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Henderson seeks entries for WinterFest

Henderson seeks entries for WinterFest

The holiday season is just around the corner and the city of Henderson is getting ready for its annual holiday celebration WinterFest.

The city is looking for entries for its evening light parade, Festival of Trees and gingerbread house competition.

The theme of this year’s celebration is It’s a Fairy Tale Christmas. The festival is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 11 through Saturday, Dec. 13. at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water Street.

The Festival of Trees will be limited to the first 12 applications. The evening light parade has three categories and prizes will be given to the top three entries for each category. The gingerbread houses must be 90 percent edible and made of gingerbread, icing and candies.

Each of the competitions have different application deadlines and rules. For more information, go to hendersonlive.com

Arts Festival takes over Henderson this weekend

Arts Festival takes over Henderson this weekend

Visual arts take over the Henderson Events Plaza this weekend at the annual Arts Festival of Henderson.

The show will feature 80 fine artist, live entertainment, art demonstrations, food trucks and children's activities.

The Artscape Avenue will give people a change to see how artists make their works. Glass blowing, ceramics, painting and weaving will all be on display.

This year also features an expanded Imagination Station for children, where kids can get creative with age-appropriate arts and crafts. There will also be a bounce house, face painting and toy vendors.

There will also be some performance art with a performance from the Puppets & Players Little Theatre's production of Puff the Magic Dragon.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is complimentary.

Henderson hosts Heritage Parade and Festival Saturday

Henderson will be celebrating its heritage with a parade and festival this weekend.

Henderson celebrates two anniversaries — the city’s and its weekly farmers’ market — with Saturday’s Heritage Parade and Festival, themed “Let’s Go to the Market.”

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

St. Paddy's Day Celebration Starts Thursday

St. Paddy's Day Celebration Starts Thursday

The city of Henderson will be celebrating the luck O' Irish with its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration, starting Thursday.

The four-day festival starts at 5 p.m. when the carnival opens at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water Street.

The festivities include live entertainment, a car show, food, St. Baldrick's Head-Shaving Fundraiser and the St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday.

Admission to the festival is complimentary, although some activities may require paid admission. The celebration is the largest fundraiser for the Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin organization.

For more information on the event, including times of certain events, go to hendersonlive.com. 

St. Patrick's Day Festivities Announced

St. Patrick's Day Festivities Announced

The city of Henderson has announced the dates for its annual St. Patrick's Day festivities.

This year the Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival will start Thursday, March 13 and go through Sunday, March 16 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water Street.

This is the 48th annual festival and the 10th year of the Sons & Daughters of Erin hosting the event in Henderson.

The festival will feature a carnival, car show, live Irish music and dance and traditional Irish cuisine.

The parade will be at 10 a.m. March 15. It is one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parades in the state. This year's theme will be Shamrocks and Shenanigans. The organizers are accepting applications for the parade through Wednesday, Feb. 12. The entrance fee is $50.

WinterFest Starts Thursday in Henderson

WinterFest Starts Thursday in Henderson

The city of Henderson's big holiday celebration kicks off Thursday at the historic Water Street district.

WinterFest begins with a special concert by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Henderson Convention Center.

The concert is just one of several live entertainment options during the three-day event.

Friday's big event will be the Henderson tree lighting ceremony and celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Henderson Events Plaza. The tree will be lit by Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, the celebration starts at noon and culminates with the WinterFest Evening Light Parade starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. Floats covered in colorful holiday lights will glide through the historic Water Street district.

The festivities will include horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, holiday crafts, a gingerbread house display and, of course, Santa Claus.

Holiday Lights Return to the Cactus Garden

Holiday Lights Return to the Cactus Garden

A southern Nevada holiday tradition returns for its 20th year Tuesday.

Once again, the Ethel M Chocolates' Factory will light up its Cactus Garden for the holiday season.

The celebration will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with the lighting ceremony set for about 6:10 p.m. The celebration will include live music, local officials, comedian George Wallace and a visit from Santa Claus. Tickets to the event are available at the factory.

The garden is free and open to the public starting Wednesday and will be open through January 1.

Every year the garden, which is situated behind the Ethel M Chocolates' Factory, is fitted with half a million lights over three acres. There is also live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Santa pictures are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.