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Lakes Lighted Boat Parade

Season's Greetings

Lakes residents are invited to come to the Boardwalk behind Pier 54 Saturday, December 16 at 6 PM to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and watch the boats parade around Christmas Island in the annual Lakes Lighted Boat Parade. The Lighted Boat Parade is a family-fun annual event hosted by the Lakes Activity Committee. It's always popular with the Lakes community and you are the judges!

Boat owners

Whether you own a pontoon boat, a pedal boat, a kayak, a canoe or a row boat, you are invited to decorate your boat for the holidays and please participate in our Lighted Boat Parade.

Decorate your boat with lights powered by batteries and a power inerter and other holiday decorations and register at the Beach and Tennis Club please no later than Friday, December 15.

You are the judges!

There will be fun gifts for every participant, BIG prizes for first, second, and third place winners, and a People's Choice Award!

The Lakes Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, December 16
6:00 PMBoats will begin the parade around Christmas Island
7:00 PMJudging results will be announced at the Boardwalk
7:15 PMLighted Boats cruise the Lakes waterways

How Do You Decorate a Boat?

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!

Have a pontoon boat or kayak and want to have more fun? Get ready for The Lakes Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 16.

But how do we decorate our boat? Prepare in advance.

Sponsored by the Lakes Activity Committee

Lakes Giving Tree

Lakes Women's Club

Every year the Lakes Women's Club places a tree in the lobby of the Beach and Tennis Club covered with tags bearing the names of children from nearby Tempe schools. Each of the names represents a child whose holiday might be greatly brightened by a small token of your care.

Please take a tag and buy a gift or gift card for a child whose name, age, and gender are indicated. Wrap the gift and return it to the Giving Tree with the tag on the outside of the gift so the name can be seen.

Bring your gift back to the Club no later than December 17 so the gifts can be delivered to the schools for the children.

This year, the Giving Tree will be in the Clubhouse lobby from November 27 through December 17. Thank you.

Sponsored by the Lakes Women's Club

Let's Light The Lakes

Lakes Holiday Tradition

Let's bring back the nostalgia of the Holidays!

The LCA is again conducting its Light The Lakes home lighting program to encourage homeowners to decorate! decorate! decorate! for the holidays. The Lakes Community has always shown great creativity and spirit at the holidays with grand displays of lights adorning both the street and waterside views of our homes. And it seems that, in the past few years, the level of our game has kicked up a notch. We have seen some amazing displays that show that some Lakes homeowners take their urge to decorate seriously.

And so, the Lakes is sponsoring its yearly holiday contest to recognize the best lighting displays on the street and on the water. Start planning your effort early so that your home will be ready in time for the judging which will take place in the evenings of December 15 to 24. Gift card prizes will be given to four homeowners for the first and second place winners from the street and from the water.

Winners will also have their homes pictured in the Lakes Log and on our website.

So start looking for those decorations. Let's be Tempe's most festive neighborhood!