Holiday Light Displays in Omaha

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:00 AM by Erin O'Brien

Every evening this holiday season, lights glow throughout Omaha’s entertainment districts and neighborhoods. Here’s a round-up of the must-see displays perfect for festive strolls with friends and loved ones.

Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront (Holiday Lights Festival)
1001 Douglas St.
November 24, 2022 – January 2, 2023

A Thanksgiving lighting ceremony complete with a light show and free concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center kickstarts Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival. In addition to a display of traditional white tree lights and

Holiday Traditions in Omaha

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Add big sparkle to your season thanks to the dazzling array of fun happening throughout the city. From beloved traditions to festive events, Omaha makes it easy to infuse this time of year with joy and memories thanks to a handful of mainstay celebrations that families and more look forward to year after year. Get these on your calendar, then sprinkle in a selection of other festive events happening throughout Omaha for the ultimate holiday experience.

Christmas at Union Station
The Durham Museum

It’s the most wonderful time

10 Things to Do in November in Omaha

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 2:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Each month brings fresh opportunities for fun in Omaha. November’s a great time to enjoy autumnal delights, from festivals and sweet eats to uniquely-Omaha experiences. Read on for ten ways to enjoy this month in Omaha.

1. Get Spooked at a Haunted Museum

Museum of Shadows

Halloween season may be over, but it’s spooky time all year at Museum of Shadows. One of the world’s most haunted museums is housed in a historic building in downtown Omaha, and it’s home to the world’s largest collection of verified haunted artifacts (3,000!). Take a tour of the museum, go on

10 Things to Do in October in Omaha

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Fall in Omaha offers visitors plenty of opportunities for fun and exploration. From Junkstock to The Monster Club, continue on for ten ideas for unique experiences you can enjoy only in Omaha.

1. “Get Your Junk On” During Junkstock: Harvest Edition


The region’s favorite vintage festival is two weekends in early October and takes place on an old horse farm. Named as an “unforgettable fall festival worth traveling for” by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards, Junkstock features 180+ vendors from across the country who sell their

Halloween Fun for the Family in Omaha

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 9:00 AM by Erin O'Brien

In between sipping pumpkin spice lattes and finding the perfect pumpkin comes the adventures of the season. In Omaha, the fun revs up in October with spooky-fun events the entire family will love so much they become annual traditions. Here’s the ultimate list of Halloween events everyone will love in Omaha.

Ghouls & Glow
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Select dates in October

To experience Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium at night is a rare treat available to families only during Ghouls & Glow. During this delightful month-long

Food trucks are in the spotlight this year and experiencing them in one place just got easier in Omaha.

Local restaurants have taken their businesses on wheels around the city–on corners of parks, tucked into events, and even at local markets. But how do you enjoy these trucks without having to track them down? Trucks & Taps is the answer. Owners Kevin Wyatt and Isaiah Renner decided it was time to take the hassle out of dining out with groups. T&T’s picnic-style concept houses 3-4 resident trucks at a time, a rotating roster of guest trucks,

10 Things to Do in September in Omaha

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 5:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

The final weekends of summer meet the first weekends of fall to provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration. Here are ten ideas for making the most of September in Omaha.

1. Find OMAI

Families are invited on a citywide adventure to find OMAI, an illusive troll on an Omaha adventure. (She is also sister to OMAR, who lives under Bob the Bridge.) Here’s how it works: At each of ten participating attractions, including Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, Omaha Children’s Museum and The Durham Museum, look for OMAI’s blue footprints

Best Places for Hiking in Omaha, Nebraska

Friday, August 19, 2022 1:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

From the rolling Ponca Hills in Nebraska to the scenic Loess Hills across the river in Iowa, there are plenty of hiking opportunities to explore in the Omaha area. Plus, many of these same trails offer other recreational fun like snowshoeing and mountain biking and past times like birding. So the next time you’re in the Omaha area, lace up your sneakers and hit one of the area trails/parks below for some good old-fashioned hiking (and more).

Fontenelle Forest is one of the largest privately-operated nature centers in the nation and is listed on

It’s official: Omaha’s got great places for grabbing a beverage.

We’ve teamed with Yelp to present ten amazing places to grab a drink in Omaha, as rated by a mix of average ratings and number of reviews on Yelp. Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Drink list is chock full of hidden gems, from breweries to coffee shops. But it’s also got the familiar tried-and-true places that everyone loves. Here’s a preview of that list.

1. Howlin’ Hounds Coffee
Downtown coffeeshop

Howlin' Hounds Coffee in Omaha, NELeft: Howlin’ Hounds on Instagram/Right: Gimme! Coffee on Instagram

What they’re known for:

10 Things to Do in August in Omaha

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Before we’re in full “back to school” mode (and some of us may already be), squeeze even more out of glorious summer with a road trip to a city packed full of opportunities for fun. Here are ten ideas for making the most of August in Omaha.

1. Explore Gene Leahy Mall

Omaha’s downtown and riverfront is evolving, and Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront is an exciting new addition to the landscape. The park in the heart of downtown features a performance pavilion with a wide expanse of lawn space, a state-of-the-art playground that kids are raving

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