Experience the majestic beauty of Hawaii's Big Island on a Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour. While nighttime lava glow is not guaranteed, this tour offers a chance for once-in-a-lifetime memories. Photo Hawaii Tours.

Giving the Gift that Creates Memories 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  When holiday gift giving time arrives do you always find yourself in panic mode searching for the best,

Finding the Perfect Tree 

By Michele E. Buttelman   Signal Staff Writer  Douglas Fir? Noble Fir? Fraser Fir? Scotch Pine? What is your perfect Christmas tree? Will only a fresh

Artistic souls of all ages may try their hand at making a Fairy House or painting ceramic ornaments at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in Daly City. Photo by Rich Yee.

Christmas Villages, Holiday Fests 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  The holiday season abounds with decorations, peppermint mocha lattes and tree lightings. It is also time to explore

Thanksgiving does not need to be a stressful holiday. With a changed mindset, Thanksgiving can be a holiday that truly celebrates family and togetherness.

When Your Whole Family Comes to Town 

By Vivianna Shields   Signal Staff Writer   The holiday that welcomes gratitude, great food and family bonding, with a side of unwarranted stress, is back.  Though

A Full Menu of Festive Holiday Flavor

Cooking up a successful holiday gathering calls for everyone’s favorite recipes. From the centerpiece main dish to fresh salads and appetizers, roasted sides and baked

Will Ferrall is “Buddy” in “Elf” first released in theaters in 2003 and now a holiday classic. Photo New Line Cinema.

Holiday TV News Guide

It’s time to gather around the television and watch old classics and new specials.  By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  Holiday television specials are

Photo taken in Vancouver, Canada.

Help for First Time Holiday Hosts 

Hosting Thanksgiving is a large undertaking that can put some hosts under pressure. Unlike some other holidays that are less food-focused, Thanksgiving is largely about

hollywood-christmas-parade-2019-0503_cmyk Hollywood Christmas Parade. © 2019 Hollywood Christmas Parade

Holiday Fun to Book Now 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  The last two months of the year are filled with festive and fun activities in Southern California. It’s

The star of holiday meals, the turkey must be ordered in advance or given time to defrost in the refrigerator before roasting. Courtesy Butterball.

Get Organized for the Holidays 

By Michele E. Buttelman  As the calendar counts down to the end of the year it’s easy to feel overwhelmed knowing the inevitable approach of

Nightmare on Linda Vista Street

Awesometown is now Halloweentown

By Selvin Ramirez For The Signal  Halloween has descended upon the Santa Clarita Valley — and there is something for everyone, from family-friendly community events to


Top Halloween Costumes for 2023 

Costumes and candy are synonymous with Halloween. Individuals may spend weeks or months trying to come up with the perfect costumes for their trick-or-treating excursions


Get in the Spooky Spirit 

By Michele E. Buttelman   It’s the season of ghosts, ghouls and goblins. This is the time of year to “get your scare on” and enjoy

Hispanic Heritage Month 

Santa Clarita residents, who are doctors and sisters, describe their pride in their Latino Heritage By Terry Kanakri  For The Signal  For Santa Clarita residents