Christmas Tree Lighting in Omaha

tree lightings in Omaha
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Add going to a tree lighting to your list of holiday events in Omaha. Kick off the holiday season in style!

Tree Lighting in Omaha

November 17 | Winterfest at Bayliss Park Council Bluffs, IA
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The tree lighting is promptly at 6 p.m. followed by Santa’s Workshop featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer, festive photo ops, and more!

November 19 | Tree of Lights Family Festival, 90th and Dodge
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Enjoy free food, family-fun activities, and pictures with Santa. The big show starts at 5:30 p.m. with a live musical performance and the lighting of the 75-foot-tall LED-enhanced Christmas tree just before 6 p.m.

Nov 22 | Tree Lighting Ceremony, Shadow Lake Towne Center
6 p.m.
Don’t miss the annual tree lighting and holiday parade in the center of the mall.

Nov 24 | Tree Lighting Ceremony, Union Station
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This event returns in person this year! Enjoy live music from Michael Walker, cookie decorating, scavenger hunt, and holiday crafts, plus Santa himself! Everything leads up to the countdown to lighting the region’s largest indoor Christmas tree. Advanced registration encouraged. 

Nov 24 | Lights of Aksarben Tree Lighting, Stinson Park Aksarben Village
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nov 25 | Holiday Lights Festival, Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront
6 p.m.
Kick off the city’s holiday celebrations at the tree lighting. 

Nov 25 | Winter Wonderland 2023Downtown Papillion
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Save the date for when Mayor David Black flips the switch to light Papillion. Enjoy hot chocolate, candy canes, pancakes, entertainment, and free carriage rides.

Nov 26 | Santa’s Sleigh Ride and Tree Lighting Celebration, 8305 Park View Blvd, La Vista
3 p.m.
Come to Central Park to see the tree lighting, enjoy a sing-along, and take a group selfie with Santa.


 Looking for more festive fun in Omaha? Check out these holiday guides.

Where to See Santa

Where to See Holiday Lights

Christmas Tree Farms

Andrea Cooley
Omaha Mom is written by moms, for moms. We provide genuine parenting resources, events and community through connecting and empowering local Omaha Moms.

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