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The City of Santa Clarita Kicks Off the 2015 Holiday Season in Old Town Newhall

Post Date:10/28/2015 9:15 AM

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Valencia Auto Center and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, invites residents to spend some time in Old Town Newhall to kick off the holiday season. Beginning on Saturday, November 21 and continuing through December, Old Town Newhall’s Main Street will offer the perfect holiday setting.

In the spirit of the season, dozens of Old Town Newhall merchants will host the Old Town Newhall Sip N’ Shop block party on Saturday, November 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Holiday shoppers can stroll up and down Main Street and enjoy wine tastings, appetizers, promotions and specials at popular local retailers just in time for the holidays. Participating merchants include Barn and Charm, By Invitation Only (BIO), Ceramic Artist Studio Inc. (CASI), Closet on Main, Daily Harvest, Faking it Flawless, Honu Coffee, Lisa Duncan Interiors, Luscious Soul, Ma Maison, Pulchella Winery, Tribute Salon, Via Tucci, White Fig and more. An updated list of participating merchants can be found on

The City’s annual Light Up Main Street celebration in Old Town Newhall, happening on Saturday, November 21, will begin at 6:00 p.m. with festive dance and music performances from local groups, including William S. Hart High School and Santa Clarita Master’s Chorale. The Santa Clarita City Council will officially turn on the lights around 7:00 p.m. to transform Main Street into a winter wonderland. The street will be adorned with thousands of lights and a 23-foot Christmas tree in front of the Old Town Newhall Library will serve as an anchor to the festive street. 

In addition to the stunning light display, holiday enthusiasts can also enjoy food trucks and the chance to take a commemorative photo with Santa and Mrs. Clause.

This year, the American Cancer Society will be providing the community an opportunity to remember their loved ones by purchasing a golden luminaria bag. Bags will be available for a $15 donation, or a $10 donation when accompanied by a canned food item. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the American Cancer Society. Volunteers from the American Cancer Society will line Main Street with the illuminated bags.

Free public parking for both the Old Town Newhall Sip N’ Shop and the Light Up Main Street celebration will be available at the Old Town Newhall Library, the Metrolink Station and at several public parking lots on and around Main Street.

For more information on the holiday events taking place in Old Town Newhall, please visit, or contact the City’s Communications Department at (661) 255-4939.

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