If you're a champion of tradition, then Christmas Eve Eve and Christmas Eve are probably one of your favorite days of the year.
And who can blame you? The thrill and rush of Christmas has reached it's goosebumpy build-up. Children everywhere are literally bursting with anticipation. Santa's the world round are giving their yuletide best during their stretch run of photos, ho-ho-hos and hours of listening to hopeful kids beg for their beloved (but yet to be confirmed) Christmas presents.
And, of course, your holiday ears are happy as can be with the steady stream of Christmas music joyfully tumbling out of speakers all around town.
So, with today's post we honor all the champions of Christmas who want to spend their last 48 hours before the big day soaking up every last bit of Xmas joy and cheer.
Dec. 23: See "A Christmas Carol" at the Omaha Community Playhouse
Ah yes, the timeless tale of Tiny Tim and Ebeneezer Scrooge acted out on the stage of the Omaha Community Playhouse. The set and costumes in this perennial favorite are amazing, as always. And, of course, the message of this Charles Dickens classic is as timeless as any Christmas story.
Tonight is the last night you're able to see the show, so make sure you buy your tickets soon! Prices are $29 for students and $40 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the playhouse's Ticket Omaha page, but you can save on handling fees if you stop by buying them in person or over the phone at (402)553-0800.
Dec. 24: The Midtown Crossing Holiday Lights Spectacular
Christmas lights went to a whole 'nother level when Midtown Crossing decided to launch their Holiday Lights Spectacular. If you haven't been yet, you've got one last chance tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
According to MC's HLS page, the best place to see the lights is on the Turner Park side of the crossing. The event is free and includes three hours of free parking. The show lasts 20 minutes. Click here for more information.
Dec. 24: Carols and Candlelight Service at Westside Church
If church is part of your Christmas Eve tradition, you've got plenty to choose from in Omaha. Westside Church, one of the area's bigger congregations, holds a traditional-style Xmas Eve service complete with Christmas carols and candles.
The service is designed for the whole family, so there won't be any special children's programs. The church will have Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. as their West Campus and Fremont Campus, and 5 p.m. / 11 p.m. services at their Dodge Road Campus. Click here for more information.