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Holiday cheer in full swing at the Durham Museum

Posted at 1:09 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 14:09:55-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It’s the first week of December and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Union Station in Omaha.

The Durham Museum’s official Christmas tree is up at the historic Union Station. The tree is a 40-foot blue spruce that was donated by the Ross family from their home in the metro.

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The enormous tree took five days to decorate, it has 1,200 feet of lights and 300 ornaments.

The museum will still be holding visits with Santa, but, due to COVID-19, the visits will be different this year.

“We reimagined our Santa experience. People can reserve a time to come see Santa, sitting in his cabin. Kids can talk to him over the phone so they still get to see him in person but at a distance. On Tuesday and Thursday, Santa brings his reindeer too,” said Jessica Brummer of the Durham Museum.

The museum also features cultural trees so people can learn how others across the world celebrate the holidays.

You can make reservations by calling (402) 444-5071 or by visiting the Durham Museum’s website at

The museum is open every day except Monday.

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