Santa Clarita welcomes it’s first “Light Up Main Street” seasonal event on Main Street between Lyon’s Avenue and 9th Street in Old Town Newhall on Saturday to kick off the holiday season.
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The free event begins at 6 p.m. and includes visits with Santa, seasonal refreshments, photo opportunities on the holiday themed Hometown Trolley, and the lighting of a 23-foot Christmas tree.
For years, Santa Clarita has dressed up 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.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is supporting 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.
Other sponsors include the Santa Clarita Valley Automobile Dealers Association and the Old Town Newhall Association , which will provide 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.”
Preceding the “Light Up Main Street” ceremony, dozens of businesses in Old Town Newhall will host a block party 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering discounts and special programming from many local businesses. Block party activities include activities for kids at the Old Town Newhall Library, cooking classes and demonstrations, 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 nearby.
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Source: Santa Clarita News