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Our special holiday presentation of WinterFest includes a variety of family-friendly activities including the official tree-lighting ceremony on Friday night. Saturday’s festivities conclude with our fabulous Evening Light Parade in the Water Street District.

Admission to the festival is free and is open to all ages. Some activities require a $5 wristband. 

Evening Light Parade

Saturday, December 14 at 5pm

Parade entries are now closed. Pack your chairs and blankets and join us along Water Street for this spectacular event!

Gingerbread House Contest

Enter your gingerbread creation for a chance to win $500! All visible decorations must be edible, with the exception of the base. Entry must be composed mainly of gingerbread (about 50%). More information is available on the entry form below. Entries are due November 26. Deadline extended to December 10.



Friday, December 13

5pm  Coronado & Schofield School Choirs
6pm  Tree lighting                                                                
6:15pm  Fireworks 
6:30pm Dance Fusion

Saturday, December 14

2pm-5pm  Basic Academy Strolling Carolers 
2pm Captivation Dance 
3pm Glass Blowing Demonstration by LeFrancis Studios
3:35pm  Sign Design Theater 
4pm Ignite Dance Center 

Parking and Street Closures

To accommodate the event, the following street closures are scheduled. 

Water Street from Minor to Victory and Atlantic Avenue from Eldorado parking entrance to Water Street

Closed to through traffic and street parking Friday, December 13 at 11pm 
Complete street closure Saturday, December 14 from 2pm-10pm
(Water Street will start to experience setup and varied road closures beginning at midnight on December 14) 

Victory Road at Water Street

Victory Road will be closed to westbound traffic at Water Street on Saturday, December 14 from 2pm-10pm

Ocean Avenue from Van Wagenen to Haynes

Closed to through traffic and street parking Friday, December 13 at 11pm
Complete street closure Saturday, December 14 from 2pm-10pm

All streets open to through traffic and parking beginning at 10pm on Saturday. December 14

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Thank you to our generous sponsors


City of Henderson Special Events
702-267-4849 | SpecialEvents@cityofhenderson.com