With the flip of a switch, the Gene Leahy Mall and all of downtown Omaha lit up like a winter wonderland. For forty blocks, Omaha trees are covered in twinkle lights.
The Holiday Lights event attracted a few thousand people on the cold night. Many families arrived early just to get parking and a good spot to see the big reveal.
“We are here to just experience the lighting of the lights. It's the first time I've ever seen it, we heard about it, we've seen it, and it's just a great time to come together as a family," said Kendra Noel with her family.
After the light switch, there is the Making the Season's Brighter Concert that took place at 7 at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
This event supports the "Shine the Light on Hunger Campaign."