'Tis the Season at SAMLARC

Christmas Tree Lighting

Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 2 | 5-7 PM

Lago Santa Margarita Lakeshore

Enjoy the sights, sounds and treats of the season with family, friends, and Santa and Mrs. Claus! The 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” before Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive by boat to help light the Christmas tree! After the tree has been lit, families are welcome to stay and have a professional photo taken with Santa & Mrs. Claus! This event is open to SAMLARC Members and their guests - no registration required!

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Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Registration: November 1 - November 30

Voting Window & Community Map: December 11 - January 1

Winners Announced: January 5

Deck the halls for SAMLARC's Holiday Home Decorating Contest! Showcase your seasonal style with lights, tinsel, trees, and more! Decorations must be in place and photos submitted online by December 10. SAMLARC will publish a custom holiday map so that Members can take a tour around town and vote for their favorite homes from December 11-January 1! Winning homes will receive special gift card prizes. This contest is a SAMLARC Member exclusive, so be ready to decorate!

Learn More About Holiday Home Decorating!

North Pole Hotline - December 5 & 6

Phone Calls from Santa - Sold Out

Tuesday, December 5 & Wednesday, December 6 | 6-7 PM

SAMLARC’s youngest Members have a direct line to the North Pole! Santa will call SAMLARC resident children on Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 6 to learn what they would like for Christmas! Open to SAMLARC Members only; suggested age range is 2-12 years old. Registration is open now and space is limited, so be sure to sign up! 

Registration opens on November 1, 2023 - space is limited, so be sure to sign up! 

Learn More About North Pole Hotline - Tuesday! - Sold Out

Learn More About North Pole Hotline - Wednesday! - Sold Out

Carols 'Round the Lake

Musical Ensembles at the Lago Santa Margarita

Saturday, December 9 | 6-8 PM

Lago Santa Margarita Lakeshore

Take an evening stroll around the Lakeshore and Beach Club to enjoy performances by talented local musicians! 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. To make a sweet memory this year, be sure to drop by the new Gingerbread Lane at the Beach Club to have a professional photo taken with Santa!

Learn More About Carols 'Round the Lake!

Special Thanks to Great SAMLARC Partners!

This year's holiday events have been made especially spectacular thanks to partnerships with SAMLARC Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor: Andre Landscape 

Emerald Sponsors: BrightView Landscape Services and Hoag Urgent Care