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THERE’S SNOW PLACE LIKE OLD TOWN NEWHALL DURING “LIGHT UP MAIN STREET.”

Annual Kick-Off to the Holiday Season to Take Place November 19.

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 in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, November 19, from 5:00 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, attendees can enjoy live tunes from Michael Physick on the Main Stage (Main Street and Lyons Avenue) until 8:00 p.m. and dance the night away to a blend of holiday favorites and Top 40 hits. In front of The MAIN theatre, 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 flavorful foods from local businesses or tasty treats from food trucks on site. Be sure to stop by the Maker’s Marketplace as well to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts from local artisans.

The City of Santa Clarita would like to thank Infiniti of Valencia, Logix Federal Credit Union, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Snow OrthodonticsLaw Offices of Owen, Patterson & Owen, Re/Max, Thomas Pools and State Farm Insurance Agent Nilton Rodrigues for their support of Light Up Main Street.

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 8:00 a.m. on November 19, while the rest will follow at 10:00 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 Street). To find more information about Light Up Main Street, please visit OldTownNewhall.com.

City of Santa Clarita to Unveil New Walk of Western Stars Inductees, Ricky Schroder and Cesar Romero in Old Town Newhall.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend the unveiling of the newest inductees on the Walk of Western Stars on Thursday, April 21, at 5:00 p.m. Cesar Romero and Ricky Schroder will be formally enshrined with a bronze star on terrazzo tile at the unveiling, which will take place outside of Reyes Winery on Main, which is located on the west side of Main Street in Old Town Newhall, between 8th Street and Market Street.

Since 1981, the City has honored Western television, radio and film stars, and these newest inductees will join them with their own bronze tile.

Cesar Romero had an impressive career spanning six decades and made more than 200 appearances in television shows and movies, 56 of which were Westerns. In the early 1930s, Romero appeared in such classics as “The Thin Man,” “The Devil is a Woman” with Marlene Dietrich and “The Little Princess” with Shirley Temple. A Cuban-American, Romero was the first Hispanic actor to portray the iconic character of the Cisco Kid, doing so in “The Cisco Kid and the Lady.” Romero is perhaps best remembered for his role as The Joker in the 1960s “Batman” television show and feature film, making him the first actor to portray the famous villain on the big screen. Romero passed away in 1994.

Ricky Schroder began his career as a child actor, appearing in movies such as “The Champ” with Jon Voight and “The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark” with Elliott Gould. His most famous early role was as Ricky Stratton in “Silver Spoons” from 1982 to 1986. Schroder’s Western career started with the role of Newt Dobbs in the mini-series “Lonesome Dove” opposite Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, which was one of the most-watched television events in history. He has appeared in Western TV movies such as “Blood River,” “Texas” and “Ebenezer” while also directing and starring in 2013’s “Our Wild Hearts.” Schroder has appeared in more than 50 other television and film productions in his career, including “NYPD Blue,” “Strong Medicine,” “24” and “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.”

Free parking for the Walk of Western Stars unveiling will be available in the parking structure located on 9th Street between Railroad Avenue and Main Street or in the public parking lot on the corner of Main Street and 6th Street. Community members are invited to further celebrate the newest inductees at a special reception inside Reyes Winery on Main, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The reception will include light appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks, wine for purchase and video clips of the inductees’ work playing on screens. Tickets for the reception are available for purchase at wows2022.eventbrite.com for $30. Space is extremely limited. Following the reception, guests are invited to attend a Western-themed SENSES Block Party from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Main Street.

For more information about the Walk of Western Stars unveiling or reception, please contact Arts and Events Manager Phil Lantis via email at plantis@santa-clarita.com

Sights and Sounds of SENSES Block Parties return to Old Town Newhall, March 17 through October 20, 2022.

Monthly Themed Events Return for Full Season in 2022

Newhall, Calif. – Will you have the luck of the Irish and find a pot o’ gold at the end of a rainbow when SENSES Block Parties return to Old Town Newhall this month? SENSES Block Parties bring live music, food trucks and themed activities in a festive, adult setting to Main Street on the third Thursday of each month from March through October.

Let the shenanigans begin this St. Patrick’s Day at the Shamrockin’ SENSES on March 17, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Try your luck at the outdoor casino and sample Irish whiskey from the on-street bar provided by 8th & Rail while listening to the music of Craic in the Stone.

SENSES is a FREE event geared toward adults and features a new theme each month. Mark your calendar now for the full 2022 lineup, which includes:

  • Shamrockin’ SENSES – March 17
  • Wild West – April 21
  • Nintendo Party – May 19
  • Summer Camp – June 16
  • SENSES on the Pier – July 21
  • Flower Power – August 18
  • Outer Space – September 15
  • Fright Night – October 20

For more information about SENSES Block Parties, please visit OldTownNewhall.com or contact the City of Santa Clarita’s Arts and Events division at (661) 250-3787 or aeo@santa-clarita.com.

