The Santa Clarita City Council invites residents to attend “Light Up Main Street,” the city’s yearly holiday celebration and tree lighting ceremony, in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, Nov. 17, starting at 6 p.m.
An evening of entertainment and holiday cheer, “Light Up Main Street” is the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season in Santa Clarita and brings community members together to enjoy festive performances, activities and more.
Attendees will enjoy real snow on Main Street, see live reindeer up close and visit local fine craft vendors to discover one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays.
Children will also be able to take a photo with Santa Claus and get their faces painted during the event.
Food trucks will sell sweet and savory options for dinner and dessert as well.
At 7:30 p.m., members of the Santa Clarita City Council will officially turn on the lights and illuminate overhead displays along Main Street as well as a 23-foot-tall Christmas tree in front of Old Town Newhall Library.
Following the tree lighting, Prussia, a popular band that has been featured at a SENSES Block Party presented by Valencia Auto Center, will play a special free concert until 9 p.m.
Lyons Avenue will be closed from at 2 p.m. until midnight between Railroad Avenue and Walnut Street. Main Street will be closed from 11:00 a.m. until midnight between Lyons Avenue and Market Street. Both Walnut Street and Market Street will remain open to through traffic. Detours will be available.
Free public parking is available at the city-owned parking structure on 9th Street and Railroad Avenue, as well as at the Newhall Community Center at 22421 Market Street and various lots around Newhall.
The city thanks community partners Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Re/Max of Santa Clarita, Snow Orthodontics and Valencia Auto Center for their support of Light Up Main Street.
For more information, visit OldTownNewhall.com.