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Don’t miss the Festival of Trees

Posted: November 18, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 18, 2012 2:00 a.m.

It’s Thanksgiving week? Already? Black Friday looms and Christmas is merely weeks away. Hang on and get ready for 2013!

Festival of Trees

If you’ve not made your way over to Valencia Town Center and the Festival of Trees venue you are missing one of the great holiday traditions of the Santa Clarita Valley. This year’s crop of beautifully decorated trees are among the best ever presented, in addition the 100-plus gingerbread houses fill the space with the warm scent of the holidays and are delight to view. I am always impressed at the imagination and variety of materials used to cleverly decorate these small masterpieces! The tabletop trees are always fun, too. I always enjoy seeing the SCV high school trees! To find out the hours of operation (which change daily) visit

Holiday boutiques

It’s the holiday season and in addition to donating, gifting and giving, there is also shopping, shopping , shopping. What better place to find unique and fun gifts than at the numerous fundraising holiday boutiques around the SCV!

Tea Bags at OLPH

The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Tea Bags will host the group’s annual boutique 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the church, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. The event will feature home made jams, breads, cookies — all with no preservatives, jewelry art, vintage jewelry and many other special, handmade gift items.

Home Tour Boutique

The Holiday Home Tour and Holiday Boutique to benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation will be held Saturday, Dec. 1. An indoor holiday gift boutique will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive in Valencia. Open to the public. Pick up your tickets to see the Home Tour, too!

Acton Holiday Boutique

The Women’s Ministry of Acton Faith Bible Church is set to host its 15th annual Holiday Boutique 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Event to take place at the High Desert School’s multi-purpose room, located at 3620 Antelope Woods in Acton. Enjoy a free cup of coffee or apple cider during your holiday shopping, as well as a tasty chili and cornbread lunch, with an accompanying bake sale and raffle prizes.

Holiday Craft Fair

The annual Holiday Craft Faire will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 at Placerita Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Make wreaths and centerpieces from a variety of live greenery, holly, pinecones, mistletoe, dried fruit and seed pods. Children’s crafts include candle dipping and pinecone art. Santa Claus is rumored to be making an appearance. Parking and admission are free. A modest fee is charged for wreath making and the children’s crafts. Visit: or call the Nature Center at 661-259-7721.

Michele Buttelman is the features and entertainment editor of The Signal. She can be reached by email at Follow SCV Scene on Facebook and on Twitter @SCVScene.



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