Tag Archives: Main Street in Old Town Newhall

THERE’S SNOW PLACE LIKE OLD TOWN NEWHALL DURING “LIGHT UP MAIN STREET,” Kicks off Nov. 18, 2023.

Annual Kick-Off to the Holiday Season to Take Place November 18, 2023.

Newhall, Calif. – 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 thrilled to welcome the community to Light Up Main Street presented by Drink PAK in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, November 18, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy holiday festivities with family, friends and neighbors during an evening out on Main Street in the City’s premiere Arts and Entertainment District.

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 6:00 p.m. Following the tree lighting, make sure to stop at Veterans Historical Plaza, located at 24275 N. Walnut Street, to experience another special tree paying homage to our Veterans and active duty military.

Throughout the event, attendees can enjoy live music from various acts on the Main Stage (Main Street and Lyons Avenue) or relish the sounds and visual appeal of local performance groups on the Community Stage, which can be found between Market Street and 6th Street, in front of The MAIN.

There is sure to be an activity to delight everyone in your group. Don’t miss the Snow Zone, presented by Snow Orthodontics, live ice sculpting, presented by Re/MAX, Letters to Santa, presented by Henry Rodriguez State Farm, the Candy Cane Carnival, presented by TriStar Home Loans and SCVMVP and a Grinch-tacular Whoville Celebration, presented by Elevate Church.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and take photos with Santa Claus, jump, slide and play in the Polar Playground and create festive crafts. Be sure to stop by the Maker’s Marketplace or shop at local businesses to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts from local artisans. For those guests who are sensory sensitive, take a break at the Chill Zone, in partnership with Include Everyone Project. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and Logix Federal Credit Union will also be in attendance to help celebrate the holiday season.

If food and drink are the reason you attend, then prepare your taste buds for sweet and savory delights from food trucks located on Lyons Avenue and Main Street, between Market and 6th Street. In addition, consider supporting new and favorite local restaurants and drinking establishments that will be serving up their holiday best.

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 and Lyons Avenue will begin at 6:00 a.m. on November 18. 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, the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market Street) and the lot at the corner of 6th Street and Main Street. Street parking is also available, but please be mindful of parking signs and blocking driveways of local residents. To find more information about Light Up Main Street, please visit OldTownNewhall.com.

SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL TO RETURN TO MAIN STREET IN OLD TOWN NEWHALL, APRIL 22 and APRIL 23, 2023.

Attention all Urban Cowboys! Cowboy life and Western Culture set to come to life on April 22, 23 on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

SANTA CLARITA, CA – The City of Santa Clarita’s Cowboy Festival is set to return for its 27th year after a three-year pause. The world-class event, which features the sights, sounds and style of Cowboy life and Western culture is scheduled for April 22 and 23, with a new urban venue for 2023 – Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

General admission to the Cowboy Festival remains free and attendees will be treated to a variety of live music performances and entertainment on Main Street, as well as The MAIN theater. Special ticketed evening performances will be held at the Canyon Theatre Guild and the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts in Newhall. Additional information and tickets for these shows will be released soon. In addition, food and beverages will be available for purchase and guests can shop from vendors offering unique Western apparel, crafts and more. Food, apparel and gear vendor applications are now being accepted through February 20. Prospective vendors can learn more about the event and apply at CowboyFestival.org.

The 2023 Cowboy Festival will feature favorite performers from festivals past, as well as a variety of new musicians presenting country western, folk and bluegrass performances across three stages on Main Street. Additionally, there will be a limited number of VIP packages available for purchase. Details on VIP package amenities and pricing will be announced as they are finalized.

Leading up to the Cowboy Festival, a Wild Wild West SENSES Block Party will be held on Main Street on Thursday, April 20 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. and feature live music, themed activities, an on-street bar and more. The Walk of Western Stars will unveil its 2023 inductees on Friday, April 21. This event will commemorate the inductees’ contributions to Western entertainment history by immortalizing their names in bronze and terrazzo tile, stamped into the streets of Old Town Newhall.

Details and ticket information for special events taking place as part of the Cowboy Festival, as well as opportunities to volunteer, will be made available in the coming weeks. To learn more about the 2023 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, please visit CowboyFestival.org.

City of Santa Clarita’s Scarecrow Alley Competition Comes to Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

SENSES Harvest Festival Block Party to Include Scarecrow Decorating Competition in October.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Spookiness is on its way to Main Street in Old Town Newhall. The spine-tingling, hair-raising chill in the air can only mean one thing – Scarecrow Alley is returning to Santa Clarita! Sign-up now to participate in the City of Santa Clarita’s community scarecrow contest for your chance to win eternal glory – and a fabulous prize!

Scarecrow Alley is a community competition that encourages residents, businesses and non-profit organizations to submit a decorated scarecrow to be featured at the Harvest Festival SENSES Block Party on Thursday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m.

A $50 gift card will be awarded to the top entry in the following three categories: Classic, Creepy and Creative. A People’s Choice winner will be selected from all entries and will receive a $100 gift card.

There is no fee to participate in the contest, but interested participants must register in advance at OldTownNewhall.com/SENSES-Block-Party. Participants are responsible for all materials, though the City will provide one support stake for each submission. Registration must be completed by Tuesday, October 12, and entries must be delivered to Scarecrow Alley on Main Street on Wednesday, October 20.

Each entry will be judged by a panel consisting of City of Santa Clarita staff and community partners. Winners will be announced at 9:00 p.m. during the Harvest Festival SENSES Block Party on October 21.

To learn more about Scarecrow Alley and to register for the competition, please visit OldTownNewhall.com/SENSES-Block-Party or call the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.

City of Santa Clarita’s SENSES Block Parties Return to Main Street in Old Town Newhall, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21.

Newhall, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita’s wildly popular SENSES block parties will return to Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Stimulate your senses in August, September and October with live music, food trucks and themed activities in a festive, adult setting.

Welcome back SENSES on Thursday, August 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with a Sports of All Sorts block party. Play hard and have fun with a smorgasbord of games and sporting activities as you show why you should’ve been chosen to represent your country at this year’s Olympics.

Take a trip to Downtown Las Vegas as Old Town Newhall transforms into Fremont Street on Thursday, September 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Try your luck at the outdoor casino games and enjoy live entertainment, iconic Vegas thrills and adult beverages from the on-street bar.

Closeout the 2021 SENSES slate and carve out some fun at the Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Stroll down Scarecrow Alley or enter the scarecrow decorating contest yourself for a chance to win a fa-boo-lous prize! “Pumpkin spice” things up with a game of pumpkin bowling and a cup of cider.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s SENSES block parties, connect by “liking” the City of Santa Clarita Events page on Facebook.