Nebraska Holiday Passport

Passporting doesn’t have to just be a summer activity!


Nebraska has plenty to offer during the Holiday season as well. This mini-Passport, you’ll find 20 unique Holiday stores, experiences and ways to make memories. So, get your passport, get some stamps, and get a better idea of what makes Nebraska so festive. The 2022 Holiday Passport runs from November 19, 2022 - January 1, 2023.

The order form for the 2022 Holiday Passport has been closed.

It's Easy
Step 1
Request a booklet.
Step 2
Visit stops and collect stamps.
Step 3
Turn in stamps and earn prizes.
Step 4
Share your Passport Stories.

Events Calendar and Closings

Holiday Events
Something Special by Marilyn Atkinson Nov 5th, Holiday Open House.
The New Leaf Marketplace Chadron Nov 26th, Santa Meet & Greet
Rustic & Red Cozad Dec 15th, Sip & Shop. Specials all day.  Special events every Saturday.
Creighton's SantaLand Creighton Dec 4, Lighted parade 6 pm on Main Street
Sugar Shack Home Decor Edgar Nov 11th, Christmas Market
Milady Coffeehouse Fremont Nov 26, Pancakes with Santa
Legacy of the Plains Museum Gering Dec 3-23rd, High Plains Christmas Event
The Mixing Bowl Cafe Gering Saturdays in December, Christmas parades each for Scottsbluff and Gering Santa Village in
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer Grand Island Christmas Past & Present: December 3, 9 & 10 at 6-9 p.m.; December 4 at 12-5 p.m. ; A daylight event is also held on Sunday, December 4.  The Glaciarium - open November - March; dates/times may vary based on weather; Noon Year's Eve Party, December 31 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Farmer’s Wife Boutique & Coffee Co. Lindsay 

Nov 14th -November 20th (spend $200, get a FREE Farmer's Wife Graphic Tee) in-store or online

Dec 13th- Christmas on Pine

The Madrid General Store Madrid Dec 1-2nd, Christmas Open House 
Minden the Christmas City Minden Nov 26, Dec 4 and Dec 11, Christmas Pageant
Timbers at Lied Lodge Nebraska City

Holiday Brunch Buffets, 10:30a.m.-2:30p.m. on 11/24, 12/25, 1/1.  Reservations required.

Reindeer Chase at the Tree Adventure: Tues-Sun, Nov 25-Dec 23.

Christmas at the Mansion: Fri-Sun, Nov 25-Dec 31   

Christmas Tea at Arbor Lodge Mansion: Dec 10   

Brunch and Santa at Timbers: Dec 11 and 18   

New Year's Eve Celebration: Prix Fixe dinner at Timbers (reservations required)

Party with High Heel, the Band at Lied Lodge: Dec 31

Santa's Workshop at Cody Park North Platte

Nov 27th, Mayor's lighting ceremony on November 27th

Dec 3rd, U.S. Military and North Platte's First Responders commemorative tree lighting

Dec 18th, Santa and Children on Parade

Lauritzen Gardens Omaha

Bright Nights, November 19-20, 23, 25-27 and December 2-4, 9-23, 26-30;

Thanksgiving Centerpiece, November 21 at 6 p.m.;

Gingerbread Houses, December 3 10, and 17 at 10 a.m.;

Christmas Door Décor, December 3 at 10 a.m.;

Guided Poinsettia Tour, December 3 at 12:30 p.m.;

Christmas Door Décor, December 3 at 1 p.m.;

Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Cones and Evergreens, December 6-7  from 6 to 8 p.m.;

National Poinsettia Day, Drawing Flowers: Christmas Cactus December 13-14  from 6 to 8 p.m.

Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront Omaha A complete list of events can be found at
Planned Closings
Something Special by Marilyn Atkinson CLOSED: 12/25, 1/1
Kinkaider Brewing Company Broken Bow CLOSED: 11/24, 12/25 : CLOSING EARLY 12/24
The New Leaf Marketplace Chadron CLOSED: 11/24 &  12/24
Rustic & Red Cozad CLOSED: 11/24, 12/26, 1/2/23
Creighton's SantaLand Creighton CLOSED: 11/29-11/30, 12/24-31, 1/1/23
Sugar Shack Home Decor Edgar CLOSED: 11/24, 12/25
Milady Coffeehouse Fremont CLOSED: 11/24, 12/25, 1/1/23 : CLOSING EARLY 12/24 & 12/31
Legacy of the Plains Museum Gering CLOSED: 11/24, 11/25, 12/24, 12/25, 1/1/23
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer Grand Island CLOSED: 11/25, 12/25 & 1/1/23 : CLOSING EARLY 11/24, 12/24, 12/31  
The Farmer’s Wife Boutique & Coffee Co. Lindsay  Closed: 11/24, 12/24
The Madrid General Store Madrid CLOSED: 11/24, 12/26 - 1/3/23
Minden the Christmas City Minden CLOSED: 12/25 : CLOSING EARLY 11/24, 12/24
Timbers at Lied Lodge Nebraska City CLOSED: 12/25, 1/1/23 : OPEN LATE 11/24
Lauritzen Gardens Omaha CLOSED: 11/24, 12/25, 1/1/23
Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront Omaha CLOSED: 12/25, 1/1/23  
Peppermill & EKV Lounge Valentine CLOSED: 11/24, 12/23-26


  • Legancy of the Plains Museum, Gering: Holiday season kick-off is on Dec 3.
  • Santaland, Creighton: Santaland does not begin until Dec 1 but stamps may still be gained.
Submit Holiday Selfies!

If you took selfies in place of getting a booklet stamp, you can submit here!

Girls with Santat=
Looking at Christmas lights

Holiday Results

Holiday Champions - 31

Chadler Brtek San Jose, CA
Logan Brtek Lincoln
Tara Brtek Norfolk
Bob Criag Ansley
Nick D'Achille Monument, CO
Deb Ecklund Atkinson
John Ecklund Atkinson
Bill Filipi Wahoo
Mary Filipi Wahoo
John Forbes Papillion
Linda Forbes Papillion
Wendy Frederick Bennington
Cheryl Gerkins Lincoln
Mitchell Kimle Hastings
Betty Lou Lang Lincoln
William Lang Lincoln
Rebecca McAllister North Platte
Eugene McClellau Beatrice
Wendy McClellau Beatrice
Jeff McLaughlin       Hebron
Lanae McLaughlin Hebron
Michelle Nelsen Lincoln
Zee Nelson Lincoln
Krista Niederklien Hastings
Jayne Pohlmeier Hastings
Greg Powell Grand Island
Ann Rinne Omaha
Mikala Rodriguez Monument
Mary Sawyer Burr Oak, KS
Rose Walsh Lincoln
Faith White Lincoln
Prize Drawing Winners

$50 in Crieghton Bucks

  • Deb Ecklund, Atkinson

Sugar Shack Home Decor Gift Baskets

  • Angela Ashley, Lexington
  • Biana Bell, Lincoln
  • Deb Crawford, Minden
  • Christine Hytrek, Lincoln
  • Lanae McLaughlin, Hebron
  • Zee Nelson, Lincoln
  • Mikala Rodreguez, Monumnet, CO
  • Mary Sawyer, Burr Oak, KS
  • Sandy Silcox, Nebraska City
  • Ron Thompson, Juniata
Rules and FAQs

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Nebraska Holiday Passport Stories

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Christmas Tree
Sugar Shack Holiday
Christmas Decorations
Holiday Coffee
Miden holiday Night