The Lincoln Holiday parade, tree lighting and merchants’ open house set for this Saturday has been rescheduled to Dec. 8, due to bad weather this week

By: By Debbie Brown News Messenger Correspondent
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The Dec. 8 parade will start at 4:30 p.m. along Fifth and F streets. Following next week’s parade will be live music and the annual tree lighting in Beermann’s Plaza. Call the chamber of commerce office for a parade entry form or more information at 645-2035.

The open house will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at many downtown stores and businesses.

December is a festive time for Lincoln groups and residents.

Several events the next few weeks will keep you entertained and excited for the holidays.

Don’t worry about breakfast this Saturday because the Lincoln Area Archives Museum is holding a Holiday Pancake Breakfast and Craft/Boutique Fair.

From 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, the archives museum will host a pancake breakfast that will feature Santa, as well as a craft and boutique fair. Santa will be there from 8-10 a.m.

The price is $6 per person.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the archives museum, The Lincoln News Messenger, Sierras Hills Framing or The Wardrobe. This event will take place at the Veterans Hall at 541 5th St.

Just a short distance away from Lincoln Area Archives Museum’s breakfast will be The Little School House’s 6th annual Holiday Bazaar.

Almost 40 vendors will be located throughout the school, with a wide variety of items being sold, according to The Little School House’s owner Misty Meachim.

“When we did our first holiday bazaar six years ago, we didn’t have nearly as many vendors and we combined it with a rummage sale,” Meachim said. “This year, as in the past, all the proceeds go to benefit the school.”

Crafts, jewelry, specialty food and gift items are just some of the items available for purchase Saturday at The Little School House. Santa will be available for photos and the Girl Scouts will help  with gift wrapping.

 “Downtown Lincoln, Lights of Lincoln Open House” is a special event from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. This is an opportunity to visit participating downtown businesses and each participating store has a treat for visitors! To view which businesses are participating, go to

Whether you choose to visit all the events or just one, the holiday spirit will shine through.