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WinterFest

WinterFest: It's a Fairy Tale Christmas
Thursday, December 11 - 7pm 
Friday, December 12 - 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, December 13 - Noon to 8pm *Evening Light Parade - 5pm*
Henderson Convention Center & Events Plaza

Complimentary Admission
Complimentary Bike Valet Available! 

Entertainment ScheduleParade Participation - Festival of TreesVendor OpportunitiesColoring ContestGingerbread House Contest - Street ClosuresSponsors 

The City of Henderson will host its annual WinterFest celebration, December 11-13, 2014 at the Henderson Events Plaza and Henderson Convention Center, both located at 200 S. Water Street, in the Water Street District. This year's theme will be It's a Fairy Tale Christimas. The event will feature a variety of family-friendly activities including an official tree lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, gingerbread house displays, roaming performances and an evening light parade. Children's author Kevin Janison will serve as this year's Grand Marshal. Admission for all activities is complimentary. 

 

Entertainment Schedule

Thursday, December 11 - Henderson Convention Center

Henderson Symphony Orchestra presents Sounds of the Season - 7pm

Friday, December 12 - Amphitheater Stage: When You Wish Upon a Star

TIME ENTERTAINMENT
5pm Silverado High School Madrigal Choir
6pm Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:30pm-7:30pm Coronado High School & Schofield Middle School

WinterFest Activities - 7pm to 9pm

  • Toys for Tots Drop location
  • Carriage rides
  • Festival of Trees - Once Upon a Time
  • Gingerbread House display - The Enchanted Village
  • Arts and Crafts Vendors - Happily Ever After 
  • Santa’s Village - A World Full of Wonders
    • Mrs. Clause Carousel
    • Visits with Santa
    • Pony rides 
    • Petting zoo 
    • Santa’s Workshop
    • Carriage Rides
    • Train rides
    • Polaroid Fotobar Holiday Photos
  • Christmas Card Extravaganza - Painted by Basic and Liberty High Schools, Brown Jr. High School, and City Lights Gallery. Sponsored by Coo Coo's Gourmet Coffee Cafe, Duaine's Automotive, Mikel's Fine Art Photography, Gold Casters, and OK Tires.
Saturday, December 13 - Amphitheater Stage: When You Wish Upon a Star
 
TIME PERFORMER
Noon  Desert Dynamite
12:30pm  Broadway West Express
1pm  Henderson Cheer Cats
1:30pm  Austia Nation
2pm  B-Sharp Dance Studio
2:30pm  Musicology
3pm  
3:30pm  Fern Adair
4pm  Gymcats

Saturday, December 13 - Atlantic Stage: Where Dreams Come True 

TIME PERFORMER
Noon  Music for Hope, Inc. 
12:30pm  Green Valley Christian School Bel Canto Choir
1pm  Delly's Future Stars
1:30pm  
2pm  
2:30pm  Austudia Nation
3pm  
3:30pm  Hope Spin
4pm  Las Vegas Elements | Amy Ross

WinterFest Activities - Noon to 8pm

  • Toys for Tots Drop location
  • Carriage rides
  • Festival of Trees - Once Upon a Time
  • Gingerbread House display - The Enchanted Village 
  • Arts and Crafts Vendors - Happily Ever After
  • Santa’s Village - A World Full of Wonders
    • Mrs. Clause Carousel
    • Visits with Santa
    • Pony rides 
    • Petting zoo 
    • Santa’s Workshop
    • Carriage rides
    • Train rides
    • Polaroid Fotobar Holiday Photos
  • Christmas Card Extravaganza - Painted by Basic and Liberty High Schools, Brown Jr. High School, and City Lights Gallery. Sponsored by Coo Coo's Gourmet Coffee Cafe, Duaine's Automotive, Mikel's Fine Art Photography, Gold Casters, and OK Tires.

Saturday, December 13 - Henderson Convention Center

1pm - Pinnacle Art Reception featuring Henderson International School

*Evening Light Parade - 5pm*

Parade Participation

Get ready to light up the holiday night by clicking here to take part in this Water Street holiday tradition. Dress up your best float or special interest vehicle. Equestrian and Marching Bands are always welcomed and a part of the celebration as well. Don't miss your opportunity at winning cash prizes up to $1,000 for best Float Entry. Deadline to apply is Monday, November 24. If you have any questions, please reach out to Annette Mullins via email or by calling 702-267-2171.

Festival of Trees

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the Festival of Trees. Don't miss out on your opportunity at displaying your decorated tree at our Henderson Convention Center for your shot at winning a $250 cash prize. Click here to download the official application. Deadline to apply is Monday, November 17. If you have any questions, please reach out to Annette Mullins via email or calling 702-267-2171.

Vendor Opportunities

Would you like to be a food vendor during our festive, holiday celebration? Whether it's providing our guests with the very best cookies and hot chocolate or a fulfilling meal to warm up the bones on a cool winter's day, our vendors help make WinterFest a great success! Click here for the food vendor application. Deadline for application is Thursday, October 30

If you are looking to become a non-profit vendor for selling goods, please dowload the application here. No commercial and/or homemade food items will be allowed. Deadline for application and paymentis Monday, November 3

If you are looking to become a commercial vendor, please download the application here. Deadline for application and payment is Monday, November 3

If you have any questions regarding vendor opportunities, please reach out to Annette Mullins via email or by phone at (702) 267-2171.

Coloring Contest

Attention young Picassos! The WinterFest coloring contest returns this year, so grab your coloring pencils, crayons and markers and put your artistic minds to the test. Have you been wondering what to get Mom and Dad as a gift this year? Well, how about a $500 Michael E. Minden Diamond Jewelers gift card? There will be one Grand Prize winner just in time for the holidays!

Children 4-10 years old are encouraged to participated. Download the official coloring sheet here. You can also stop by one of our Henderson recreation centers or a Michael E. Minden's nearest you for a physical copy. Contest runs through Thursday, December 4

Gingerbread House Contest

Applications for the Gingerbread House Contest are now being accepted. Click here for your opportunity at winning $100 cash prizes for both Best School/Organization and Best Individual/Family. There's even a Best in Show for Best Artist/Professional entry. Deadline to apply is Thursday, December 11. If you have any questions, please reach out to Annette Mullins via email or by calling 702-267-2171. 

Street Closures

Street closure information will be available as we get closer to the event. Please check back periodically for details. 

Sponsors

  

Would you like to become a sponsor of this amazing event? Please download the official application here. Sponsoring a city of Henderson event is a great way to get your business out there amongst our event participants while showing your support of our events and services. If you have any questions regarding sponsorships, please call 702-267-2020 or email Debra.Haskell@cityofhenderson.com. In-Kind sponsorships are welcome.

Schedule is subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Management reserves all rights. 

 

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