Henderson Winter Holiday Events Guide

Henderson Winter Holiday Events Guide

From letters to Santa and a 5K run (plus virtual version) to holiday stories and crafts, Henderson offers opportunities for everyone this holiday season. Activities are open to a wide range of ages. Participation in some of the following City of Henderson events require a free household account. Register online using the digital version of Henderson Happenings at cityofhenderson.com.


Throughout December along Water Street | Times Vary

The City’s special winter holiday presentation includes activities throughout December. Some activities will be presented virtually, such as the annual tree lighting at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3 and Sights and Sounds of the City, Holiday Edition. Some activities will require registration in advance. Other activities include the Holiday Light Display (Dec. 3-Jan. 5), Pop-up Holiday Entertainment, Cookie Crawl, and Letters to Santa.

Visit cityofhenderson.com for WinterFest updates.

NEW! Letters to the North Pole

Dec. 1-11 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | M-F | $3 | 154008-48

Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.

Celebrate the magical holidays with a letter from Santa. Stop in and “mail” your child’s letter using our decorative mailbox or mail it to Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St., Henderson, NV 89015, and receive a special letter from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Find out if your child has been naughty or nice. Be sure to include information on your child so Santa can check his list twice! Ages 1-5.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Story Time & Craft

Dec. 11 | 10:30 a.m.-noon | $8 | 154406-48
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.

The Grinch will make a very special appearance and read his biography aloud. Participants will make a Grinch ornament to display on the tree at home. All ages.

Reindeer Dash 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk

Dec. 12 | 9 a.m. | Cost Varies
Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
Ring in the season with a holiday fun run for the entire family. Don your best holiday apparel and jingle all the way down a 3.1-mile course along Pittman Wash Trail. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 registered participants; 5K participants will receive a finisher’s medal. All fitness levels are welcome. For social distancing purposes, small groups will start at staggered times with the first wave leading off at 9 a.m. New this year is a virtual fun run/walk you can do on your own or with friends or family. Register at cityofhenderson.com or at Active.com. Ages 5 years and up.

Henderson FunCards

The biggest gift-giving time of year is here, and the City of Henderson has the gift for the most difficult people to please. Purchase Henderson FunCards and give the gift of wellness, leisure, sports, and fun to friends, family, coworkers, and employees. It’s the gift that fits everyone.

A City of Henderson FunCard is a pre-paid, reloadable cash card that the holder can use to pay for purchases at participating Henderson Parks and Recreation locations. It can also be used online as a quick and convenient way to pay.

The FunCard is also a great gift idea for birthdays, graduations, Mother’s Day, and other special days, as well as a way to say, “Thank you” or “Thinking of you.”

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/FunCard or call 702-267-4122.

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