The Empowerment Network to Host 8th Annual Christmas in the Village
Tis the season to join the Empowerment Network for the 8th Annual Christmas in the Village (www.facebook.com/events), a community celebration and holiday tradition, on Saturday, December 1 The event will take place at 24th and Lake St. from noon to 5 p.m.
The event is presented by the Empowerment Network in partnership with the Omaha Economic Development Corporation (OEDC), American National bank, and KETV Channel 7 Omaha.
It’s an opportunity to purchase your gifts while supporting local businesses, featuring the Holiday Boutique, Styles of Evolution, Fair Deal Village MarketPlace, Members Market, and other retailers. There will be free toys and treats, face painting, balloon artists, interactive arts and crafts, mitten and glove giveaways, and the popular horse-drawn carriage rides! Those in attendance will also enjoy delicious food for purchase provided by food vendors, mobile food truck, and Emery’s Café, as well as sno-balls, popcorn, hot cocoa, and apple cider. Entertainment will include live music, dance groups, a live nativity scene, and children can visit with Santa!
Special thanks to the following sponsors: Revive! Omaha, OEDC, American National Bank, Nebraska Arts Council, Family Housing Advisory Services, The Omaha Star, Veridian Credit Union, Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, Omaha Small Business Network, Urban League of Nebraska, The Sherwood Foundation, and the Holiday Lights Festival.
This event is also in collaboration with: North Omaha Arts Alliance, 100 Black Men, Omaha NAACP, CHI Health, Frontier Bag Company, Surreal Media, Black Police Officers Association, Great Plains Black History Museum, Long School Neighborhood Assoc., Styles of Evolution, Omaha Police Department, Union for Contemporary Art, The Cooler Sno-Balls, North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance, plus over 80 other local organizations.