Santa Clarita's The Cube Celebrates the Season with Tree Lighting and 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Skate Show

Santa Clarita's The Cube Celebrates the Season with Tree Lighting and 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Skate ShowSource: Google Street View
Gabriela Martinez
Published on December 08, 2023

Santa Clarita's The Cube is ringing in the holiday season with a roster of family-friendly activities topped by its annual tree lighting and an ice skating show paying homage to a Disney classic. Cementing its place as a seasonal hub, this state-of-the-art ice and entertainment center is buzzing with patrons eager for some holiday cheer, as reported by Mayor Pro Tem Cameron Smyth on the city's blog.

Last week, The Cube, powered by FivePoint Valencia, hosted the third annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, pulling in a crowd that included both the Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew and their famed mascot Bailey, and the show was stolen. Of course, not forgetting Santa Clarita's own Sammy Clarita, they all hit the ice, together with residents, to skate around a glistening Christmas tree, as per the mayor's post. Adding to the festivities, attendees sneak-peaked the upcoming Holiday Skate Show themed around "The Nightmare Before Christmas," commemorating the film's 30th anniversary, featuring local talent, and scheduled for December 9.

With performances set to unfold on the NHL Rink, the show guarantees an up-close experience for some, as selected seating lets you watch practically from the ice. Smyth's blog didn't skimp on the details, suggesting that a trip to The Grille for a warming hot chocolate or a stop at The Top Shelf for a holiday cocktail could be the perfect cherry on top of the wintry entertainment.

And for folks who missed the kick-off events, fear not; The Cube invites you to lace up and take a spin under the festive lights and pine-scented air through the year's end. Public skate sessions are up for grabs, and don't miss this perfect setting for your holiday card’s photo op. Continuity is key during the sports seasons, with The Cube serving as an ideal haunt for hockey and football fans, the Grille and The Top Shelf promising to dish out game-day specials, elevating the spectator experience.

As 2023 winds down, Smyth urges residents to immerse themselves in all the wintry escapades on offer at their local ice playground. All the details about public skating sessions and hours of operation can be found on The Cube's website, or by giving them a ring, ensuring you don't miss a slice of the holiday action.