• Railside (map)
  • 224 West 3rd Street
  • Grand Island, NE, 68801
  • United States

Railside Christmas will bring a family-oriented Christmas event to downtown Grand Island. The event will begin at 5:30pm at City Hall with the City of Grand Island’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. Activities in the Railside Plaza and 3rd Street will begin at 6:00pm. Heartland Dance Company, The Dance Company, North Star Gold Dust, and the 3rd City Taekwondo will be performing. Other activities include horse drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers and vendors.

The evening will include performances from Heartland Dance Company, Northwest Gold Dust, The Dance Company, Third City Taekwondo on the square and a Christmas Story at New Life Community Church. Other activities will include horse drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers, and vendors such as Jim Schneider’s Concessions, Cosmopolitans American Fare, and Helgoth’s Kettle Korn and Barrel Train. In addition, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be greeting eventgoers in Kinkaider and New Life Community church will be filled with games for kids of all ages, cookie decorating, and will be hosting a Chili Feed.


A fundraising event for Mercy Meals and the Salvation Army Backpack program is being hosted by the Wednesday Group in the Harmony Building off Railside Plaza where a variety of Christmas crafts and refreshments will be offered.

Railside would like to extend a special thanks to Kinkaider, New Life Community Church and the City of Grand Island for sponsoring the event this year.

For continuing updates visit the Railside Christmas Facebook page. For questions concerning Railside Christmas, contact Cara Lemburg, Downtown Grand Island Business Improvement District at 308.398.7022.