Whether you’re looking to spend time with your family or just need a bit of distraction, here you can find some activities that you can do during the month of December in commemoration of the Christmas holidays. Here you have some Things to do for Christmas in Omaha Nebraska.
- SEASON OF LIGHTS
- Santa’s Magic at Omaha Children’s Museum
- It’s a Wonderful Life at The Rose Theater
- A CHRISTMAS CAROL
- Holiday Poinsettia Show at Lauritzen Gardens
- Visit a Christmas Tree Farm
- Meet Santa’s Reindeer at Mulhalls
- Light Up Bellevue: Christmas in Old Towne Holiday Lights and Music Show
- Christmas at Union Station
- Lights of Aksarben
SEASON OF LIGHTS
A holiday tradition shines on
Experience something real as you plug into the peace of a winter’s night and stroll in the glow of a cherished holiday tradition – tens of thousands of white LED lights strung throughout Turner Park and along Farnam Street.
Reconnect with the wonder of the holidays, reflect and look ahead – all at your own pace. Visit our beautifully-decorated tree in Farnam Court, and top the experience with dinner, drinks and dessert. The Season of Lights kicks off on Sunday, November 14 at the Midtown Merry Market. Click here for more information.
Santa’s Magic at Omaha Children’s Museum
Santa is returning to OCM, bringing a little holiday magic with him. Santa’s Magic is a short, live performance featuring Santa Claus, elves and an animatronic Rudolph. There will be indoor snowfall, silly moments, and a message from the Snow Queen. The show is included with regular museum admission but due to limited seating, families should pick up a reserved ticket for their preferred showtime.
Following each performance, children can share their wish lists with Santa and get their picture taken with him.
Show times are 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. After the 3 p.m. show each day, Santa will remain in the exhibit to talk with any child who wishes to meet him!
It’s a Wonderful Life at The Rose Theater
(various times), Tickets available for purchase. Members received 4 tickets to show. [Reservations Required.]
- Celebrate the holidays with the very first show ever presented at The Rose Theater in 1995! Meet George Bailey, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him that his has been, after all, a wonderful life.
- Location: The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St., Omaha, NE.
Witness this beautiful homage to a cinematic classic, made specifically for our time. Meet George Bailey, whose teenage guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair. Sometimes it takes seeing things from the perspective of a young person to realize that it is a wonderful life. Featuring live music from the era and a virtuosic cast playing multiple roles, this production is the perfect homage to the power of community.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
It just isn’t Christmas without A Christmas Carol! Experience Omaha’s favorite holiday tradition as Ebenezer Scrooge takes us on a life-changing journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Filled with stunning Victorian costumes, festive music and crisp, wintry sets, A Christmas Carol is a beautiful reminder of the power of redemption and the generosity that lies at the heart of the Christmas holiday.
Holiday Poinsettia Show at Lauritzen Gardens
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
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.
Add S’more joy to your visit by toasting a marshmallow at the fire pits in the Family Chill Zone. This gathering place gives families a place to relax, warm up, play games, and enjoy the winter weather. S’mores kits will be available for purchase at the front desk. Standard garden admission rates apply to enjoy the joy and beauty of the season. Members are admitted free. Join or renew today! Experience a multitude of festive delights during Bright Nights, as flowers and foliage combine with light to make the season Merry & Bright!
Visit a Christmas Tree Farm
Looking to cut your own Christmas Tree this year?
Choose from a variety of Christmas Tree Farms near Omaha that offer Choose and Cut your own Christmas Tree. See Interactive Map Here!
Meet Santa’s Reindeer at Mulhalls
- Dasher and Dancer will arrive on Wednesday, November 24th and are available to visit anytime during store hours until they leave again on Sunday, December 19th.
- Location: Mulhalls, 3615 N. 120th St., Omaha, NE.
Light Up Bellevue: Christmas in Old Towne Holiday Lights and Music Show
Christmas at Union Station
Time to trim the tree, bake some cookies, wrap those presents and, of course, visit The Durham Museum! Christmas at Union Station, presented by FNBO, is back for another year of festive fun. The magic of Christmas continues at The Durham Museum and we hope you will join us! This long-standing tradition features Omaha’s official Christmas tree, holiday concerts and Santa himself.
Lights of Aksarben
- Enjoy a horse and carriage ride and more. Each Friday, something new is planned for the littles.
- Location: Stinson Park, 2232 S. 64th St., Omaha, NE.