December 22, 2016

3 Things To Do On Christmas Weekend In Omaha

If you’ve pinned and revisited my lists of December events and the HUGE list of holiday events, you’ll notice that there aren’t a whole lot of things open on Christmas Weekend in Omaha. Maybe that’s an obvious statement?


So what can you do, if say, you celebrated Christmas early, or you don’t celebrate Christmas, or you just got to get away from your in-laws for a little bit? Here’s what you can do this weekend:

1. Dine out. Here’s the Omaha World-Herald’s big list of restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas. We’ve ate at Jaipur on Christmas last year to celebrate my dad’s birthday. It’s a local Indian restaurant with delicious and their own beer (get the jalapeno beer). Where do I recommend going with kids? I’m a sucker for Salt 88 and the after-dinner cotton candy. My kids are recent fans of the desserts at Delice European Bakery.

2. Movie time. Go local and see “Moana,” “Rogue One” or “Sing” at Aksarben Cinema or “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “The Eagle Huntress” at Film Streams (both theaters open all weekend).

3. Get outdoors. There are a couple great state parks nearby for families to explore over the weekend. Layer up and head outside! Two I recommend: Mahoney State Park (read my guide to winters there) and Platte River State Park (find the waterfall!). Not all of the facilities will be open, likely, but the fresh air and scenery will be a nice change of pace.

Please, share your ideas in the comments!

Want a couple more ideas? Head over to Family Fun in Omaha for some more fun things to do in Omaha.

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