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Henderson Celebrates the Holidays with WinterFest

Henderson Celebrates the Holidays with WinterFest

 

The city of Henderson is celebrating the holiday season with its annual Winterfest starting Thursday.

This year's Winterfest will turn back the clock with its theme: an old-fashioned Christmas delight.

The event kicks off with a concert from the Henderson Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water Street. Several local high school choirs will join the orchestra for a night of holiday music.

A visit from Santa Claus, the city's tree lighting, horse-drawn carriage rides, a carousel and a gingerbread house display are all set for Friday night. The festivities are from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Henderson Events Plaza.

The activities on Saturday will start at noon at the events plaza. There will be strolling carolers, the Festival of Trees, pony rides, musical recitals and more activities.

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

 

High school choirs, county commissioners and Santa Claus will take part in holiday festivities the next two days at the Clark County Government Center.

A tree lighting will be the centerpiece of events at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The 35-foot-tall tree was last put up in 2008 and features 2,000 lights and ornaments as well.

On Thursday and Friday, local high school choirs will be performing in the Government Center rotunda at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The schedule:

Lights of Las Vegas Beckon with Holiday Glow

Lights of Las Vegas Beckon with Holiday Glow

A good recap of where to find holiday light displays this year

The Ethel M Chocolates' Cactus Garden, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Glittering Lights and more holiday events will attract Las Vegas Valley residents and guests celebrating the holidays.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

 

Don’t throw away that Halloween pumpkin just yet: RC Farms will gladly turn it into pig food.

RC Farms, a North Las Vegas pig farm, again will collect used pumpkins at locations throughout southern Nevada through Monday. If you would prefer to feed a pig yourself, you can bring your pumpkin to RC Farms during business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Monday. The farm is located in North Las Vegas at the corner of North 5th Street and Ann Road.

Last year, the effort resulted in more than 10 tons of donated pumpkins. Farm owner Bob Combs hopes to bring in 15 tons this year.

Drop-off locations are:

Time to Help Families in Need of Thanksgiving Dinner

Time to Help Families in Need of Thanksgiving Dinner

Helping families in need of a Thanksgiving meal in southern Nevada can be as easy as going to the grocery store.

HELP of Southern Nevada is readying the annual 97.1 The Point Turkey-Thon, a program which provides 1,200 Las Vegas families with a Thanksgiving meal, with donation opportunities at Albertsons from November 15-17. 8 News Now is a sponsor of the drive.

Donations of frozen turkeys and fixings also will be accepted from November 15 to 17 at three Albertsons locations:

  • 575 College Drive (Thursday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 9725 S. Maryland Parkway (Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 1650 N. Buffalo Drive (Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Those wishing to donate money for the Turkey-Thon online can do so at www.helpsonv.org. Make sure to put “Thanksgiving” in the subject line on the donation page. A family of four can be fed with $35.

Henderson Looking for Entries for WinterFest Parade

Henderson Looking for Entries for WinterFest Parade

 

The city of Henderson is looking for entries for this year's WinterFest Evening Light Parade.

The parade will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 15 in the Water Street District. The parade will cap a three-day holiday celebration that will include a tree lighting, visits from Santa, a gingerbread house display, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. Admission to the festival will be free.

All entries must be illuminated in lights and reflect this year's theme: an old-fashioned Christmas delight. It is free to participate in the parade.

Last year's parade featured more than 60 entries and attracted thousands of people. This year's entries will be judged in three categories: use of lights, creativity and overall appeal. First place floats will get $1,000, second will get $750 and third place will get $500.