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- 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!
- For extra fun, go on an adventure with our Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt!
Free Admission to Children under 12 at Omaha’s Zoo with Paid Adult – December 26-31, 2021
- Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is giving the community the gift of free admission to children under the age of 12 beginning Sunday, December 26, through Friday, December 31, 2021. Up to six children can be admitted free to the Zoo with each paid adult.
Holiday Poinsettia Show at Lauritzen Gardens – Nov. 20 – Jan. 3, 2022; (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day), Included with regular admission CLOSED December 28 through January 7
- Thousands of poinsettias bursting with rich, vibrant color fill the floral display hall in a glowing tribute to the holidays during the spectacular holiday poinsettia show, Merry & Bright. In the center of it all, a magnificent and majestic 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree stands tall. Surrounded by festive foliage, glittering ornaments and the whir and whistle of model garden trains, this show evokes the warmest greetings of goodwill and cheer.
- Experience a multitude of festive delights during Bright Nights, as flowers and foliage combine with light to make the season Merry & Bright!
- Location: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Omaha.
Christmas at Union Station – Nov. 26 – Jan. 9, Included with regular admission.
- This long-standing tradition features Omaha’s official Christmas tree, special events, and Santa himself (with visits 6 days a week. Visit Durham Museum for schedule.)
- Location: The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., Omaha, NE.
Winter Break Days – Dec. 28 & 30, 2021 + Jan. 3, 2022, $7 – $10
- Fight winter break boredom and get involved with fun, healthy and educational activities!
- Location: Schramm Education Center, 21502 W. Hwy. 31, Gretna, NE.
First Day Hikes – Jan. 1, 2022
- Kick-off the New Year in a memorable, fun way. State parks across Nebraska will be holding popular First Day Hikes Jan. 1 to celebrate the new year. The list of participating parks grows every day!
- Daily or Annual State Park permit required.
10 FREE Activities to Do Over the Winter Break in Omaha
- Have a fun-filled Winter Break in Omaha with these 10+ Free or inexpensive activities!
- Enjoy several indoor and outdoor options for Ice Skating in the Omaha Area!
- Explore, discover, and learn at a variety of in-person or virtual Winter Break Camps in Omaha!
Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Omaha!
Sledding at Mahoney State Park
- (It is recommended to verify with Mahoney State Park before visiting to verify opening dates, hours and availability.)
- Looking for a FUN activity this Winter? Go Sledding at Mahoney State Park!
Things to Do in Omaha this Winter
- Are you looking for ideas for Fun Winter Activities and Events in Omaha? Enjoy many Family-Friendly Things to Do in Omaha this Winter!