As the weather starts to get cold and pumpkin spice lattes turn into peppermint, a special side of Lincoln comes out. From the miles and miles of sparkling lights in every neighborhood to the special holiday events happening around every corner, there’s something for everyone in Lincoln’s Winter Wonderland.


John Breslow Ice Hockey Center

For those looking to take part in the classic winter activity of ice skating, the John Breslow Ice Hockey Center is open to the public for public skates. So, no matter whether you’re a pro or lacing up skates for the first time, there’s not a better time of year to try.

John Breslow

Zoo Lights

One of Lincoln’s favorite holiday traditions, Zoo Lights Powered by LES is one of the biggest holiday light displays in the Midwest. Plus, with s’mores and hot cocoa stations, this is an experience that you can’t miss.

Zoo Lights

Local Holiday Shopping

Looking to check some things off your holiday shopping list? Well, Lincoln not only has amazing local shops, but also multiple amazing holiday markets full of goodies from your favorite local stores.

Haymarket Christmas Train

Cup of Cheer

Even if the weather outside is getting frightful, Lincoln’s coffee shops are the perfect place to get something delightful. Plus, with special winter and holiday drinks, you’ll be sure to find your next cozy sip.

The Chocolate Season Latte