Whether you’re looking to spend time with your family or just need a bit of distraction, here you can find Things to do for Christmas in Lincoln Nebraska that you can do during the month of December in commemoration of the Christmas holidays.

LCS Secondary Christmas Concert

Join us to get into the Christmas Spirit! Monday Dec 6th at 7pm in the HS Gym. Varsisy Jazz Band, JV Jazz Band, HS Band, JH Band, plus 7-12 Choir and Strings.


  • 5801 S 84th St
    Lincoln, NE 68516

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An Evening of Holiday Music with Daniel Christian

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (84th & Pioneers) in Lincoln NE invites you to an evening of holiday music featuring Daniel Christian!. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas with a warm cup of hot cocoa or hot apple cider in the Upper Fellowship Hall, get your photo taken with Santa, do some holiday shopping in the new church bookstore, and listen in on the Advent Class, “Obscure Characters in the Christmas Story,” presented by head pastor, Wayne Alloway.
Wed Dec 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., Daniel Christian will perform a concert of songs for the holiday season, including a few unique selections, and many popular Christmas favorites.

The Spirit of Giving

The Spirit of Giving

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Ramadan, Kwanza and New Year’s Day are annual holidays that can prove difficult for people who have experienced the death of someone significant. Holidays can be some of the roughest terrain we navigate after a death loss. When a parent or primary caregiver has died, how does a child find the means to purchase and wrap a gift for their surviving caregiver? Many of the youth at Mourning Hope want to put a smile on their loved one’s face, and celebrating the spirit of giving brings the child great joy.

For the second year in a row, First-Plymouth Church is teaming up with Mourning Hope this holiday season to support children in this gift-giving endeavor. Shopping for their caregiver is a rewarding and emotionally satisfying part of the holiday season, and children who have experienced the death of a caregiver and have attended a Mourning Hope grief support program are invited to participate in a special event designed just for them.

Kids will have time to select and wrap a gift for their caregiver, and participate in a craft project. While the kids are shopping, some tips and helpful information about how to care for oneself while navigating the stresses of the holiday season will be offered to caregivers.

There is no cost to participate in this event thanks to the generosity of First-Plymouth Church. But in order to ensure an adequate number of gifts, craft projects and snacks, families must register by December 1, 2021.

There will be two time blocks available, each with limited space. Families are encouraged to register early.

The Spirit of Giving is appropriate for school-aged children and teens (kindergarten through high school seniors) who have attended a support group at Mourning Hope.

Eligible families will receive an invitation via email which will include the registration link.

Cookies with Mrs. Claus and the Elves at Scheels

Fri Dec 10, 2021

Stop by Lincoln SCHEELS to spread Christmas Cheer with Mrs. Claus and the Elves when you visit Santa at South Pointe’s Santa Station! Find SCHEELS’ very own Elves on the Shelves and enter to win a gift card.

Cookie decorating, face painting, photo booth, letters to Santa, and more!

Free for kids 10 and under, while supplies last.

Christmas Fest 2021

Fri Dec 10, 2021 Mercy City Church, 5130 Colfax Ave, Lincoln, United States

Christmas Fest is a FREE family event to kick off the Christmas season. Come expecting some Christmas cheer, photos with Santa, cookies, hot cocoa and coffee (we see you mom & dad), a family photo station, and a gift for each family!
When arriving, we suggest parking in the lot on the North side of the building. Our parking hosts will be happy to help you find a spot to park!


Santa & Mrs. Claus

Date: 12/10/2021
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Market Grille Dining Room
Santa and Mrs. Claus are returning to your Williamsburg Hy-Vee this holiday season. Visit Santa on Friday, December 10th from 5-7pm, over in the Market Grille Dining Room. During this free event kiddos can meet Santa & Mrs. Claus, share their Christmas wishes, and parents are welcome to take DIY photos. Coloring sheets and candy canes will be available for families to take home.

Masks are preferred while waiting in line and speaking to Santa & Mrs. Claus. If parents feel comfortable, masks may be removed for photos. Please note that Santa and Mrs. Claus will not be wearing masks due to photos and the difficulty of putting on/removing a mask with the costumes. Event details are subject to change pending local health measures as we get closer to December 10th.

We hope to see you there. Thank you

K-5 Christmas Program

Trinity Lutheran School’s Kindergarten – 5th Grade Christmas Program will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Please join in the festivities and help bring in the spirit of Christmas with this heart-warming celebration.



