Omaha’s downtown theaters sparkle with holiday performances. At the Holland Performing Arts Center, celebrate the holidays with the legendary Chip Davis and the Mannheim Steamroller, December 22-23. The Omaha Symphony presents timeless masterpieces and high-energy music all year long, and its cherished Christmas Celebration, December 8-16, is complete with Broadway stars, flying reindeer and dancing Santas. At the Orpheum Theater, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical takes flight on December 15. The Orpheum is also home to Opera Omaha’s magnificent productions. Kids will feel right at home at The Rose Theater, one of the largest children's theaters in the country. Elf: The Musical will delight audiences young and old November 30 – December 23.
Culturally-rich museums anchor the city. In North Omaha, soak up Omaha’s rich jazz heritage at Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, the region’s only African American-based art exhibit, performance and education center. Check out Christmas in the Village on December 1. El Museo Latino in historic South Omaha offers temporary and permanent exhibits accompanied by a lively events calendar. Both areas are aglow during Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival.
The sound of music is never too far. The city comes alive at night with live music in bars, clubs, pubs and intimate venues, including Slowdown – one of the most noted indie music venues in the nation. Now pull out your holiday wish list; award-winning CHI Health Center Omaha will welcome top touring acts Eric Church, PINK, Ariana Grande, and Elton John in 2019.