10 Perfect Christmas Shopping Getaways
Horse-drawn carriage rides, live music and ice-skating add holiday charm to Omaha's Old Market, a 12-square-block revived warehouse district. Shop for antiques, books, music, clothing, gifts, custom jewelry, home decor and more. Nouvelle Eve lures fashion-conscious suburbanites. Munch on pretzel sticks dunked in caramel, nuts and chocolate, dubbed "Chicken Legs," at the Old Market Candy Shop. Parents can outfit both child and pet at Mairzy Doats.
Omaha's lively restaurant scene offers tempting options such as crepes at Dario's Brasserie, fresh American cuisine at The Flatiron Cafe and one of the city's best reubens at Stoysich House of Sausage. For overnight visitors, the reliable Courtyard Omaha puts you steps from the Old Market; the historic downtown Magnolia has homey touches such as nightly milk and cookies.
Mairzy Doats (402/934-4815)
Dario's Brasserie (402/933-0799)