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Omaha residents turn on the lights and Christmas spirit

Posted: 10:21 PM, Nov 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-30 12:24:50-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — From the lighting of the tree at the Durham Museum.

To a holiday show at El Museo Latino in South Omaha, this city is ready for Christmas.

Businesses and organizations across the area are turning on their Christmas lights to kick off the season of giving.

Even Santa Claus made a pit stop to a few local events.

"The holiday spirit is very huge, right here...right now,"

Santa wasn't wrong. El Museo Latino was packed with all sorts of activities for their holiday light show.

There was vendors, food, free photos and even a mariachi band.

The Los Supremos have been together for roughly 10 years and are showcasing their diversity in Christmas tunes this year.

"We have to remember that we all are from different parts of the world,"Musician Salvador Robles said. "We all have traditions and it's something unique that we bring to this holiday season."

Highlighting that diversity is exactly why Coordinator Liz Codina started this event

"It's so important because I think it really encourages people that aren't familiar with South Omaha to come down to this part of town and take a look at the different offerings that we can offer," Codina said.

Mayor Jean Stothert and Consul of Mexico Guadalupe Sanchez Salazar spoke to kick off the event.

Mayor Stothert then made her way over to the Durham Museum to speak there, as well.