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Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – December 18, 2013

Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – December 18, 2013

Santa Clarita Ballet “The Nutcracker”
NorthPark Church “Whoville Christmas”
The Sanctuary Church “It’s A Wonderful Life”
Kenneally Acupuncture “Winter Event”
Canyon Theatre Guild “It’s A Wonderful Life”
KHTS Holiday Lights Tour
LPAC “Helen Reddy Christmas Show”
And More…And Upcoming…

Santa Clarita Ballet “The Nutcracker”

When:  Saturday, December 21 at 2pm and 7:30pm;  Sunday, December 22 at 2pm and 7:00pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on the COC Valencia Campus,
Details:  The Santa Clarita Ballet Company has performances of the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.”  This magical ballet features characters that delight audiences with journeys through wondrous lands.  This lively and colorful performance has been a long-standing Christmas tradition.  And for Santa Clarita, the Santa Clarita Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is a community tradition.  Whether you have been before or would be going for the first time, you will not be disappointed.  Tickets prices: Adults are $30 Orchestra/Box and $28 Balcony; children under 10 are $26 any seat; seniors 65 years and over are $26 any seat.  See website for SC Ballet Box Office hours or call 661-251-0366.  More information is available online.

NorthPark Community Church “Whoville Christmas”

When:  Saturday, December 21 at 8:30am-11am
Where:  NorthPark Community Church, 28310 Kelly Johnson Parkway, Valencia
Details:  NorthPark Community Church has a special event planned, “Whoville Christmas” Breakfast With Santa.  The morning includes breakfast, photo opportunity with Santa, games, crafts, face painting.  Breakfast with Santa starts at 8:30am.  Breakfast runs from 9-11am.  RSVPs are a must, no walk-ins.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children up to age two, with a $35 maximum for the family.  More information is available by calling 296-6784 or online

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The Sanctuary Church “It’s A Wonderful Life”

When:  7pm on December 20, 21, 22
Where:  The Sanctuary Church, 26444 Friendly Valley Parkway – at Sierra Highway
Details:  The Sanctuary Church has the stage production of “It’s A Wonderful Life.”  The show begins at 7pm but The Sanctuary invited you to come early for holiday festivities including coffee, hot cocoa, dessert, and Christmas Carolers.  Tickets are $5.  More information and tickets are available by calling 252-72 55 or online.

Kenneally Acupuncture “Winter Event”

When:  Saturday, December 21 from 9am-6pm
Where:  Kenneally Acupuncture, 27225 Camp Plenty Road, Canyon Country
Details:  Kenneally Acupuncture is holding their seasonal “Winter Event.”  Seasonal acupuncture treatment boosts your immune system to bring your body into balance.  Then you can spend the day shopping in the gift shop.  Look over a wide variety of merchandise, including jewelry, crystals, candles, scarves, books and more.  Vendors will be on hand to share their services.  Seasonal acupuncture is $40 at the “Winter Event.”  Please call 252-4100 for an appointment.  Though walk-ins will be welcome, there may be a wait.  More information is available online.

Canyon Theatre Guild “It’s A Wonderful Life”

When:  8pm performances:  December 20 and 21;  2pm Matinees: December 21, 22;  Weeknights at 7pm: December 18, 19; 6pm performance:  Sunday, December 22
Where:  Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street in Old Town Newhall
Details:  Canyon Theatre Guild has the ultimate in Christmas season performances “It’s A Wonderful Life.”  “This is a warm and wonderful adaptation of Frank Capra’s beloved movie which tells the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls.  His dreams of travel and adventure have been quashed by family obligations and civic duty, and his Guardian Angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him that his has been, after all, a wonderful life.”  Tickets are $17-19 for adults and $15-17 for juniors and seniors.  More information and tickets are available by calling 799-2702 or online.

