Practice Responsible Driving Habits During Omaha Beer Week

Impaired Driving

Nothing warms you up during a cold, Omaha winter like a pint of tasty beer and a delicious, warm meal. Thankfully both of these things are easy to come by during Omaha Beer Week, which takes place this year from February 15 to February 24. While you’re out enjoying special beer week events and drinking unique foamy beverages from local breweries and bars, be sure to practice safe, responsible driving habits.

Have a Designated Driver

The best way to enjoy the many events of the Omaha Beer Week safely is to secure a designated driver for the night. Pick someone you can trust to remain sober, and let them be your chauffeur. Having a designated driver assigned ahead of time takes away any question as to who is the most fit to drive. If you have to ask, chances are no on should be behind the wheel.

Have a Backup Plan

If, for some reason, your designated drive falls through, you need to find another sober ride home. Many bars and breweries are more than happy to call a cab for you so that you can get home safely. You can also download rideshare apps ahead of time so that you can call a car on your own.

We at Huber Chevrolet wish you a happy and safe Omaha Beer week.

Sedans vs. Hatchbacks: Which Do You Prefer?

2019 Chevy Cruze Sedan & Hatchback

Sedans are predominantly the major vehicle drivers go with in the US if they don’t drive a truck or SUV. But the five-door hatchback counterparts are growing in popularity and offer a wholly different driving experience. So where do you fit in the sedans vs. hatchbacks debate?

Sedan drivers love their vehicles because the market is so vast and there are so many options in various sizes—from compact to large. Some of these sedans have been around for decades and thus offer some peace of mind in terms of reliability. Other drivers like sedans because they offer more privacy with a locking trunk, whereas hatchbacks expose the contents of the back of your car with major window.

However, hatchbacks are highly sought after because of their superior resale value—partially because they are less common and thus harder for used car buyers to find. Hatchbacks are also more practical with rear folding seats that greatly improve the cargo area for luggage, groceries, and sporting equipment. In most cases of a vehicle with a sedan and hatchback variant, the hatchback boasts the superior cargo space. Hatchbacks are also often considered more visually appealing, likely because they stand out more easily in a sea of sedans on American roadways. If you like to make a bold statement on the road, go with a hatchback.

Here at Huber Chevrolet, we have a wide array of sedans and hatchbacks for you to explore.

See A Christmas Carol at Omaha Community Playhouse

Christmas CarolingThe Omaha Community Playhouse continues its annual tradition with another fantastic run of A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday play based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella. Ticket pricing and availability depends on the day and time of the show, so visit the OCP website now and grab your tickets!

Featuring wealthy Ebenezer Scrooge, the unfortunate people who work for him, and a series of ghosts trying to make Scrooge a better person, A Christmas Carol reminds us to look beyond materialism and appreciate the true joy of Christmas: giving, kindness, and being with family.

The Omaha Community Playhouse’s production exemplifies the emphasis on community and altruism in the play, since every part of the play from costumes and the orchestra down to the cast dinner is being sponsored by a local business. Huber Chevrolet is proud to be part of a community so devoted to lifting up the arts and the people of Omaha.

Despite the spooky element of the ghosts, A Christmas Carol is suitable for all ages, and your whole family is sure to enjoy the elaborate costuming, eye-catching special effects, and brilliant performances by the OCP actors and orchestra musicians, all of whom are locals of Omaha and the surrounding area.

We here at Huber Chevrolet wish you and your family a happy holiday season.

Check Out the Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony in Omaha

Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Start the holiday season off right by attending Omaha’s most festive event. The Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony in Omaha will take place on Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 22, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is the perfect family activity to indulge in after a filling holiday meal.

The event will take place at Gene Leahy Mall, located at 1302 Farnam Street in Omaha. Arrive early to get a good view. Starting at 5:40 p.m., the event will host a special performance by a surprise guest. At 6 p.m., Mayor Jean Stothert will start the countdown to the lighting, all while the Jingle Bell Brass Band plays your favorite Christmas tunes.

When it’s time, the entire mall will light up with thousands of white lights. After the mall lights up, walk around and enjoy the glow with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and check out what some of the stores and restaurants are offering. The holiday lights will be aglow every night after the Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. through January 1.

Some of the Old Market restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving include 13th Street Coffee & Tea Company, Dubliner Pub, Liberty Tavern, and Ted & Walley’s Ice Cream.

