The Empowerment Network to Host 7th Annual Christmas in the Village
Join The Empowerment Network for the 7th annual Christmas in the Village at 24th and Lake, a community celebration and holiday tradition, on Saturday, December 2nd!
The event, presented by the Empowerment Network in partnership with the Omaha Economic Development Corporation (OEDC), American National bank, and KETV Channel 7 Omaha, will take place at 24th & Lake, between Burdette and Ohio Streets, from noon to 5 p.m. It’s an opportunity to purchase your gifts while supporting local businesses, featuring the Holiday Boutique, Styles of Evolution, Fair Deal Village, and other retailers. There will be free toys and treats, face painting and balloon artists, interactive arts & crafts, and the popular Mrs. Claus Cookie Shop! Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to enjoy delicious food provided by food vendors and mobile food trucks, Fair Deal Café and SOCO Kanteen, as well as hot cocoa and hot cider. Entertainment will include live outdoor holiday music, gospel & jazz, local artists, church choirs, dance groups, children can visit with Santa and receive a small toy, see a live Native Scene and cartoon characters, enjoy free carriage rides, free family photos and book giveaway. Visitors can even register to win a free 32” inch flat screen TV, X Box One, Christmas Food Baskets and, $100 gift certificates. Christmas in the Village is an annual favorite you won’t want to miss!
Special thanks to the following sponsors: Revive! Omaha, Family Housing Advisory Services, The Omaha Star, Veridian Credit Union, Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, Omaha Small Business Network, Urban League of Nebraska, Nebraska Arts Council, The Sherwood Foundation, and the Holiday Lights Festival.
This event is also in collaboration with: North Omaha Arts Alliance, 100 Black Men, Omaha NAACP, American Harvest Company, CHI Health, Frontier Bag Company, The Cooler, Black Police Officers Association, Great Plains BHM, Long School Neighborhood Assoc., Neighborhood Action & Fact, Styles of Evolution, Omaha Police Department, Union for Contemporary Arts, North Omaha Neighborhood Assoc., LeFlore’s New Look Fashion, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, plus over 80 other local organizations.