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Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Christmas at Union Station presented by FNBO
Thanksgiving Night, November 25 • 7PM CST

Our annual start to the season, the TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY, is going virtual this year. Bookmark this page and then tune in here at 7PM Thanksgiving Night to watch our 40-foot-tall Christmas Tree come aglow for the holiday season. This 30-minute program features musical performances by the Boys Town Choir, a greeting from Santa and the countdown to the lighting of the region’s largest indoor Christmas Tree. All from the comfort of your couch!

*Please note: This free virtual event occurs at 7PM CST; no registration required.

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In addition to watching online here, the program will be premiered on our YouTube and Facebook channels.

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Major Sponsor
Conagra Brands Foundation
Supporting Sponsors
Union Pacific Mangelsen's
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation
Special thanks to Star 104.5, DH Pace, Duke Aerial, Terry Hughes Tree Service and Omaha Police Department.
Media support provided by

Tree lighting video by the great team at Motion Content House.