by Holiday Lights Festival Contact
Friday, Nov 20, 2020 6:00pm
Monday, Jan 4, 2021 5:00am
Every: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun
Old Market | North & South 24th Street
Festive lighting displays will enhance the joy and beauty of the season! Lights will be illuminated every evening in the Old Market and in North and South Omaha through January 4, 2021.
Additional details can be found at holidaylightsfestival.org.
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.
Omaha, NE 68102