We know parents like to plan ahead.
And now that the days are starting to get colder, snow is on it’s way and the holidays are nearing, we figured you’d need some help getting a few fun events marked down on your calender.
In reality, there are plenty of things to do in Omaha with kids this fall and winter.
Here’s what we suggest:
Get your children and teens involved in a Christmas musical to be presented on Dec. 16 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. Youth Alive Musical classes are Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Join momaha for its Evening Children’s Story Time at 7 p.m. on the last Friday of each month at the Bookworm Bookstore, near 87th and Pacific Streets. Bring your kids in their pajama for the reading and milk and cookies afterwards. The next is Nov. 30.
Storytime at Barnes & Noble near Oakview Mall is 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.
“Saturday with Santa: A momaha play date,” is a story time with Santa at Shadow Lake Towne Center on Dec. 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. We’ll decorate cookies, meet Santa, a professional photo shoot is available for a small fee.
Join the Shadow Lake Towne Center for it’s monthly Kids Club meeting for story time fun with Santa at Old Navy on Dec. 13.
Celebrate “Holiday in the Village” at Rockbrook Village, 2800 S. 110th Court, on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visit the Holiday Lights Festival downtown.
Head to the Miracle on Farnam Street at Midtown Crossing.
Florence Community Center, 2920 Bondesson St., will host “Munchkin’ Morning with Santa” on Dec. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Saddlebrook Community Center, 14850 Laurel Ave., will have a special visit from Santa on Dec. 8
Florence Center Hike Day is Nov 17 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Hikers will meet at Hummel Park Nature Center, 3033 Hummel Park Road, to celebrate National Take A Hike Day.
VISIT A COMMUNITY CENTER
Adams Park Community Center, 3230 John Creighton Blvd., will host free youth programs for children ages 6 to 15 Monday through Friday from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. and from noon to 4 p.m. when school is out.
A.V. Sorensen Community Center, 4808 Cass St., hosts “Tot and Parent Gym Time” every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon for children ages 5 and younger. Kids are free, $1 drop-in fee per adult.
FREE OR REALLY CHEAP FILMS
Every first Monday of each month students can enjoy a free show at the Ruth Sokolof Theater,1340 Mike Fahey St.
Watch films for $2.50 at Westwood 8 Cinema, 2809 S. 125th Ave. Click here to see what’s playing.
VIEW OUTDOOR ART
“Odyssey” near South 24th Street and Interstate 80
”Molecule Man” and “Haymartket Rabbits” sculptures at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.
”Fertile Ground” along North 13th St. between Cass and Mike Fahey Streets.
The Bronze Bison sculpture at 15th and Dodge Streets
”Illumina” at CenturyLink Center Omaha
”Two Brothers” at Boys Town
“Carved Stump” at 50th and Blondo Streets
Get free admission to Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St., every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Stay tuned we’ll add more to our list next week. If you know of an event and it’s not on our list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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