Old Holiday Tradition Gets New Start
Miracle on Farnam Opens Thursday
Omaha, NE - Christmas past is coming back to life at Midtown Crossing.
The big windows are being transformed into winter wonderlands, chapters from history and theater stages. Miracle on Farnam, opening Thursday night, will promote the arts and humanities in Omaha and promote fourteen organizations.
"Omaha is such a great, growing city, so many exciting things are starting to happen, we're starting to make our own traditions here," said Ronnie Wells, production manager at The Rose Theater. Wells will turn his window into a scene from the theater's performance of "Madeline's Christmas", which opens Friday at The Rose.
Down the street, Gomez and Morticia Addams will greet you. Uncle Fester, Wednesday and Pugsly too. The Broadway show, "The Addams Family" is scheduled at the Orpheum Theater in May.
One of Omaha's best known holiday characters will be waiting behind the window for the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. The Omaha Community Playhouse production of "A Christmas Carol" opens this week. The Playhouse is one of the fourteen organizations featured on Farnam.
Others include The Blue Barn Theater, The Durham Museum, Joslyn Art Museum, Joslyn Castle Trust, Kent Bellows Studio, Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha Children's Museum, Omaha Symphony, Henry Doorly Zoo, Opera Omaha and the Strategic Air & Space Museum.
"It brings to light these organizations and how much they do for Omaha," said Midtown Crossing Marketing Director Molly Skold. "All these wonderful organizations, what they do for this community, in terms of enriching the creativity and the heritage."
Like the famous windows at Macy's and Omaha's old downtown Brandeis store, Miracle on Farnam brings an old holiday tradition to a new generation.
The display will be open daily until New Year's Day. You can vote for your favorite window at www.midtowncrossing.com.
The winning organization will receive a $3,000 cash prize.