It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Omaha is no exception to the magic. Here is our holiday bucket list, sure to warm your hearts and make the season merry and bright.

Carriage Rides

Jingle all the way with a carriage ride through the Old Market.

Menorah Parade

A tradition originating from New York, the parade shares the beautiful message of hope and light to our community and the world around us.

Hot Shops Winter Open House

This is truly the best time to see the Hot Shops in all its fiery, creative glory. Meet the artists, see their work and partake in live demonstrations.

See a show

Big name plays and musicals, local productions and acoustical wonders surround us. There are plenty of holiday classics to see at one of our venerable venues.

The Durham Museum

Santa himself says this is the place to be – featuring a Holiday Concert Series, Ethnic Holiday Tree Exhibit and of course the forty-foot-tall twinkling tree.

Christmas in the Village

A holiday tradition in the heart of North Omaha. Get into the cheerful spirit with horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, a living Nativity, toys from Santa and a holiday boutique.


Holiday Poinsettia Show Aglow

Lauritzen Gardens is transformed into a Winter Wonderland with a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree, twinkling lights, glittering displays and the holiday express model train.

Holiday Island

Take a stroll through Gene Leahy Mall to see Holiday Island and hundreds of thousands of dazzling lights.

Ice Skating

Discover your holiday tradition on the ice at NRG Energy Ice Rink in The Capitol District or The Rink on Farnam at Midtown Crossing.

Photo by JHD Photography

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular

Ring in the new year with one of the largest fireworks displays in the region, drawing over 30,000 people.