Where to See Santa In and Around Omaha | 2023

Santa in Omaha
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It’s time to make your list and check it twice because Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa will be making a stop in and around Omaha, and we want to make sure you don’t miss out. Check out the spots below!

We will continue to update this list as event information becomes available. 

Where to Visit Santa (& His Reindeer) in Omaha

Cabela’s & Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland 

When: November 4 – December 24, 2023
Where: 12703 Westport Parkway La Vista, NE and 2901 Bass Pro Dr Council Bluffs, IA
Get a FREE photo with Santa.

Santa’s Tinker Workshop

When: December 8–10
Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 South 20th Street Omaha, NE

Christmas at Union Station

When: November 24 – January 7, 2024
801 S 10th Street Omaha, NE
This long-standing tradition features Omaha’s official Christmas tree, holiday concerts, and Santa himself.

Santa’s Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm; 5 pm – 7 pm (for Family Nights with Santa)
Sunday 12 pm – 3 pm
*Cultural Festival on Friday, Dec 1 from 4 pm – 9 pm

Family Night with Santa | Tuesdays 5 pm -8 pm
Enjoy a family night visit with Santa. Share your wishlist, create a holiday craft, enjoy live performances, participate in the elf scavenger hunt, and experience the indoor winter wonderland “snowfall”.

Meet Santa’s Reindeer at Mulhall’s

When: November 21 – December
Where: 173615 N 120th Street, Omaha, NE
Come meet Dasher and Dancer where they will be snuggled among the trees in our fresh-cut forest at the north end of the greenhouse.

Santa at Regency

When: November 24December 24
Where: 120 Regency Pkwy Omaha, NE
Enjoy visits and photos with Santa located in center court outside of Borsheim’s sponsored by FNBO!

Central Park Santa’s Workshop

Where: 8305 Park View Blvd. La Vista, NE
When: December 1, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
December 9, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
December 12, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (No reindeer)
December 15, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
See the reindeer, walk through the La Vista Wonderland in Central Park, and then enter Santa’s magical workshop—where you can enjoy cookies from Mrs. Claus while you wait to see Santa!

Mail a Letter to Santa (and Receive One Back)

Santa’s Workshop Outdoor Mailbox *no in-person Santa

Where: 8305 Park View Blvd. and La Vista Public Library 9110 Giles Rd.
When: November 26 – December 14
Drop your letters off in the special mailboxes at Santa’s Workshop or the Library. Be sure to include your name and return address so Santa knows where to send his reply. Drop off your letter by December 14 to receive a reply by Christmas!

Special Events with Santa

Shadow Lake Towne Center Holiday Parade

Where: 7775 Olson Drive, Suite 205 Papillion, NE
When: November 22, 6 p.m.
Join Shadow Lake Towne Center for our annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade in the center of the mall. We will kick off the holiday season with the lighting of a 35 foot LED lit tree with over 30,000 lights, and Santa and his friends will be here.

Visit Santa at Rockwood Village

Where: 2800 S 110th Ct. Omaha, NE
When: November 25 from 12 pm to 3 pm
Visit Santa and share their holiday wishes, then enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the village. Kids – stop by Mary’s Mountain Cookies and Great Harvest Bread Co. for a free cookie and hot cocoa. And don’t miss out on the amazing Christmas lights around the village come dusk.

Ralston’s Holiday Magic 

Where: 5500 S 77th St Ralston
When: November 26, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Visit Santa and enjoy FREE carriage rides, children’s activities, hot chocolate, and cookies.

Scheel’s Santa Palooza

Where: Village Pointe Shopping Center
When: December 2, 10 am to 2 pm
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for fun holiday activities. 

Santa at the Orchard

Where: Ditmars Orchard 19475 225th St, Council Bluffs, IA
When: December 2, 10; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Santa Goes to Space

Where: 28210 W Park Hwy Ashland, NE
When: December 9
Don’t miss an out-of-this-world holiday celebration! Warm up while enjoying a cup of hot cocoa with the elves, catch a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, meet your favorite Star Wars characters, get in the holiday spirit with songs from the Salvation Army Youth Band, and get $15 off new memberships. And meet Santa himself.

Classic Christmas

Where: Eugene T Mahoney State Park
When: December 9, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Decorate sugar cookies, make a holiday ornament, and create a greeting card for a senior living facility. Enjoy a free trolley ride for a memorable and unique tour of the park (rides will be operating, weather permitting) and free portraits with Santa.

Storytime, Music & Craft with Santa Claus

Where: 8305 Park View Blvd. La Vista, NE
December 6, 10 a.m.
Santa is coming to the library to read a story, sing songs, and make a craft.
Dress in your best and bring your cameras for picture taking. Ages 0-7.

Sensory Santa

Where: We Rock the Spectrum Omaha 10717 Virginia Plaza Suite 113 La Vista, NE
When: December 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Get photos and play as well as take home a free photo gift. Spots are limited.

Find more holiday happenings in and around Omaha, here.

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