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The Capitol District Ice Rink

Visit The Capitol District Ice Rink presented by Energy Center Omaha to discover your winter tradition on ice. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign, which supports Food Bank for the Heartland.

Enjoy outdoor ice skating on our 60’ x 120’ natural water-ice rink located inside Downtown Omaha’s modern town square.

HOURS
OPEN DECEMBER 7, 2018 THROUGH JANUARY 21, 2019
  • MONDAY-THURSDAY 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • FRIDAY 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • SATURDAY Noon - 11 p.m.
  • SUNDAY Noon - 9 p.m.
ADMISSION
Admission to the ice rink is $10 and includes skate rental and tax. A portion of the proceeds from the ice rink will go to the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign, which supports Food Bank for the Heartland, and will be matched by a $100,000 gift from the Conagra Brands Foundation.
 
 
 

Thursday, December 6

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Nancy Armitage Wildlife Lecture Series - Dr. Cristian Samper at Omaha Zoo 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Food Truck Thursdays at Gene Leahy Mall 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Deck the Holidays featuring Bill Quade at Lauritzen Gardens 11:30 a.m.
YP Night at Josyln Art Museum 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Piecing It All Together: Quilts That Inspire at Josyln Art Museum 6:30 p.m.
 

Friday, December 7

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First Friday Old Market 6 to 7 p.m.

Urban League of Nebraska's Equal Opportunities at Hilton Omaha 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Holiday Under Glass at Josyln Art Museum Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Ice Rink Grand Opening at Capitol District 5:45 to 10 p.m.

Milk & Cookies with Santa at Children's Museum 5 to 8 p.m.
Elf: The Musical at Rose Theater 7 p.m.

Kaneko's Monumental Risk Screening at KANEKO 7 p.m.
 

Saturday, December 8

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Justin Timberlake: The Man of the Woods Tour at CHI Health Center Omaha 7:30 p.m.

Family Workshop - Gingerbread House at Lauritzen Gardens 10 a.m.
OM Art Bazzar at OM Center 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Meet Santa at Durham Museum 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Holiday Happenings at Omaha Zoo 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Holiday Concert Series 2018 at Durham Museum 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Holiday Harmony at Lauritzen Gardens 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Christmas Open House at Hollywood Candy Noon to 4 p.m.
Elf: The Musical at Rose Theater 2 & 7 p.m.
The Nutcracker at Orpheum Theater 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration at Holland Center 2 & 7:30 p.m.
15th Annual Jane Austen Tea Party at W. Dale Clark Main Library 2 to 4 p.m.

Holiday Poinsettia Show Aglow at Lauritzen Gardens 5 to 8 p.m.
 

Sunday, December 9

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The Nutcracker at Orpheum Theater 2 p.m.

Blue Christmas Service at Urban Abbey 9 a.m., 11 a.m., & 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Open House at Hollywood Candy Noon to 4 p.m.

Meet Santa at Durham Museum 1 to 3 p.m.
Arts & Drafts at Dubliner Pub 1 to 7 p.m.
Holiday Concert Series 2018 at Durham Museum 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Elf: The Musical at Rose Theater 2 p.m.
Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration at Holland Center 2 & 6 p.m.
Holiday Harmony at Lauritzen Gardens 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Holiday Poinsettia Show Aglow at Lauritzen Gardens 5 to 8 p.m.
ORC Holiday Lights Fun Run at 10th & Harney 6 p.m.
 

Monday, December 10

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Travis Scott - Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour at CHI Health Center Omaha 7:30 p.m.

Bee-Smart: Sweat Bees at Lauritzen Gardens 6 to 8 p.m.
Dave Koz and Friends: Christmas Tour 2018 at Orpheum Theater 7:30 p.m.
 

Tuesday, December 11

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Puppets In Oz: A Lunch Hour Adventure at Blue Barn Theatre 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Family Night with Santa at The Durham Museum 5 to 8 p.m.
Holiday Concert Series at The Durham Museum 5 to 8 p.m.

Daughtry at Orpheum Theater 7:30 p.m.
 

Wednesday, December 12

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National Poinsettia Day at Lauritzen Gardens 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Under Glass at Josyln Art Museum Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Advent Interrupted Service at Urban Abbey 7 p.m.
Frank Sinatra Birthday Party at Havana Garage 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
 
 
On-Going Events
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An Act of God at Blue Barn Theatre until Dec. 16

Santa's Magic 2018 at Omaha Children's Museum until Dec. 23

Illustrating Nature by GNSI Great Plains Chapter at Lauritzen Gardens until Dec. 31

Holidays in The Old Market until Jan. 1

Miracle on Farnam in Midtown Crossing until Jan. 1

Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild at Durham Museum until January 6 


Holiday Poinsettia Show at Lauritzen Gardens until Jan. 6

Holiday Cultural Trees Display at Durham Museum until Jan. 6 


The Capitol District Ice Rink at Capitol District open until Jan. 21

Omaha in the Anthropocene: A Learning Exploration with Creighton University at The Durham until January 27

Fighting for the Good Life: Nebraska Memories of WWI at The Durham until January 27

Super Sports: Building Strength, Sportsmanship, & Smarts at Omaha Children's Museum until April 14
Art Gallery Showcases
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Anderson O'Brien Fine Art - Open

Artists’ Cooperative Fine Art Gallery - CHAIR-ity silent auction of painted, sculpted, or altered chairs

Gallery 1516 - "Illuminating Dickens" features working drawings and final paintings by Jeremy Caniglia for the 2013 Easton Press publication of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Java Daddies Coffeehouse (formerly the Tea Smith) - Featuring works by Joan Fetter

Joslyn Art Museum - Some Illustrator! Pictures by Melissa Sweet until Dec. 30, Pattern and Purpose: American Quilts from Shelburne Museum until Jan. 6, The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West until Jan 6, & Richard Mosse until Jan. 6

KANEKO - Closed for Deinstallation


MANGELSEN Images of Nature Gallery - Renowned American nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen features "Tiger Eyes - Artist Proof"

Old Market Artists Gallery- "Dream Concoctions" featuring collage artist Jeffery Burton, Jr.

Passageway Gallery - SNOW all-member show

SmithOmni Gallery - Second Floor - New $20 stations of the cross collector's box, new paintings, and classic collection of bronze sculptures

SOZO Coffeehouse - Collaborative show featuring works in various media

Ted & Wally's - Personalized paintings and abstract oils by Jaclene Marie
 
Classes & Workshops Downtown
Interface The Web School
Joslyn Art Museum
KANEKO
Lauritzen Gardens
Omaha Creative Institute
Omaha Jitterbugs
Studio 315 Photography
Vintage Ballroom
Regular Happenings
Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater
Events at Bar 415
Live Shows at Harney Street Tavern
Music & Events at Mr. Toads
Live Music at Dubliner Pub
Events at Nosh Wine Lounge
Shows at The Backline

Murder Mystery Dinner Shows at DoubleTree Hotel
You Ought to Be in Pictures, Omaha! at Heartland of America Park Exhibit
DOI Membership Meetings at Scottish Rite Masonic Center 7:30 am first Thursday of the Month

Interrogated at The Backline Comedy every Friday night 10 pm
Omaha Jitterbugs Friday night dances 8 pm to Midnight
 
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