City announces location for Holiday Lights Festival, firework spectacular

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The Holiday Lights Festival is lighting up for its 20th straight year.While the Gene Leahy Mall is under construction the City of Omaha had to find a new home for the Holiday Lights Festival. City officials announced Thursday it will fill The Old Market. “We will have a lot of holiday fun this season, and it starts today,” Mayor Jean Stothert said. The first part of the holiday celebration kicks off Thursday with the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign. It’s the 13th year for the event. It helps raise funds to help those who go hungry. Stothert said most of the events will go on despite the massive transformation at Gene Leahy Mall. She said these kind of traditions won’t stop because of the park’s construction. “And because of all the other events that go with it that are downtown, especially near the Old Market area, we thought that while we are under a temporary construction, we didn’t want to take it somewhere else,” Stothert said. Lewis and Clark Landing, Heartland of America Park and Gene Leahy Mall should be completed in 2024. Stothert said keeping the festival close by will bring more festivities to the mall. “That will lead into when the Gene Leahy Mall is reopened and the Heartland of America Park that, in the future, we know it’s only going to get bigger and better,” Stothert said. Stothert said the city is already talking about new events for when the park is complete. The Holiday of Lights will be in the Old Market starting Nov. 25. It’ll be from 10th to 13 streets and from Harney to Jackson. The Seasons of Sound will be every Saturday starting Nov. 30 to New Year’s Eve. It’s located in the Old Market. The KETV Family Festival is Dec. 1, from noon to 5 p.m. Ollie the Trolley will provide free transportation between sites. The Capitol District Ice Rink opens on Dec. 6 through Jan. 21. It costs $10, and that includes skate rentals. A portion of those proceeds go to the Food Bank for the Heartland. To round out the year, the New Year’s Eve Firework Spectacular will be Dec. 31. It’ll start at 7 p.m. Fireworks will be lit off near the TD Ameritrade Park, and guests can view the show by utilizing the free parking in the CHI Health Center lots.The Shine the Light on Hunger campaign goes until Jan. 3. People can drop off nonperishable foods or donate at any area Baker’s.

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The Holiday Lights Festival is lighting up for its 20th straight year.

While the Gene Leahy Mall is under construction the City of Omaha had to find a new home for the Holiday Lights Festival. City officials announced Thursday it will fill The Old Market.

“We will have a lot of holiday fun this season, and it starts today,” Mayor Jean Stothert said.

The first part of the holiday celebration kicks off Thursday with the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign. It’s the 13th year for the event. It helps raise funds to help those who go hungry.

Stothert said most of the events will go on despite the massive transformation at Gene Leahy Mall. She said these kind of traditions won’t stop because of the park’s construction.

“And because of all the other events that go with it that are downtown, especially near the Old Market area, we thought that while we are under a temporary construction, we didn’t want to take it somewhere else,” Stothert said.

Lewis and Clark Landing, Heartland of America Park and Gene Leahy Mall should be completed in 2024. Stothert said keeping the festival close by will bring more festivities to the mall.

“That will lead into when the Gene Leahy Mall is reopened and the Heartland of America Park that, in the future, we know it’s only going to get bigger and better,” Stothert said.

Stothert said the city is already talking about new events for when the park is complete.

The Holiday of Lights will be in the Old Market starting Nov. 25. It’ll be from 10th to 13 streets and from Harney to Jackson.

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The Seasons of Sound will be every Saturday starting Nov. 30 to New Year’s Eve. It’s located in the Old Market.

The KETV Family Festival is Dec. 1, from noon to 5 p.m. Ollie the Trolley will provide free transportation between sites.

The Capitol District Ice Rink opens on Dec. 6 through Jan. 21. It costs $10, and that includes skate rentals. A portion of those proceeds go to the Food Bank for the Heartland.

To round out the year, the New Year’s Eve Firework Spectacular will be Dec. 31. It’ll start at 7 p.m. Fireworks will be lit off near the TD Ameritrade Park, and guests can view the show by utilizing the free parking in the CHI Health Center lots.

The Shine the Light on Hunger campaign goes until Jan. 3. People can drop off nonperishable foods or donate at any area Baker’s.

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