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 4, 2021
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!

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Holiday Home Decorating Contest

December 1, 2021 - January 1, 2022
Registration Open through December 3, 2021
Click HERE to View the Holiday Homes Map
Click HERE to Vote for your Favorite Home
Click HERE to Register!​

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! Families who prefer to decorate indoors can share photos of their stockings and snowmen to miniature holiday towns! 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 by most popular vote will receive the following prizes in the form of gift cards!

  • 1st Place Outdoor Décor: $100

  • 2nd Place Outdoor Décor: $50

  • 3rd Place Outdoor Décor: $25

  • Winner of Indoor Decorations: $25​

This year's contest is sponsored by Lisa Piltz Real Estate - thank you for supporting our community!​


The contest will run from Wednesday, December 1, 2021 –Saturday, January 1, 2022. Winning homes will be announced on Monday, January 3.

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North Pole Hotline

December 7 & 8, 2021
Registration Closed


SAMLARC’s youngest Members have a direct line to the North Pole! Santa will call SAMLARC resident children on Tuesday, December 7 and Wednesday, December 8 to learn what they would like for Christmas! Parents can help Santa by selecting a day for Santa to call (December 7 or 8 from 6-7 p.m.) and providing hints for Old Saint Nick! Registration closed.

Carols 'Round the Lake​
December 11, 2021
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. Thank you to our sponsor, Shannon Miller, for providing coffee and cocoa for our residents to enjoy! Bring the entire family to enjoy this musical event, including a trail of lights and multiple photo opportunities to capture this holiday memory.


We hope to see you this weekend.