Day 1: Our tour to Omaha gets us into the holiday spirit by allowing us to experience holiday traditions from around the world. This evening we enjoy Christmas in Germany with an authentic German dinner and entertainment presented by members of Omaha’s German American Society. Next three nights in Omaha.
2: We begin our day with a visit to Boys Town where Father Flanagan’s house is decorated for an Irish Christmas. Our next visit is to the the Durham Museum with its huge Christmas tree in the main hall. Following our time enjoying the museum lunch is included in their soda fountain area. The Hot Shops in Omaha are a collection of artisans using different materials to create works of art. Here we visit a violin maker who tells us about his craft and gives a mini concert on one of his violins. This evening we visit the Polish Home Omaha where we enjoy dinner and hear about Polish Christmas customs.
3: Our day starts with a local guide taking us on a tour of Omaha. Next we visit St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church, a Byzantine-Style church with its decor of gold and traditional icons. Lunch at the church is prepared by members of the congregation. This afternoon we visit the Omaha Botanical Gardens where thousands of poinsettias with rich, vibrant color fill the floral display hall in a glowing tribute to the holidays. After visiting the Botanical Gardens we make a stop at a Lithuanian Bakery. We enjoy fresh baked treats as we listen to the proprieter tell about growing up in Lithuania and some of their traditions. This evening we plan to attend a Christmas Show. The event and venue will be announced when schedules come out in mid-2023.
4: Today we head back to Kansas with pleasant memories of “Christmas Around The World”.