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Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Thanksgiving Night • November 24 • 7PM CST

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Our annual start to the season, the Tree Lighting Ceremony, is 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 20-minute program features musical performances by the University of Nebraska at Omaha Concert Choir, Enjoli & Timeless, a greeting from Santa and the countdown to the lighting of the region’s largest indoor Christmas Tree. Gather the family on the couch and kick off the holiday season with us!

Please note: This free virtual event occurs at 7PM CST; no costs or 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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Special thanks to DH Pace & Norm’s Door Service, Terry Hughes Tree Service, Omaha Police Department and Duke Aerial.

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