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Holiday Events in the Omaha Metro

The trees are up, the lights are bright, and the chocolate is hot. It’s time to celebrate the holiday season! Check out events happening all across the Omaha metro this year.

Holiday Poinsettia Show

-        Thousands of poinsettias fill the floral display hall in a glowing tribute to the holidays during Lauritzen Gardens’ holiday poinsettia show. The show’s centerpiece is a magnificent 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree. Be surrounded by festive foliage, glittering ornaments, and the whir and whistle of model garden trains.

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Winter Wonderland at Fontenelle Forest

-        Visit Fontenelle Forest's Great Hall, decorated for the holiday season! Then, bundle up and stroll the lighted Riverview Boardwalk. You can also decorate a wooden tree cookie ornament to take home as a souvenir. It'll be a great holiday memory.

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Zoolightful Holiday Event

-        The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium unwraps a brand-new event this holiday season. Admire the mesmerizing displays of archways and sculptures. Adventure down a 120-foot slide at Polar Plaza. Decorate sweet gingerbread friends in Gingerbread Village. Take a photo with Santa. Or rent a private igloo and warm up, sipping beverages and snacking on tasty delights.

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Candlelight Concert: "The Nutcracker" and More at the Rose Theater

-        Relax into the warm glow of festive candles! Enjoy the evening with a local string quartet as they journey through holiday favorites such as: "Four Seasons"; "The Snow is Dancing"; "Joy to the World"; "Greensleeves" and more.

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White Christmas - The Exhibition

-        See the fashion of the hit holiday classic for yourself. Visit the Durham Museum this winter to check out the film costumes created for White Christmas by legendary designer Edith Head. Enjoy the music, costumes, and pageantry in an exhibit highlighting the holiday season!

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New Year’s Eve at The RiverFront

-        Check out The RiverFront and ring in the new year! Enjoy special photo ops and live music by DJ MIX at the Skate Ribbon, then at 7:00 p.m., grab a seat and watch fireworks light up the night sky to celebrate the arrival of 2024.

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