Holiday Events in Lincoln, Nebraska
See Santa at Holidays in the Haymarket, December 11th and the 18th from 6-9pm. Tour the haymarket for light displays and stop by the Creamery Building for holiday entertainment. For more information call 435-7496.
The Lincoln Community Playhouse located at 2500 S. 56th St. is showing “Babes in Toyland” from Dec. 17-19 at 7pm and Dec. 20th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 489-7529 for more information.
The SouthPointe Barnes & Noble Booksellers is having a Storytime Spectacular on Monday, December 14th at 10:30 a.m.
The Lincoln Community Concert Band is presenting a free concert. “Christmas Sweets,” can bee seen on Monday, December 14th, 7:30 p.m at Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R Streets.
Mueller Planetarium shows “Holiday Music Magic,” at 7 p.m. Thursdays, and at 2 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and “Touching the Universe,” at 1 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: is $8 for adults, $5.50 for ages 5-18, and $2.50 for ages 4 and under, (includes admission to University of Nebraska State Museum). Call 472-2641 for more information.
Hyde Observatory will be having two shows this year. “400 Years of the Telescope” and “Winter Constellations,” will be showing from 7-10 p.m on Saturdays at the Hyde Memorial Observatory. Admission is free.
The Lied Center for Performing Arts, located at 301 N. 12th St. is hosting “The Nutcracker,” presented by the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company from Dec. 19-20. Call 472-4747 for show times and ticket prices.
Build a candy house at the Lincoln Children’s Museum Dec. 17-20. $25 includes materials (admission extra). Candy House kits to build at home are available, while supply lasts for $25. Call 477-4000 for more information.
The Rose Theater located at 2001 Farnam St., in Omaha is showing “Annie-The Musical,” Dec. 11-20. For more information call (402) 345-4849
Holiday Light Displays
The Lincoln Journal Star asked readers to tell them where the best light displays were. This is what came in:
3200 Rock Creek Road, Davey. The display of 20,000 lights is coordinated to music; tune it to 107.7 FM for the music. It runs from about 5:30 to 10 p.m. nightly.
Hills Dale Drive which can be found between Orchard and X Streets off of N. 56th Street could be called Nativity Lane with lots of lights and many Nativity displays as well as other displays.
2430 Dorothy Drive features a huge selection of cartoon characters, thousands of lights, Christmas wreaths, trains, scenes of Santa on the roof and more.
2309 N. 76th St. is decorated with several candy canes, Christmas bells, trumpets, wreaths, several large Santas and reindeer, trees, snowmen and more.
6431 S. 32nd St. has 9,000-10,000 lights indoors and out, five blowups, a 12-foot tree with more than 4,800 lights, a singing Santa face, all programmed to run about 18 minutes. Listen to 107.7 FM for the music. It runs from about 5-10 p.m. nightly.
1808 Chloe Lane: Thousands of LED lights set to music cover the house and yard.
5521 Pawnee St.: The Enchanted Forest again returns with 10,980 lights sparkling on 20 trees, fences, roof line and on the lawn.
5133 S. 53rd St.: More than 10,000 multicolored mini lights, 12-foot star and 12-foot Christmas tree on the roof. The lights criss-cross the roof, just like Clark W. Griswold’s (from the “Vacation” movies). Thirty small trees light the yard.
You can see a map with most of them here:
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Laugh often and drive safe.