‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens
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As the daylight dwindles, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas.
Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic …

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Poinsettias and Model Trains

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nebraska_lauritzen_poinsettiaMore than 5,600 poinsettia plants in 26 different varieties — multi-hued, deep red, sparkling white and speckled — are grown in greenhouses starting as early as July for the annual holiday show in Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska, running through January 4, 2015.

In the center of it all, a 20-foot-tall poinsettia “tree” stands tall, surrounded by a cascade of twinkling white lights, glittering ornaments and the whir and whistle of model garden trains.

To build the holiday ambience, model garden trains chug across more than 300 feet of track around dozens of miniature Omaha-area landmarks, including the First National Tower, Woodmen Tower, Union Pacific’s headquarters, the Rose Theater and numerous Old Market buildings.

(Photo courtesy of Lauritzen Gardens)

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