Here at Huber Chevrolet, we wish you and your crew a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Don’t Miss the Autumn Festival in Omaha this November

Fall Scene

To get into the spirit of the season, be sure you don’t miss the Autumn Festival in Omaha this fall at Ralston Arena! The event, scheduled for November 1-4, is a one-of-a-kind expo featuring crafts and home goods made by hundreds of the nation’s most skilled vendors and craftspeople.

 

There’s a little something for everyone at the Autumn Festival, including textiles, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, and more. Drive over in your Chevrolet or Cadillac SUV, fold the seats down, and get ready to load up on beautiful, unique handcrafted goods when you leave.

 

Throughout the weekend, the Autumn Festival will host stage entertainment in the convention center and provide delicious food and beverages. Make sure your name is in the raffle, with a drawing for a $30 festival gift certificate taking place every hour.

 

Location:

Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St Ralston, NE 68127

 

Times:

Thurs & Fri: 11am-9pm

Sat: 9am-7pm

Sun: 10am-5pm

 

Admission:

$9 Adults

$8 Seniors

Free for Children under 10 years old

 

Parking:

There is free parking in the Ralston Arena lot. Additional parking can be found in lots F and G at Horsemen’s Park right across the street (6303 Q Street). There, a free shuttle will pick you up and drive you to the arena, dropping you conveniently at the front door.

 

Here at Huber Chevrolet, we love seeing all of the creepy and creative costumes that people come up with. Stop by and see if you can give us a good fright!

The Upcoming Mid-Engine Chevy Corvette Has Been Spotted

2015 Corvette

Before a highly-anticipated vehicle is released, there tends to be a lot of hype, meaning a lot of car geeks are trying to sneak a peek at the model before the automaker officially announces it. We just happen to be car geeks here at Huber Chevy, and we’re freaking out about the recent spying of the new mid-engine Chevy Corvette, due to be released for the 2020 model year.

Two models were spotted being tested on the Nürburgring in Germany. While still in their strange, black-and-white automotive camouflage, this most recent look is vastly improved from previous caught-glimpses where the 2020 Corvette was decked out in loose black curtains. Details identified in the recent spying include large intake vents on both sides of the vehicle and a significant splitter that comes out under the front lip of the vehicle. There is also a prominent vent, very much like a race car, stationed right in front of the rear wheels. Of course, the brand-new Corvette also features the model line’s iconic four-lamp taillights in the rear. Also for the rear, this ‘Vette sports a square-tipped four-pipe exhaust system.

Maybe Chevrolet let us steal this glimpse to heighten the hype: If this is the case, they sure were successful, because we can’t wait to see this gorgeous mid-engine Chevy Corvette hit the streets.

Explore the Great Outdoors of Nebraska This Summer

Lake McConaughy in the Great Outdoors of Nebraska
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Summer is the perfect time to set out from home and explore the surrounding wilderness and wildlife of Nebraska. Rather than spending warm and lovely summer nights shut up indoors, pack up the family vehicle and hit the road. Here are a few spots we here at Huber Chevrolet recommend visiting while you explore the great outdoors of Nebraska.

  • Lake McConaughy

    • Nebraska’s largest lake reservoir is a beautiful place to visit with your family. Spend a few nights camping there and enjoy the 100 miles of beachfront in the area.
  • Scotts Bluff National Monument

    • The prairies of Nebraska give way to the scenic Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, Nebraska. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to take a family hike you’ll surely remember, take the steep walking trail up to the top of the bluff for 90-mile views.
  • Nebraska’s Wild West

    • Explore and experience our nation’s history by traversing Nebraska’s Badlands – such as venturing through Oglala National Grasslands – and the lush pine forests of the Sandhills. Perhaps you’ll want to hold off visiting Gibbon’s Rowe Sanctuary in the Sandhills until spring, so you and your family can witness the wonderous crane migration that takes place every year. In early spring, over 500,000 cranes land at the Platte River.
  • Henry Doorly Zoo

    • If you’re not feeling quite so compelled to set out on an outdoor adventure this summer, consider visiting Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. This exceptional zoo is home to the world’s largest indoor swamp and indoor desert, and the country’s largest indoor rainforest. With such marvelous exhibits, the whole family will enjoy their day at the zoo.

If you need a new vehicle to get you to your outdoor destination this summer, then be sure to explore our lineup here at Huber Chevrolet.