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Candy Cane Festival

Friday, December 14 | 6pm-8pm
Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.
Celebrate the magic of winter with us. The festivities include games, bounce house, treats, and underwater candy cane hunt. Kids can also get ready for the holiday season by writing and mailing a letter to Santa. Bring a new or gently used coat and admission is free. Parents must be in the water with children under the age of 8. Register in advance using activity code 436556-00. All ages; $5

Holiday Classics

Friday, December 14 | 6pm-8:15pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Ring in the holidays with these traditional holiday classics: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Popcorn will be provided. Register using activity code 154239-53. All ages; $5

Reindeer Dash 5K Run

Saturday, December 15 | 9am-11am
Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos. Rd.
Make a dash to Pittman Wash Trail this winter for a jolly good time. Participants are encouraged to don their most cheerful costumes or ugly holiday sweaters. Souvenir T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 participants. All fitness levels are welcome. Registration dates are listed below. Packet pickup is at OrangeTheory Fitness (691 Marks St.) on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 3pm-7pm or at Pecos Legacy Park from 8am-9am the day of the event. Day of registration is cash only. Register at any recreation center, online or at Active.com. Ages 5+

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$25 July 24-November 15
$35 November 16-December 14
$40 day of

Reindeer Dash 1-Mile Walk

Saturday, December 15 | 9:15am-10am
Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos. Rd.
Make a dash to Pittman Wash Trail this winter for a jolly good time. Participants are encouraged to don their most cheerful costumes or ugly holiday sweaters. Registered participants will receive a T-shirt (no medals for 1-mile participants). Packet pickup is at OrangeTheory Fitness (691 Marks St.) on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 3pm-7pm or at Pecos Legacy Park from 8am-9am the day of the event. Day of registration is cash only. Register at any recreation center, online or at Active.com. Ages 5+

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$15 July 24-November 15
$20 November 16-December 14
$20 day of

Storyteller Shenanigans

Saturday, December 15 | 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Led by a professional storyteller, children can sing, dance and play during a different adventure each month. A parent/guardian must accompany their child. Register using activity code 154258-51. Ages 2-6; $8

Whitney Wonderland

Saturday, December 15 | 10am-Noon
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Join Santa and his helpers for a holiday wonderland including continental breakfast with all of the trimmings. Participate in games and crafts with Santa’s elves at their workstations, listen as Santa’s elves read a story, and bring your camera to take a picture with Santa. Register by December 12 using activity code 154192-37. Ages 3+; $8

Bird Mobile Tour with Santa

Saturday, December 15 | 10am-11:30am
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.
Hop on the bird mobile for a fun ride around the BVP with Santa as your tour guide. After the tour, make your own bird ornament while enjoying a holiday treat. Register using activity code 664050-00. Ages 6-12; $7

Blood Donation

Saturday, December 15 | 10am-1pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Only one in 20 people regularly gives blood. Donating is safe, simple and saves lives. If you are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, have not donated in the past 8 weeks (16 weeks for double red cell donors), are healthy, and not currently taking antibiotics, we welcome your blood donation. Register at bloodhero.com (use sponsor code BlackMtn) or call 877-827-4376.

City of Henderson Open Swimming Meet

Saturday, December 15 | Noon-3pm
Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.
The City of Henderson is proud to introduce our first swimming open. We invite all competitive youth swimmers to compete in the four main swimming strokes: front crawl (freestyle), backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. It is strongly recommended that the participants have club swimming experience, whether through a recreational club or private club. There are limited spots available, so please enroll as soon as possible using activity code 436042-03. Participants will be contacted one week before the meet to confirm participation and request desired heats (three maximum per participant). Once called and confirmed, participants will pay $4.50 per heat the day of the meet. Call 702-267- 5875 for more information. Ages 8-14

Give & Receive

Tuesday, December 18 | 9am
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
In the spirit of the season, DRC patrons have the opportunity to donate clothes, toys, living items, and so much more through the DRC so that you can give back to the community. Start dropping off your donations on Oct. 1. The event starts at 9am and ends once all items are gone. For more information, please call Downtown Recreation Center at 702-267- . All ages; Free

Christmas Tree Recycling

December 26-January 15
Bring your fresh tree (no artificial or flocked trees) to one of the following locations for recycling:
Acacia Park, 50 Casa del Fuego St.
Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.
Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.
Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr.
Morrell Park, 500 Harris St.
Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos Rd.
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

Tree mulch is placed around city park trees to provide nutrients, limit weed growth and limit mechanical damage to trunks. We encourage you to use mulch under your trees too. Free mulch is available at Pecos Legacy Park and Acacia Demonstration Gardens. Bring your own shovel and container.

Youth Baseball/Softball Leagues

City of Henderson youth sports leagues are designed to deliver world-
class programs that enrich children’s lives and teach fundamental skills while emphasizing fun and fair play. For more information, call 702-267-5717 or visit cityofhenderson.com/sports. Register December 24-February 20.

