December 9, 2023 - January 2, 2024
Step into a Winter Wonderland at Fontenelle Forest!
Each year, during the month of December we transform our Great Hall into a Winter Wonderland for all to enjoy. The unique setting of Fontenelle Forest provides a truly one-of-a-kind holiday experience! Start a new tradition and make holiday memories your family will remember for years to come.
From December 9 to January 2, we invite members and guests to visit Fontenelle Forest and experience this festive holiday display of decorated trees and wreaths. Then, bundle up, head outside and take a stroll along the first loop of our lighted Riverview Boardwalk.
- Enjoy a festive holiday display of decorated trees and wreaths in the Nature Center’s Great Hall.
- Bundle up and enjoy a stroll along the first loop of our lighted Riverview Boardwalk (accessible for strollers and wheelchairs).
- Experience holiday lights against the beautiful and unique backdrop of an urban Forest.
- Decorate wooden tree cookie ornaments to take home as a reminder of your visit. Start a new tradition and hang them on your family’s holiday tree!
Date: December 9 to January 2
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (open daily)
Location: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Event Fee: Free for members or with daily admission for non-members. Click HERE to see daily admission prices.
Holiday Closures: Dec. 24, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1
Winter Wonderland RECAP VIDEO
Don’t miss our Opening Weekend special activities:
Saturday & Sunday, December 9-10
On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10 (two days only) we will kick off our annual Winter Wonderland event with two days of extended hours and fun, family-friendly holiday-inspired activities! Click the link below for full details.
Did you know? Fontenelle Forest is a 501c3 private, nonprofit that owns Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, and Neale Woods Nature Reserve in Omaha. We work hard to protect and conserve over 2,100 acres and 24 miles of trails for current and future generations to explore and enjoy. Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska’s oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation.
Daily admission, memberships, program/event registrations and donations directly support Fontenelle Forest’s mission of conservation, education and outdoor recreation. Thank you for your support!
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