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Join The Nebraska Trailblazers for a “Lights Walk” of Downtown Omaha and nearby areas as they shine bright during the holidays! This walk will start at KANEKO and offers a 5K and a 10K loop through a festival atmosphere with carolers, food trucks, Santa, and more in the newly reimagined Gene Leahy Mall Park. The 5K trail will be stroller friendly. The routes are all on sidewalks and paved paths, but curbs may be challenging to navigate in the cobbled streets of Omaha’s Old Market.
Register between 4 pm and 6 pm at KANEKO; following the walk, stay for hot drinks, complimentary cookies, and snacks. In addition, there will be lots of door prizes! Leashed Pets are allowed in KANEKO.
This event is open to everyone. With registration for these events, the participants accept the guidelines for AVA Volkssport events and agree to observe the principles of good sportsmanship. Littering is prohibited. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Donations will support Lydia House, an emergency shelter for women and families.
DISTANCE: 5 & 10K, Rated 1A
EVENT TYPE: Night Walk
TIMES: Start table open: 4 PM to 6 PM, off trail by 8 PM
CONTACT: Larry Boehm & Anna Nelson (402) 393-5697
Parking in the Old Market is not free. We suggest using a pay lot. There is one available to the west of the start and the northeast. Street Meters have time limits. Sponsored by KANEKO and The RiverFront.
Richard Hunt: MONUMENTAL will be on view for guests to experience during event times. The timing coincides with the celebration of Hunt’s work in Omaha, which began in July 2022, when one of his large-scale sculptures, Planar and Tubular, was installed downtown as part of The Riverfront Revitalization Project and the Gene Leahy Mall.
Born in Chicago in 1935, world-renowned sculptor Richard Hunt has singularly made the largest contribution to public art in the United States; over 150 public sculpture commissions grace prominent locations in 24 states and Washington, D.C. Hunt has held over 150 solo exhibitions and is represented in more than 100 public museums across the globe, from California to Maine, Detroit to Birmingham, and Vienna to Jerusalem.
Image: Richard Hunt: MONUMENTAL, currently viewed at KANEKO, curated by Dr. Marin R. Sullivan, a Chicago-based art historian, and curator.
All guests acknowledge that visiting KANEKO includes a risk of contracting COVID-19 and that KANEKO is in no way responsible.
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