10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Omaha!

Dated: December 22 2021

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10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Omaha Area this Year! 


Are you searching for fun holiday activities to enjoy with friends and family? This time of the year Omaha is filled with exciting things to do, from holiday festivals to light shows and everything in between!

We have compiled fun activities for you to do this holiday season in Omaha, Nebraska. Happy Holidays!

1. Drive through Santa's Rock N Lights Show at Werner Park. 

Check out the Santa’s Rock 'N Lights Drive Through Winter Light Show at Werner Park in Papillion, NE! The route is over one mile long and features more than 100,000 lights. Tickets must be purchased online here!

2. Visit the Capitol District Igloos

It will be like you're inside a cozy snow globe in your own private igloo! Grab a take-out meal or round of drinks from one of the area's restaurants or bars! Purchase your tickets online here!

3. Explore Bright Nights at Lauritzen Gardens

Head to the botanic gardens to explore a variety of festive installations, from a 20-foot tall poinsettia tree to a tropical paradise, all adorned with lights. You can attend December 3-5th, 10-23rd and 26-30th. Learn more here!

4. Catch a Holiday Performance 

Watch a live holiday performance at one of Omaha's local performing arts centers.

5. Watch Holiday Classics at Film Streams

This season, Film Streams, Omaha's local independent theater company, is hosting holiday movie screenings of The Muppet Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life. Learn more here!

6. Paint ornaments at That Pottery Place 

That Pottery Place is a make-and-take pottery studio that allows you to pick out a pre-made piece of pottery (from mugs to figurines and even Christmas ornaments!), paint them, and then have them glazed and fired before picking them up at a later date. While their studio is currently open, if you’d rather stay at home, they are also offering to-go pottery, canvas, and wood plaque kits. Learn more here!

7. Visit the Durham Museum 

Visit The Durham Museum for Christmas at Union Station, presented by FNBO! See the region's largest indoor Christmas tree, holiday concerts, and Santa! Learn more here!

8. Take a Photo with Santa

Get your photo taken with Santa at a local mall or event.

9. Catch the Annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular

Every year, Omaha’s annual Holiday Lights Festival concludes with a dazzling fireworks show. This spectacular show is one of the largest NYE fireworks displays in the entire Midwest! Learn more here!

10. The Bubbly New Year's Eve Party at Omaha Children's Museum

Bring the kids to the annual Bubbly New Year's Eve Party at Omaha Children's Museum from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy bubble-themed activities and a goody bag to take home. Learn more here!

We hope you enjoy these local festive holiday activities. Let us know if you tried any of these activities in the comments below. 


Happy Holidays from the Infinity Home Team at NP Dodge! We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New! 

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Kristina Philbin

Kristina Young- Philbin is Team Leader for The Infinity Home Team at NP Dodge Real Estate. Licensed since 2009 and working full time the Real Estate industry. Born and Raised in the business specializ....

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