October 6, 2015

2015 ‘Symphony Spooktacular’ + Giveaway

The Omaha Symphony’s annual “Symphony Spooktacular” is officially my family’s kick off to Halloween each year. Held about a week or so before Halloween , it’s a kid-friendly concert with pre-show activities (such as my kids’ favorite, instrument petting zoo) and orchestra members dressed in goofy costumes.

It’s about an hour-long concert – the perfect length – and once it’s over, kids trick-or-treat in the lobby.

Now how’s that for a symphony outing?

We all enjoy it. The kids get to dress up. We all get to hear good music. It’s a tradition now.

Symphony Spooktacular Logo copy

The 2015 “Symphony Spooktacular” is Sunday, Oct. 25, at the kid-friendly time of 2 p.m.

If you want to go this year, read on for a special giveaway!


What can you expect this year?

Costume contest among the musicians. This is a fun one. You kinda expect professional musicians to be serious, but at this concert (at all family concerts, actually), they let loose and have some fun. My favorites are always the group costumes.

Special guests. In past shows, we saw martial arts students perform, a magician, “Star Wars” characters and more!

Surprises. There’s always a surprise.


If you go

“Symphony Spooktacular”

When: Sunday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $12 (everyone must have a ticket). Get your tickets here

Tip: Seats are general admission, so get there early to snag good seats, then go explore the pre-show activities.



Symphony Spook giveaway


One lucky Oh My! Omaha reader will win a family four-pack of tickets to Omaha Symphony’s “Symphony Spooktacular”! There are three chances to enter:

1. Leave a comment: Tell me what would be the funniest group costume of 2015. What would your family dress up as?

2. Share it on Facebook: Share this post on Facebook. Here’s an example of what you could writer: Enter to win a family four-pack to the Omaha Symphony’s “Symphony Spooktacular”! http://wp.me/p3qlLN-1IV. Once you share it, come back here and post a comment that you did and share the link. Due to privacy settings, I probably won’t be able to see your post, but I trust you guys. Honor system.

3. Share it on Twitter. Tweet this: Enter to win tickets to @omahasymphony Symphony Spootacular via @ohmyomaha http://wp.me/p3qlLN-1IV. Come back here and leave a comment with a link to the tweet.

Please make separate comments so it’s easier for me to track each entry!

Thanks and good luck!

The nitty gritty: Giveaway ends Oct. 18 at 11:59 p.m. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Winner will be randomly drawn using Random.org. Winner will be contacted via email within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway, and will have 48 hours to respond to receive details on how to get the tickets.


Disclaimer: Thanks to the Omaha Symphony for providing the family four-pack of tickets for this giveaway. The Omaha Symphony also provided a complimentary four-pack of tickets for my family to attend the “Symphony Spooktacular” as well.  


  1. Jill Kudron says

    My coworkers and I are going to dress up as the 7 dwarfs.

  2. Jill Kudron says

    I just shared the post on Facebook.

  3. I don’t know about funny, but my son wants us to be dogs from Paw Patrol.

  4. It would be funny to see a group dress up as characters from baymax. I shared this post on my Facebook page also! Thank you for the giveaway

  5. I shared on Facebook 🙂

  6. Andrea Gardner says

    I just shared on facebook. This looks like so much fun. My kids would love it.

  7. My son wants the family to dress up as Pac Man & ghosts.

  8. Shared on FB.

  9. Amber Dyer says

    We would absolutely love to go to this. My husband has the day off and it would be a perfect family event for us! I suggested a “cops and robber” theme to my neighbors who always so a group costume. The 4 big kids can be officers and the newborn can be the robber and be pulled in the patty (little red) wagon.

  10. Amber Dyer says

    Shared on FB- hoping to win!

  11. I think Despicable Me characters would be a fun group costume!

  12. Shared on FB!

  13. Our last name is Baer, so we’re doing the Bernstein Bears

  14. Looks like a great event. Shared!

  15. Funniest: Minions
    My family: Sesame Street 🙂

  16. Shared!

  17. Michelle Pizzimenti says

    We went as characters from Little Red Riding Hood. I was the Grandma, my husband was the Big Bad Wolf, and my youngest was Little Red. This year they want to go as characters from Descendants or Star Wars.

  18. Michelle Pizzimenti says

    Shared on Facebook 🙂

  19. Last year, my staff & I dressed up as Minions!! My assistant was Gru! It was so fun!! Lots of laughs that day!

  20. Shared to facebook!

  21. It would be fun to dress up like Veggie Tales – all vegetables!

  22. Last year my husband a bee keeper, my son was a bee, my daughter a flower, and I was the bee hive!

  23. I think it would be fun to see the characters from Inside Out.
    We are tentatively going as cop/robbers!
    So excited about this event and haven’t heard of it before! We can’t wait to make this a family tradition. 🙂
    Shared the link on Facebook as well!

  24. Kelly Barber says

    Shared it on facebook!

  25. Carol Hook says

    I shared this on facebook! I’m not sure how to share the link. I think it would be fun to dress up as the Creighton Bluejay’s basketball team, including Coach McDermott! 😀

  26. A family of Ghost Busters. Everyone could pretend to fight ghosts all night long.

  27. I just shared it on FB and I will be waiting for the email message.

  28. My girls are dressing up as princesses as this is their first official Halloween (with full costumes). I have not yet decided if I am going to join them.

  29. Post shared on Facebook. 🙂

  30. The kids would love to dress as minions.

  31. I think it would be funny to see a group costume as the characters from the new Inside Out movie! My kids are dressing up as Minions this year, and my husband and I are still try to piece together costumes to go along with them.

  32. I shared the contest to Facebook. (You can email for a link, if needed)

  33. Superheroes!!! Always fun

  34. My coworkers and I dressed up as Cruella De Vil and four of the 101 dalmatians.

  35. I don’t know about funny, but would love for my kid to be a bag of jelly beans. Or as a family, we could do some Sarah and Duck characters. I don’t think I can peel her away from Elsa!

  36. Momma bear and cubs chasing a hiker.

  37. melsnie goans says

    I shared on Facebook!

  38. melsnie goans says

    My sons would dress up as a fireman & darth vader! <<<can't tell you how many times auto correct tried to change that! Lol

  39. We have always talked about going as Star Wars characters or the Characters from the Despicable Me movies. We love the Symphony Spooktacular, but haven’t been in a number of years.

  40. Shared on FB

  41. Dressing up as a farmer and farm animals

  42. Shared on Facebook

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