See beautiful Tree Lighting Ceremonies throughout the Omaha Area this Holiday Season!
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Tree Lighting Ceremonies in the Omaha Area
Holiday Lights Festival: Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony – Nov. 24 (6 p.m.), FREE
- Come celebrate the beginning of the holidays with us and kick off the 2022 Holiday Lights Festival season with the annual Thanksgiving lighting ceremony!
- Making Spirits Bright Concert – Following the tree lighting ceremony, enjoy a FREE concert at the Holland Center featuring a special guest vocalist accompanied by the Nebraska Wind Symphony.
- Location: RETURNING THIS YEAR TO: Gene Leahy Mall, 1001 Douglas St., Omaha, NE.
Tree Lighting & Holiday Parade – Nov. 23 (6 – 7 p.m.), FREE
- Kick off the holiday season with the lighting of Shadow Lake Towne Center’s NEW 35-foot LED-lit tree covered in more than 30,000 lights – the biggest and best tree in all of Nebraska! Santa and his friends will be here.
- Location: Shadow Lake Towne Center, 7775 Olson Dr., Papillion, NE.
Winterfest: Bayliss Park Holiday Lighting – TBA for 2022
- Bayliss Park transforms into a wonderland! Winterfest activities include a Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and his reindeer, festive photo ops, face painting, balloons, hot cocoa, carolers, an outdoor movie, and more!
- Location: Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl St., Council Bluffs, IA.
Christmas at Union Station: Tree Lighting Ceremony – Nov. 24 (TBA), FREE
- Watch the museum’s 40-foot-tall Christmas Tree come aglow for the holiday season. This 30-minute program features musical performances by the Boys Town Choir, a greeting from Santa, and the countdown to the lighting of the region’s largest indoor Christmas Tree.
- Location: The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., Omaha, NE.
Lights of Aksarben Tree Lighting Ceremony – TBA for 2022
- Enjoy a horse and carriage ride and more.
- Location: Stinson Park, 2232 S. 64th St., Omaha, NE.
Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting at Village Pointe – TBA for 2022
- Annual Holiday Lighting Celebration includes Santa Parade, holiday characters, and free carriage rides.
- Location: Village Pointe, 17202 Davenport St., Omaha, NE.
Downtown Papillion’s Winter Wonderland – TBA for 2022
- Bring the whole family to enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, popcorn, pancakes, entertainment, and FREE carriage rides! Visit Santa and his reindeer friends at the Historic Portal School House and shop at the Christkindl Market.
- Location: Downtown Papillion, NE.
Ralston’s Holiday Magic – TBA for 2022
- Enjoy holiday activities including a Tree Lighting Ceremony at this fun, family outdoor event.
- Location: Independence Square, 77th St. & Main St., Ralston, NE.
La Vista’s Virtual Tree Lighting Celebration – TBA for 2022
- This will be a hybrid event—it will be broadcast live on the City’s Facebook page, and the public is invited to join in person as well.
- After Santa lights the tree, he’ll go down to his workshop to visit with children! Families can visit the reindeer and walk through the Winter Wonderland in Central Park, too!
- Location: City Hall Campus, 8116 Park View Blvd., Omaha, NE & Santa’s Workshop/La Vista Wonderland, 8305 Park View Blvd., Omaha, NE & Online.
Elkhorn Tree Lighting Party – TBA for 2022
- Location: Main St. in Olde Towne Elkhorn, with the lighting of the Elkhorn Christmas Tree.