Get Festive in Nebraska

Explore Nebraska each holiday season to find cozy and cheerful destinations to fill you with joy! Each stop will have you leaving feeling merrier and brighter than before.

Legacy of the Plains Museum – Gering

Come get your fix of history at Legacy of the Plains Museum! Write a letter to Santa and see the man himself the week of Christmas. Attend the annual High Plains Christmas luncheon and participate in a Christmas tree decorating contest!

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer – Grand Island


The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer provides an immersive experience of Nebraska’s past all year round. Come the holiday season, the museum boasts a Fantasy of Trees display for guests to explore as well as their synthetic ice-skating rink, the Glaciarium. Visit during December to see the Christmas Past and Present event!

Nebraska’s Christmas City – Minden


Come find out why Minden is known as Nebraska’s Christmas City. During the holiday season, see the Kearney County Courthouse and downtown square lit up for the season with over 10,000 lights. For the “Light of the World” Christmas pageant put on by Minden residents, be sure to visit their website to check the dates! 

Santa’s Workshop at Cody Park – North Platte


Santa’s Workshop at Cody Park is packed with all things holiday. Complete with Santa’s North Pole Village, Rudolf’s Island of Misfit Toys, a vintage carousel and play a famous golden goose game.  Enjoy a warm bowl of soup and s’mores as well!

Something Special by Marilyn – Atkinson

Traverse three floors of unique home décor and collectibles in Atkinson’s Something Special by Marilyn! The store that is “Always Christmas” has the perfect gift for every occasion.

SantaLand, Santa’s Workshop & Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread House – Creighton

Fun for all ages is available at Creighton’s SantaLand with drive-through lighted Christmas displays and visits to Santa’s Workshop and Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread House! Get jolly with this free holiday experience.

Gene Leahy Mall at the RiverFront – Omaha

Celebrate the holiday season at the Gene Leahy Mall at the Riverfront with their sparkling lights and festive programming. Look into their online calendar for a variety of free events and activities!

Lauritzen Gardens – Omaha


Experience the magic of Lauritzen Gardens during the holiday season! Their 20’ tall poinsettia tree, Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory holiday express, and festival garden patio create a holiday atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Magical Lights of Seward - Seward

Enjoy a visit to the Magical Lights of Seward from the comfort of your own car! The longest drive-through light show in the state of Nebraska is made by a family for families and all to enjoy.  

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Memorial Garden - Humboldt