‘Tis the season to join the Empowerment Network (empoweromaha.com) for the 13th Annual Christmas in the Village at 24th and Lake, a community celebration and holiday tradition, on Saturday, December 2, from noon to 5 p.m. The event will take place between 24th and Burdette to 24th and Ohio Street.

Christmas in the Village is presented by the Empowerment Network and the Omaha Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) in partnership with 50+ businesses and organizations. It is sponsored by American National Bank, Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Revive! Omaha.

This is an opportunity to bring the entire family down to enjoy the holiday festivities, support local businesses at the Christmas in the Village Holiday Boutique, Styles of Evolution, Ital Vital, Fair Deal Village MarketPlace, Holiday Market at The Union, restaurants, arts institutions and other retailers. There will be free goodie bags (while they last), treats, Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting, interactive arts and crafts, free horse-drawn carriage rides, nativity animals including a camel, exhibits, cartoon characters, tours and Balloon Twister at the Great Plains Black History Museum and more!

The Empowerment Network’s Annual Christmas in the Village wouldn’t be possible without the partnership of many community organizations and businesses, as well as volunteers. For more information about Christmas in the Village, visit empoweromaha.com/upcoming-events/christmas-in-the-village. For volunteer opportunities or more information, email info@empoweromaha.com. To learn more about the Empowerment Network, visit empoweromaha.com.