Christmas at Union Station Returns | November 24 – January 7

Omaha, Nebraska — Christmas at Union Station returns to the Durham Museum for another festive season from November 24, 2023 – January 7, 2024. Kick off the holiday season with this long-standing tradition featuring Omaha’s official Christmas tree, holiday concerts and Santa himself.

Christmas at Union Station in Omaha

courtesy: Durham Museum

Lighting of the Tree | Friday, November 24th at 7pm

Join Durham Museum for the official kickoff to Christmas at Union Station, presented by FNBO. The ceremony is back to an in-person event after going virtual for the past three years! See the region’s largest indoor Christmas tree, standing at over 40 feet tall.

Visit with Santa

Visit our jolly pal from the North Pole at his cozy cabin retreat! Children can choose to sit on Santa’s lap or give him a call on our old-fashioned telephone during the following hours:

  • November 24 – December 17:
    Fridays-Saturdays, 10AM-Noon & 1-3PM; and Sundays from Noon-3PM
  • December 19-23 (the week before Christmas):
    Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-Noon & 1-3PM

Special Events

Family Nights with Santa
Tuesdays, 5-8PM: November 28 and December 5, 12 & 19

Santa visits the museum on Tuesday evenings between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Share your wish list with the big guy, listen to live performances by local musicians, create crafts and take part in the FNBO Elfie Scavenger Hunt, and the indoor snowfall under the glow of the magnificent tree! Please note, the museum closes at 4PM for general admissions and reopens at 5PM for Family Nights.

Holiday Cultural Festival
Friday, December 1, 4-9PM

Holiday greetings from around the world! Learn how the world celebrates this joyful time of year during the Holiday Cultural Festival. Local cultural organizations proudly display their crafts and traditional dress, while musicians and dancers perform throughout the evening. Hard-to-find ethnic foods and gifts will be available for purchase.

Holiday Concert Series
Saturdays: 10:30AM-3PM; and Tuesday evenings: 5-8PM, November 25
December 23

Enjoy some of the area’s most beautiful holiday music under the glow of The Durham’s Christmas tree. Talented local entertainers perform as part of the holiday concert series.

Noon Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 30, 10AM-2PM

Happy “Noon” Year! Children of all ages will enjoy a fun-packed bash with live music from Dino O’Dell and the T-Rex All-Stars, special crafts and activities. Ring in the noon year in your handmade party hat while enjoying the celebratory bubble wrap stomp and a spectacular balloon drop at noon in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Great Hall.

Due to limited capacity, advanced registration is highly encouraged. Tickets go on sale at 8AM Thursday, November 30. Register at anytime or call 402-444-5071 by December 28. If space allows, walk-up tickets will be available at the door.

Shine the Light on Hunger

Throughout the holiday season, you can drop off non-perishable food items at The Durham to help support the Food Bank for the Heartland as part of Conagra Brands Foundation’s Shine the Light on Hunger campaign. Please help us fight hunger in our community and assist those in greatest need!

Holiday Hours:

November 24 – January 8
Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-4PM
Sunday, Noon-4PM


Adults: $13
Seniors (62+): $10
Children (ages 3 – 12): $7
Children 2 years and under FREE
Members Free

For More Information, visit The Durham Museum Website Here.

Other Holiday Fun in Omaha

Where to See the Holiday Lights

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Where to See Santa in Omaha