See the colorful explosion of fireworks Monday at the Holiday Lights Festival in Omaha and at First Night Council Bluffs.
Omaha’s show will begin at 7 p.m. at the Gene Leahy Mall, 14th and Farnam Streets, and will close out the Holiday Lights Festival.
The show is expected to draw 30,000-plus people. The elderly and persons with disabilities can view the fireworks from the fourth floor of the W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St.
Bring radios and tune in to Star 104.5 to hear the fireworks-choreographed music.
Council Bluffs First Night — which celebrates local artists, performers and vendors — will run from 4:30 p.m. through the 10 p.m. fireworks. Activities will be around Bayliss Park and historic downtown locations.
Specially designed buttons, $10, provide admission to all events. Buttons can be purchased at the Treasurer’s Office inside City Hall, Council Bluffs Hy-Vee Supermarkets and Council Bluffs No Frills Supermarket. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.
Scheduled performers include Brulé, Belles & Whistles and the Midlands String Quartet.
There are special events just for kids, too, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bloomer Elementary School, 210 S. Seventh St.
For a schedule of Council Bluffs First Night events, follow the link at Omaha.com/go.
Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival officially ends with the fireworks, but ConAgra Foods’ “Shine the Light on Hunger” continues through Jan. 6 at the ConAgra Foods Ice Rink, 10th and Harney Streets.
Skaters can drop off nonperishable food and household items at the rink. Donations will go to Food Bank for the Heartland.
A $5 admission fee includes skate rental, although patrons may bring their own skates.
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