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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. 

View and download a copy of the event program here

 

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  Astudia Dance World
1:30pm Fern Adair
2pm  B-Sharp Dance Studio
2:30pm  Musicology
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
2pm  Captivation Dance
2:30pm  Austudia Nation
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

Congratulations to our winners!

Float Entry

1st - McCaw School of Mines
2nd - A Ball in the Castle
3rd - Brown Junior High School

Marching Group, Special Interest Vehicle & Equestrian Entry

1st - Foothill High School
2nd - Green Valley High School
3rd - Basic High School

Thanks to all who participated this year. Your involvement is what makes WinterFest great!

Festival of Trees

Congratulations to Girl Scout Troop #239 for winning this year's Festival of Trees!

Thanks to all who participated this year. Your involvement is what makes WinterFest great!

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

Congratulations to Indy R., our winner of this year's coloring contest. Indy receives a $500 Michael E. Minden Diamond Jewelers gift card that she can use to purchase her parents the best holiday gift ever! 

Thank you so much to all of our participants. We truly appreciated viewing all of your entries displaying your amazing takes on the holiday season. We hope to see you all at WinterFest!

Gingerbread House Contest

Congratulations to our winners!

School Entry

Job's Daughters International

Individual/Family Entry

Bobby Suarez - The Truth is Behind the Fairytale

Thanks to all who participated this year. Your involvement is what makes WinterFest great!

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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