Holiday Lights Festival plans announced


The plans for the 19th annual Holiday Lights Festival have been announced.

"12 Days of Fearless"

Nov. 14: winner of Thanksgiving Day Lighting Ceremony VIP contest announced

Nov. 22: photographer at Lighting Ceremony

Dec. 7: hot cocoa at the Ice Rink

Dec. 10: NYE Fireworks VIP Experience Contest

Dec. 13: hot cocoa at the Ice Rink

Dec. 19: Members Day at Ice Rink

Dec. 27: hot cocoa at the Ice Rink

Dec. 29: photographer at the Ice Rink

Dec. 31: Fireworks Giveaway

D Jan. 1: Capitol District Date Night Contest

Jan. 3: hot cocoa at the Ice Rink

For more information about "12 Days of Fearless check out the Holiday Lights Festival Facebook page.

Holiday Lights Festival Schedule:

Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony Thursday, Nov. 22, 6-7 p.m. Gene Leahy Mall, 14th and Farnam

Musical Kids will take the stage at 5:40 p.m. At 6 p.m., Mayor Jean Stothert will lead the crowd in a countdown to reveal the 2018 lighting display.

The lighting display is illuminated nightly from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. from Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.

Making Spirits Bright Holiday Concert Presented by Lincoln Financial Group Thursday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. 13th and Douglas Streets. (FREE)

Sounds of the Season Saturdays, Nov. 24 - Dec. 22, 7-8 p.m. Gene Leahy Mall at 11th and Farnam Streets and in the Old Market at 11th and Howard Streets.

A schedule of performances is available online.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular Monday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m. Gene Leahy Mall located at 14th and Farnam Streets.

Family Festival (Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 5 p.m.)

Omaha's Children's Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Downtown YMCA, 430 S. 20th St.

Omaha Police Mounted Patrol Barn, 615 Leavenworth St.

The Durham Museum. 801 S. 10th St.

W. Dale Clark (Main) Library. 215 S. 15th St.

Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

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