See beautiful Tree Lighting Ceremonies throughout the Omaha Area this Holiday Season!
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Tree Lighting Ceremonies in the Omaha Area
Winterfest: Bayliss Park Holiday Lighting – Nov. 19 (5:30 – 8 p.m.), FREE
- 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.
Tree Lighting & Holiday Parade at Shadow Lake Towne Center – Nov. 24 (6 p.m.), FREE
- Kick off the holiday season with a spectacular holiday parade and the lighting of the Christmas tree in the center of Main Street with Santa, along with all of his friends.
- Location: Shadow Lake Towne Center, 7775 Olson Dr., Papillion, NE.
Christmas at Union Station: Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony – Nov. 25 (7 – 7:30 p.m.), FREE [VIRTUAL / ONLINE]
- Tune into The Durham Museum YouTube or Facebook page Thanksgiving night to 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. All from the comfort of your couch!
- Location: Online
Lights of Aksarben Tree Lighting Ceremony – Nov. 26 (6 – 8 p.m.), FREE
- 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 – Nov. 26 (7 p.m.)
- 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 – Nov. 27 (4:30 – 8:30 p.m.), FREE
- A fun event including Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Sump Memorial Library
- Location: Downtown Papillion, NE.
Ralston’s Holiday Magic – Nov. 28
- 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 – Nov. 29 (5:45 p.m.), FREE
- 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 – Dec. 5 (4 – 5:30 p.m.)
- Old-fashioned Christmas extravaganza and kick off the holiday season with a bang at the 20th Annual Elkhorn Tree Lighting Party!
- Location: Main St. in Olde Towne Elkhorn, with the lighting of the Elkhorn Christmas Tree at 5 p.m.