Wells Fargo presents this year’s Holiday Lights Family Festival, offering the community an opportunity
to experience many of Omaha’s leading downtown attractions for free. This year’s Family Festival will be held
Sunday, December 8, 2013 from Noon to 5:00 pm. A free trolley service will connect the participating venues
described below. Each site will offer free admission and family activities. In addition,
select Omaha musicians will perform at The Durham Museum, W. Dale Clark Public Library,
the Wells Fargo Bank downtown branch and Joslyn Art Museum. |
Wells Fargo Bank, 20th. and Douglas Streets
-- Enjoy Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn courtesy of ConAgra Foods.
-- Children can pose for a picture with Wells Fargo’s very own “Jack the Dog” and make fun holiday crafts.
-- Stop by the company museum and see the historically accurate reproduction of the Wells Fargo Stagecoach
in the lobby before you go to the Omaha Police Mounted Patrol Barn and enjoy your very own ride.
Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 South 20th. Street
-- Engage in active play in the museum’s permanent exhibits.
-- Visit the temporary exhibit "Things That Go" for a discounted admission price of $3.
-- Take a carousel ride for $2.
-- Visit Santa (2:00 - 5:00 pm.)
-- Make some fun crafts in the Creative Arts Area sponsored by Wells Fargo.
-- Enjoy the free Super Snowy Science Show in the Science Lab
Omaha Police Mounted Patrol Barn, 615 Leavenworth Street
-- Tour the stables and visit with Santa’s reindeer.
-- Learn how police officers care for the animals at the Mounted Patrol Barn and get your picture taken with the
horses and reindeer.
-- Officers will offer horse demonstrations as guests warm up with Swiss Miss hot cocoa courtesy of ConAgra Foods.
-- The Citizen’s Foundation for the Omaha Police Mounted Patrol will offer face painting, and one lucky person will
win a large stuffed horse.
The Durham Museum, 801 South 10th. Street
-- Experience the wonder of the season at the Durham Museum during Christmas at Union Station.
-- See Omaha’s largest indoor Christmas tree, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy an exceptional lineup
of family-friendly events.
-- Visit the Ethnic Holiday Trees exhibit, an annual favorite which highlights the holiday traditions of approximately
a dozen cultures in the Omaha community.
-- SView the wonderful temporary exhibitions on display including Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibit and
Goose Bumps: The Science of Fear.
W. Dale Clark Library, 215 South 15th. Street
-- Celebrate the holidays of bygone years by learning about the 1898 World’s Fair ( known as the
Trans-Mississippi Exposition ) held in Omaha.
-- Dress up in 1890s attire and have your photo taken in a special World’s Fair setting.
-- Play games and make a toy popular in the 1800s.
-- Other activities include face-painting, cookie-decorating, story times, music and more
Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge Street
-- Explore Joslyn Art Museum’s galleries including Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, a remarkable
exhibition of contemporary art.
-- Visit the studios and experiment with two hands-on activities to create your very own
winter-themed works of art using alphabet stencils, sponges, oil pastels, tempera paint and more.
Ollie the Trolley will provide free trolley rides between locations. Have fun participating in holiday
sing-alongs during your travels.
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