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Christmas at Boys Town

Christmas Stamps

December 1 - 31, 2019; Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Leon Myers Stamp Center
Admission: Free

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

Boys Town Historic Crèche Displays

December 1, 2019 – January 8, 2020; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Village of Boys Town
Admission: Free

Take a driving tour of Boys Town this holiday season and view two historic Nativity scenes. Nativities are located INSIDE 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

December 8 – 14, 2019; Sun.: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Sat.: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Father Flanagan House Museum
Admission: Free

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.

New this year, bring the family for a Christmas Scavenger Hunt throughout the house and receive a prize! Don't forget to take a selfie with Santa Claus!

Chanukah Parade

December 23, 2019; 3:30 p.m.
Village of Boys Town
Admission: Free


New Brother Sister StatueNew "Brother Sister" Statue

Boys Town unveiled the new "Brother Sister" statue June 6, ​​2017 in honor of our centennial year. Designed by Matthew Placzek, the new ​statue represents that Boys Town serves both girls and boys. The piece, titled- "The Work Continues," is 7 feet tall and was crafted in Omaha. It was cast in bronze in Colorado before returning to the Boys Town campus. The statue it replaced will now be in ​the Boys Town Hall of History. The public is encouraged to come see the new statue anytime.

Newest ​Exhibit

Discover more about Boys Town at the Hall of History’s newest permanent exhibit: The Dream Continues. You’ll learn how each of Boys Town’s directors met the challenges of their time, providing the right care at the right time to America’s endangered and neglected boys and girls. You’ll also learn what life is like today at Boys Town for our youth. Digital interactives demonstrate the latest in research from Boys Town’s doctors and scientists. Artifacts and documents also document the progress of the​ Canonization of our founder, Father Edward J. Flanagan. ​