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Holiday Activities at Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City

Experience the magic of the holiday season at Arbor Day Farm. The crisp air is invigorating, creating the perfect setting for winter-inspired activities and celebrations. Create a new holiday tradition and take home memories that last a lifetime.

2018  Holiday  Season

Events and Activities


Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights

Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Fridays & Saturdays: November 30–December 29  |  Evenings

Hop aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Nebraska City’s best Christmas light displays. Riders enjoy a reading from a classic Christmas book along the way. Reservations required. Make it a getaway with an overnight stay.

Christmas at the Mansion

Arbor Lodge Mansion

Friday–Sunday: November 17–December 23  |  Daytime Hours

Fridays & Saturdays: November 30–December 22  |  Evening Viewing

Experience historic Arbor Lodge Mansion at its festive best with vintage décor, holiday-themed collections, and holiday music. It’s the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season while exploring the magnificent home of J. Sterling Morton. Overnight package available.

Especially for Kids

Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Make-and-Take Ornaments: December 1, 8 & 15  |  11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Brunch with Santa: December 9 & 16  |  11 a.m.–2 p.m.

There’s plenty for little ones to love about the holiday season at Arbor Day Farm. In addition to trolley rides, outdoor exploration, and an indoor pool, kids can enjoy a special time with Santa and making tree ornaments from nature.

Holiday Dining

Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Thanksgiving Buffet: November 22  |  11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Christmas Brunch Buffet: December 25  |  11 a.m.–2 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Grand Buffet: December 31  |  5 p.m.–9 p.m.

Gather ’round the table for a delicious and memorable holiday meal. From classic offerings to chef-inspired starters, entrees, and desserts, the holidays at the Timber Dining Room are sure to become a family favorite. Make your reservations now!

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Monday, December 31  |  8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

Ring in the new year island-style with Jimmy Buffet tribute band – Dance of a ParrottHead. The tropical-themed party will also feature a DJ for a full night of singing and dancing. Take the elevator home with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge.

Holiday Shopping

Lied Lodge, Apple House Market & Tree Adventure  |  Open Daily

Arbor Lodge Mansion  |  Open Friday–Sunday

Arbor Day Farm has four gift shops where you’re sure to find something special for everyone on your list. Discover children’s books and activities, home décor, apparel, wine, and more. And every purchase helps to further our tree planting mission.


Go to our Events Calendar and Attractions & Activities page to learn more.