SCV Holiday Lights
Tours, Extravagances and Super Homes
By Jim Walker
For many of us, a trip to see the Christmas lights this time of year is a must. And whenever possible, these displays get more and more amazing from season to season. From meditative luminarias to good old-fashioned wooden reindeer to blowup, light and music extravaganzas that can likely be seen from space, there’s something for everyone and, for some, everything. Here we bring you the best of it, with a few insights and updates.
Transit Light Tour
Tonight (December 18) is your last chance to enjoy the Santa Clarita Transit Holiday Light Tour. The tour departs from the McBean Regional Transit Center and lasts approximately 45 minutes, visiting some of the city’s best light shows (excluding Wakefield Court). Tours depart approximately every 15 minutes and start at 6pm, with the last tour departing at 9pm. Tickets are subject to availability and can be purchased upon boarding for $3.00 per person or are complimentary with the donation of a canned item. All canned goods collected will be donated to the Santa Clarita Food Pantry. For more information, contact Santa Clarita Transit at (661) 294-1BUS (1287) or visit SantaClaritaTransit.com.
Old Town Newhall
You may have missed the Light Up Mainstreet event in November, but Old Town Newhall is a sparkling winter wonderland throughout the holiday season, anchored by the Library Christmas tree. Stroll down Main Street and visit the shops, theaters and restaurants in a snow globe like atmosphere.
Wakefield Winter Wonderland
Wakefield Court, Saugus, until December 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m
Wakefield Court has been the big boss of Christmas lights at SCV for many years. As a result, it gets incredibly busy during peak hours. But that’s part of the show. Just drive through very slowly, or park a few blocks away and walk. There is almost too much to see and the neighborhood is welcoming. However, the neighbors ask you to be respectful, patient and neighborly yourself. Drive/walk carefully and be aware of children who may be moving quickly. Use the trash cans provided and/or take them back to your car. Keep in mind that some houses have children sleeping while the festivities are on. There are no public toilets.
Reindeer Lane: Grandview Drive, Valencia, from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m
Misty Right Light Show: Misty Ridge Place, Canyon Country Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Canterwood Drive: South of Copper Hill near Bouquet Canyon Road.
Homestead Holiday: Homestead Place near Copper Hill Drive and Paragon Drive.
Ash Court: Saugus, just off Deodar Place off Seco Canyon Road.
Brooks Circle: On Poe Parkway, Stevenson Ranch
Luminaria Lane: Clearidge Drive, Essex Place, Meraweather Place, Valencia, until December 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Holiday Light Spectacular: 27732 Briarcliff Place, Valencia until January 8th from 6:30pm to 11:00pm “Our 2022 fundraising page for NBTS has just gone online. If you enjoy the show, please consider making a donation to the National Brain Tumor Society https://nbtsevents.braintumor.org/Lights-on-Briarcliff.”
Roberson Light Show: 23235 Cuestport Dr., Valencia, CA 91354
Quires Winter Wonderland: 23551 Chatfield Way, through January 1 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm (5:30pm to 10:00am Fri and Sat)
Reindeer Road: 27705 Essex Place, Valencia until December 31st from 5pm to 10pm
Silas Family Lightshow: 25437 Plaza Escovar, Valencia, until December 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Robert and Danny at it again: 27747 Sequoia Glen Dr., Valencia CA 91354. “My love of Christmas decorations started when I was in junior high and my mom asked me to light the candles for her,” said Robert Cowan. “I think I’ve done four or five of the posts on our block this year and Christmas has really started on the block. It was great to see all the neighbors getting involved and turning our block into something magical.” He and Danny are continuing that miracle in Valencia. “This year we ditched some of the giant inflatable things, added some custom programmable lights to the garage door and 12-foot Christmas tree, and got an artificial snow machine. It really gives a nice sense of community with all the families walking or driving by to enjoy our little light show.”
Rio Bosque Photo Op: 27117 Rio Bosque Drive, Valencia 91354. Scott Smith, wife Kate Santiago and son Kamden want you to know that “Christmas has always been our favorite holiday. Our son loves decorating even more than Halloween with his mom and dad. Our Christmas exhibit includes giant bouncy castles, over 5,000 lights, upbeat Christmas music from 5pm to 9pm, a wood burning fire pit and snow machines. We love chatting with people encouraging purchases and photos alongside the decorations. Our family holiday display is best seen at night because of the many lights, but we don’t turn it off. Usually our family is out from 6pm to 8pm or 9pm to greet passers-by. Then we usually have the snow machines and the music plays.”
Sweetgum Lane: 17772 Sweetgum Lane, Canyon Country, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
Candy Land: 27809 Sycamore Creek Drive, Saugus through December 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Combs Tree Lot: 28114 Guilford Lane, Saugus until 31 December from 6pm to 10pm
Holiday Pups: 21702 Jeffers Lane, Saugus until January 3rd from 5pm to 12am
Minion Land: 21118 Cimarron Way, Saugus, through January 1 from 5:15 p.m. to 11:30 p.m
Spectacular Christmas Lights: 19646 Castille Lane, Saugus until December 31 from 5pm to 10pm
Trinity Place: 22274 Trinity Place, Saugus until December 26 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm
The Hallak House: 25086 Cotton Blossom Lane, Stevenson Ranch through December 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m