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Monday, December 16, 2013

Miracle on Farnam Lights Up Midtown Crossing in Omaha

The Omaha Community Playhouse's 2012 Window Display: A Christmas Carol.
Decorated holiday storefronts are things of Christmas past or are they? Midtown Crossing has taken a page out of Christmas past and transformed three-city blocks into "Miracle on Farnam." Since it's inception two years ago, Miracle on Farnam is Omaha's newest holiday tradition. Come be part of Miracle on Farnam now through Wednesday, January 1st, at Midtown Crossing. Re-visit how ordinary window spaces can to be transformed into holiday splendor like in years past from 31st-33rd and Farnam-Dodge Sts. Whether by car or foot, best of all admission is free at Midtown Crossing's Miracle on Farnam.

This year's 21 Miracle on Farnam participants are listed below:

- The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation: The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation Celebrates 118 Years in the Heartland
- Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: 28 Years in the Implicate Order by Pascual Sisto
- Fontenelle Forest: Making Mystery Tracks in the Snow
- Love’s Jazz & Arts Center: The Gift
- The Omaha Community Playhouse: Page to Stage
- Joslyn Castle Trust: Joslyn Castle Holiday Greetings
- Joslyn Art Museum: Mini Masterpieces with Joslyn Art Museum
- The University of Nebraska at Omaha: Winter Campus Art Showcase
- Omaha Symphony Guild: A Tribute to Christmas Spectaculars’ Past and Present
- The Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts: Concentricity
- Strategic Air & Space Museum: From Our Space to Your Space, Happy Holidays!
- Lauritzen Gardens: A Victorian Holiday-
- The Durham Museum: “It’s Beginning to Taste a lot like Christmas”- The Making of an Omaha Tradition
- Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium: A Chilly and Cheery Christmas (The spirit and traditions of a penguin’s Holiday Season)
- Nebraska Shakespeare: The Twelve Months of Shakespeare, The Gift That Keeps Giving - All Year Round 
- El Museo Latino | The Latino Museum: The Piñata – A Holiday Tradition
- Omaha Performing Arts: Deck the Halls
- The Rose Theater: Narnia – What lies beyond the wardrobe doors?
- Omaha Children's Museum: Up on the Housetop
- Opera Omaha: Miracles, Magic and Music  
- Brandeis: Brandeis Window Display Celebrates Old, New Holiday Traditions

For more details on each window display, visit To see the windows in their entirety you have to stop by in-person. After stopping by, make sure to vote for your favorite! The winning nonprofit earns a $3,000 donation from the Baer Foundation. The Baer Foundation is a philanthropic endeavor that supports various charities, including Nebraska arts and educational agencies. You can vote online at

Midtown Crossing welcomes everyone to re-visit Christmas past; bring that special someone or whole family to experience 21 window displays from local nonprofits until January 1st. Happy Holidays!

-population-we™ blog post by Becky Bohan Brown
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