City sidewalks will be lit in holiday style for the city of Santa Clarita’s yearly “Light Up Main Street” holiday celebration and tree lighting ceremony in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, November 18, beginning at 6 p.m.
“Light Up Main Street,” presented by Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Valencia Auto Center, Snow Orthodontics and Re/Max of Santa Clarita, brings community members together to enjoy festive performances from local groups, as well as delicious sweets and treats from Old Town Newhall vendors.
At 7 p.m., members of the Santa Clarita City Council will officially turn on the lights and illuminate overhead displays along Main Street in addition to a 23-foot-tall Christmas tree in front of Old Town Newhall Library.
Food trucks will be on site selling sweet and savory options and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Prior to the start of Light Up Main Street, residents are invited to participate in the annual “Sip N’ Shop” event put on by the merchants of Old Town Newhall from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visit participating businesses in the area to enjoy great discounts, appetizers and wine during this fun, free event. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.
Lyons Avenue will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. until midnight between Railroad Avenue and Walnut Street. Main Street will be closed starting at 4 p.m. until midnight between Lyons Avenue and Market Street. Both Walnut Street and Market Street will remain open to through traffic. Detours will be made available.
Free public parking will be available at the Old Town Newhall Library, the Newhall Community Center and several lots on and around Main Street.
A free shuttle service from Newhall Community Center to Light Up Main Street will continuously be available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to allow for easy access to the event. The Newhall Community Center is located at 22421 Market Street.
To find more information about Light Up Main Street and “Sip N’ Shop,” visit OldTownNewhall.com.