Last Friday

Friday, December 28 | 6pm-10pm
Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
Join us in the heart of the Water Street District for a Friday night culinary experience paired with music and art. Last Friday fosters community growth by bringing food, music, arts, a farmer’s market, crafts and entertainment to historic Water Street with something for everyone. See a live cooking challenge as two chefs battle on stage. For more information, visit justaddwaterstreet.com. All ages; Free

New Year’s Eve Lock-In

Monday-Tuesday, December 31-January 1 | 7pm-8am
Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
This overnight event allows children to enjoy various activities such as dancing, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, team building, open play, and open swim and concludes with a New Year’s-themed movie. In addition to the abundance of activities, participants will enjoy a dinner and celebrate the New Year with an apple cider toast while watching the fireworks from an unobstructed view on city property. It is suggested that participants bring a sleeping bag, pillow, swimsuit, and towel. Register by Dec. 12 using activity code 436315-00. Ages 6-12; $30

Kids Night Out: Sleuthing About

Friday, January 11 | 5:30pm-9pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Kids enjoy a fun-filled night of games and arts and crafts under our supervision, and parents can enjoy a quiet night out. Dinner is included. Register at least one week in advance using activity code 151092-00. Ages 5-12; $20

Healthy Henderson Fair

Saturday, January 12 | 10am-2pm
Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Our Healthy Henderson Fair features more than 25 health and wellness vendors, children’s activities, bounce houses, class and fitness demonstrations, open rock wall climbing, blood donation truck, and snack options available for purchase. Sign up for the Lighten Up Henderson Weight Loss Challenge and save $5. All ages; Free

Lighten Up Henderson Weight Loss Challenge

January 12-March 23
Our eighth annual weight-loss challenge is for anyone (ages 13+) who lives, learns, works, or plays in Henderson. The eight-week challenge supports efforts to lose weight and get fit and sets a course for a healthy lifestyle. The individual in each of four age categories with the highest percentage of body weight lost wins a Nutri Ninja Pro Blender and one-month fitness room membership. Age categories include: 13-17 yrs.; 18-49 yrs., 50-64 yrs., and 65+ yrs. Enroll and weigh in (see date/locations at cityofhenderson.com) to receive a three-month fitness room membership, one personal training session, and three pool passes. Registration is $65 (available Jan. 12-20). Save $5 when you register at the Healthy Henderson Fair Jan. 12.

Snack & Splash Power Hour

Monday, January 14 | 6pm-7pm
Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.
Enjoy your normal day’s programming and drop-in activities with a more festive atmosphere during the special Snack & Splash Power Hour. There will be free cotton candy and popcorn, and lively music to enjoy. We will also be announcing and providing information on some fun and affordable upcoming events for the children and family. All ages; Free

CCSD Town Hall Meeting

January 14 | 6pm-8pm
Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St. 
CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara presents his plan and vision for the next five years and key items for the legislative session 2019. There will be a Q&A session immediately afterward. 

Blood Donation

Saturday, January 19 | 10am-1pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Donating blood is safe, simple and saves lives. If you are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, have not donated in the past 8 weeks (16 weeks for double red cell donors), are healthy, and not currently taking antibiotics, we welcome your blood donation. Register at bloodhero.com (use sponsor code BlackMtn) or call 877-827-4376. Ages 17+; Free

Cosmic Swim

Friday, January 25 | 6:30pm-8:30pm
Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
It’s a virtual galaxy of light and sound. Your interstellar aquatic experience includes music, diving for glow gear and crazy cosmic swimming races. See how the water changes to a kaleidoscope of cool colors. Register using activity code 136317-00. All ages; $5

City of Henderson Open Swimming Meet

Saturday, January 26 | Noon-3pm
Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.
We invite all competitive youth swimmers to compete in a four swimming strokes – front crawl (freestyle), backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly – plus a 100 individual medley. It is strongly recommended that participants have swimming experience, whether through a recreational or private club. There is a limit of three event entries per participant per meet. The cost for these swim meet events is not included in the monthly session fees. You have until the second Thursday of each month before a swim meet to pay and register for your child’s events. Ages 5-17
$4.50 (1 event) 136042-00
$9.00 (2 events) 136042-01
$13.50 (3 events) 136042-02

Jason Pasco/Leslie Leveque/Miken Sports Classic

This is the annual kickoff softball tournament for the Henderson area for which teams travel from around the region to participate. The tournament features men’s and co-rec divisions of play, with first, second and third place awards presented in each division. Bats are provided by Miken. Register December 18-January 23. Men’s division plays January 26 and Co-Rec plays January 27. $225 per team.

Henderson Senior Summit

Tuesday, January 29 | 8:30am-Noon
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
Looking to find your passion or ready for some new challenges in life? Our event includes a keynote speaker, informative presentations and booths to help set you on your course and provides information on a wide range of 50+ topics. Hosted by the City of Henderson and sponsored by Nevada AARP, the summit includes breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. followed by speakers beginning at 9:00 a.m. Register using activity code 151260-78. Ages 50+ Free

Sponsor An Event

Would you like to become a sponsor of one or more of our amazing events? Sponsoring a City of Henderson event is a great way to make your business or organization visible to event participants while showing your support for our events and services. It all starts with the City of Henderson 2018 Event Sponsor packet. If you have any questions regarding sponsorships, please call 702-267-4127 or email Sponsor@cityofhenderson.com. In-kind sponsorships are welcome.


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