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Santa at Christmas Island

Holiday Event

As in every holiday season, everyone is invited to Christmas Island on Sunday, December 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Come to the Boardwalk at Pier 54 to catch a boat to Christmas Island to sit on Santa’s lap. The last boat leaves the Boardwalk at 1:30 PM sharp.

Monetary donations will be accepted for Ryan House which is a hospice for critically ill children and their families. All donations to Ryan House are tax deductable. Checks are accepted. For more information you can visit

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!