Upcoming Holiday Events at SAMLARC!


The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! Join us this holiday season for variety of festive, fun, family-friendly activities with SAMLARC!

Christmas Tree Lighting and Polar Express Pajama Party

The holiday season will begin with SAMLARC’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Polar Express Pajama Party on Saturday, December 2nd!

Enjoy the sights, sounds and treats of the season while singing along to holiday music! Create precious memories with your family and friends as you have fun at the Polar Express Pajama Party and Storytelling! This part of the evening features holiday crafts, treats, music and games for children of all ages. At 4:30 p.m., everyone will enjoy the story of the Polar Express and will be led by the SAMLARC conductor to the opposite side of the Lake for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!

The Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. with musical performances by The Bridge Church to enjoy throughout the event. Keep warm with hot cocoa and holiday treats while you eagerly await the enchanting arrival of Santa by boat!

SAMLARC has partnered with the Mercado Del Lago Shopping Center to host back-to-back holiday events! After the Christmas Tree Lighting event concludes, guests will be ushered to the Mercado Del Lago, where further festivities with ensue.

North Pole Hotline

The next holiday event to look forward to is the North Pole Hotline! From now until Friday, December 1st, you can register your little one online to get a phone call from Santa! North Pole Operators will call on either Wednesday, December 6 or Thursday, December 7 between 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. so your child can tell Santa what they would like for Christmas this year!

Carols ‘Round the Lake

The final SAMLARC holiday event of the season is the second annual Carols ‘Round the Lake! On Saturday, December 16th, enjoy a lovely stroll around the Lake as you sip hot chocolate and take in the beautiful sounds of local singers, musicians and carolers! Bring the entire family to enjoy this musical event, including a trail of lights and multiple photo opportunities to capture this holiday memory.

This holiday season, we hope you take part in the many fun opportunities to gather together and celebrate with the community. Enjoy the wonder of this joyful season of good tidings, and join us to make precious holiday memories together!

Please visit the SAMLARC events page for more information about each event mentioned above!


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