Dec. All Day Craft Retreat: Painted Christmas

Dec. All-Day Craft Retreat Dec. 11th, 9am-9pm, cost is $45, at Bethel Baptist Church, 1401 S. 77th St., Lincoln, NE. Deadline to Register is Nov 26th. (or earlier if I reach max capacity) so don’t delay! Registration cost includes Stampin’ Up! Goodie bag with 1/2 package of DSP, coordinating ribbon & embellishment pack, cardstock sheets, plus use of my stamps, dies & inks. The beautiful Mega Suite “Painted Christmas” is the star of this retreat and has 2 complete Stamp sets along with 2 die sets with it. An electronic PDF will be provided so you can recreate at least 8 displayed lovely cards and gift card holders (perfect for winter, Christmas, & Birthday), a pillow gift, and door prize drawings, along with up to 12 HOURS OF CRAFTING! (but you can come & go as you choose) in a comfortable setting. I will provide a yummy hot lunch and we’ll enjoy a fun & creative time. You may choose to CASE my displayed projects and/or also work on your own scrapbooking or any other craft projects you like. What to Bring: paper trimmer with scoring ability or score board, your favorite adhesive (including mini glue dots & dimensionals), scissors, bone folder, other projects you may want to work on, and any other items which you personally hate to craft without. We will follow recommended health measures regarding wearing face coverings since we are indoors. This event can also be purchased to-go (note that if ordering as “to go” you won’t have availability to use my stamps & dies/punches but you can add the bundle on to your registration at a nicely reduced cost saving you money) PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM using the link at bottom of post. Once items are ordered from SU, refunds cannot be given if you decide you can no longer attend, but you WILL receive all your items plus electronic PDF with pictures & instructions so you can complete projects on your own at your convenience. PLEASE MARK “Going” AND REGISTER HERE TO HOLD YOUR SPOT—THIS IS LIKELY TO FILL UP QUICKLY! Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DYLG9GC *****In the Case of very inclement weather/closures, a rain date of Dec. 18th is selected.

Fused Glass Christmas Trees and Wreaths

Sat Dec 11, 2021 Architectural Glassarts, 4035 S 48th St, Lincoln, United States

Fused Glass Christmas Trees and Wreaths

Join us as we make Christmas tree and wreath sun catchers or ornaments!
Suitable for ages 12+
Price per ornament:
Wreath $10
Tree $18

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A Christmas Story – Virtual Benefit Concert

Sat Dec 11, 2021

We are VOICES RISE, a family quartet that serves communities by speaking, raising awareness, and bringing inspiration through music and song.

We perform at conferences, concerts, charitable events, and many more for many groups, including persons with disabilities, seniors, and youth. Our combined experience includes performance in the UK, Europe, Canada, the USA, Africa, and the Caribbean. We seek to impact all generations for God and for good; promoting equity and reaffirming that every human being is unique and of value.

Join us for an hour of music as we celebrate the Christmas season with a live band and vocalists, raising funds to support the initiatives of the Wellness Shelter (Greenwich, London, UK)!

The Wellness Shelter’s continued mission is to spur individuals towards a purposeful healing journey through coaching, mental health care, bereavement counselling, and more. Guests are diverse, including students, foster carers, and adults in crisis. The facility is also provided as a respite for Missionaries.

The pandemic has been a very trying time for many. During this season of distress, and, for some, depression and isolation, many are in dire need of the services the Wellness Shelter provides. Voices Rise has partnered with the Wellness Shelter to raise funds for the resources necessary to aid those in need.

This is a virtual event live-streaming on Dec 11 2021 3 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. GMT and is suitable for all ages!

Please reach out via phone or Whatsapp to 647-526-5755 for any inquires.


Nebraska Christmas Lights Show


SUN – THUR 5:30PM – 10:00 PM
FRI & SAT 5:30PM – 12:00 AM

Bring your friends and family to Lincoln’s largest, drive-through Christmas Lights experience! Our show features countless high-quality lights in vibrant colors, holiday props, and favorite characters of the season. All lights and effects are synchronized to music you can enjoy from the comfort of your own cozy car. Start a new holiday tradition this year and come experience the magic of Nebraska Christmas Lights Show. Click here for more information

Zoo Lights Powered

Get in the holiday spirit with Zoo Lights Powered by LES! The Zoo will be transformed into one of the largest lights displays in the midwest. This experience will include a 40 ft. Christmas tree, over 30 lit animal silhouettes, holiday train rides, a tree canopy light walk, a 60 foot light tunnel and more! Stop by a s’mores or hot cocoa station for tasty holiday treats.

Proceeds from Zoo Lights Powered by LES directly supports the Zoo and animals in the winter months.

Zoo Lights Powered by LES is a timed-ticket event. Ticket dates and times will sell out. Tickets will not be available at the gates during the event if tickets have sold out. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended.  Click here for more information

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