Holiday Activities

'Tis the Season at SAMLARC!
The winter holiday season is a time to connect with loved ones, make new memories, and bring cheer to the community! The SAMLARC Board of Directors is excited to present a full slate of activities for Members and their families to enjoy this holiday season.
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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

December 3, 2022
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lago Santa Margarita Lakeshore


A truly magical night, where memories are made, and moments cherished!

Members and guests are invited to enjoy the sights, sounds and treats of the season while singing along to holiday music, create precious moments with their family, friends, and Santa and Mrs. Claus as they make their way to the Christmas Tree to watch the annual lighting ceremony.

The Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Lakeshore with complimentary hot cocoa and cookies. The opening ceremonies will begin with a holiday dance performance and storytelling of “The Night Before Christmas” at 5:15 p.m. and the Christmas Tree Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Musical performances by The Bridge Church will take place throughout the event. Once Santa and Mrs. Claus have helped light the Christmas tree, they will be available for photos! This event is open to SAMLARC Members and their guests - no registration required!

Are you interested in volunteering for this event? Click the green button to get in touch!

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Holiday Home Decorating Contest

December 1, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Registration Open Now through December 1, 2022
Map & Voting Opens December 1 - January 1

We invite you to celebrate the holidays with your friends & neighbors by participating in SAMLARC’s Holiday Home Decorating Contest! Showcase your seasonal style with lights, tinsel, trees, and more! SAMLARC will publish a custom holiday map so that Members can take a tour around town and vote for their favorite home! The homes that win "Best in Show" by most popular vote will receive special gift card prizes!


1st Place: $150
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50

The contest will run from  December 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023. Decorations must be in place and photos submitted to SAMLARC by December 10, 2022. Winning homes will be announced on Friday, January 6. 

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North Pole Hotline
December 6 & 7, 2022
Registration Open through November 28, 2022

(or when all phone call spaces have been filled)

SAMLARC’s youngest Members have a direct line to the North Pole! Santa will call SAMLARC resident children on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7 to learn what they would like for Christmas!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, November 28 at 5PM (or when all phone call spaces have been filled). This event is open to SAMLARC Members only, and the suggested age range is 2-12 years old.

Carols 'Round the Lake​
December 10, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lago Santa Margarita Lakeshore


Grab a coffee or hot cocoa as you take a stroll around the Lake and enjoy musical performances by talented local musicians throughout the evening! Bring the entire family to enjoy this musical event, including a trail of lights, a merry miniature train ride, and photo opportunities to capture this holiday memory.

If you or a musician you know are interested in sharing your talent at this community event, please click the green button to get in touch!