Embrace the Magic and Enjoy a Festive Journey through Midtown Crossing’s Holiday Wonderland

‘Tis the season of joy and warmth, and as the packages get wrapped and the chill sets in, it’s time to dive headfirst into the magic of the holidays. Work may have slowed down a bit, but the festivities are just beginning. So, why not kick back with a warm cozy latte or share a bowl of steaming hot soup with a friend? Midtown Crossing, conveniently located in the heart of Omaha, becomes the perfect backdrop for your holiday adventures.

The beauty of Midtown Crossing lies not just in its central location but in the vibrant atmosphere that permeates the area. The winter wonderland comes alive with Turner Park adorned in a blanket of lights, creating an ambiance that is both romantic and enchanting. The location, just minutes away from downtown and midtown Omaha, boasts modern, well-lit parking garages, making it easy to gather with loved ones.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Midtown Crossing serves as a haven for those seeking a balance between the seasonal chaos and the warmth of togetherness. Recenter and recalibrate as you stroll through Turner Park, marveling at the captivating lights that turn this urban neighborhood into a magical escape.

And what better way to reconnect with loved ones than over a delightful meal? Midtown Crossing offers a plethora of options to satisfy every craving. From buffalo-style chicken wings at Ray’s Wings Pizza & Drinks to wood-fired pizza at Smokin’ Oak Wood Fired Pizza & Taproom, the comfort food options are endless. Dive into shrimp dishes and other savory delights at Sofra Kitchen or experience the explosion of flavors at Sea Thai with their Basil Chicken or the best Pad Thai in the land. For a special evening, share sizzling fajitas for two at Pa Mas Taqueria & Grill and don’t forget to try the delicious Mango Margarita at this eclectic spot. If cocktails are your thing, Proof is the go-to place for fresh concoctions and toasting to the special people in your life.

Looking for more hands-on fun? Grab some friends and head to Corky Boards for a painting adventure or explore the latest and most entertaining board games at Spielbound Board Game Café.

As the day transitions to night, immerse yourself in the Season of Lights at Midtown Crossing. Tens of thousands of white LED lights strung throughout Turner Park and Farnam Street create a peaceful and wondrous holiday atmosphere. Reconnect with the wonder of the holidays, reflect, and look ahead, all at your own pace. Don’t miss the beautifully decorated tree in Farnam Court or the perfect Instagram photo opportunity with friends inside Santa’s comfy sleigh in Turner Park.

And for those seeking a dash of excitement, mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Holiday Cocktail Crawl on Saturday, December 9, from 2-5pm. Participating establishments will craft signature holiday cocktails for you to savor. Break out the festive attire — ugly sweaters, cocktail dresses, and Santa suits are all welcome! While you’re at it, take a leisurely stroll through the Season of Lights and visit the 26-foot holiday tree in Farnam Court or Santa’s Sleigh in Turner Park.

In the heart of Omaha, Midtown Crossing offers a delightful mix of old favorites and exciting newcomers, ensuring you’ll want to come back for another look. So, this holiday season, gather your loved ones, embrace the magic, and make Midtown Crossing the centerpiece of your festive celebrations.

Check out Midtown Crossing’s Christmas Spotify playlist here!

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