2020 OMAHA HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL

The Holiday Lights Festival is produced by Mayor Jean Stothert and the Downtown Omaha Inc. Foundation, with media sponsors KETV Channel 7 and STAR 104.5, The Christmas Station.

The Festival celebrates its 21st season in 2020! Holiday Lights Festival events and activities for this year have been modified following public health guidelines and recommendations to keep families and the community safe this season as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Scroll down or view click the tabs above for event details.

Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of the community, The Capitol District Ice Rink will not take place this year.

It is important now, more than ever, that we celebrate the incredible spirit of this community and spread holiday cheer this season while also helping many of our neighbors who may be facing challenging times. Additionally, like last year, the ongoing construction at the Gene Leahy Mall continues to impact many of our annual traditions. The Mall is slated to be completed by late Spring of 2022. The Holiday Lights Festival will move back once construction is completed.

OLD MARKET LIGHTING DISPLAY

A festive lighting display will enhance the joy and beauty of the season in the Old Market, November 20 through January 4! White lights, garland, and festive decor will illuminate the brick streets of the Old Market and surrounding areas. The display will run from 10th to 13th Streets, and from Harney to Jackson Streets.

NORTH & SOUTH OMAHA LIGHTING DISPLAYS

The North Omaha lighting display will be showcased along a six-block area around 24th and Lake Streets. The South Omaha lighting display will be showcased on 24th Street between L and Q Streets. Both displays will shine brightly from November 20 through January 4.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Holiday Lights Festival events and activities for this year have been modified following public health guidelines and recommendations to keep families and the community safe this season as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, like last year, the ongoing construction at the Gene Leahy Mall continues to impact many of our annual traditions. The Mall is slated to be completed by late Spring of 2022. The Holiday Lights Festival will move back once construction is completed.

Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of the community, The Capitol District Ice Rink will not take place this year. The 2020 Holiday Lights Festival will feature the below events:

SHINE THE LIGHT ON HUNGER

The Holiday Lights Festival, in partnership with Conagra Brands and Conagra Brands Foundation, encourages the community to Shine the Light on Hunger by donating food and funds. The Shine the Light on Hunger campaign is a rallying call to support essential front line hunger relief efforts and provide meals for those in need. All proceeds benefit Food Bank for the Heartland and the work they do to support and empower our community. CLICK HERE to learn all the different ways you can help support the campaign.

With your help, we will raise 1.5 million meals for Food Bank for the Heartland!