More Info: Nothing gets Omaha excited for the holidays quite like the annual lighting ceremony held on Thanksgiving evening! Enjoy a musical performance by the Omaha Children’s Choir at 5:40pm. At 6pm, Mayor Jean Stothert will lead the crowd in a countdown to the dazzling 2017 lighting display with a special performance by Jingle Bell Brass immediately following. Sponsored by T-Mobile. The Making Spirits Bright Holiday Concert will follow at 7pm across the street.