Holiday Programs

'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, encompassing both virtual and socially-distanced programs so that Members can celebrate in a safe and merry manner!
Couple in Winter Clothes
Holiday Stroll 'Round the Lake

Evenings November 27, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Moonwood Coffee Co.
Hot Cocoa, Coffee, & Treats Truck
Friday, December 4, December 11, and December 18
Burning Buns Food Truck
Saturday, December 12 
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Members and their households are welcome to take a “Holiday Stroll” around the Lake all month long, to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Every evening from November 27 - December 31, the Lakeshore walking path will be illuminated by a beautiful array of lit trees throughout! A special SAMLARC holiday playlist will also be available for Members to enjoy via Spotify.



In partnership with Ron Evans Realty, Hot Cocoa, Coffee and Treats will be available for purchase from the Moonwood Coffee Co. Truck in the Beach Club parking lot on Friday, December 4, 11, and 18 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to enjoy on your stroll!

In partnership with Shannon Miller with @VANTAGE Real Estate, Burning Buns will be at the Beach Club Saturday December 12 serving savory burgers, sandwiches, and wraps! 

Please be mindful of others when visiting the Lago Santa Margarita. Follow the directional signage around the Lake, maintain social distancing, and wear a face covering to protect the health of our community.

Image by Lingchor
Holiday Home Decorating Contest

December 1, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Voting Open Now!

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​


The contest will run from Tuesday, December 1–Sunday, January 3, 2021. Winning homes will be announced on Monday, January 4.

Click the buttons to the  left for the Holiday Homes Map, Voting Form, and Holiday Playlist!

Virtual Tree Lighting

Join SAMLARC as we celebrate the holiday season with a Virtual Tree Lighting! Although this annual tradition looks slightly different this year, we hope this video will bring holiday cheer to your home! Follow Santa as he lights the traditional Tree at the Lake with singalong fun and a countdown!