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Holiday events in the Omaha metro area

It is the time of year in Omaha, Nebraska, to celebrate everything that is merry and bright since it is the holiday season.

Holly Days at The RiverFront is an event that will be held at the Gene Leahy Mall this coming weekend, and it is intended to be enjoyable for the entire family.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. on the 10th of December and go until 6 p.m.

Here’s a look at the activities you can expect according to MECA

  • A showcase of holiday singing, dancing and music from a variety of groups and organizations will take place in the Performance Pavilion, blankets and chairs are welcome (2 to 6 PM)
  • Take a photo with The Grinch on the west end of the Downtown Green event lawn (2 to 6 PM)
  • Holiday story time around the Sculpture Garden fire pits, featuring Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa tales (2 to 5 PM)
  • Hop aboard a mini train ride on the 11th Street Promenade (2 to 5 PM)
  • Buddy the Elf will be handing out candy canes and holiday coloring kits at The RiverFront Canopies near 13th and Farnam (while supplies last, 2 to 4 PM)
  • Enjoy an enchanted photo opportunity with a snow queen and snowman near the west end of the Downtown Green event lawn (4 to 6 PM)
  • Decorate gingerbread cookies at The RiverFront Canopies with free cookie kits for the first 500 guests (while supplies last, 4 to 6 PM)
  • Grab a seat by the Performance Pavilion to enjoy an innovative holiday multimedia show incorporating video projection, color-changing up-lights and surround sound (6 PM)
  • The multimedia show, which debuted during the Holiday Lights Festival lighting ceremony, can be seen every Friday and Saturday throughout the holiday season.
  • Various food trucks will once again be open for business during Holly Days at The RiverFront from 2 until 7 PM, located along 13th Street.

This event is weather dependent so keep up to date with the Riverfront’s social media for any postponements or delays.

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