Christmas in the Village at 24th and Lake is a new holiday tradition and community celebration presented by the Empowerment Network, OEDC, North Omaha Arts Alliance, Family Housing Advisory Services, and Love’s Jazz and Arts Center, in partnership with over 80 organizations, businesses, ministries and community groups.
In past years, Christmas in the Village has attracted over 3,000 participants to the heart of North Omaha. This exciting holiday event is a part of the on-going North Omaha Village Zone Revitalization and the rebirth of the arts, culture, and entertainment district at 24th and Lake. The goal of the North Omaha Village Zone Revitalization Plan is to connect North Omaha’s rich history to a thriving and sustainable future.
The Empowerment Network’s Christmas in the Village at 24th and Lake event is presented by Omaha 360, Omaha Economic Development Corporation, Revive! Omaha Magazine, Family Housing Advisory Services, Love’s Jazz and Arts Center, Urban League of Nebraska, Omaha Star and the Transformation 2025 Initiative.
2014 sponsors included: Bank of the West, Metropolitan Community College, ConAgra Foods, OPPD, American National Bank, Nebraska Arts Council with support from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Creighton University, and KETV. Holiday Lights are sponsored by the Sherwood Foundation.
The collaborative partners include: North Omaha Arts Alliance, Omaha Star, Omaha Small Business Network, Bryant Center, Douglas County Health Department, Omaha OIC, Long School Neighborhood Association, Surreal Media Labs, Union for Contemporary Art, Bemis Center/Carver Bank, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 24th and Lake Businesses, and 80 plus participating organizations.