So many Reasons to Smile this Season
December, 2021 - Issue #206
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The holiday season is a compilation of millions of moments - make them magical! We're setting an intention to do more of what makes us smile for Holiday '22. Join us!

Forget Milk & Cookies Santa Wants Bundt Cakes
Nothing Bundt Cakes' beauties are bouncing with buttery cream-cheese goodness in every bite - and are Santa approved. Take the kids to the NBC bakery in Valencia and let them pick the perfect sweets for their favorite jolly soul.
Nothing Bundt Cakes 291-2424

Holidays at the Farm Offers Wholesome Family Fun
Running December 4 to December 19 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm, "Holidays at the Farm" is the wholesome way to celebrate the season. Held at Santa Clarita's Gilchrist Farm, visitors can welcome Santa on Saturdays - he arrives by tractor parade - at 10am. Cheer on the Holiday Horse & Rider Parade on December 11 and 12 at 10am! There's no charge for admission and Santa's visits - but for a nominal fee, you can take a caroling wagon ride, sip something yummy from the hot chocolate bar, pet festive farm animals and shop local vendors.

Make Thanksgiving Day Easy & Delicious at the Hyatt Regency Valencia
We're grateful for the opportunity to eat well - without cooking! From 10am to 3pm, celebrate the most thankful day of the year with gourmet selections at the Hyatt Valencia. Dive in at the Omelet Station, which will run from 10am to 12pm and feature chef-prepared omelets using market-fresh ingredients. Other breakfast items include eggs benedict, applewood smoked bacon, breakfast sausage, chicken and Belgian waffles and more. The pasta station runs from 12pm to 3pm - but don't fill up there, because there are so many other delicacies to enjoy! Seafood like king crab legs, Atlantic smoked salmon, blackened ahi tuna, oysters, cheese assortments, gourmet salads, hand-carved herb-roasted prime rib, oven-roasted turkey breast and fall entrees like pan-seared Skuna Bay salmon, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing and more will be served. Kids will especially love the selection of chicken fingers, pizza and mac and cheese - plus the massive selection of handcrafted desserts.
Prices are $75 for adults, $32 for children ages 5 to 12 and kids 4 and under are complementary. Reservations are strongly suggested.
Hyatt Regency Valencia 678-4044
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Swap Reindeer for Horses with a Wintery Ride
When holiday break feels too techy, too shoppy, too much - escape to Santa Clarita Valley Equestrian Center. The SCV staple offers private trail rides through our community's beautiful riverbed. Connect with nature - and each other - when you and your crew hit the local trail on horseback. Together with your professional guide, explore SCV's local flora and fauna during your slow-paced, relaxing ride, appropriate for riders ages 6 and up.
Santa Clarita Valley Equestrian Center 296-9995
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Through Thursday | December 23
Canyon Theatre Guild Presents "Miracle on 34th Street"
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

Friday | December 31
'80s NYE Party at The Old Town Junction

Big hair, don't care! You'll want to rock and roll all night and party every day of '22 when you kick off the New Year at The OTJ on Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Celebrate with your friends and neighbors with live '80s music, a themed menu and cocktails plus ball-drop champagne celebration. Call now to reserve your spot.
The Old Town Junction 702-4888
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