KHTS Holiday Lights Tour

When:  now!
Where:  see maps online
Details:  Bundle up the family for the KHTS Holiday Lights Tour. KHTS took to our local street to find the “Best & the Brightest.”  Read a story by KHTS’ own Michele Buttelman: KHTS Holiday Light Tour Announces Street And Individual Home Winners. Maps covering all areas of the Santa Clarita Valley are available online

Lancaster Performing Arts Center “Helen Reddy Christmas Show”

When:  Saturday, December 21 at 8pm
Where:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster
Details:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center has “Helen Reddy Christmas Show.”  “Best known as a recording artist, Helen Reddy has had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the United States.  With outstanding triumphs in music, movies and the theatrical stage, you will not want to miss this rare opportunity to experience one  of the world’s most talented performers.”  More information and tickets are available by calling 723-5950 or online.

Ice Station Valencia “Family Snow Day”

When:  Sunday, December 22 and Sunday, December 29 from 1:30-4:30pm 
Where:  Ice Station Valencia, 67745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia (across from Valencia High School)
Details:  Ice Station Valencia is holding “Family Snow Day.”  You can have fun in the snow without leaving Santa Clarita.  Ice skate, drink hot cocoa or meet Frosty the Snowman while having family holiday fun.  The Snow Play area will be available from 2-4pm.  Child admission includes Snow Play area on the pond rink (no skates, just tennis shoes), large skating area to ice skate (with skate rentals), hot cocoa, and meeting Frosty.  Sleds will be available but you are welcome to bring your own toys and sleds for snow play.  Child admission (17 years and under) is $12.  Adult admission is free to play and $5 for skate rentals.  More information is available by calling 755-8686 or online.

City Of Santa Clarita “Cocoa, Cookies & Caroling” 

When:  Thursday, December 19 from 5-7pm
Where:  Newhall Community Center, 22421 Market Street, Newhall
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita is hosting “Cocoa, Cookies & Caroling.”  “Enjoy the holiday cheer, treats, craft activities, performances, and pictures with Santa!”  This is a free event, but please bring your own camera.  More information is available by calling 286-4006 or online.

City Of Santa Clarita “Movie Madness”

When:  Friday, December 20 from noon-2pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Sports Complex, Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway – near Golden Valley Parkway
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita is holding their “Movie Madness” event.  This month’s movie is “Andre.”  The movie is free.  Each audience member will receive a complimentary treat.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Learn more by calling 250-3703.

Vayu Yoga

When:  now through end of December
Where:  Vayu Yoga, 24353 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  Vayu Yoga is participating in a community wide effort to help those in need.  Help by donating canned goods and boxed food items.  All donations will go to Help the Children Santa Clarita. Learn about the collection effort and Vayu Yoga online

Military Family Holiday Baskets

When:  daily through Dec 24
Where:  Prayer Angels for the Military, Inc., 21609 Oak Orchard Rd, Newhall, CA 91321
Details: Prayer Angels for the Military is organizing Military Family Holiday Baskets for military families in need. “For military families, the holidays can be a difficult time, especially with their loved ones deployed. Separation can be financially and emotionally exhausting, especially during the holidays.” Holiday Baskets are a great way to show our appreciation. Baskets for a single service member are also accepted. What’s needed:  box up and decorate goods for a family to cook up a holiday meal of their own, or donate a grocery gift card for the family to purchase their own holiday dinner and trimmings. You can also include handmade holiday goodies, crafts or ornaments. Help with gift giving by donating toys for children ages 1-12, gift cards, pre-paid credit cards, gas cards or movie tickets. Donate services. A personal note of thanks can be included.  For more information and additional drop off sites, call 799-8865 or email

SC Artist Association “Joy To Art”

When: through January 5
Where:  24251 Town Center Drive #155, Valencia
Details:  The Santa Clarita Artists’ Association presents “Joy To Art!” This is an opportunity to see and purchase special items.  “Small Pieces – Small Prices.  A special holiday selection where all small art prices are $100.  Come in to see one-of-a-kind paintings, art pieces, photography, handmade jewelry and holiday ornaments and more.  Give the gift of art!”  Gallery Hours:  Fridays and Saturdays from 4-10pm, Sundays from 1-7pm.

