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The Railyard Ice Rink

Skaters take advantage of sunshine in the Railyard Ice Rink in 2017. 

Events  

Bake Sale and Craft Fair — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1, Homemade baked goods and items for purchase, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Photo with Santa, Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3245 S. 37th St. 402-488-8948.

Candyhouse Fun Shop — 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 20; also 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, and 16. Make your own candy house, including a cardboard house, three colors of frosting, and endless kinds of candy and decorations, 45 minute session, reserve your spot or buy a kit to take home, $30 members, $40 non-members, $25 take home kit, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 14th and P streets. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.

Deck the Halls Concert — 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 1, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. liedcenter.org or 402-472-4747.  

Gifted Holiday Shop — 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 28-Dec. 29, Find unique gifts and art, all hand made with a Christmas theme, Lux Center for the Arts, 2601 N. 48th St. 402-466-8692.

Holiday of Trees — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 29; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 30, A festive display of 20 Christmas trees, live music performances, raffles, pantry with homemade items available,$1 admission, all proceeds go to Operation Veterans Encouraging Recovery, Westminster Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. 402-475-6702.

Holiday Music Festival — noon-6 p.m., through Dec. 2, Enjoy local musicians and singers performing holiday songs, free, open during mall hours, Gateway Mall, 6100 O St. shoppinggatewaymall.com

Holiday Spectacular Arts & Crafts Show – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1, 101 booths and vendors, all hand-made items, free, Lancaster County Event Center, 4100 N. 48th St. lancastereventcenter.org.

“How to Catch a Snowman” —11 a.m. Dec. 1, Story read aloud and hands-on activities, get a coupon from the cafe for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4, Barnes and Noble Books, Southpointe, 2910 Pine Lake Road. 402-421-7979.

Ice Rink Opening Day and Holiday Fair — 5 p.m. Nov. 30, Grand opening, open 7 week days, vendors with food and beverages available from local businesses, skate rentals are $6 adults, $9 kids ages 12 and up, The Railyard, 350 Canopy St. canopyst.com or 531-739-2191.

Miracle on 70th Street — 8 a.m.-noon, Dec. 8, (breakfast served 8-11 a.m.), Door prizes, guided tours of the hospital where families can enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Santa’s reindeer and sleigh, Christmas carolers, crafts, live music, CHI Health St. Elizabeth, 555 S. 70th St. allevents.in/nebraska/miracle-on-70th-street.

Spring Creek Audubon Holiday Open House — 1-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Schedule including: 1 p.m. Crete High School Swing Choir, 2:15 p.m. Arbor Road Band, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Paul Johnsgard will sign copies of his new book, "The Ecology of a Tallgrass Treasure", holiday decorating ideas, snacks, cider, trails are open sunrise to sunset, 11700 SW 100th St., Denton or 402-797-2301.

Ongoing

Daily Deals  — Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Indoor sports activities for the whole family, Defy Gravity, defygravitylincoln.com for current deal, Defy Gravity, 345 Sporting Village Drive, 402-817-6900.

Free storytime  — 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Storytime and interactive activities, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. 402-477-7770.    

Nearby 

Winter Wonderland — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, See the lighted trails with thousands of lights, walk down the boardwalk, enjoy s’mores and cocoa by the fire pits, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. North, Bellevue. fontenelleforest or 402-731-3140.   

Upcoming

North Pole Express — Advanced tickets suggested as the event may sell out. Be the first to ride the train on the brand new rails traveling through Candy Cane Lane, where you’ll stop at The Hive to write your letter to Santa, see some of his favorite animal friends, meet Santa, enjoy treats made by elves, and make your own cookie. Event is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14, Lincoln Children's Zoo, 402-475-6741 for reservations.

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