News Release

Henderson Celebrates the Holidays With WinterFest

Parade Entry Applications Close Nov. 27
November 21, 2019
Henderson, Nev. – WinterFest, Henderson’s annual holiday event, offers two days of family fun to all who attend. It kicks off on Friday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m., and includes the official tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on the Henderson Events Plaza, 240 S. Water St. The festival continues until 8 p.m.
The festival returns on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. The WinterFest Evening Light Parade, which starts at 5 p.m. along Water Street, features a variety of entries reflecting this year’s theme “Fire and Ice.” Residents, community partners, organizations, and businesses are invited to join in making Henderson’s historic Water Street District twinkle.
The City is accepting applications for this year’s parade through Nov. 27. Cash prizes for the best floats will be awarded.
The City is also accepting entry forms for the gingerbread house contest until Nov. 26. The person with the with the best of show receiving $500. There is no entry cost.
WinterFest is open to all ages. Admission is free; however, some activities may require paid admission.
To accommodate the event, the following street closures are scheduled:

Water Street from Minor Avenue to Victory Road and Atlantic Avenue from Eldorado parking entrance to Water Street. Closed to through traffic and street parking: Dec. 13 at 11 p.m. 
Complete street closure: Dec. 14 from 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Water Street will start to experience setup and varied road closures beginning at midnight on Dec. 14.

Victory Road at Water Street
Victory Road will be closed to westbound traffic at Water Street on Dec. 14, 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

Ocean Avenue from Van Wagenen Street to Haynes Drive
Closed to through traffic and street parking Dec. 13 at 11 p.m. Complete street closure on Dec. 14 from 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

All streets open to through traffic and parking beginning at 10 p.m. on Dec. 14.

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