"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
In an effort to breathe life into a style of music that is typically associated with days of yore and times when aristocrats ruled the majority of Europe, the American neo-classical group Mannheim Steamroller was formed in 1974 and has since helped introduce a new generation of fans to the wonders of symphonic music. Though the majority of the songs the group plays typically fall into the new age music category, the tracks are assembled in a way one would expect from a classical symphony. By incorporating elements of modern flair, like synthesizers and electronic drum kits, Mannheim Steamroller has pushed the boundaries of what people would typically perceive as compositionally sound music. While the outfit has always experienced marginal success since its inception, Mannheim Steamroller found its greatest critical and commercial success in 1984 when it released an album of Christmas instrumental covers.
The Holiday Lights Festival kicks off with the Lighting Ceremony at downtown Omaha's Gene Leahy Mall. Come with your family and watch the magical process using more than one million light bulbs! The entire festival consists of various activities for the whole family like concerts, choir performances, ice sculpture displays, holiday markets and carriage rides at various venues. The New Year is heralded in with a dazzling display of fireworks exploding into the sky, at the fest's New Year’s Eve celebrations. Brighten up the holidays and your mood with the region’s hugest light display.