The first full weekend in December is bringing holiday cheer, and maybe more, to Lincoln! Several events are planned for this busy weekend.
The Art League of Lincoln continues its Holiday Boutique at the Art Center located at 580 6th Street. Art vendors will have handmade gifts, arts and crafts and a gingerbread exhibit and sale. The remaining dates for the Holiday Boutique are December 6, 7, 13 and 14. Friday hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
See the Art League of Lincoln website for more information.
The Lincoln Brand Feeds building at 426 Lincoln Blvd will host two events.
On Saturday, December 7, more than 15 businesses in the building will be presenting “Christmas at the North Pole.” Each business is creating a North Pole location for children and families to visit. All locations will also be open for Christmas shopping.
Some of the North Pole activities will include: signing your name on Santa’s Nice List, meeting Mrs. Claus, eating dinner at some of Santa’s favorite restaurants, building a toy in Santa’s Workshop, writing a personal letter to Santa, and trying Santa’s workout. Horse and carriage rides will be available from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (A limited number of tickets for the horse and carriage rides.) Refreshments and complimentary desserts will be available as well.
“Christmas at the North Pole” will run on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, check out their Facebook page.
On both weekend days, December 7 and 8, the Lincoln Brand Feeds Christmas Extravaganza will offer wine tasting, chair massage, make-up and several jewelry, clothing and craft merchants.
The Christmas Extravaganza will run on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Zumba Christmas Party invites you to “Come shake your booty to benefit the Salt Mine” each day from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information about the Lincoln Brand Feeds Christmas Extravaganza, check out their Facebook page.
Many other downtown merchants will be open special hours for the Downtown Open House on Saturday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The “Miracle on 5th Street,” the annual holiday parade, is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. along 5th and F Streets. The parade usually draws thousands of revelers, so get there early to stake out your spot along the route. Immediately following the parade, move over to Beermann Plaza for the tree lighting ceremony. Stop in at the various businesses after the festivities… shop local and show your Lincoln pride!
The weather forecast for the weekend calls for more of the Arctic Blast; temperatures will be very cold and if the conditions are right, Lincoln …might… even see a dusting of snow. That truly would be a “Miracle on 5th Street!”
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