Holiday Happenings in Council Bluffs and Omaha Metro

There are all sorts of Holiday Happenings in Council Bluffs and Omaha Metro in the upcoming weeks! Things to do with the family, things to do with friends, and date nights to plan with your significant other. Check out the list and start filling your calendar with holiday fun!

December 2nd, 9th, and 16th: Family Night with Santa at The Durham Museum from 5-8 PM. Visit Santa and his Reindeer, stop by the Mangelsen’s Craft Corner and enjoy live local choirs and ensembles. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $6 for ages 3-12, $7 for seniors, and $9 for adults.

December 4th and 18th: Nite with Santa at The Historic General Dodge House from 6-8PM

December 5th: Holly Jolly Night Hike at Hitchcock Nature Center for $2.00 per person.

December 6th: Soap Making Project at the Council Bluffs Public Library at 1:30PM. (limited to the first 40 kids) At Teen Central they will be having a Melted Snowman Baking Activity at 1:30PM as well.

December 6th: Santa Paws at the Council Bluffs Animal Shelter from 12-3 PM. Take a photo with Santa and donations will be accepted for SOLAS.

December 6th: Night of Lights Walk starting at the Landmark Building at 12th & Farnam from 4-6PM. Cost is $1.50 per person and includes the walk through Miracle at Midtown, Gene Leahy Mall, as well as door prizes and hot chocolate to wrap things up.

December 6th: Breakfast with Santa at The Historic General Dodge House at 9AM. Reservations are required.

December 6th: Recycled Chihuly & More at the Council Bluffs Community Hall from 9:30-3PM. Cost is $20 for students or $18 for BAC Members and includes painting a glass ornament to be hung on the tree or gifted.

December 6th, 13th, and 20th: Holiday Happenings at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo in the Scott Aquarium at 10:45AM.

December 7th: Annual Historic Homes Holiday Tour around Council Bluffs from Noon-4PM and cost is $15 per person.

December 12th & 13th: “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at the Chanticleer Theater and tickets are $10 for children and $25 for adults.

December 13th: A Council Bluffs Christmas at The Center from 12:30-3:30PM.

December 17th: Stories Alive for Under 5 at the Council Bluffs Public Library is having a special Santa Party.

December 18th-21st: Supper with Santa at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo from 6-8PM. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and includes supper, crafts, pictures with Santa, and more.

December 20th: The Art of Christmas Crafting at the Council Bluffs Community Hall from 9:30-3PM. Cost is $20 per student or $18 for BAC Members and includes making Christmas Setters and Ornaments, Making a Wall Hanging, and playing games.

December 21st: Family Movie Night at the Council Bluffs Public Library and MALEFICENT is playing!

December 31st: Noon Year’s Eve at The Durham Museum from 10AM-1PM. Admission is free for members and children under 2, $6 for ages 3-12, $7 for seniors, and $9 for adults.

The Omaha Children’s Museum is offering several holiday events throughout December. Check out the dates below and read all about the events HERE.

  • November 28th – December 23rd is the interactive show “Santa’s Magic”
  • December 4th, 10th, and 18th is Milk and Cookies with Santa
  • December 5th is the Winter Fun First Friday Family Date Night



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