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!]
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Breakfast with Santa at Hy-Vee (156th & Maple) – Dec. 16 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
- Join in the fun on Dec. 16th from 9-12 for breakfast with Santa! There will be a knee-high buffet for kids 12 & under ($3.99 with adult breakfast purchase), cookie decorating, and candy canes! The Omaha Area Youth Orchestra will be performing at 10-12 as well!
Mrs. Claus Storytime Thursdays – Dec 7, 14 & 21, 2017 (10:30 a.m.)
- Located by Pottery Barn Kids in Regency.
Storytime with Mrs. Claus at Shadow Lake Towne Center – Dec. 14, 2017 (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.), FREE
- Thursday, Dec. 14: Hallmark
Omaha Public Library Holiday Events – Nov. 30 – Dec. 30, 2017
Enjoy many special Holiday Events at Omaha Public Libraries. For events marked REGISTER, participating need to register ahead as space is limited. Visit omahalibrary.org or call the hosting location for more information and to verify details.
- Thursday, Dec. 14
- 4 – 5 p.m.: Holiday Craft: Snow Globes & Reindeer Food at Elkhorn Branch, 2100 Reading Plz., Elkhorn
- Friday, Dec. 15
- 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Teen Food & Fun: Gingerbread Houses at W. Dale Clark (Main) Library, 215 S. 15th St.
- Saturday, Dec. 16
- 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Gingerbread House Making at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St.
- 10:30 – 11 a.m.: Santa Visits Storytime at Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave.
- 2 – 4 p.m.: Ugly Holiday Sweaters at Willa Cather Branch, 1905 S. 44th St.
Hands-on-Habitat at Fontenelle Forest – Dec. 15 (9:30 – 11:00 a.m.), FREE with Registration
- ParentSavvy and Fontenelle Forest are partnering together to provide fun educational, hands-on classes for pre-school age children and parents, offered FREE up to 3 times/year with registration. Register Here.
Lights of Aksarben – Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 (6 – 8 p.m.), FREE
- Dec. 15 – Santa and Mrs. Claus
Holiday Ice Show – Dec. 15 (6:30 p.m.) and Dec. 16 (1 p.m.), FREE
- Free 30-minute performances for the community to enjoy by the Moylan Premier Figure Skating Club. Public skating will be temporarily closed during performances. Events are subject to change.
- Location: Outdoor Holiday Rink in the Capitol District (10th & Capitol Ave.)
- Friday, December 15th at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 16th at 1 p.m.
Platte River State Park Yule Log Festival – Dec. 16 (12 – 5:30 p.m.), FREE with Park Permit
- Make a holiday craft, roast marshmallows and make s’mores over the fire. The day’s main event is the Yule Log Quest. Gather your team for this fun scavenger hunt and use a series of clues to find the location of the yule log. (Yule log teams may register by calling Platte River State Park 402-234-2217. Limit of 20 teams). Park entry permit required. All Yule Log activities take place at the Walter Scott Jr. Lodge.
Carriage Rides at Village Pointe – Saturdays Nov. 25 – Dec. 16, 2017 (1 – 5 p.m.), FREE
- Holiday shoppers can enjoy complimentary horse and carriage rides throughout the center. Weather permitting.
Winter Wonderland at Sycamore Farms – December 8-10 and 15-17, 2017
- New event by the creators of Junkstock. Shop 70 indoor vintage vendors, makers, and artisans, Visit with Santa, see a light display, and more. Friday Sneakpeek is $10 for adults and kids 12 & under are free. Saturday or Sunday One Day Pass is $5 for adults and kids 12 & under are free.
- Location: Sycamore Farms, 1150 River Road Waterloo, NE.
Gingerbread House Display at the Mormon Trail Center and Kanesville Tabernacle – Nov. 18 – Dec. 31, 2017 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
- One of our favorite Christmas traditions is seeing the intricately designed Gingerbread Houses. They also have a fun Scavenger Hunt at each location with a picture option for the younger children.
- 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.
- Location: 3215 State St., Omaha, NE & 222 E. Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop – Nov. 11 – Dec. 24, 2017, FREE
- Games, activities, crafts, and more.
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!