Omaha’s downtown theaters sparkle with holiday performances. At the Holland Performing Arts Center, jazz up your holiday with legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis on December 2. The Omaha Symphony presents timeless masterpieces and high-energy music all year long, and its cherished Christmas Celebration, December 10-18, 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 10. 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. Prancer will delight audiences young and old November 25 – December 18.
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 2. 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 CenturyLink Center Omaha will welcome top touring acts Coldplay, Ariana Grande, and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in 2017.