The third of CRi’s favorite holiday traditions in Omaha brings the spirit of the season to life each year.

What better way to get in the spirit of the season and celebrate tradition than to celebrate with a tree lighting, cookie decorating and even a visit from Santa. Christmas at Union Station is the place to be for all the holiday festivities.

Home to the largest indoor Christmas tree in the region, Union Station kicks off the holiday season the night after thanksgiving with the ceremonial lighting of the tree. While this is the main event, the tree can be visited throughout the reaming days until the New Year.

Union Pacific began the holiday tradition in the 1930’s. The company decorated large evergreens brought from the Pacific Northwest for travelers to enjoy.

The cherished holiday tradition continues today. A local tree donated each year to the museum is decorated and displayed. The tree lighting ceremony commences the celebration as events every Saturday and Sunday prior to Christmas follow. Events include a range to activities from cookie decorating to nights with Santa and live entertainment. Christmas at Union Station is a signature tradition not to be missed in Omaha.

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