Holiday Events

Register in advance online using the activity codes listed or in person at any recreation center or indoor pool. Space for some events may be limited.


Non-resident rates: Clark County add 15% | Outside Clark County add 25%

Schedule subject change without notice. Management reserves all rights. 

Christmas Tree Recycling

Dec. 26-Jan. 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.

Pictures With Santa

December 1 • 9am-10:30am • $2 • 154060-00
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Santa Claus is visiting the center to meet and pose for pictures with your children. Picture packages are available for a nominal cost. You may also bring your own camera. All ages

Puppy Pictures With Santa

December 1 • 10:30am-Noon • $2 • 154072-00
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Dogs love the holidays too. Santa Claus is visiting Henderson to meet and pose for pictures with your pup. Picture packages are available for a nominal cost. You may also bring your own camera. All ages


December 7 • 6pm-9pm
December 8 • Noon-7pm
Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
Our special holiday presentation of WinterFest, “North Pole Adventures,” includes a variety of family-friendly activities including the official tree-lighting ceremony with Mayor Debra March and Santa, gift and craft fair, food vendors, entertainment and an activity area where children can decorate cookies, mail a letter to Santa and build a toy in Santa’s workshop. The two-day festival is topped off with a spectacular evening light parade. All ages

Kids Night Out: Snow Day

December 7 • 5:30pm-9pm • $20 • 154092-02
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. Ages 5-12

Candy Cane Kids Holiday Celebration

December 8 • Noon-3pm • Free
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bring your family and friends to the center for some holiday cheer. Hosted by HopeLink, this community event features food, entertainment, games, crafts, and a visit from Santa for children of all ages. Call HopeLink at 702-566-0576 for more information. All ages

Candy Cane Festival

December 14 • 6pm-8pm • $5 • 436556-00
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. All ages

Holiday Classics

December 14 • 6pm-8:15pm • $5 • 154239-53
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. All ages

Reindeer Dash 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk

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. Day of registration is cash only. Register at any recreation center, online or at Active.com. Ages 5+

Run starts at $25 • 154248-58
Walk starts at $15 • 154288-58

Whitney Wonderland

December 15 • 10am-Noon •$8 • 154192-37
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.  Ages 3+

Bird Mobile Tour with Santa

December 15 • 10am-11:30am • $7 • 664050-00
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. Ages 6-12

Give & Receive

December 18 • 9am • Free
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 702-267-4040 All ages

New Year’s Eve Lock-In

December 31-January 1 • 7pm-8am • $30 • 436315-00
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.  Ages 6-10