HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Thursday, November 27th 6 pm Gene Leahy Mall, 14th & Farnam
With a countdown to zero, The 2014 Holiday Ligths Festival will officially begin! Come to the Gene Leahy Mall early to enjoy musical performances beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Mayor Jean Strothert will lead the all-ages crowd in a countdown to the 2014 lighting display. See downtown dazzle! The Gene Leahy Mall, 16th Street from Howard to Dodge Streets, and 10th Street from Douglas Street to Abbott Drive will be aglow with hundreds of thousands of beautiful white lights. Look for downton businesses and residences also featuring elaborate lighting and holiday decorations. Enjoy the Holiday Lights every evening from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. through January 4, 2015.
Ricky @ Regency Court
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH - 12-2 PM
120 Regency Parkway
Join Ricky at Regency Court for their Day After Thanksgiving Events from 12-2 PM! For more information visit RegencyCourtOmaha.com!
Renee @ Village Pointe Tree Lighting
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH - 5:30 - 7:30 PM
168th & West Dodge Road
Join Renee at Village Pointe for the 11th Annual Village Pointe Holiday Lighting Ceremony from 5:30 - 7:30 PM! For more information visit VillagePointeShopping.com!
WELLS FARGO FAMILY FESTIVAL Sunday, December 7th 12 PM Durham Museum, 801 South 10th Street
Experience the wonder of the season at the Durham Museum during Christmas at Union Station. See Omaha's largest indoor Christmas tree, visit with Santa and enjoy an exceptional lineup of family-friendly events. Visit the Ethnic Holiday Trees exhibit, an annual favorite which highlights the holiday traditions of approximately a dozen cultures in the Omaha community. View the wonderful temporary exhibitions on display including Identity: An Exhibition of You and If You Bulid It: Omaha's Urban Design. Children can also meet Wells Fargo's "Jack the Dog", pan for gold, and participate in a scavenger hunt.
CONAGRA FOODS ICE SKATING RINK Saturday, December 12th 12 PM
ConAgra Foods Campus, 10th & Harney
A $5 admission includes skate rental (admission is still required for patrons who bring their own skates) and benefits Food Bank for the Heartland. Kids under 5 skate free. As presenting sponsor of the Holiday Lights Festival, ConAgra Foods will construct a temporary ice skating rink on its campus. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the rink are donated to the Food Bank for the Heartland as part of the "Shine the Light on Hunger" campaign, a significant component of the Holiday Lights Festival. The ConAgra Foods Foundation will match ice rink donations dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank for the Heartland can distribute three meals to those in need.
New Year's Eve Fireworks Spectacular Wednesday, December 31st 7 PM
Gene Leahy Mall, 14th and Farnam
Celebrate New Year's Eve with this year's Fireworks show! The closing event of the Holiday Lights Festival, it is one of the largest New Year's Eve fireworks displays in the region. Enjoy the spectacular show with family or friends before heading out for the evening. And be sure to arrive early - the event is expected to draw more than 30,000 people.