by Holiday Lights Festival Contact
Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 7:00pm
Launch & viewing location Near CHI Health Center & TD Ameritrade Park
View the spectacular fireworks show in the warmth and safety of your vehicle! Free parking is available in MECA Lots A, B and C (near the CHI Health Center) and Gallup Parking Lots (1001 Gallup Drive) – lots open at 6 p.m.
This incredible show will fill the sky with bursts of color choreographed to explode on cue to a unique musical score, Everyday Heroes.
Tune in to STAR 104.5 to hear the music!
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.