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Omaha Convention: Week and Christmas-Themed Tours

omaha convention: Last week, 22 motorcoach tours from across the country converged on the city for a smattering of Christmas festivities, and local businesses and hoteliers are seeing the boost in a time of year when some hotel rooms sit empty, according to The Chronicle Herald. More Christmas-themed tours are expected this week, but the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau said that last week may have been the busiest tour week in December in the city's history. Tourists wanting to experience the holidays around the world are finding festivities just a bus ride away to Omaha, Nebraska. They come for Christmas in Germany at the German American Society; Christmas in Greece at the Greek Orthodox Church; Christmas in Mexico on South 24th Street; Irish Christmas at Father Flanagan's Boys Town; plus other holiday events, like the poinsettia display at Lauritzen Gardens, the Omaha Symphony's Christmas program and A Christmas Carol at the Omaha Community Playhouse. It just blew me away, all of the diversity that area has, Dean said. Valarie Dean, manager of Bilbrey Tours of Abilene, Texas, told the Omaha World-Herald the motorcoach tour company sent a group of just under 40 people to Omaha last week. ( As reported in the news.