OMAHA HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL

The Holiday Lights Festival is produced by Mayor Jean Stothert and the Downtown Omaha Inc. Foundation and presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, KMTV 3 News Now and STAR 104.5, The Christmas Station.

The Festival showcases Downtown Omaha and celebrates the spirit of the holidays by providing a full season of festive, family-friendly activities. More than 40 blocks of dazzling lights will illuminate Downtown Omaha and add that extra shine to each Festival event. The 2017 Holiday Lights Festival will feature great traditions including:

Shine the Light on Hunger

Supported by Conagra Brands, the Holiday Lights Festival will once again feature the campaign to Shine the Light on Hunger, encouraging the entire community to help fight hunger by dropping off non-perishable food and household items at the ice skating rink as well as at collection barrels that will be placed at other locations throughout the community, including area Baker’s stores. A portion of proceeds from the NRG Energy Ice Rink in The Capitol District are donated to the Food Bank for the Heartland, and Conagra Brands matches admission from the ice skating rink up to $100,000.

Click here to learn how you can support the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign.

Last year, Conagra Brands and the community collected more than 144,000 pounds of food and raised $447,000 during the campaign, the equivalent of 1.4 million meals donated to Food Bank for the Heartland. Conagra Brands continued its tradition of matching proceeds collected at the rink dollar for dollar up to $100,000. There is plenty to see and do at Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival!

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