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11/16-12/23 - A Christmas Carol at the Omaha Community Playhouse 6915 Cass St - Experience Omaha's favorite holiday tradition as Ebenezer Scrooge takes us on a life-changing journey filled with beautiful costumes, exquisite music, perfectly crafted sets and special effects second to none. Perfect for the whole family! Admission $38/pp 402.553.0800 https://ticketomaha.com/Productions/a-christmas-carol






11/18 - Handel's Messiah at Holland Performing Arts Center 1200 Douglas - Voices of Omaha presents one of the most popular works in all of choral literature. '"Messiah" is unique among the oratorios of Fandel in being the only one which deals with the Christian Faith. With a message for the human race, the music is moving and text is compelling. 3-5pm FREE 402.874.0649 http://www.voicesofomaha.org/




11/22 - Holiday Lights Festival, Holland Performing Arts Center 13th & Douglas - The FREE concert features special guest vocalist, Mary Carrick, accompanied by The Nebraska Wind Symphony directed by Keith Davis. 7pm-8pm 402.345.0202  https://omahaperformingarts.org/our-venues/holland




11/23-1/6 - Holiday Poinsettia Show, Lauritzen Gardens 100 Bancroft St - Over 5,000 poinssetias! Be amazed by this spectacular floral display featuring a 20-foot tall poinsettia tree, model trains and other nostalgic decorations. 9am-5pm daily 402.346.4002  https://www.lauritzengardens.org/index.asp




11/23-12/23 - Santa's Magic at The Omaha Children's Museum 500 S 20th St - A holiday tradition, Santa's magic is a short interactive show with elves, the Snow Queen, and a chance to visit Santa. Visit the website for info on event times & admission prices. http://www.ocm.org/




11/24 - Christmas at Union Station,The Duhram Museum 801 S 10th St -  The Christmas at Union Station festivities begin with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Cookie decorating, holiday crafts, live music & of course, Santa himself! Regular admission fees. 4-8pm with tree lighting at approx. 7pm https://durhammuseum.org/




11/26 - Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony, Gene Leahy Mall 14th & Farnam - Starting at 5:40pm enjoy a special performance by Musical Kids. At 6pm, Mayor Jean Stothert will lead the all-ages crowd in a countdown to the 2018 lighting display, with live fanfare by The Jingle Bell Brass Band. See downtown Omaha dazzle with hundreds of beautiful white lights. http://www.holidaylightsfestival.org/thanksgiving-lighting-ceremony/




11/30-12/2 & 12/7-12/9 - Winter Wonderland at Sycamore Farms 1150 River Rd in Waterloo -  You'll fall under a captivating spell as you see Sycamore Farms magically transform into a Vintage Winter Wonderland. Adorned in a twinkling array of lights & holiday decorations the century old farmhouse & barns will come alive with the anticipation of the holidays & take your breath away! Fri 9-5pm, Sat 10-6pm, Sun 10-5pm $5/day $10/wknd Kids 12 & under FREE! https://www.sycamorefarmsne.com/2018-event-info/




12/1-12/2 - Annual Omaha Holiday Market at Aksarben Village 67th & Center - Stroll the tents and feast your eyes on food, wine, photography, decorations for the home and more from over 55 vendors. FREE! See Santa Sun 2-4pm  https://omahafarmersmarket.com/holiday-market/




12/8 - 3rd Annual Hometown Christmas in Downtown Ashland, NE -  A fun-filled day scheduled with plenty of family-friendly entertainment, food & festivities including the parade of lights! FREE! http://www.ashland-ne.com/vnews/display.v/SEC/Business%7CChamber%20News%20%26%20Events%3E%3EHometown%20Christmas




12/8-12/16 - Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration at The Holland Performing Arts Center 1200 Douglas St -  A singing & dancing tradition for the whole family! Celebrate the magic, romance & joy of the season as Broadway stars add to the lush sounds of the Omaha Symphony.  See website for hours & admission prices. https://ticketomaha.com/Productions/christmas-celebration_2018 






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