Downtown Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival is expanding to north and south Omaha.
Festival organizers announced the expansion this afternoon. Starting this Friday, trees will be lit on 24th Street between L and Q Streets in south Omaha and at the Martin Luther King and Love’s Jazz plazas at 24th and Lake Streets in north Omaha.
The downtown lights will be lit at a ceremony on Thanksgiving evening at 6 p.m. Mayor Jim Suttle will hold a brief lighting ceremony at south Omaha’s La Plaza de la Raza, near 24th and N Streets, at 7 p.m. on Friday.
At all three locations, the lights will turn on every evening through Jan. 8. The expansion was funded through an anonymous donor.