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Historic Photos: Christmas At Union Station

The Durham Museum invites you to experience the magic of the season during Christmas at Union Station. The famous indoor tree custom began in the 1930s when Union Pacific would decorate and display large evergreens from the Pacific Northwest for Union Station travelers to enjoy during the holiday season. The holiday custom returned when Union Station became a museum in the 1970s. Today, this cherished tradition continues with the region’s largest indoor Christmas tree and an exceptional line-up of family-friendly events.

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    All photos provided by The Durham Museum Saturday & Sundays, Dec. 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 15 & 16 Enjoy some of the area’s most beautiful holiday music under the glow of The Durham’s Christmas tree. Talented local entertainers, school musicians, and choirs perform on weekends as part of The Durham Museum’s Holiday Concert Series.
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    All photos provided by The Durham Museum Nov. 23 – Jan. 6, 2013 Another holiday favorite makes a returning appearance during Christmas at Union Station. The Ethnic Holiday Trees exhibition is one of the enduring fixtures of the event and showcases how cultures from around the world celebrate the Christmas season. Each tree is decorated by a local Omaha ethnic group and is accompanied by interpretative text explaining the meaning behind the various decorations and unique traditions within each culture.
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    All photos provided by The Durham Museum Tuesdays, Dec. 4, 11 & 18, 5-8PM During the busy holiday season, The Durham Museum is making it easy for families to create special memories. Children will be able to share their wish lists with Santa and meet his reindeer, who will be making a special stop at the museum. Take part in holiday crafts in Mangelsen’s Craft Corner and enjoy live musical performances.