‘Light Up Main Street’ to kick off holiday season

Light Up Main Street is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 19. Courtesy photo.
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When you think of the holiday season, do you imagine yourself in a winter wonderland? A pile of snow? Taking pictures with Santa? If so, then you’re in luck: The city of Santa Clarita is welcoming the community to Light Up Main Street in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m.  

Attendees will enjoy holiday festivities with family, friends and neighbors during an evening out on Main Street. 

You can join the Santa Clarita City Council in front of the Santa Clarita Public Library Old Town Newhall Branch as they flip the switch and illuminate a giant Christmas tree, as well as thousands of lights along Main Street, at 6 p.m. Following the tree lighting, attendees can enjoy live tunes from Michael Physick on the Main Stage (Main Street and Lyons Avenue) until 8 p.m. and dance the night away to a blend of holiday favorites and Top 40 hits.  

In front of The Main theater, eventgoers can relish the sounds of eight different performance groups on the Community Stage, which can be found between Market Street and 6th Street.  

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and take photos with Santa Claus, play in real snow, write letters to Santa, create festive crafts and witness an ice sculptor create a masterpiece in real time. Enjoy foods from local businesses or tasty treats from food trucks on site. The Maker’s Marketplace will offer the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts from local artisans.  

Residents are asked to be mindful of road closures that will be in effect for Light Up Main Street. Lyons Avenue will be closed between Walnut Street and Railroad Avenue, and Main Street will be closed between Lyons Avenue and the roundabout. Residents are asked to use Railroad Avenue or Newhall Avenue as a detour. Closures on Main Street will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, while the rest will follow at 10 a.m. All closures will be lifted by midnight.  

Free public parking is available at the parking structure on 9th Street between Main Street and Railroad Avenue, as well as at the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market St.). To find more information about Light Up Main Street, visit OldTownNewhall.com. 

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