It wasn’t even Halloween when all the stores started to decorate for Christmas. Now, all the malls and even the Las Vegas Strip are decorated for the winter holidays – and we haven’t even had our turkeys yet! It’s become almost impossible to find out where, when, and how one can celebrate and give thanks what with all the bells jingling in our ears. Fear not! If your home is in the Green Valley / Henderson area, we’ve got some wonderful options for you.

The City of Henderson

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation is hosting the “Rad Tad Turkey Day” on Saturday, November 24 at the Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool. Kids can make handprint turkeys and enjoy games and snacks and a water safety demo by Rad Tad – all for $5.

The Feast Buffet at Green Valley Ranch Resort

Rated the number one buffet in the Las Vegas Review Journal poll, this Feast Buffet has everything for your Thanksgiving celebration – except all those dishes you’d be stuck with afterwards. Open all day on Thanksgiving, the offerings include traditional oven roasted turkey, but you can also partake of their dried apricot stuffed pork loin or prime rib. Add sides of cornbread and apple stuffing, sautéed mussels in champagne caper sauce, honey glazed baby carrots, and blue nut salad with poached pears and you’ll be well on your way to holiday bliss. Finish your meal with either a mini strawberry rhubarb tart or some pumpkin cream brulée and wash it all down with warm spiced apple cider. Yum!

Sun City MacDonald Ranch Resort

If you are able to walk after all of that good food, you will want to attend the Thanksgiving craft and gift shopping show November 24 & 25 at Sun City MacDonald Ranch Resort. They will be raffling all kinds of super prizes every 30 minutes, demoing several products, and you can browse all sorts of goodies from over 50 vendors, including crochet works, handmade jewelry, candles, teas, books, pet clothes, specialty foods, and baby items. Admission is free for this family-friendly event.

The District at Green Valley Ranch

If Black Friday isn’t your thing, but you still want to head to the stores this weekend, don’t miss the tree lightings at The District on 2225 Village Walk Drive, Suite 171 in Henderson. The lightings start at 4pm this Saturday and continue every night through December 22nd. Every weekend, they will have musical groups and holiday characters for photo ops. Stay to shop at all the different stores.