At Custom Hearing Solutions, our team is dedicated to helping you and your loved ones reconnect through hearing. And what better time to reconnect than the holiday season? Here in Omaha, we’re got a number of exciting coming up in the month of December, with plenty of awesome things to hear. Here are a few of our picks.
Santa’s Magic, recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, through December 23, Omaha Children’s Museum
Take your little ones to the Omaha Children’s Museum this month to catch a bit of Santa’s Magic: an enchanting winter wonderland populated with friendly characters such as the Snow Queen, Holly the Elf, and Santa Claus himself. With snow indoors and a personalized chat with Santa, your kids can share their Christmas wishes (professional photos printed for purchase). With museum admission, Santa’s Magic is free but requires a timed ticket. Learn more here.
10th Anniversary: Yesterday and Today, through December 31, Omaha Community Playhouse
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away…is it in your head now? Wanna belt it out with a bunch of other people? Well, for the 10th year in a row, Billy McGuigan and his brothers are putting on their well-loved Beatles tribute show at the Omaha Community Playhouse. This interactive performance encourages audience participation, singing and dancing along to requested Beatles hits, and sharing your memories of this iconic band. No two performances are the same! There are also two special New Year’s Eve Performances on Sunday, December 31 at 7pm and 10pm. Ticket for the New Year’s Eve edition includes cake and champagne. Get tickets here.
The 32nd Annual Gingerbread Festival, Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, through December 31
Gingerbread houses are a crucial element of any festive Christmas celebration. With over 150 gingerbread and candy displays, along with beautifully decorated trees, the Gingerbread Festival is a family-friendly event. Enjoy live music throughout the month, with performances from acts such as the Omaha Music Teachers Association, the Matthews Family Quartet, the Geddes Family Harp & Piano, and the Dickens in the Market Singers. For the full schedule, go here. This free event also includes a scavenger hunt for kids and runs from 9am to 9pm.
A Christmas Carol, the Howard & Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre, Omaha Community Playhouse, through December 31
What’s Christmas without the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol? Follow the story of the selfish Ebenezer Scrooge as he is led through alternative paths if he doesn’t change, accompanied by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. This heart-warming tale has charmed families for generations. The Omaha Community Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol with beautiful costumes, exquisite music, perfectly crafted sets, and exciting special effects. Get your tickets now!
Forever Young Family & Children’s Series – Weekly Sunday, Thursday, Saturday, Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, through December 31
Film Streams is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of the Omaha Council Bluffs area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form. With two venues – the Ruth Sokolof Theater in North Downtown Omaha and the historic Dundee Theater, Omaha’s longest surviving neighborhood cinema – Film Streams is open seven days a week with a variety of diverse programming, from new American independent films to classic retrospectives and revivals.
This month, presented by Woodmen Life, Film Streams presents matinee screenings on Saturdays, Sundays, and Thursday - $2.50 a ticket for kids 12 and under! This family-friendly film series includes the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), the touching film that reminds us how important we are to our loved ones. For more information visit Film Streams.
Holiday Concerts throughout Omaha
The Joslyn Museum offers a full slate of holiday programming, namely the Holidays Under Glass, the annual holiday concert series now in its 23rd year. Upcoming performances include: Take 2 & East St. Jazz, Central High School Hand Bell Choir & String Quartet, Omaha Symphonic Chorus, MasterSingers Omaha, and Central High School Singers. Nonperishable food is donated to the Food Bank for the Heartland. For more information on Holidays Under Glass and the exciting lectures and concerts upcoming at the Joslyn, go here.
At the Durham Museum, don’t miss the Holiday Concert Series that runs through December 24. Under the Durham Museum’s magnificent Christmas tree, enjoy performances from local entertainers and school musicians alike.