Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]
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- Enter to WIN 4 Tickets to A Christmas Story at The Rose Theater! – Ends Sunday!
- Enter to WIN 4 Day Passes to Fun-Plex! – NEW!
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Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!
- The Holidays bring a sense of peace, joy, and excitement as we create and share wonderful memories with our family and friends. Enjoy many Family-Friendly Events this Holiday season in Omaha!
Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival at Shadow Lake Towne Center – 11/26, 6 p.m., FREE
- 6:00 p.m. – The Peppermint Elves concert, 6:30 p.m. – Santa’s Parade & Tree Lighting
Holiday Lights Festival – 11/27 – 1/4
- CenturyLink Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony (Thursday, November 27, 6-7 p.m.)
- Making Spirits Bright Holiday Concert (Thursday, November 27, 7 p.m.)
- Pacific Life Sounds of the Season (Saturdays, November 29 – December 27, 7-8 p.m.)
Holidays at Regency Court – 11/28
- Visit Santa; Meet Elsa, Anna & Olaf; Santa’s Live Reindeer; and Omaha Symphony Christmas Choir – Resonance. See Regency Court website for times.
Santa’s Magic at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 11/28 – 12/23
- A magical winter wonderland where a Snow Queen greets you and makes it snow! Snow Queen and Holly the Elf get the little ones ready to meet Santa himself. Professional photos and packages available for purchase. Included with regular museum admission. Limited seating, tickets required at front desk. See website for schedule.
Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Village Pointe – 11/28, 6 p.m.
- Family Concert with The Peppermint Elves – 6 p.m., free cider and cookies, Santa Parade & Holiday Lighting – 7 p.m. After the lighting ceremony, visit Santa inside the Marcus Village Pointe Cinema lobby and enjoy free carriage rides (pick up in front of the fireplace near theater) around the center until 9 p.m.
Zamboni Holiday Skate – 11/28 – 11/29
- Take your picture with the Zamboni! $3.00 per person, includes admission to skate, skate rentals, popcorn, drink, and picture opportunity.
- Friday, November 28; 5 – 7 p.m.
- Saturday, November 29; 12:15 – 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Lights of Aksarben – Fridays, 11/28 (7 – 9 p.m.) & 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 (6 – 8 p.m.)
- Tree Lighting on November 28, 7 -9 p.m. – Music, face painting, horse and carriage rides, and Santa will be there.
- Fridays, December 5, 12, & 19th, from 6-8 p.m., there will be free activities each week for the kids!
Christmas at Union Station – 11/28 – 1/4
- The Durham Museum invites you to join in the festivities during Christmas at Union Station. Included with regular museum admission.
- Tree Lighting Ceremony (Friday, November 28; 4 – 7 p.m.)
- Ethnic Holiday Trees Exhibit (November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015)
- Holiday Concert Series (Saturdays & Sundays, November 29 & 30, December 6 & 7, 13 & 14 and 20 & 21)
Small Business Saturday at Smiling Turtle Art Spot – 11/29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- FREE Make & Take Projects: 10-noon: Mixed Media Bookmarks, Noon-2: Christmas Rubber Stamps, 2-4: Ornament Painting
- While there, pick up a Smiling Turtle Gift Certificate. Purchase a $25 Certificate and they will round it up to $30. Gift Certificates are good on merchandise or classes.
Winter Wonderland in Downtown Papillion – 11/29, 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 fun at Sump Memorial Library!
Holiday Magic in Downtown Ralston – 11/30, 3 – 7 p.m.
- Bring your Family to Independence Square, 77th Street & Main Street, for a Wonderful Outdoor Holiday Magic Event!
La Vista Holiday Wintertainment – 11/30 – 12/22
- Santa’s Sleigh Ride (November 30; starting at 3 p.m.)
- Find many indoor and outdoor options (opening soon) for Ice Skating in the Omaha Area!
- UNMC Ice Rink opens this weekend!
- Find beautifully decorated houses with bright lights, inflatables, decorations, and some with thousands of lights choreographed to music!
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 Thanksgiving weekend!