Dec. 31/LINCOLN – 6-8:30 p.m. Lincoln’s only family-friendly New Year’s celebration is the best way to ring in the new year in town! Enjoy a dance party, party favors, a bubble-wrap stomp and of course the amazing countdown and balloon drop, and still get home before bedtime! Ring in the new year as a family and make the first memories of 2018 together. Pricing: Member: $10 (Non-Member: $13) >MORE

Holiday Trees Exhibit

Thru Jan. 7/OMAHA – A holiday favorite returns to The Durham’s galleries during Christmas at Union Station. The Ethnic Holiday Trees exhibition is one of the enduring fixtures of the season and showcases how cultures from around the world celebrate the Christmas season. Each joyous bouquet of decor and color symbolizes both the unique traditions distinct to one’s heritage, and the common bonds that bring us together. Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (1-5 Sun.) >MORE

Holiday Lights Festival

Thru Feb. 14/OMAHA – At the NRG Energy Ice Rink in The Capitol District with the theme: “Shine the Light on Hunger.” The $8 admission fee includes skate rental, though patrons may bring their own skates. Conagra Brands will match all rink income dollar for dollar up to $100,000 and donate all proceeds to the Food Bank for the Heartland as a component of the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign. Open 3-10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat. 1 – midnight) >MORE

Nativity Scene Display

Thru Jan. 7/SCHUYLER – Everybody is invited to make a pilgrimage to St. Benedict Center at the beginning of the Year of the Family, to view a wonderful display of nativity scenes from the Holy Land, from Africa, Asia, South & North America and Europe and to pray for our families. Free and open to the public. Saint Benedict Center, an oasis of peace, is a non-profit, ecumenical retreat and conference center founded by the Missionary Benedictines of Christ the King Priory.