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Christmas at Boys Town

Begin a Christmas family tradition of your own and join us at the Village of Boys Town for a holiday experience you won’t soon forget.

Boys Town offers many events free of charge to families this holiday season.

Christmas Stamps

Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2015
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Leon Myers Stamp Center

View Christmas-themed stamps and covers from around the world at the Leon Myers Stamp Center, located in the Boys Town Visitors Center.

Boys Town Historic Crèche Displays

Dec. 1, 2015 - Jan. 11, 2016
Village of Boys Town

Admission: Free
Take a driving tour of Boys Town this holiday season and view three historic Nativity scenes. The main crèche adorns the Music Hall on Flanagan Boulevard, near the main entrance off West Dodge Road and can be seen for miles. This large Nativity scene was created by the late Donia Temple – a Holocaust survivor and former Boys Town employee. Other Nativities are located at Dowd Memorial Catholic Chapel on Dowd

Drive, and on Heroes Boulevard, in front of the Village Christmas tree across from the Skip Palrang Field House.

Irish Christmas at Father Flanagan’s Historic Home

Dec. 6 – Dec. 13, 2015
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Father Flanagan House
The season of Christmas has always held a special place in the heart of Father Edward J. Flanagan. In honor of his Irish heritage, his former home will be decorated this holiday season featuring Irish Christmas traditions. Explore and learn about the holiday celebrations of Father Flanagan’s homeland and view Christmas quilts, antique toys and ornaments from the 1920s to 1940s. Cookies and cocoa can also be added for tour groups of 20 or more.

Chanukah Parade

December 10, 2015
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hall of History

Boys Town and the Omaha Jewish community have supported one another ever since Father Flanagan borrowed $90 from his friend Henry Monsky, an upstanding Jewish businessman, to start Boys Town. Because of this tradition, Boys Town is one of the stops for the Chanukah Parade. There will be music, dancing, and lighting of the Menorah. Following the Boys Town stop, the parade will continue through the city of Omaha. This is one of the few Chanukah parades in this region.

Christmas Family Festival

December 12, 2015
1 – 5 p.m.
Village of Boys Town

Admission: Free
Experience the magic of Christmas and start a wonderful family tradition at our Christmas Family Festival! Your child’s eyes will be filled with wonder when they see live reindeer and give their wish list to Santa Claus. Children can decorate Christmas cookies and make gifts for that favorite teacher! You choose what activities fit your family’s schedule! Join us for this free family event!

Christmas Religious Services

Dowd Chapel
Christmas Eve        8 p.m., Midnight
Christmas Day       8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

Chambers Chapel
Christmas Day        9:30 a.m.

(Service times may change. Please call our Visitors Center at 402-498-1140 for more information.)