Decorate a holiday tree for the community


The POA is taking reservations from sanctioned clubs and member organizations that wish to decorate a holiday tree for the community. The remaining spaces will be available for residents and businesses to reserve after Nov. 15. Photo by Donna Ritchie

The community holiday trees have been a Canyon Lake tradition for many years. The trees represent a special opportunity for the community to contribute to the enhancement of the festive holiday setting.

The POA welcomes clubs, organizations and businesses to spread holiday cheer by purchasing a live or artificial Christmas tree and decorating it for the community. Trees will be placed near the main gate and on the causeway.

Reservations began Nov. 1. Sanctioned clubs and member organizations are given reservation priority and can reserve a tree now. The remaining spaces will be available for residents and businesses to reserve after Nov. 15. Spaces are limited.

Guidelines for assignment and decorating Christmas trees for the community are:

First priority for assignment of trees for decorating will be made to POA sanctioned clubs and member organizations.

The Chair Volleyball Club is one of several clubs that decorated a community tree for the holiday. The tree is decorated with beach balls and chairs. Photo by Donna Ritchie

Priority will be on a first come, first served basis.

Trees will be purchased by the club or individual sponsor and be a minimum of five feet tall. Artificial trees are acceptable.

Lights and decorations will be put on the tree by the sponsor. Lights must be LED. Sturdy, non-breakable ornaments are recommended.

Signs placed on the tree must not exceed 2 1/2 feet by 2 1/2 feet. o part of the sign should fall within 12 inches of the curb.

Decorated trees will be picked up by Operations between Nov. 27 and Dec. 1. Pickup location must be in Canyon Lake. Trees will be returned between Jan. 2 and Jan. 5.

Trees will remain “dark” until the official tree lighting at the lodge on Dec. 3.

For reservations or more information, contact the POA Activities department at 951-244-6841.