Nebraska Holiday Light Tour

Take a festive journey through Nebraska with our Holiday Light tour; where we’ll explore enchanting displays that illuminate our state this holiday season!

1. kearney courthouse, minden

Nebraska Tourism

Escape to Minden, the Christmas City of Nebraska, and see the Kearney courthouse transformed into a breathtaking holiday display with over 12,000 lights. This tradition dates back to 1915, and each year the community hosts an annual “Light of the World” Christmas pageant to celebrate in the town square. 

2. Santa Land, Creighton 

Embrace the joy and community spirit at Santa Land this year. This winter wonderland is nestled in Creighton of northwest Nebraska. The annual light displays light up Bruce Park each Christmas throughout December. At Santa’s Workshop, 16 adorable elves and the jolliest Santa himself are working to deliver Christmas Cheer!  

3. Santa’s Rock N Lights, Papillion  

Santa's Rock N Lights

Embark on a drive through Santa’s Rock N Lights display in Papillion, Nebraska. Marvel at the dazzling lights as you drive over one mile to lights dancing to holiday music. This wonderful environment creates a joyful experience for everyone to capture the holiday spirit!

4. Zoo Lights, Lincoln 

Discover the Zoo Light's holiday charm in Lincoln! The zoo transforms into a winter wonderland, with illuminated animals, vine lights and tunnels, musical lights displays, and a holiday train ride! This attraction is a must-see for a sparkling light tour.

5. Holiday Lights Festival, Omaha 

Visit Omaha

Experience the enchantment of Omaha at the annual Holiday Lights Festival! This cherished tradition is not something to miss, with festive lights in the Old Market, and North and South Omaha. The month long celebration includes family-friendly events, multimedia shows at Gene Leahy Mall, and more!

6. Nebraska Christmas Light Show, Lincoln 


Begin a new tradition this year by embracing the enchanting spirit of the Nebraska Christmas Light Show, in Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska. This luminous journey is choreographed to their personal radio station, creating a symphony of holiday magic.

7. Cody Park- North Platte 

Visit North Platte

Enjoy the festive holiday spirit in North Platte, by seeing Santa's Workshop at Cody Park. Each December these displays light up the park, creating memorable moments in a lively environment. The community offers a variety of activities, including the carousel, carriage and wagon rides, and special visits from Santa!