There are holiday lights and then there’s the Holiday Lights Spectacular.
In its third year, this is beginning to be a holiday tradition in Omaha and would you believe it, this is the first year I caught a full show? Midtown Crossing invited my family down to see it (and grab a treat) and I’m glad we went!
You can’t help but get into the holiday spirit with the pretty show. There’s Christmas music accompanying the light display projected on the buildings.
If it’s a cold night – and, boy, was it when we went – you can watch from the comfort of your car (you just can’t hear the music well).
We topped off our night with some baked treats from Delice, one of my favorite bakeries in Omaha. It’s located right in the heart of Midtown Crossing. Try the French macarons! Hot cocoa is served there, too, which can be topped with homemade marshmallows.
Every year, Midtown Crossing holds different events that add to the festivities of the light show. Here’s a list of this year’s events. They had a featured nonprofit each week, where a representative flipped the switch for each show and retailers collected donations for them. You’ll have to pay attention to next year’s dates – they always have a FREE family fun day.
If you go
Holiday Lights Spectacular
Where: Midtown Crossing, 31st between Dodge and Farnam streets
When: Through Jan. 1; shows are Thursday through Sunday, 7 p.m. (lasting 20 minutes)
Disclosure: I was provided a gift card for the hot cocoa for sharing details about the Holiday Lights Spectacular. I was not compensated for this post in any other manner. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.