Audio & Large Print Books Needed

When:  through January 31 
Where:  see below
Details: Prayer Angels for the Military is collecting audio books, large print books, magazines, word search and crossword puzzles.   Your donations are tax-deductible. Cash donations are accepted and can be mailed to:  Prayer Angels for the Military, Inc., 21609 Oak Orchard Road, Newhall, CA 91321 or online through Paypal. Items can be dropped off at American Family Funding 28368 Constellation Rd, #398 Santa Clarita or to Prayer Angel sites at 21609 Oak Orchard Road, Newhall; 23510 and Cherry St, Newhall; 23667 Via Delfina, Valencia.  More information is available by calling 661-799-8865, 818-606-9677 or email

Blankets of Love

When:  through December 25
Where:  see below
Details:  Prayer Angels For The Military is asking donations for any size hand made blankets, throws, quilts and afghans are being requested from the community for the holidays. Winter scarves are also needed. These gifts of comfort and love will be presented to our senior veterans, wounded warriors and some will be going out to our troops in Afghanistan. Cash donations accepted to cover shipping costs can be made to: Prayer Angels for the Military, 21609 Old Orchard Road, Newhall, or through PayPal online. More information is available by calling 661-779-8865 or email

And Upcoming…

Christmas Church Services: 

Grace Baptist
Tuesday, December 24 at 4:00pm, 6:00pm and 11pm Christmas Eve Services.  A special Christmas worship service in Spanish at 4:30pm.

NorthPark Community Church
Monday, December 23 at 5:00pm and 7:00pm “Down To Earth” Christmas Services
Tuesday, December 24 at 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 and 11:00pm “Down To Earth” Christmas Eve Services

Real Life Church
Monday, December 23 at 4:00pm, 5:30pm and 7:00pm Christmas Services
Tuesday, December 24 at 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm. 7:00pm and 11pm Christmas Services

The Church On The Way Santa Clarita
Tuesday, December 24 at 5:00pm and 7:00pm Christmas Eve Candlelighting Services 

The Sanctuary Church
Tuesday, December 24 at 5:00pm and 6:00pm Christmas Eve Services

Valencia United Methodist
Sunday, December 22 at 9am and 10:30am – “Love Lost And Found,” a Christmas Musical Drama about the Healing Power of God’s Love. 
Christmas Eve Services – Family Worship at  4:30pm, 5:30pm; Candlelight Worship at 7:30pm and 9:00pm; Candlelight Worship With Communion at 11pm

Other Upcoming Events…

Ice Station “Kidtastic Winter Wonderland Camp” – Sign Up Now
When:  January 2-10
Where:  Ice Station Valencia, 67745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia – across from Valencia High School
Details:  Ice Station Valencia has the “coolest camp” in town.  Register now for January camp.  “Kidtastic Winter Wonderland Camp” includes games, crafts and ice skating lessons.  All levels of skaters are welcome.  Various sessions are available with half-days and full-days.  Join for one day or all Winter Break.  More information is available by calling 755-8686 or online

City Of Santa Clarita Youth Sports’ LA Kings Day
When:  last day to purchase tickets Friday, December 20 – event day is Monday, December 23 at 7:30pm
Where:  Staples Center
Details:  Hockey fans can sign up for the City of Santa Clarita’s 2nd Annual Youth Sports LA Kings Day.  The Kings will be facing off the Dallas Stars.  Last day to purchase tickets is Friday, December 20.  Tickets are $98 for 100 level, $79 for 200 level, and $40 for 300 level.  From each ticket purchase, $2 will be donated to the City of Santa Clarita S.C.O.R.E. program.  

Also brought to you by our friends at Facey Medical Center. 

Looking for more events or want to register your event – check out the KHTS Community Calendar 

Source: Santa Clarita News

Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – December 18, 2013

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