What To Do in Santa Clarita

2013 Holiday Celebrations and Light Displays in the SCV



Celebrate Christmas...
in Santa Clarita!

*Over a dozen neighborhoods brightly lit!*
(We provide an online map!)

As seen in The Travel Channel's
Jingle Brawls
Airing December 8, 7:00 pm

Book a Holiday Stay!

Restaurants Open and Serving on Christmas Day in Santa Clarita

Click here for a list of restaurants.

From casual to formal!


Festival of Trees


Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express Train has been canceled for 2013


Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Holiday Home Tour


Holiday Boat Tour at Castaic Lake


Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Moved to Old Town Newhall for 2013
Check out our Calendar of Events for details and dates of these, and many more, special events.


CHRISTMAS TREES
Bring the fresh scent of evergreen into your home from one of these excellent Christmas tree lots in the SCV.


LIGHT DISPLAYS
PRIVATE HOMES

Please help us keep this area updated.
We can't be everywhere, so we will need your help to maintain this list, so please let us know when you visit these homes if they deserve to remain on our list.

If you find a street beautifully decorated, or one house that is just, well, over the top, please let us know so we can add it for all to see. Send an email to: info@santaclaritaguide.com


Driving around town, one can’t help but notice the extraordinary light displays put on by private homeowners. As much as we would love to include all of these displays, we are limiting this publication to streets with three or more exceptionally lit homes. Here are a few you won’t want to miss. We’ve listed them in order for an easy route to follow. For a real treat, put on a Christmas CD during the drive.

I’d like to pass along a special “thank you” to all of the homeowners who worked so diligently to put together these incredible exhibits. The sparkling displays truly light up our dark, winter evenings.

The Thomas Guide coordinates are provided after the street name. The LA County Guide was used, unless otherwise noted.

For a Google map of the Holiday Lights in SCV, including individual homes and past winners of The Signal's decorating contest, click here.

21633 Masterson Court, Saugus
2012 is slated to be the last year for this home, which has been lavishly decorated for the past 25 years. Sadly, Joel Frost passed on in August and his family is dedicated to producing the show one last time.

Traveling north on Bouquet Canyon Road, turn left on Haskell Canyon Rd, then left on Grovepark Drive, left on Caraway Lane, right on Masterson Ct.
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Gina Court – Saugus (4461/E5)
Located off Via Joyce in Saugus.
2009 Update: Not as many homes are participating as in previous years.
The drive around the Cottage Glen track is worth the extra time, although few homes are as fully decorated as this cul de sac. (4461/C6).
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Canterwood Drive - Saugus (4460/C4)
Located off Copper Hill Drive and N. Buckhorn Lane in Saugus.
From Via Joyce, take a right on Plum Canyon, then right on Bouquet Canyon. Turn left on Benz, left again on Copper Hill, and your first left on N. Buckhorn. Canterwood is on your left.
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Silverking Trail - Saugus (4461/B3)
Off Copper Hill Drive: Birch Canyon Way to Silverking Trail. Thanks to one of our viewers!
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Wakefield Court – Saugus (4461/A4)
Located off Copperhill Drive via Courtland Way
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Homestead Place - Saugus(4460/J4)
Located off Copperhill Drive via Paragon Drive
In 2012, one of the homeowners told us that over twenty residences decorate for the "giggles of little ones who come to see the lights." Renamed "Homestead Holiday" for the season, you'll find lights strung across the streets connecting these well-decorated homes.
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Ash Court - Saugus (4460/J2)
Off Seco Canyon: Boxwood Lane to Deodar Place to Ash Ct.
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Angelica Place (& Liana Lane) - Valencia (4460/G4)
Copper Hill Drive to North Park Drive to Angelica Place. One of our viewers wrote in, "these streets are majorly decked out with Christmas lights. Virtually every house on the street had a massive amount of lights...one with even a whole village." Thanks, Christie!
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Tesoro Del Valle - Valencia
From Copper Hill Drive to Tesoro Del Valle Dr, right on Rancho Tesoro Dr., left on Bernardo Way; second Cul De Sac on the right. One of our viewers wrote in, "Big NOEL across street, 5 to 7 homes on a cul de sac decorated with strand across the street. These were the first neighborhood featured on NBC4 News with Fritz on 12/1."
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Blueridge Drive – Valencia (4460/G6)
Located off Hillsborough Parkway
Check out all of the connecting side roads including the loop of Cuestport Drive/Weatherfield Drive (2008 update: While in previous years this area was fully decorated, there were just a few sporadic homes decorated.)
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Landon Place - Valencia (4460/G6)
Located off N. Blueridge Drive
You won't miss this incredibly decorated home. Usually we restrict our listings to neighborhoods of at least six homes well decorated, but this home deserves your time to drive over and see it!
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Clifton Place - Valencia (4460/G6)
Located off Hillsborough Parkway
The cul de sac here is fully decorated, with lights strung across the street. This is the location where we're told Edison removed the lights from the street lights.
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Essex Place - Valencia (4460/G6)
Located off Hillsborough Parkway
Reindeer Lane: This is the cul de sac where the kids will find all of Santa's reindeer scattered throughout the displays. But be on the watch for Rudolph, because he moves every night!
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23813 Claymore Way - Valencia (4460/F6))
Located off Rutherford
Tune into FM88.7 for comedic versions of pop songs as you watch this light show.
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Littleton Way – Valencia (4460/G7)
This small street off Hillsborough Parkway will take you to Chesterfield Court and Shelburne Way
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Philbrook Avenue - Valencia (4460/F7)
Dubbed "The Dancing Snowflakes House" by a young fan, we're told the whole street is nicely decorated as well. Thanks to the Hester family for telling us about this home! Check it out on YouTube
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25815 Mendoza Drive - Saugus
Rob Miley wrote to tell us 80,000 multi-colored lights and the polar bears make this a must see! Easiest access is off McBean Parkway, northeast on Arroyo Park Drive, left on Carrizo Drive, right on Mendoza Drive.
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Reade Place - Stevenson Ranch (4640/B1)
Access via Thoreau Way off Poe Parkway. Homes are elaborately displayed on this cul de sac, and colored lights are strung across the street.
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Brooks Circle – Stevenson Ranch (4550/A7)
Located off Poe Parkway. Colored lights are strung across the street, running much of Brooks Circle, creating almost a 'tunnel' effect.
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Holiday Light Show - ADDED in 2010! Newhall
Follow the link for the 2009 show. Over 35,000 lights, 400 extension cords which would stretch over 3/4 of a mile, 279 individually programmed channels.
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BUSINESSES

Valencia Town Center Drive
Wander through the mall while enjoying the merchants’ decorations, visits with Santa and holiday music.
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Area Nurseries and Merchants
Of course, any business specializing in silk plants or Christmas trees is a delight to the senses this time of year. Plan ahead for next year, for these can also be great locations to take your family Christmas photo, as they often decorate close to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Green Thumb (Newhall) and The Decor Store (Stevenson Ranch) traditionally offer a plethora of holiday decorations.

HMNMH Christmas Tree
Henry Mayo Hospital
In 2013, the hospital will not host the Christmas Tree Lighting due to construction. Rather, the Christmas Tree Lighting will take place in Old Town Newhall on Main Street. The MAP IT is to the new location in Newhall.
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Light Up Main Street
Christmas tree and twinkling lights!
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SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

Castaic Lions Santa Float
A long-standing tradition, Santa boards the Castaic Lions Santa Float and visits local neighborhoods, collecting an average 10,000 pounds of food for Castaic families in need. Visit the website for locations and maps.

Westfield Valencia Town Center
Children may tell Santa their wish list and get their photos taken at our local mall.
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TRAINS
Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express Train - Cancelled for 2013
We are sad to report that the Holiday Toy Express Train has been cancelled for 2013. However, our contact at the SCRRA is optimistic that the train will return again in 2014.
Over 50,000 lights decorate this train that brings Santa Claus to town every year. A free live-action Holiday musical entertains those who brave the chilly night air. Get into the holiday spirit by donating an unwrapped toy for needy children.



HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES - Updated for 2013

The Canyon Theatre Guild
661-799-2702
Holiday favorites for the whole family.
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Repertory East Playhouse
661-288-0000
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The Nutcracker
College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center
661-251-6844
The Santa Clarita Ballet Company presents this classic tale.
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SCV Candlelight Christmas Concerts
Grace Baptist Church
661-296-8737x125
Ring in the season with a musical celebration featuring the 100-voice adult choir, orchestra, handbells, soloists and special music groups.
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Master Chorale Concert
College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center
661-362-5304
Enjoy the music of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale and the Santa Clarita Children's choir as they sing this year's holiday concert.
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Holiday Jazz Concert
College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center
661-362-5304
This concert is a fantastic way to welcome in the holiday season and features holiday favorites presented by the College of the Canyons Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Bands. The concert will leave you singing all the way to your car!
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Latest Update: October 24, 2013 3:20pm PST



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