Entertainment Calendar

Friday

Theater

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” 7 p.m., The Rose Theater, Omaha. Tickets are $27 for main floor and $22 for balcony, and can be purchased by phone at 402-345-4849 or online at www.rosetheater.org.

“A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $38 for adults and $25 for students. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.omahaplayhouse.com.

“Yesterday and Today: An Interactive Beatles Experience,” 7:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $40 for adults and students. Tickets for groups of 12 or more are $35. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.omahaplayhouse.com.

Events

Dinner, 5:30-7 p.m., Fremont Eagles Club. The special is chicken fried steak. The regular meeting also will be served. The Links Duo will be playing from 7-10 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Our Little Christmas Festival and Open House, 7 p.m., Fremont Opera House. Music with John Huss and Friends will begin at 7 p.m. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is set for 7:30 p.m. Cider and cookies will be served and there will be a silent auction of holiday wreaths decorated by local businesses. Cost is a $5 donation.

Road to Bethlehem, 7-9 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 904 N. Bell St., Fremont. Tours will leave approximately every 15-20 minutes guided by a shepherd. Visitors will travel back in history to visit the manger in Bethlehem that very first Christmas. Each guest will receive a free gift and refreshments will be served at the end of the tour.

Saturday

Concerts

Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha. Celebrate the magic, romance and joy of the season as Broadway stars add to the lush sounds of the Omaha Symphony. Tickets are available by phone at 402-345-0606 and online at www.ticketomaha.com.

Cornhusker Marching Band Highlights Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln. The band will perform its halftime shows from the 2017 season, its pregame spectacular and more. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 402-472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org.

Theater

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” 2 p.m., The Rose Theater, Omaha. Tickets are $27 for main floor and $22 for balcony, and can be purchased by phone at 402-345-4849 or online at www.rosetheater.org.

“A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $38 for adults and $25 for students. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.omahaplayhouse.com.

“Yesterday and Today: An Interactive Beatles Experience,” 7:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $40 for adults and students. Tickets for groups of 12 or more are $35. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.omahaplayhouse.com.

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker,” 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, Omaha. The production reimagines the classic through explosive hip hop choreography. A dozen dancers, a DJ and an electric violinist will bring the traditional story to life in modern-day New York City. Tickets start at $20 and are available by phone at 402-345-0606 and online at www.ticketomaha.com.

Events

Catholic Daughters Annual Cookie Walk, 8 a.m. to noon, Delaney Hall, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Fremont. While shopping for cookies, guests can have a cup of coffee or hot apple cider, sample homemade cookies and visit with Mrs. Claus.

Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab, 10 a.m. to noon, Morrill Hall, Lincoln. The topic will be “Snow Tracks.” Regular museum admission applies.

Holiday Happenings, 10:30-11 a.m., Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Special holiday characters will dive into the shark tunnel inside the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium. Zoo residents also will receive special enrichment gifts throughout the day.

Our Little Christmas Festival and Open House, 11 a.m., Fremont Opera House. The event will feature music by the Sixth Grade Honor Choir (11 a.m.), Yanike Singers (11:45 a.m.), Fremont High School Chorale (12:30 p.m.), Fremont Middle School Choir (1:15 p.m.) and Happy Players (3 p.m.). “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is set for 2 p.m. Cider and cookies will be served and there will be a silent auction of holiday wreaths decorated by local businesses. Cost is a $5 donation.

Holiday Happening, noon to 4 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha. Visitors are invited to stroll the poinsettia show, listen to live holiday music and enjoy holiday food in front of the crackling fireplace in the café. Santa Claus will take photos and children can make creative holiday crafts ($3 per child). Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for children under 6.

Soup & Pie Feed, 5:30-7 p.m., Fremont Air Boat Club, 3159 Big Island Road. The cost is a $10 donation for ages 13 and over, and $5 for ages 12 and under. Those attending may bring their own beverages. There also will be raffles and an appearance by Santa. To purchase tickets, call Jim Johnson at 402-720-3117.

