam St. Plus, visit the beautifully-decorated tree in Farnam Court.
- Location: Turner Park (31st Ave. and Farnam St.), Omaha, NE.
Santa’s Rock ‘n Lights at Werner Park – Nov. 20 – Jan. 3 (find times here), $19.99-$27.99/vehicle [REGISTER]
- More than 700 feet of light tunnels, including a new techno rainbow tunnel.
- Location: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE.
Downtown Papillion’s Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru – Nov. 28 (5:30 – 8 p.m.), FREE
- Enjoy a drive-thru experience with all the holiday cheer you can handle!
- Location: Downtown Papillion, NE.
Drive-Thru Christmas in the Village – Saturday, Dec. 5 (12 – 3 p.m.) – FREE
- Community Celebration and Holiday Tradition at 24th & Lake.
- Drive-Through starts at 24th & Burdette.
KETV Drive-Thru Family Festival – Dec. 6 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
- Though different from previous years, hands-on activities will still be part of the event. Craft kits will be handed out to vehicles to complete at home as a family and there will be festive holiday entertainment, Santa, and, police riding their horses! The first 500 vehicles will receive one complimentary Paddington Bear book, courtesy of the Omaha Public Library.
- Location: Omaha Police Mounted Patrol Barn, 615 Leavenworth St., Omaha, NE.
Elkhorn Tree Lighting Drive-Thru – Sunday, Dec. 6 (5:15 – 6 p.m.), FREE
- Load the kids in the car and drive thru Olde Towne Elkhorn on Sunday, Dec. 6 between 5:15-6:00pm. Your family will be able to say Merry Christmas to Santa, his Elves, and other holiday characters, get Christmas goodie bags for the kids, and see the Elkhorn Christmas Tree all lit up and decorated.
Illuminate Inclusion – Dec. 11-12 (5 – 9 p.m.), FREE (Donations welcome)
- Grab your hot chocolate, load the family into the car, and drive-thru the Illuminate Inclusion holiday light display at Zorinsky Lake!
- Donations will be accepted to help make the accessible and inclusive playground at Zorinsky a reality.
- Location: Zorinsky Lake Park, Water Park Entrance, 3808 S. 154th St., Omaha, NE.
More Outdoor Holiday Events Near Omaha
Christmas in LaVista – Nov. 29 – Dec. 15
- Nov. 29 (3 – 7 p.m.): Santa’s Sleigh Ride
- Throughout Dec.: Walkin’ in LaVista Wonderland
- Dec. 8 & 15 (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.): See Santa and his reindeer
- Note: These events may need to adjust accordingly, so check back for the latest information.
Santa in the Village at Rockbrook Village – Nov. 28 (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.), FREE
- Visit Santa, meet his live reindeer, and enjoy a carriage ride around the village. Shop at your favorite stores while kids enjoy sweets and treats with a Holiday Scavenger Hunt.
- Location: 2800 S. 110th Ct., Omaha, NE.
Santa’s Reindeer in Bel Air Plaza – Dec. 5 & 12 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), FREE
- Children will be able to see the reindeer up close in the heated tent – and parents are encouraged to take photos to capture the holiday memory. Santa and his elves will be on hand providing hot cocoa and scrumptious cookies.
- Location: Bel Air Plaza Parking Lot, 12100 W. Center Rd., Omaha, NE.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular – Dec. 31 (7 p.m.), FREE
- Enjoy the spectacular firework show in the warmth and safety of your vehicle or home!
- Arrive early and park for FREE to view the up-close show in the recommended viewing areas listed here.
- The fireworks will be launched from Parking Lot D of the CHI Health Center.