Main Street in Old Town Newhall will be transformed into a winter wonderland as thousands of lights, a 23-foot Christmas Tree, and a lighted Santa are illuminated as part of the City’s first “Light Up Main Street” event on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. The free event, which will take place between Lyons Avenue and 9th Street on Main Street, will include visits with Santa, seasonal refreshments, holiday music, and photo opportunities on the holiday themed Hometown Trolley.
For years the City has decked the street with twinkling lights for the holiday season, but this is the first year the City has worked with a holiday décor company to create a more extensive light and décor display. The Santa Clarita Valley Automobile Dealers Association and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital are supporters of the event, as the hospital will not host its regular tree lighting celebration this year due to construction. The hospital is sponsoring several elements at the lighting event, including Santa and refreshments, and the opportunity to support the “Gift of Life” donation program. The Old Town Newhall Association is also supporting the event, providing free refreshments for attendees.
“I invite the entire community to come out and help illuminate Main Street and kick off the holiday season with a holiday décor unlike anything else in our community to date,” said Mayor Bob Kellar. “It’s going to be a fun, family-friendly evening.”
Old Town Newhall Block Party Kicks Off Holiday Season
Prior to the “Light Up Main Street” ceremony, dozens of businesses in Old Town Newhall will host a Block Party from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. offering discounts and special programming. The event is being organized and supported by several business owners including representatives from The Boutique, Fresh, Ma Maison, Luscious Soul, Tribute Beauty Lounge, Results Fitness, Mirror Mirror, Fleur Wellness Spa, W.O.L.V.E.S. Surf Shop, and the Spice in Life.
Most businesses will be serving refreshments and offering special promotions and there will be a passbook customers can complete to win free gifts. In addition, there will be activities scheduled at the Old Town Newhall Library for the kids, cooking classes and demonstrations, specialty fitness trainings, a fashion show, a taco bar on Main Street between Market and 6th, tours of the Hart Mansion and free transportation on the holiday themed Trolley, which will offer convenient on/off stops in Old Town Newhall.
Free public parking for the Old Town Newhall Block Party and Light Up Main Street event is available at the Old Town Newhall Library, Metrolink Station, and at several public lots on and around Main Street.
For more information about the Light Up Main Street event, please contact the City of Santa Clarita’s Communications Division at (661) 255-4939 or visit Santa-Clarita.com.