Road to Bethlehem, 7-9 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 904 N. Bell St., Fremont. Tours will leave approximately every 15-20 minutes guided by a shepherd. Visitors will travel back in history to visit the manger in Bethlehem that very first Christmas. Each guest will receive a free gift and refreshments will be served at the end of the tour.

Sunday 

Concerts

Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha. Celebrate the magic, romance and joy of the season as Broadway stars add to the lush sounds of the Omaha Symphony. Tickets are available by phone at 402-345-0606 and online at www.ticketomaha.com.

Christmas cantata, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 11th and Main streets, Fremont. This year’s cantata is “Christmas at Home.” The play portion of the cantata is a story of heartbreak and homecoming during the Civil War. There is no admission charge.

Theater

“A Christmas Carol,” 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $38 for adults and $25 for students. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.omahaplayhouse.com.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” 2 p.m., The Rose Theater, Omaha. Tickets are $27 for main floor and $22 for balcony, and can be purchased by phone at 402-345-4849 or online at www.rosetheater.org.

“Yesterday and Today: An Interactive Beatles Experience,” 6:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $40 for adults and students. Tickets for groups of 12 or more are $35. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.omahaplayhouse.com.

Events

Biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs and sausage breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, VFW Post 8597, Dodge. Carryout meals will be available.

Holiday Happening, noon to 4 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha. Visitors are invited to stroll the poinsettia show, listen to live holiday music and enjoy holiday food in front of the crackling fireplace in the café. Santa Claus will take photos and children can make creative holiday crafts ($3 per child). Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for children under 6.

Christmas open house, 1-5 p.m., The Ferguson House, 700 S. 16th St., Lincoln. The public is invited to visit and tour the 106-year-old Renaissance Revival home. There is no charge to tour the Ferguson House during this event.

Photos with Santa, 1-3 p.m., Dodge County Humane Society, Fremont. Photos will be done inside the shelter with a winter wonderland setting. The cost is $10 per photo sitting (photo rights released). Animals and kids are welcome. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served.

Nebraska State Tree Lighting & Carol Sing, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol Rotunda, Lincoln. The musical prelude will begin at 1:30 p.m. There also will be musical entertainment provided by local school groups and/or adult chamber choirs. Gov. Pete Ricketts will deliver the holiday message. Visitors are asked to enter the Capitol through the south entrance (H Street). The event is free to the public.

Back to Bethlehem, 5-7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1544 E. Military Ave., Fremont. Visitors are invited to walk through the Community Life Center and see how the building is transformed into the village of Bethlehem with real live shopkeepers, townspeople and live animals; and enjoy cocoa and cookies while listening to music throughout the evening, including the North Bend Community Band (playing at 5 p.m.), and the church’s JAM Time children and hand bell choir. Admission is free.

Tuesday 

Theater

Opening of “Waitress,” 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, Omaha. “Waitress” tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker. Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. The musical, which continues through Dec. 16, features music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. Tickets start at $35 and are available by phone at 402-345-0606 and online at www.ticketomaha.com.

Events

Children’s Holiday Party, 4-5 p.m., Keene Memorial Library, Fremont. Festivities will include crafts, games and seasonal music. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday 

Theater

“A Christmas Carol,” 7 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $38 for adults and $25 for students. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.omahaplayhouse.com.

“Waitress,” 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, Omaha. Tickets start at $35 and are available by phone at 402-345-0606 and online at www.ticketomaha.com.

Dec. 14

Concerts

Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration, 7:30 p.m., Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha. Tickets are available by phone at 402-345-0606 and online at www.ticketomaha.com.

Theater

“A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $38 for adults and $25 for students. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.omahaplayhouse.com.

“Waitress,” 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, Omaha. Tickets start at $35 and are available by phone at 402-345-0606 and online at www.ticketomaha.com.

“Yesterday and Today: An Interactive Beatles Experience,” 7:30 p.m., Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $40 for adults and students. Tickets for groups of 12 or more are $35. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.omahaplayhouse.com.

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