Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

The Archway Becomes a Winter Wonderland

Get your whole family in the holiday spirit when you visit the Archway’s Winter Wonderland on Sunday, December 8 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Children of all ages will enjoy the outdoor Candy Cane Hunt that will be held at the top of every hour. Join in a variety of “Reindeer Games” and holiday cookie decorating sponsored by Hy-Vee in the Archway event room. The Archway lobby will become a temporary “North Pole” and Santa will be available for photographs so, be sure to bring your camera and holiday wish list. Then, cozy up with a warm drink at the Hot Cocoa Bar. And, your whole family will want to get a holiday photo in the Archway’s giant snow globe.

“This year’s Winter Wonderland will help us build a community holiday tradition at the Archway,” says Archway Event Coordinator Jillian Epley. “It’s designed to be an affordable event that the whole family will enjoy.”

Live Christmas music will be provided by Saxothology, the women’s a cappella group Cabriolet , and UNK Flute Choir. Families are also encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items for the Tri-City Food Fight. The Archway is also collecting “Toys for Tots” this year. Donations are welcome through the month of December. Everyone is sure to have a jolly time at the Archway’s Winter Wonderland. Admission to Winter Wonderland is $5/person. For more information, visit //

Since prehistoric times, the path along the Platte River through Nebraska, once known as the Great Platter River Road, has served as a migratory route across the continent. From the Oregon Trail era to today, the Archway’s family friendly exhibit brings the story of the Great Platte River Road to life. Walk the pioneer trails. See the Pony Express. Experience the Transcontinental Railroad. Hear stories of the Lincoln Highway. Both entertaining and educational, The Archway is a must-see adventure for visitors of all ages.