November 26, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Time to trim the tree, bake some cookies, wrap those presents and, of course, visit The Durham Museum! Christmas at Union Station, presented by FNBO, is back for another year of festive fun. The magic of Christmas continues at The Durham Museum and we hope you will join us! This long-standing tradition features Omaha’s official Christmas tree, holiday concerts and Santa himself.
See the region’s largest indoor Christmas Tree! Standing at over 40-feet-tall, this year’s tree was donated by Rosemary Synowiecki and her late husband Dinker of Omaha and will feature a special nod to Union Station’s 90th anniversary.
Season’s Greetings, Omaha!
give the gift of membership!
A Durham Museum membership is the gift that can truly be enjoyed all year long! From unlimited free admission to discounts on purchases in the Soda Fountain and Hitchcock Museum Shop, a membership is the best way to experience all that the museum has to offer.
Santa visits six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, November 26-December 23!
Santa takes a break from Noon-1PM each day, except Sunday. Please plan accordingly. Visits with Santa are included with museum admission, free to members.
Santa will also be visiting Tuesday evenings 5-7PM for Family Nights with Santa, advance registration required. See holiday events calendar below.
Seniors (62+): $8.00
Children (ages 3 – 12): $7.00
Children 2 years and under FREE
**PLEASE NOTE** some events, such as Family Nights with Santa, require advanced registration, and are not included with regular admission. See event listing for registration details or call 402-444-5071 weekdays during normal business hours.
ADVANCED ADMISSION: is highly recommended throughout the popular Christmas at Union Station season. Reserve your entry time online or by phone.
MASKS: In accordance with CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated visitors are no longer required to wear a mask at the museum, however it is strongly recommended. Masks and social distancing are required for those who are not vaccinated. To ensure a safe and fun experience for the Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, masks will be required at this event for everyone.
EVENT CAPACITY: Plan ahead! Our Family Nights with Santa and Noon Year’s Eve events have limited capacity and require advanced registration.
HOLIDAY HOURS: November 26 – January 9
- SPECIAL HOURS! Open Late 5- 8PM Tuesdays evenings for Family Nights with Santa:
Tuesday, November 30
Tuesday, December 7, 14 & 21
Mondays • Christmas Day • Thanksgiving Day • New Year’s Day
- EARLY CLOSE at 2PM on Christmas Eve
How can children talk with Santa?
You can visit Santa’s “cabin” located inside the Truhlsen Lecture Hall and talk with him from a distance on one of our “old-fashioned telephones or sit on his lap…you choose! If using the phone, Santa’s elves will be at the switchboard to make sure you get connected to the big guy himself. Then children have time to talk to Santa and tell him their wish list on their private phone call with the jolly old elf himself. (Telephones will be disinfected after each call.)
Social distancing and masks are required for those who are unvaccinated, including children.
This activity is included with museum admission. During the popular Christmas season, we highly encourage guests to reserve or buy a ticket in advance online or over the phone, including museum members. You are welcome to see Santa during his scheduled hours at any time during your visit. If there is a wait time, we ask that you please keep 6’ apart from other parties of guests. Santa takes a break from Noon-1PM each day, except Sunday. Please plan accordingly.
General FAQs may be found on the VISIT page of our website: