Events

December 7th, 2018 – January 21, 2019
The Capitol District Ice Rink Grand Opening
The Capitol District
1022 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102
5:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Help us celebrate the grand opening of The Capitol District Ice Rink presented by Clearway
Energy, part of the dazzling downtown Holiday Lights Festival. Enjoy our 60’ x 120’ ice rink
nestled inside Downtown Omaha’s modern town square at The Capitol District under the big
screen! ADMISSION: $10.00 including skate rental and tax. The ice rink will be open December
7, 2018 through January 21, 2019.

December 13th
Las Posadas 2018
El Museo Latino
4701 S 25th Street, Omaha, NE 68107
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Las Posadas is a holiday tradition at Christmas time, taking place in December each year.
Posada is Spanish for “lodging”, “accommodation”, or “inn”. The traditional song for “asking for
Posada” refers to the journey of Mary and Joseph traveling from place to place, asking for
lodging. The Posadas today consists of singing the traditional Christmas song and places one
group of singers as the “Inn-keepers” inside a home, and another group of singers as the
“pilgrims” on the outside. The “pilgrims” sing asking for a place at the Inn. The “In-keepers”
respond by singing that there is no place at the Inn. The pilgrims go from house to house
singing, until finally someone invites them in. Las Posadas has origins in Spain, and is now
celebrated primarily in Mexico, Guatemala, and throughout the United States.Join us as we
celebrate “Las Posadas” on Thursday, December 13, at El Museo Latino from 6-8 pm. There will
be activities for children, music and refreshments, as well as the opportunity to participate in a
traditional Posada beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public. For
questions or additional information, please contact El Museo Latino at (402) 731-1137

December 26th
Penguins and Pancakes
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
3701 S 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68107
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us for Penguins and Pancakes, no formal wear required! Enjoy pancakes from The
Pancake Man, crafts and an animal visit from an African penguin. Member cost is $20 for adults
and $15 for children (ages 3-11). Non-member cost is $25 for adults and $20 for children (ages
3-11). Children 2 and under are free. Reservations are required. Tickets are non-refundable.
Event is rain or shine. All children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Ticket purchase
includes a pancake breakfast, plush penguin toy and admission to the Zoo the day of the event.

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