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Things To Do In Omaha In November (2021 Holidays)

Things To Do In Omaha In November (2021 Holidays)

I’ll be the first to let you know that November is not the prettiest month to explore Omaha. It’s not a winter wonderland with snowy landscapes just yet. It’s cold and gray. But, on the plus side, there are a lot of great indoor things to do in Omaha when it’s cold out – especially if you’re looking for holiday activities.

Note: As is the case with live theater and other events, show times are subject to change or cancellation. 

Holiday events & shows in November

Christmas in the Country

When: Nov. 5, noon to 8 p.m., and Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Elk City Town Hall, 22829 Elk City Drive, Valley, Neb. (hosted by the Whistle Stop Country Store and Homeward Bound)

Cost: FREE

Small Town Christmas

When: Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Louisville, Neb. (shops along Main Street)

Cost: The event itself is free, and shoppers will receive a raffle ticket for any purchase they make.

“Holiday Shorts: An Evening of One Acts”

When: Nov. 11-13, 7 p.m.

Where: Arts Center at Iowa Western, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: $8

Holiday Art Show

When: Nov. 12, 5-9 p.m., and Nov. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Split Gallery, 2561 Leavenworth St.

Cost: FREE (artwork will be for sale, all under $200)

"A Christmas Carol" at Omaha Community Playhouse
Photo courtesy Omaha Community Playhouse

“A Christmas Carol”

When: Nov. 19 through Dec. 23; show times are Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 & 6 p.m. Read my review of the show and what to expect if you take a kid to it!

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St.

Cost: $45, tickets

American Midwest Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”

When: Nov. 20 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. (Hoff), and Dec. 4 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. (Orpheum)

Where: Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., Omaha

Cost: $45-$65 (details)

Merry and Bright – Holiday Poinsettia Show 

When: Nov. 20 through Jan. 3; day time hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Bright Nights are Nov. 20-21, 24, and 26-28, Dec. 3-5, 11-23, 26-30 and Jan. 2-3 from 5 to 8 p.m.  

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Included with garden admission; timed tickets are required.

Christmas & More with Daniel O’Donnell

When: Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $39-$99, tickets

Indoor snowfall during Santa's Magic at Omaha Children's Museum

“Santa’s Magic”

When: Nov. 26 through Dec. 23; multiple performances a day

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with regular museum admission and free for member families

“Christmas in My Heart: A Concert Featuring Camille Metoyer Moten”

When: Nov. 26 through Dec. 23; Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St.

Cost: $35, tickets

“A Very Die Hard Christmas”

When: Nov. 26 through Dec 19

Where: Bluebarn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St.

Cost: TBD (tickets on sale Nov. 1)

Christmas at Union Station

When: Nov. 26 through Jan. 9, 2022

Where: The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.

Cost: Included with museum admission

“Hip Hop Nutcracker”

When: Nov. 28, 2 p.m.

Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

Cost: $20-$60, tickets

Hanukkah Activities

When: Nov. 28 through Dec. 6

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with regular museum admission ($14 for kids ages 2+ and adults) and free for families

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More things to do in Omaha this November

There are some on-going things to see and do in November, as well. Here’s a list of holiday light displays and drive-thrus around Omaha, which includes the Holiday Lights Festival in North Omaha, South Omaha and the Old Market.

You might not be in the mood for all-things-holidays right now. If you want just regular activities, especially for this time of year, check out these posts:

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