Breaking the Winter Blues: Midtown Crossing’s Family Fun Day, Mac & Cheese Binge and beyond!

The holiday season has come and gone, and now we find ourselves in the midst of the winter doldrums, facing cold, dreary days with a sense of longing for something fun and exciting. If you’re tired of the same Netflix routine and seeking a spark of joy to get you through the winter months, fear not! Midtown Crossing has just the remedy to break the monotony and inject some fun into your life.

Family Fun Day: this Saturday

This Saturday, gear up for the 2nd Annual Family Fun Day, a delightful event filled with princesses, character fun, activities, and more!

When: Saturday, January 6, 11 am – 2 pm

Where: Inside participating Midtown Crossing retailers

What: Join princesses, your favorite characters, and friends for a winter wonderland of family-friendly activities. Warm up with story time and photos with beloved characters, explore creativity stations, and more, all while supporting Together—an organization dedicated to preventing hunger and homelessness in Omaha and surrounding communities.

Activities Galore:

Meet the Ice Queen, Snow Princess, Nordic characters, the Rose Princess, Prince, the Glass Slipper Princess, and the Godmother.

Together Donation Drop-off: Support a good cause at Genesis Health Clubs.

Pizza Dough Fun: Get creative at Smokin’ Oak.

Coloring Stations: Express your artistic side at Cold Stone Creamery, Pickleman’s, and Stories Coffee.

Games: Have a blast at Ray’s, Pickleman’s, and Spielbound.

Kids Meals & Specials: Enjoy half-price kids meals, complimentary hot cocoa, and more at various Midtown Crossing eateries.

And There’s More:

Long Dog Fat Cat: Free small bag of treats with a $100+ purchase.

Farnam Tree & Santa Sleigh: Capture candid photos before the season ends.

Neighborhood-wide Contest: Enter to win four tickets to see The Lion King on March 3 at the Orpheum Theater.

8th Annual Mac & Cheese Binge: January 20

Mark Your Calendar for the Mac & Cheese Binge! Don’t miss the 8th Annual Mac & Cheese Binge on Saturday, January 20, from 11 am to 3 pm. Participating Midtown Crossing restaurants will offer mac & cheese samplers with suggested drink pairings. Cast your vote for the best mac in midtown and indulge in this celebration of a classic comfort food.

Cupid’s Market: February 4

Looking ahead to February, Cupid’s Market Presented by The Lund Team | Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate returns on Sunday, February 4, from 11 am to 4 pm at the Empire Room Omaha. Cupid’s Market is a free event featuring 30+ local vendors and themed signature drinks. Explore Midtown Crossing for a bite to eat or catch the big game while enjoying the festivities.

Never fear, Midtown Crossing is here for YOU

Stay tuned to Midtown Crossing’s website for more surprises and fun events designed with YOU in mind. Whether it’s family-friendly activities, delicious food samplings, or unique markets, Midtown Crossing has your winter blues covered. Check back often and make the most of the cold season with exciting events that will leave you eagerly awaiting the next adventure. Winter may be dark, but your calendar doesn’t have to be!

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