Omaha Events at Your Fingertips 📱
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KETV Family Festival (presented by Bank of America)


What’s Happening?

Enjoy a day of FREE family-friendly holiday activities at Omaha's favorite Downtown attractions!

Admission to all the venues is FREE and there will be a FREE Ollie the Trolley service available to transport patrons between venues.

This year's venues and activities include:

Downtown YMCA

- Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause

- Craft make-and-take activities

- Mascots from local schools

- A no-joiner fee for anyone that attends the event

Durham Museum

- View museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions such as Dressing the Abbey and Holiday Cultural Trees

- Holiday activities with the Christmas at the Union Station celebration

- See the region’s largest indoor Christmas display

- Visit Santa and his elves

KANEKO

- Creative stations

- Storytelling in collaboration with OPL

Omaha Children’s Museum

- Holiday activities

- Santa meet and greet

Omaha Mounted Patrol Barn

- Amazing Arthur Entertainment

- Horse demonstrations every hour

- Santa

Omaha Public Library (at KANEKO)

- Storytime with Omaha Public Library staff

- Crafts and coloring

- Book giveaway (to each child 12 and under while supplies last)

- Appearance and photo opportunities with Llama Llama and OPL’s mascot, Scamper

Enjoy a day of FREE family-friendly holiday activities at Omaha's favorite Downtown attractions!

Admission to all the venues is FREE and there will be a FREE Ollie the Trolley service available to transport patrons between venues.

This year's venues and activities include:

Downtown YMCA

- Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause

- Craft make-and-take activities

- Mascots from local schools

- A no-joiner fee for anyone that attends the event

Durham Museum

- View museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions such as Dressing the Abbey and Holiday Cultural Trees

- Holiday activities with the Christmas at the Union Station celebration

- See the region’s largest indoor Christmas display

- Visit Santa and his elves

KANEKO

- Creative stations

- Storytelling in collaboration with OPL

Omaha Children’s Museum

- Holiday activities

- Santa meet and greet

Omaha Mounted Patrol Barn

- Amazing Arthur Entertainment

- Horse demonstrations every hour

- Santa

Omaha Public Library (at KANEKO)

- Storytime with Omaha Public Library staff

- Crafts and coloring

- Book giveaway (to each child 12 and under while supplies last)

- Appearance and photo opportunities with Llama Llama and OPL’s mascot, Scamper

About the Event Host
The idea of decorating Omaha with holiday lights had been discussed by downtown advocates for many years. The occasion of the millennium provided the impetus for the project. In 1999, a coalition of city officials, corporations and foundations chose to present a legacy gift of holiday lights to the City of Omaha as the Millennium Lights celebration. That first year, more than 60,000 people came downtown to witness the lighting ceremony. Because the lights were so well received by the public, the Downtown Omaha Inc. Foundation was established the following year to continue Millennium Lights as the Holiday Lights Festival. The Shine the Light on Hunger campaign, sponsored by Conagra Brands Foundation and in partnership with Food Bank for the Heartland, was added to the Holiday Lights Festival in 2007.
When & Where
Dec 4, 2022, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Durham Museum
801 S. 10th Street
Omaha, NE
Free


What To Expect

Kid Friendly

Winter

Festival

Community

Live Music


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