Events

Dec
10
Sat
Charlie Foster Pre-Holiday Classic @ Cushing Coliseum
Dec 10 all-day
UNK Women’s Basketball vs. Washburn University @ Health & Sports Center, UNK
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Barn @ George Spencer Tasting Room
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm

Social Hour 6pm-7pm

Dinner at 7 by Finney’s

Music by Thalken, Tesdall & Thalken

$40/person or $280/Table of 8

Tri-City Storm vs. Des Moines @ Viaero Event Center
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm
A Child’s Christmas in Wales: Presented by KCT @ Kearney Community Theatre
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Set in Wales, the magic of Dylan Thomas’ poetic language lives on in this musical story of Christmas Day itself, from its quiet, magical beginning full of thrilling expectations to the end, when the boy Dylan drifts off to sleep, replete with the joy of a perfect Christmas. Suitable for all ages.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation @ The World Theatre
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

UNK Men’s Basketball vs. Washburn University @ Health & Sports Center, UNK
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
Dec
11
Sun
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation @ The World Theatre
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

Dec
15
Thu
Free Family Fun Night with Corky Creations @ Kearney Area Children's Museum
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Time to get creative! Bring the kids on over and enjoy canvas painting with Corky Creations!

Crafts with a Glass @ Cedar Hills Vineyard & Gardens
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us once again on the third Thursday for Crafts with a Glass. This month, you will get to make two of these darling snowman wine glasses, perfect for sipping your wine from as you enjoy the days leading up to Christmas! If you joined us in November for crafts, these will be the perfect companion to your painted wine bottle! Gather your friends and come out to enjoy a fun evening of crafting, wine, friends, & laughs! All supplies and a glass of wine included for your $25 fee. Reservations are needed – please call 308-452-3181 or send a direct message to Cedar Hills to get your name on the list!

A Child’s Christmas in Wales: Presented by KCT @ Kearney Community Theatre
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Set in Wales, the magic of Dylan Thomas’ poetic language lives on in this musical story of Christmas Day itself, from its quiet, magical beginning full of thrilling expectations to the end, when the boy Dylan drifts off to sleep, replete with the joy of a perfect Christmas. Suitable for all ages.

Dec
16
Fri
A Child’s Christmas in Wales: Presented by KCT @ Kearney Community Theatre
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

Set in Wales, the magic of Dylan Thomas’ poetic language lives on in this musical story of Christmas Day itself, from its quiet, magical beginning full of thrilling expectations to the end, when the boy Dylan drifts off to sleep, replete with the joy of a perfect Christmas. Suitable for all ages.

White Christmas (1954) @ The World Theatre
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black

Dec
17
Sat
Crane River Theater presents “Let It Snow!” @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm

Crane River Theater is thrilled to reprise our widely popular holiday production for the community of Kearney and surrounding areas. Let It Snow features performances from more than two hundred performers of all ages. The goal is to bring together artists from all styles of music, dance and theater.

Crane River Theater presents “Let It Snow!” @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Crane River Theater is thrilled to reprise our widely popular holiday production for the community of Kearney and surrounding areas. Let It Snow features performances from more than two hundred performers of all ages. The goal is to bring together artists from all styles of music, dance and theater .

A Child’s Christmas in Wales: Presented by KCT @ Kearney Community Theatre
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

Set in Wales, the magic of Dylan Thomas’ poetic language lives on in this musical story of Christmas Day itself, from its quiet, magical beginning full of thrilling expectations to the end, when the boy Dylan drifts off to sleep, replete with the joy of a perfect Christmas. Suitable for all ages.

PBR Challenge: Presented by Midway Auto Dealerships @ Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm
White Christmas (1954) @ The World Theatre
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black

Dec
18
Sun
UNK Men’s Basketball vs. Midland University @ Health & Sports Center, UNK
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm
White Christmas (1954) @ The World Theatre
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black

Dec
20
Tue
Pub Quiz: Year in Review @ The Chicken Coop (Basement)
Dec 20 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Meet in the basement of the Chicken Coop and play our trivia game! 30 trivia questions in 1 hour. Form teams of up to five people or play alone if you like! Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Chicken Coop and bragging rights. Please no smart phones. Call 233-3282 before the quiz to get one question in advance!

Dec
21
Wed
Collection Connection @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm

Collection Connection
Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. Free and open to the public.

Dan Christensen: God Jul!
Wednesday: December 21 • 2:00 p.m.
Jul, the Swedish Christmas season, begins mid December with St. Lucia’s Day and continues through to Hilarymas, the feast of St. Hilary on January 13. Executive Director of the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege, Dan Christensen, and friends share Christmas customs and traditions that have their roots in Sweden, with traditional dancing, singing, and samples of some fine Swedish Christmas cuisine!

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas @ Viaero Event Center
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm

This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category.

Grammy Award® winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment.  The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting.  The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.

In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry. This year’s tour includes many of the performances in a PBS special broadcast airing this year, “Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live” featuring the group’s legendary concert.

Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in-the Christmas genre.  Their holiday albums have become synonymous with Christmas and consistently occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year.

With 19 gold, 8 multi-platinum and 4 platinum-certified records, Chip Davis is among an elite group of artists that include U2, Jay-Z, and The Beach Boys with such certifications.

Dec
23
Fri
It’s A Wonderful Life – FREE @ The World Theatre
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm

After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there

Dec
24
Sat
It’s A Wonderful Life – FREE @ The World Theatre
Dec 24 @ 7:30 pm

After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there

Dec
29
Thu
Tri-City Storm vs. Sioux City @ Viaero Event Center
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
30
Fri
UNK Women’s Basketball vs. York College @ Health & Sports Center, UNK
Dec 30 @ 5:30 pm
UNK Men’s Basketball vs. Benedictine College (Kansas) @ Health & Sports Center, UNK
Dec 30 @ 7:30 pm
Dec
31
Sat
Happy Noon Year! @ Kearney Public Library
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Not allowed to stay up until midnight? Kids of all ages can celebrate 2017’s arrival during daylight hours at this family event. Snacks and party favors provided.

Tri-City Storm vs. Lincoln @ Viaero Event Center
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm