Star City Buzz: Family fun during the holiday season

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- There are dozens of ways to celebrate the holiday season across the state. Star City Buzz has rounded up a list of several coming up in Lincoln this weekend.

The Nutcracker Ballet

Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker Ballet at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Nearly 200 dance students from across southeastern Nebraska star in the show.
Show times are:
Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 PM
Tickets are available through the Lied Center's website and at the Lied Center Ticket Office.

Hannah Huston Presents Happy Holidays

The Voice's Hannah Huston is performing in her very first holiday show this Saturday, December 17 at the Bourbon Theatre.
The show was set for two nights, but has been consolidated into one night because of a scheduling conflict.
Tickets for Friday night's show will be honored Saturday night or ticket holders can get a full refund.
Doors open at 7:00 PM and the show starts at 8:00 PM.
Tickets are $28 in advance and $32 the day of the show. They are available through the Bourbon Theatre.

Elf Jr. at the Lincoln Community Playhouse

Elf Jr. will return to the Lincoln Community Playhouse's stage this weekend.
Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM.
Shows are sold out except for Saturday at 7:30 PM.
You can buy tickets through the Lincoln Community Playhouse's website.

Winter Holiday Laser Adventure

Get in the holiday spirit at Mueller Planetarium with Winter Holiday Laser Adventure.
The sing-along laser show features songs like Let it Snow, Jingle Bell Rock, and Sleigh Ride.
Laser shows are at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17.
Sunday's shows are at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the show.
They can be purchased at the front desk of Morrill Hall or by calling 402-472-2637.

Candy House FunShop

There are only a few more opportunities to visit Candy House FunShop at the Lincoln Children's Museum.
You can visit the FunShop:
Thursday, December 15 at 10:00 AM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Saturday, December 17 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 18 at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 22 at 10:00 AM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM
You must make a reservation.
The FunShop is $25 per house for Members, $30 per house for Non-members and take-home kits are available for $25.
All proceeds benefit the Lincoln Children's Museum.

North Pole Express

This weekend is the final weekend of North Pole Express at the Lincoln Children's Zoo.
Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 are sold out but tickets are available for Friday, December 16.
Tickets are $7.95 for members and $10.95 for non-members.
You can purchase tickets through the Lincoln Zoo's website.

The Santa Station

Visit Santa Claus at SouthPointe Pavilions at the Santa Station.
The Santa Station is near the circle drive between Von Maur and Talbots.
The Santa Station is open December 16 through December 24.
It is open 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM during the week and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the weekend.

Santa at the Shoppes at Piedmont

Santa will be at the Shoppes at Piedmont on Saturday, December 17 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
Not only will there be free cookies, cider and hot cocoa but Anna and Elsa from Frozen are also making an appearance.
You can find the Winter Wonderland next to Core Care Chiropractic.