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October 2021


KHN Exhibition: Going Home While Staying Home by Marcia Wilson Holliway

October 18 @ 10:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm
"Wag More" a 4x4 gouache painting of a young man and dog standing in the ocean shallows.

Nebraska City-based artist, Marcia Wilson Holliway grew up in the Florida Keys. Midway through 2020, like many, Marcia was struggling with what to do with herself. “I had lost a lot. All of us had. Events, students, income, and face-to-face connections. I had my studio, thankfully, however, it was lonely there. I so wanted to take a trip somewhere, to escape this craziness we were living through. I wanted to “go home”. Home to the Florida Keys…

November 2021

Shop Nebraska City First Holiday Shopping Promotion

November 15 - December 5

Shop Nebraska City First (November 15 – December 5) It’s time to shop local! From November 15 – December 5, for each $25 a shopper spends at a participating retailer, they will receive a Proof of Purchase card. Shoppers return their Proof of Purchase card(s) to NCTC by Monday, December 6, at 5 p.m. On Tuesday, December 7, NCTC staff will draw from Proof of Purchase entries. Winners will be paired with prize baskets (at least $50 value) provided by…

Reindeer Chase at the Tree Adventure

November 27 - December 23

Santa’s reindeer are lost inside the Tree Adventure, and we need your help to find them! Join with family and friends in a fun-for-all ages scavenger hunt to discover where the reindeer are hiding along the Tree House Trail. Then use our special mailbox to send a letter to Santa to let him know where to find his reindeer in time for his Christmas ride!

Deck the Halls Christmas Decorating Contest

November 29, 2021 - December 31, 2022

Gather the kids, grab a hot chocolate, and buckle up! It’s time to tour the town and view all the participants in the 2021 Deck the Halls Christmas Decorating Contest! A downloadable PDF is available HERE. Once judging for the categories of CLASSIC CHRISTMAS, MOST CREATIVE, BEST COMMERCIAL ENTRY, and THE CLARK GRISWOLD AWARD happens, the winners will be notified and announced. NCTC is not responsible for homes/businesses being unlit. The 2021 Deck the Halls Christmas Decorating Contest is sponsored…

December 2021

Christmas at the Mansion

December 3 - December 5

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way the Morton family did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience. See the 52-room Arbor Lodge Mansion at its festive best during the holiday season.


December 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

It’s that time again! Oh my gosh-this event last year was SOOOOOOO much fun! We have added a few new stops to the route to make it even better! You know the drill….Grab your girlfriends, a ugly Christmas sweater, and shop the day away!! There will be tickets given away and lots of fun giveaways at all your stops along the way! Boutique in the City, Crush, Little Things Boutique, Midwest Chic Boutique, Roots, Rustic 7 Boutique, and TouSha3 Mark…

Heirloom Christmas 2021 at Wildwood Historic Center

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We wish to invite you to a free walk through of Wildwood House all decorated for a Victorian Christmas.  Hear music of the holiday played on the Steinway.  Be the first to see the changes made since we closed Oct. 31st.  There will even be a few pieces for sale from local artists that would make great gifts. For just $5 you can enjoy some sweet treats in the Ware Tea Room and be served on china, glass & silver. …

Nebraska City’s Annual Advent Recital

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Twelve Days of Christmas with Holli Day!

December 8 - December 23

It’s Twelve Days of Christmas with Holli Day! On weekdays from December 8 through December 23, check out Holli Day on our Facebook page; she is giving away hundreds of dollars in Gift Certificates to participating businesses!  

Hot Topics at Scooter’s Coffee

December 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Hot Topics for Dec 8, 2021 Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce, Inc., announces “Sports Complex” as the Hot Topics discussion. Join NCTC and local and area business owners, managers, and residents as we hear from Patrick Wehling and Doug Friedli as they tell us about the plans for the new Nebraska City Sports Complex. They will have drawings to present and a presentation on the fundraising efforts to be kicked off this month. Hot Topics is a public forum held…

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