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Holiday Activities At 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. Learn more about these activities on our events calendar.

2020 Holiday Season

Events and Activities


Christmas at the Mansion

Friday–Sunday: November 20–December 20 | Daytime Hours

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 the Morton family. Requires regular Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Purchase tickets in advance here.

Add to your mansion experience by attending a Christmas Tea on December 6. In addition to tea and other tasty treats, you can take in Christmas at the Mansion and learn about the Morton family’s holiday traditions. Fee includes mansion admission and entrance to the tea. Purchase tickets here.

Ho! Ho! Go!

December 5–6, 12–13 & 19–20

There’s plenty for families to love about the holiday season at Arbor Day Farm. Ornament making, cooking decorating, sweet treats, live reindeer, and special moments with Mr. and Mrs. Claus — it’s a fun-filled memory-making adventure you won’t find anywhere else. Put a bow on it with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Get the details here.

Very Merry Mixer

December 5–6, 12–13 & 19–20

Create new memories this holiday season with an excursion created just for adults. We’ve wrapped up the perfect weekend with charcuterie making, mixology, cookie decorating, wine and hard cider tasting, and more. Optional add-ons include a holiday-themed murder mystery dinner at Arbor Lodge Mansion or dinner at Timbers, glass ornament blowing, and an overnight stay. Get the details here.

Christmas Murder Mystery Dinner at the Mansion

December 5, 12, and 19

A true whodunnit with a seasonal twist in the magnificent setting of Arbor Lodge Mansion! Join us for dinner and a holiday-themed evening of mystery and mayhem as you work to solve clues and break the case. Purchase tickets here.

Holiday Dining

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve

Gather ’round the table for a delicious and memorable holiday meal. From classic offerings to chef-inspired starters, entrees, and desserts, the holidays at Timbers are sure to become a family favorite. Make your reservations now by calling 402-873-8740.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Thursday, December 31

Ring in the new year with Dueling Pianos, a special dinner at Timbers, and a Champagne toast at midnight. Take the elevator home with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Learn more on our events calendar.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year for 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.


Stay and Play at Lied Lodge

Escape to the nature-inspired surroundings of Lied Lodge this holiday season. Located on the 260-acre grounds of Arbor Day Farm, our Nebraska City hotel is more than just a place to stay.

Indulge in spa treatments, savor award-winning dining, explore the outdoors, but above all, experience the magic of the holiday season at Lied Lodge, when family, friends, loved ones, and all the kids can unite and enjoy spending time together.

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