Lauritzen Gardens Holiday Lights

Monday, December 12, 2022
3:30-10 p.m.

Bus will depart promptly at 3:30 p.m. from Gateway Mall parking lot just north of Dillard’s parking deck.

$125

Event Day: Mon, Dec. 12
Registration Deadline: Mon, Dec. 5
Time: 3:30 - 10 p.m.
Location: Bus will depart promptly at 3:30 p.m. from Gateway Mall parking lot just north of Dillard’s parking deck. Personal vehicles can be parked in this location for the duration of the trip.
Cost: $125
(Cost includes motor coach, dinner, tickets to Lauritzen Gardens and all gratuities. Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific dietary restrictions.)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

OLLI membership is not required.

Enjoy an afternoon and evening of fine dining, socialization, and bright lights at Lauritzen Gardens. We will depart Lincoln via deluxe motor coach and head to Council Bluffs, Iowa, for a delightful evening meal with your choice of several beautifully plated dinners. Afterwards, we will head to Lauritzen Gardens to make the holiday season merry and BRIGHT!

Holiday poinsettia displays and Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with light as the garden celebrates the beauty of the season. Set a merry mood with friends and family and explore the illuminated indoor gardens. From a 20 ft. tall poinsettia tree to a tropical paradise, see festive installations that glow and shine, showcasing nature in a new light. As you tour the glistening indoor gardens, gather around the crackling fire, shop for thoughtful holiday gifts in the gift shop, enjoy holiday music, roast marshmallows and make S’mores, enjoy the family-friendly activities in the “Chill Zone,” create art in the Lite-Brite Forest, and more. Delight in the joy of the holidays and create extraordinary memories with family and friends.

Downton at the Durham

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Bus will depart promptly at 8:45 am from Gateway Mall parking lot just north of Dillard’s parking deck.

$125

Event Day: Wed, Jan 4, 2023
Registration Deadline: Mon, Dec. 12
Time: 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Location: Bus departs promptly at 8:45 a.m. from Gateway Mall parking lot just north of Dillard’s parking deck. Personal vehicles can be parked in this location.
Cost: $125 per person (Cost includes motor coach, museum admission, guided tour, lunch and all gratuities)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
OLLI membership is not required.

It’s hard to believe that one of the most entertaining and lavish television productions, "Downton Abbey," ended in 2015. The series premiered in the UK in 2010 and in the USA in early 2011. It ran for six seasons and even spawned two motion pictures. The series explored the lives of the British aristocratic, fictional Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.

Now, a selection of the icon costumes of the show are on the road and on display at the Durham Museum in Omaha. One need not have seen the series nor the movies to enjoy this exhibit. “Dressing the Abbey” explores the original costumes and the fashion from one the most widely watched television dramas in the world. A selection from the series wardrobe reflects on the changing times from 1912 to the mid-1920s. The exhibition includes 35 period costumes range from country tweeds and riding outfits; servants’ uniforms and footmen’s livery; to lavish evening attire.

We will travel to Omaha via motor coach, experience a guided tour of the exhibit and enjoy lunch at one of the premiere dining locations in Omaha’s Old Market, the Upstream Brewing Company. The registration deadline is Monday, Dec. 12.

You will have additional time to explore all the exhibits the museum has to offer, including the Education Alley’s feature “Theatre Row: Stage and Screen in the Early 20th Century Omaha.” During the first half of the 20th century, along Douglas Street between 14th and 16th, was a boom of theater houses whose development tells a story of the evolution of stage to screen. This exhibit highlights four giants of early theatre houses on Omaha’s “Theatre Row:” The Empress, The Moon, The Rialto, and The World Theatre. Like shows of old, the stories presented will fascinate and enthrall you.