More than 500,000 lights will be strung throughout the 3-acre garden. Stop inside for a chocolate sample. 5P–midnight, free. Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Garden, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, Through January 6. ethelm.com
Relax in the "Village Square" at the Center for Science and Wonder. Take a dish or bottle of wine to share and, if you have song in your heart, take your favorite instrument. Share a story. Enjoy an old fashioned Village Social. Doors open at 6 p.m. It's behind the PTs restaurant in the southeast part of the parking lot.
The Country Fresh Farmers Market is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday at the Henderson Events Plaza in downtown Henderson and every Friday from 10 to 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Available are fresh fruits and vegetables, salsa, honey, arts and crafts, and more---much more.