November 25, 2016 through January 4, 2017
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day)
Thousands of poinsettias bursting with rich, vibrant color fill the floral display hall in a glowing tribute to the holidays during the spectacular holiday poinsettia show. In the center of it all, a magnificent and majestic 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree stands tall. Surrounded by a cascade of twinkling white lights, glittering ornaments and the whir and whistle of model garden trains, this show evokes the warmest greetings of goodwill and cheer.
More than 5000 poinsettias in 25 different varieties were grown for the 2016 display. See varieties of multi-hued, deep red, sparkling white and speckled poinsettias that vary in hue, texture, height and bloom time. Varieties will be replaced as needed to provide an ever-changing display.
To build the holiday ambience, model garden trains will whir and whistle around dozens of miniature Omaha-area landmarks, such as the First National Tower, Woodmen Tower, Union Pacific's headquarters, the Rose Theater and numerous Old Market buildings.
Holiday Poinsettia Show Aglow
5 to 8 p.m. | Sunday through Wednesday evenings from November 27 through January 4
(closed Christmas and New Year's Day)
November 27-30, December 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 26-28 and January 2-4
This year, Lauritzen Gardens is making the holiday season merry and BRIGHT! The holiday poinsettia show and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with light as the garden extends its hours to celebrate the beauty of the season.
The garden will glow with the holiday spirit from the twinkling trees to the falling snowflakes, and will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with unique and festive decor, a magnificent and majestic 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree, the whir and whistle of the holiday express, and other illuminated displays.
These enchanted evenings are sure to become a holiday tradition. As you tour the glistening indoor gardens, gather around the crackling fire, grab a treat and warm beverage in the cafe, write letters to Santa, shop for thoughtful holiday gifts in the gift shop, enjoy holiday music (on select nights), and more.
Santa Claus will welcome guests on December 7, 14 and 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Delight in the joy of the holidays and create extraordinary memories with your family and friends at the garden this winter.
In the spirit of the season, admission to Lauritzen Gardens has been generously underwritten through December 31. Enjoy the garden’s festive holiday poinsettia show and the lush landscapes of the Conservatory, for FREE! Please note that the garden is closed on Christmas Day
Standard garden admission rates apply for this exhibit. Members are admitted free. Join today!
A friend of the garden
Vivian and Allen Hager
Dian Moore Family Fund
Jim Hawk Truck Trailers, Inc.
A friend of the garden
Fairacres Lawn Care
Hotel DECO XV
Metropolitan Utilities District
Croker, Huck, Kasher, DeWitt, Anderson & Gonderinger, L.L.C