Things to do in Omaha this November

November 8th, 2017 by

Families looking for things to do around Thanksgiving will have no shortage of options in Omaha. Find a list of the 2017 Thanksgiving events in Omaha NE we will be attending this year. Hope to see you there!

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2017 Thanksgiving Events in Omaha NE
Holiday at Hogwarts
When: November 11
Where: Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods

The Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods is hosting a Hogwarts celebration like no other. Guests are encouraged to come in their favorite Hogwarts attire for the event that will include a hike through the Forbidden Forest, butterbeer, a visit to the owlery, and more. For more information including pricing, visit

Little Gobbler Hike
Turkey running on a treadmillWhen: November 18
Where: Hummel Nature Center

Bring the kids on a nature hike to learn about turkeys at this year’s Little Gobbler Event at the Hummel Nature Center. Kids will also be able to make a turkey caller, see chickens, and participate in other kid-friendly educational activities. Interested parties can reserve a spot on the Omaha Parks and Rec department website at

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Joslyn Castle Turkey Trot 5K
When: November 23
Where: Turner Park

The 7th annual Joslyn Castle Turkey Trot is almost here. This year, the run will begin at Turner Park with two different start times for serious runners and families and walkers. All proceeds from the Turkey Trot will go to Joslyn Castle. Visit the race registration page to sign up. Costs increase as we get closer to race day.

T-Mobile Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony
When: November 23
Where: Gene Leahy Mall

Celebrate Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas season at the T-Mobile lighting ceremony at the Gene Leahy Mall. The Jingle Bell Brass Band and the Omaha Children’s Choir will be there to entertain guests and downtown businesses will be decked out in holiday decorations. For more information, visit

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