For Immediate Release: Nov. 17, 2009
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Departmentís Holiday Happenings
HENDERSON, Nev.ó The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a wide variety of family-friendly events and activities this holiday season. Events are held at recreation centers and pools located throughout the city. To register, visit cityofhenderson.com or stop by any City of Henderson recreation center. Registration is recommended as space for some activities may be limited.
Puppy Pictures With Santa
Santa Claus will be in Henderson to pose for holiday pictures with your pooch. Packages are $10 and up. You can also bring your own camera and take a picture for free. Location: Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd. All ages. 10:00 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 5, activity 154072-00; $10.
Pictures With Santa
Santa is making a special appearance at Black Mountain Recreation Center to pose for pictures with your child. Photo packages are $8 and up, or you may bring your own camera and take a picture for free. Location: Black Mountain Recreation Center. All ages. 10:00 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 5, 12 & 19, activity 154060-00; $10.
Kids enjoy a fun-filled day of supervised games and arts and crafts, and parents get to finish their last-minute holiday shopping. Each Shopping Days event features a unique theme and activities. Lunch is included. Register at least one week in advance. Location: Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. Ages 5-12.
Cookie & Candy Creations
11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5 activity 294012-48 $20
Bounce House Party
11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12 activity 294012-49 $20
Holiday Teddy Bear
11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19 activity 294012-50 $25
Letters To Santa
The Parks and Recreation Department is helping Santa and his elves with their mail this year. Drop your letter in our specially-marked box and receive a letter back from Santa within a week. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Location: Valley View Recreation Center. Ages 1-7. Dec. 7-18, activity 154008-48; $2 per letter.
Drop the kids off with us so you can finish your holiday shopping. Kids will make a take-home present and design their own wrapping paper. The event also features games, a special treat, and some favorite holiday cartoons. Register by Dec. 6. Location: Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr. Ages 6-12. noon-4:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12; activity 294011-36; $15.
Candy Cane Hunt
Santa may have dropped his candy canes while swimming in the pools. Join us and search for the missing canes Ė the swimmer who finds the most wins a prize. Candy canes will be at the bottom of the pool, so kids must know how to swim. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Two dates and locations to choose from. All ages.
Location: Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy. 1:00-3:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12; Regular daily admission
Location: Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr. 1:00-3:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19; Regular daily admission
Mommy & Me Holiday Party
Itís a semi-formal holiday party and fashion show for moms and daughters. Wear your favorite party dress for an afternoon of games, party favors and refreshments. The event concludes with a fashion show featuring you! Location: Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy. Ages 3-8, with parent. 1:00-3:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, activity 154011-12; $25 per pair.
Holiday Lights Tour
Join us for a tour of Hendersonís colorful holiday lights and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Weíll tour all of the homes participating in the Henderson Commemorative Beautificationís Holiday Decorating Contest. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Arrive by 6:15 p.m. as buses leave at 6:30 p.m. Register by Dec. 12. Location: Whitney Ranch Recreation Center. All ages. 6:30-9:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, activity 154004-36; $5.
Santaís Phone Line
Enjoy a personal 10-minute phone call from Santa or one of his elves! Santa will call your child at a prearranged time to chat about their holiday wish list and the season. Please make reference to your childís wish list. Times are assigned in order of receipt of registration. Two dates to choose from.
noon-7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18 activity 154018-36 $3
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19 activity 154018-37 $3
Great Elf Escape
Kids are treated to an afternoon jam-packed with arts and crafts and games while parents do their holiday shopping or just enjoy some quiet time alone. A holiday snack is included. Location: Silver Springs Recreation Center. Ages 4-12. noon-4:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, activity 294005-12; $15.
For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call 267-4000.