Henry Mayo Home Tour Promises Holiday Delights
32nd Annual Holiday Home Tour: November 30 and December 1
December, 2012 - Issue #98
photography by Ted Dayton

Good cheer and tidings of the season will abound during Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's 32nd-annual Holiday Home Tour festivities on November 30 and December 1. The "Holiday Surprise and Delight" themed events will benefit Henry Mayo's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which opened in June of this year.

During this spectacular holiday event, visitors will have an opportunity to tour three homes decorated in unique themes of festive holiday decor in the heart of Santa Clarita Valley neighborhoods including Placerita Canyon and Westridge (behind the gates). The tour, sponsored by Schwartz Oil Company, Inc., is hosted by the hospital's Home Tour League. As in past Home Tour events, professional designers, in collaboration with the homeowners, will showcase their unique themes in the homes.

Tickets for the tour are available at a special price of $25 until November 30, and $30 on the day of the Tour. Tickets are available for purchase at and participating stores, and will be available for sale at each home and at the boutique at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on the day of the event. The tour is open to all adults and children over 12 years of age. For safety reasons, guests are requested to wear flat shoes only.

Holiday shoppers looking for unique gifts will be delighted with the Home Tour's indoor holiday gift boutique at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Saturday, December 1, the day of the tour. The boutique is open to the public 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours of the homes will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also available for purchase, there will be a lunch special at the Vines restaurant at the Hyatt for Tour ticketholders.

Holiday revelers are also invited to ring in the season with the Preview Gala on Friday, November 30, to enjoy an exclusive first look at the homes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a festive buffet dinner at the Oaks Grille at TPC from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. There will also be a raffle of some very exclusive items. Gala tickets are available for $100 per person and can be purchased by calling 253-8051 or by visiting Henry Mayo's website at

Last year's event was a great success, thanks, in part, to homeowners like Marvin and Gail Smith. The Smith home, pictured here dressed up in its holiday finery, was one of several Home Tour properties on display in 2011. "We decorate every year," says Smith, "and each room is different. We were very happy to support Henry Mayo as a Home Tour house. The proceeds support such a good cause and we're proud to have been able to help out."

A Decorator's Delight at
Green Thumb's Christmas Shop

All the trimmings you could dream of for both the interior and exterior spaces of your home can be found in Green Thumb's Christmas Shop. Special outdoor lighting; loads of wreaths for the front door and more; one-of-a-kind tree ornaments; Analee dolls; Choice Carolers; and the most inspiring Department 56 display you'll ever see can be found, along with great gifts, now through the holidays. Green Thumb is located at 23734 Newhall Avenue.
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