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Thursday, December 12 - 7pm 
Friday, December 13 - 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, December 14 - 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 12-14, 2013 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 An Old-Fashioned Christmas Delight as 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 hosted by Sunny 106.5's Melanie and Zach! Admission for all activities is complimentary. 

NEW! Animal Planet’s Tanked makes a donation to the City of Henderson’s holiday cheer with a personalized WinterFest fish tank! Get into the holiday spirit while marveling in the decorative talents of Wayde and Brett by visiting the display which will also be featured on the hit reality TV series. 

Entertainment Schedule

Thursday, December 12 - Henderson Convention Center

Henderson Symphony Orchestra presents Sounds of the Season - 7pm

Friday, December 13 - Amphitheater Stage

5pm Silverado High School Madrigal Choir
6pm Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:30pm Coronado High School & Scofield Middle School Choirs

WinterFest Activities - 7pm to 9pm

  • Tanked display
  • Toys for Tots Drop location
  • Carriage rides
  • Festival of Trees display
  • Gingerbread House display
  • Santa’s Slide
  • Mrs. Clause Carousel
  • Visits with Santa
  • Pony rides 
  • Petting zoo 
  • Santa’s Workshop
Saturday, December 14 - Amphitheater Stage
Noon Desert Dynamite
1pm Bel Canto Choir Serenading Eagles
1:30pm Broadway West
2pm Fern Adair
2:30pm B. Sharp School of Dance
3pm Astudia Dance World

Saturday, December 14 - Atlantic Stage

11am Whitney Cheer
11:15am Gymcats
11:45am Green Valley Baptist
12:15pm Henderson Youth Ballet
12:45pm Pamela Ann School of Dance
1:45pm Delly Future Stars
2:15pm Vegas Valley Cloggers
2:45pm Musicology Academy
3:30pm Cheer Team
3:45pm TBA
4:30pm TBA

WinterFest Activities - Noon to 8pm

  • Tanked display
  • Toys for Tots Drop location
  • Carriage rides
  • Festival of Trees display
  • Gingerbread House display
  • Santa’s Slide
  • Mrs. Clause Carousel
  • Visits with Santa
  • Pony rides 
  • Petting zoo 
  • Santa’s Workshop

Saturday, December 14 - Henderson Convention Center

1pm - Pinnacle Art Reception featuring Henderson International School

*Evening Light Parade - 5pm*

Parade Participation

Here are the winners of this year's Evening Light Parade! A special congratulations goes out to them and everyone who participated. If you are a winner and have yet to claim your prize, please contact Annette Mullins at 702-267-2171.

Marching Group, Special Interest, Vehicle & Equestrian

First Place – Foothill High School Marching Band

Second Place – Green Valley High School Band

Third Place – Las Vegas Hot Diggity Dachshund Club & Rescue

Float Entry

First Place – McCaw School of Mines

Second Place – The Joys of Christmas by Photos by Felicia and TK Design 

Third Place – Cub Scout Pack #18

Festival of Trees

We would like to congratulate Girl Scouts Troup #239 for bringing home the Best in Show ($250) prize as part of our Festival of Trees contest this year. 

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! 

Food vendor application, please click here.

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

Coloring Contest

Congratulations to the winner of this year's coloring contest: Delilah Thompson - Age 9. She will receive a family four-pack of tickets to Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka at the Henderson Pavilion, performing in April of 2014 by the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company. Thank you to all of our young, talented artists for participating this year! 

Gingerbread House Contest

We would like to congratulate the following winners from this year's Gingerbread House contest.

Best Individual/Family ($100*) - Bobbie Suarez

Best School/Organization ($100*) - Highland Hills Children's Ministry


Street Closures - Downloadable PDF

Please take note of the following street closures. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

Water Street (From Basic to Atlantic)

FULL STREET CLOSURE                                          Dec. 13, 5pm- 9pm  

Water Street (From Basic to Atlantic)

FULL STREET CLOSURE                                  Dec. 14, 10am– 3pm

Water Street (Full Intersection at Ocean and Ocean to Victory)

Complete street closure:                         Dec. 14, 3pm-9pm

Ocean Avenue (Water to Van Wagenen)

FULL STREET CLOSURE                                          Dec. 14, 3pm- 9pm 

Van Wagenen Street (Major to Pacific)

Will incur partial street closures and detours         Dec. 14, 3pm-9pm

All Remaining Streets to be completely open        Dec. 14, 10pm



We would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring this year's event. Your support is greatly appreciated.


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 In-Kind sponsorships are welcome.


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