“Light Up Main Street,” Santa and his reindeer Return to Old Town Newhall on November 20, 2021.

Newhall, Calif. – The holiday season is just around the corner, and the City of Santa Clarita is excited to welcome the community back to the official holiday kick-off, Light Up Main Street! Join your family, friends and neighbors for an evening of entertainment and holiday cheer in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, November 20, 2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m. There is no better way to ring in the season than enjoying real snow, crafts, festive performances, shopping, snacking, reindeer and pictures with Santa.

           After a virtual event last year, residents can once again enjoy this festive event centering around the momentous lighting of our 25-foot-tall Christmas tree and thousands of lights. The official tree lighting will take place promptly at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Old Town Newhall Library, so be sure to arrive early!

Following the lighting, attendees can dance to the sounds of “Electric Vinyl” performing on the Main Stage until 9:00 p.m. Six different performances will also be held throughout the night by various groups on the Community Stage near 6th Street and Main Street outside of the Canyon Theatre Guild (24242 Main Street).

           Attendees will have the opportunity to play in 20 tons of real snow on Main Street, take photos with Santa Claus, write Christmas letters with the Santa Clarita Public Library, make crafts with DFY in SCV and much more. Be sure to visit local craft vendors who will be selling one-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday season, from handcrafted jewelry and candles to beautifully designed purses and watercolor paintings. In addition to local restaurants along Main Street, 10 food trucks offering a range of savory and sweet options will be on site.

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 Railroad Avenue and Newhall 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. Both closures will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at midnight.

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

The MAIN in Old Town Newhall presents “Through Our Eyes: The Art of Contemporary Native America exhibit on November 4, 2021.

Native American Art Exhibit featured in The MAIN’s lobby, followed by a Special “10 by 10” Variety Night. The Art Reception and Variety Night events are free and open to all ages.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The MAIN in Old Town Newhall will celebrate Native American culture on Thursday, November 4, during the “Through Our Eyes: The Art of Contemporary Native America” Art Reception and “10 by 10” Variety Night. The art reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by “10 by 10” Variety Night at 7:00 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to stroll through the art exhibit featured in The MAIN’s lobby, chat with featured artists and enjoy an all Native American “10 by 10” Variety Night during the event. The Art Reception and Variety Night events are free and open to all ages.

“Through Our Eyes: The Art of Contemporary Native America” features six Native artists, including Peggy Fontenot, Nadia Reed, Nadiya Little Warrior, Corina Roberts, Matthew White Bear McMasters and Corey Stein. The artwork is presented in a variety of mediums ranging from photography to sculpture, painting and more. Through the use of diverse materials and techniques, these artists create works of art that are fun, thought-provoking, interesting and beautiful.

From the art gallery to the stage, the “10 by 10” Variety Night will continue immersing attendees into Native American culture. The show will feature ten Native American performers, each with a ten-minute performance of their choosing. Some of the acts include Grass Dancing by the McMaster’s Dancers, comedy by touring comedian Cat Alvarado and music from Carlos Reynosa.

Learn more about the upcoming art reception and “10 by 10” Variety Night event by visiting Facebook.com/TheMAINNewhall. For email notifications, please sign-up for The MAIN’s eNotify (https://www.santa-clarita.com/city-hall/enotify) to receive up-to-date information on topics or events happening at The MAIN.

City of Santa Clarita – 10 by 10″ Variety Night is Back at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall.

The Community-Favorite Variety Show Returns to its Original In-Person Format on September 2!

The City of Santa Clarita is excited to welcome back “10 by 10” Variety Night at The MAIN (24266 Main Street) on Thursday, September 2! The free event begins at 7:00 p.m. Attendees can learn more by visiting Facebook.com/TheMAINNewhall.


            For the first time since the onset of pandemic closures in March 2020, ten performers will each step onto The MAIN’s stage for a ten-minute act of their choosing. Some of the noteworthy performers featured in the September 2 show include comedian and former “America’s Got Talent” contestant Marty Ross, world-class juggler Ivan Pecel and award-winning storyteller Christine Blackburn.


            Over the past year, “10 by 10” has been hosted in a virtual format on the first Thursday of each month. The City is thrilled to safely have audience members back in person for an evening of entertainment and laughs at the intimate venue.


            Learn more about “10 by 10” Variety Night by following The MAIN on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheMAINNewhall. For questions about The MAIN and all upcoming events, please contact Arts Supervisor Jeff Barber at jbarber@santa-clarita.com.