December, 2019 Community Calendar
Friday, August 2 to Tuesday, December 3

•  Mel Carll Photography Exhibit - Inside SCV Magazine photographer Mel Carll's art exhibit opens at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library on August 2. Called, "The Ground Beneath Me; Not Above Me, So Enjoy Life...," the exhibit explores Carll's battle with cancer and radiation - and his choice to find the bright side. This display is full of hope, positivity and a love of life - and runs through December 3.

Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 22

•  Elf: The Musical - You'll be headed for frivolity, laughs and good cheer when you join family and friends for the musical, "Elf" at the Canyon Theatre Guild. Yes, this is the story of Buddy the elf who believes he is one of Santa's jolly helpers. But with the prodding of Good ol' Saint Nick himself, Buddy discovers his true human roots in the funniest of ways. The Canyon Theatre Guild Playhouse is always decked out in its holiday finest this time of year; arrive 30 minutes before every show to join their cheerful members of the cast and crew in singing holiday carols.

Friday, December 6

•  Holiday Concert & Sing-along - Vocalist Katherine Lench-Meyering joins College of the Canyons Music as they perform favorites from the holiday season like "Rudolph," "Santa is in the House," "Christmas Time is Here" and "Hanukkah Swings." Come along with "Frosty" and the band and usher in the holidays. It'll get your foot tapping and your heart humming with the holiday spirit!

Saturday, December 7

•  Come Christmas Sing - The Master's University School of Music Presents
"Come Christmas Sing!" The annual concert series, themed "Unto Us a Child is Born," will be featuring Christmas favorites and Handel's Messiah. This year, the concert series will be held again at Grace Community Church for one day only! Tickets are $12 to $15, plus fees, and can be purchased online or by calling. Come and experience the concerts you know and love!
          Phone #: 362-2255

•  Holiday Home Tour 2019 - For more than three decades, the Holiday Home Tour has been a cherished tradition of the Home Tour League, raising funds for Women's Services. Attendees view selected Santa Clarita Valley homes exceptionally decorated for the Holiday Season. Each home is professionally decorated and adorned according to a chosen theme. In addition, Holiday Home Tour festivities include a Preview Gala (Friday, 12/6) and a Holiday Boutique. Purchase tickets online or at the Hospital Gift Shop(23845 McBean Pkwy, Valencia)

Sunday, December 8

•  Holiday Lights - Southern California composer Morten Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna" is one of the most glorious works now sung throughout the world. The title means "Light Eternal," and it will launch you into a wonderful holiday program. Along with the Children's Choirs, the Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present holiday music to lighten your spirits with both new and heartwarmingly familiar pieces, including the annual carol sing-along.

Wednesday, December 11

•  Holiday Carolers, Catering & Cuisine - Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Join Marston's on Wednesday, December 11 for their annual holiday dinner complete with carolers. Experience fine dining accompanied by the acapella serenade of the Hart High School Choir Carolers preforming holiday favorites complete with Dickens-inspired wardrobe. There's limited seating; don't wait to reserve your table.
          Phone #: 253-9910

Thursday, December 12

•  Maintain a Sustainable Landscape - Your landscape has been established for a while now, but you want to keep it looking good. Attendees will learn effective methods to manage and Maintain a Sustainable Landscape. You'll soon find out that sustainable and efficient can still be beautiful! Held at SCV Water, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.
          Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Friday, December 13 to Sunday, December 15

•  The Nutcracker - THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT - BUY TICKETS EARLY! Santa Clarita Ballet Company celebrates their 25th year of bringing "The Nutcracker" to life, once again highlighting the holiday season with this enchanting ballet. Fans of this timeless story of Marie and her beloved Nutcracker are invited to experience a magical adventure that begins at an elegant Christmas party where gifts are exchanged, guests dance and children marvel at the wonder and surprises before them. As if a dream, the story journeys into the festive Land of Sweets, but not before an exciting battle between toy soldiers and the formidable Rat King.
          Website: 251-0366

Saturday, December 14

•  The Basics of Lawn Removal - Are you ready to take the next step to ditch your lawn? Learn the step-by-step process of The
Basics of Lawn Removal on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will discover the best types of plants to replace grass. Do you want to leave a little grass in your landscape? We'll cover best maintenance practices that can make it more drought-tolerant. Held at SCV Water, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Saturday, December 14 to Sunday, December 15

•  Holidays at Gilchrist Farm - Guests will enjoy meeting Santa on a horse-drawn wagon, festive petting zoo, pony rides, caroling, handmade holiday food and treats, crafts to take and make (Doll making, candle crafting, pine cone decorating and more.), local gift vendors (Crafts, jewelry, clothing, goats-milk soap...), a festive hot-chocolate bar, live music, face painting - oh my! This free-to-enter holiday tradition runs from 10am to 5pm; it's outdoors, so dress in layers and wear closed-toed shoes.
          Phone #: 645-2517

Wednesday, December 18

•  A Charlie Brown Christmas Live - There's no better way to celebrate the magic of the season than with everyone's favorite holiday classic. Adapted from Charles M. Schulz's timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, the production features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the whole "Peanuts" gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A present the whole family can enjoy!

          Time: 7:00 PM

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