December 8, 2023

Don't Miss the Parade of Lights
- Saturday, December 9 -  

The Canyon Lake time-honored Parade of Lights holiday boat parade, sponsored by the Canyon Lake Yacht Club, is a cherished annual event set to enchant and captivate crowds. This iconic parade, now in its 41st year, attracts thousands of residents and guests to the picturesque lakefront homes and parks, offering a spectacular display of festive lights and colorful boat decorations. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 9.

Parade Route

The parade kicks off as boats line up at the Eastport launch ramp at 5 p.m. Led by the Yacht Club's iconic fire-breathing dragon, the boats set sail from East Port at 5:30 p.m., zig-zagging through the East Bay to the boat tunnel for a spectacular display of lights. Boats that can fit through the tunnel will pause at the Holiday Harbor Park docks for a 30-minute intermission (approximately 7:30 p.m.), while those unable to fit through the tunnel will exit the lake and relaunch at Holiday Harbor. Once regrouped at the docks, the parade resumes around the main lake, touring Big Bass Cove, Catfish Cove, and Happy Camp before returning to the festivities at Holiday Harbor Park.

Viewing Spots

Some of the best spots to check out the parade are Holiday Harbor Park, Indian Beach, Roadrunner Park, Diamond Point Park, and Sunset Beach. The boat parade will also stream live on the Parade of Lights Facebook page

Festivities at Holiday Harbor Park

From 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Yacht Club will host festivities at Holiday Harbor Park. There will be hot dogs, chili, coffee, and hot chocolate for spectators, plus Santa will make a special appearance from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. During the parade intermission at approximately 7:30 p.m., spectators can get an up-close look at some of the decorated boats docked at Holiday Harbor. 


The Parade of Lights schedule is: 
5 p.m. – Boats line up at the Eastport launch ramp.
5:30 p.m. – Parade travels through the East Bay.
6:30 p.m. – Festivities at Holiday Harbor Park start.
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Intermission, Santa, and festivities at Holiday Harbor Park.
7:30 p.m. – Parade travels around the Main Lake.
9 p.m. – Boats return to Holiday Harbor Park for continued festivities and the People’s Choice Award announcement.
10 p.m. – The event ends.

Visit Parade of Lights Page




Choraleers Concert

On December 10, immerse yourself in the nostalgic charm of the holiday season with the Choraleers' "A Reel Christmas" at the Lodge in the Holiday Bay Room. The magic begins at 2:30 p.m. as the choir brings the enchanting melodies from beloved Christmas movies to life. Don't miss this chance to relive Christmas movies, old and new, through an unforgettable musical journey!

Community Theater
Christmas Show

Canyon Lake Community Theater presents Finding Christmas, an original production written by Canyon Lake residents. There will be two showings: Friday, December 15 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, December 16 at 1 p.m. Both are in the Holiday Bay Room at the Lodge. Tickets are $35 for just the show and $50 for dinner and the show.
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Brunch with Santa

Brunch with Santa is back this year at the Lodge! Bring the whole family out to meet jolly old St. Nick at this special brunch on Sunday, December 17. Santa will arrive at 9 a.m. and will provide a free gift to all kids while supplies last. Don't forget to bring a
camera to capture this beautiful day and experience with Santa. Reservations are required, and there are two seating times at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The brunch will feature an omelet station, pancakes, waffles, assorted pastries, carving stations, salads, a kid's station, and more. The brunch is $48 per person, $19.99 for kids ages 6 to 12, and kids five and younger are free with each paid adult. Add champagne for only $10. To make reservations, call 951.246.2720.
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Country Club Ugly Sweater Party

The Ugly Sweater Party is back again, and things are going to get pleasantly ugly at the Country Club Bar & Grill. Join the fun, deck the halls, and put on your favorite ugly holiday sweater on Friday, December 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy Frank Sinatra-inspired tunes, dinner and drink specials all night long, and prizes for the best ugliest sweaters. Make dinner reservations online or by calling 951.246.1773.
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Senior Center's New Year's Eve Party

The Canyon Lake Senior Center is hosting a New Year's Eve dinner dance on Sunday, December 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This semi-formal event includes a catered dinner, dancing, and a champagne toast. Rob Roberson will provide the entertainment for the evening. A New Year's celebration and champagne toast will be at 10 p.m. You can bring your own choice of beverage. Tickets are $50 per person. There is limited seating for this event, so early reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased on Monday mornings at the Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. You may also email [email protected] for more information.

Upcoming Events

Want to know what's happening in Canyon Lake this month? Check out our events page at to see featured events or to see all scheduled events, activities, and meetings. Both pages can easily be found on our homepage ( under the 'Events' tab. 



Service Provider Access on December 9 & December 31
  Please note, service provider access is limited on specific holidays and events. Service providers will not be able to access the community on Saturday, December 9 (Parade of Lights event) and Sunday, December 31 (New Year's Eve). Service providers include contractors, delivery drivers (DoorDash, GrubHub, pizza, etc.), furniture deliveries, house cleaning services, HVAC services, landscapers/pool services, plumbing services, and rideshare apps (Uber/Lyft). Note that healthcare providers are permitted. Should members need a service provider to have access on any of these days, they can add them as a temporary guest for the day.

Board Meeting Recap

The Board met for their Regular Session Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 5. The Board approved two 28 Day Readings, two Board Action Items, and appointed members to two committees. Click here to read a recap of this meeting. We thank everyone who participated in this meeting. The Board's next Regular Session Board Meeting is January 2, 2024 at 6 p.m. at the Lodge. Members may join in person or online at

Holiday Decor Reminder

The holidays are right around the corner, and we know that Canyon Lake is ready to embrace the holiday season with open arms! As a friendly reminder, those who are decorating their property with Christmas and New Year's decorations must take decorations down within 15 days after the holiday.

To view more about these rules, visit

Gault Field Closed 

All fields at Gault Field closed for overseeding on November 20. The fields will reopen in mid-January. We look forward to playing ball in 2024!

Committee Vacancies

Want to make a difference in the community? Consider joining a committee! We are currently accepting applications for our Estates Committee. If you are interested, please complete our online Committee Application to be considered. 
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"Year 2" Pavement
Improvement Project

Work has started on the "Year 2" Pavement Improvement Project with concrete repairs and potholing the utilities. The majority of this work will not affect resident access. However, parking may be affected. Temporary 'No Parking' signs will be posted 48 hours in advance in all work areas. General working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
View Concrete Phasing Plan
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Lodge Project

The Sunset Lounge & Terrace is almost complete! The lawn and firepits are finished, and most of the outdoor furniture is expected to arrive later this month. Indoors, the dining room is now closed for phase 2 of the Lodge renovation. Dinner is being served on the new terrace and in the bar during this time. Once complete, the dining room will have a fresh new look that compliments the newly renovated bar. The 3rd and final phase — the lounge/dance floor area — is being constructed concurrently with phase 2. This area will also have all new finishes, new lounge furniture, and a beautiful new fireplace. Thank you for your patience during this exciting renovation.
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View Project Photos




Canyon Lake POA Holiday Hours

  Canyon Lake POA Office (including Member Services)
Closed December 22 through December 25 in observance of Christmas. Normal hours will resume on December 26. The offices will also be closed on January 1 in observance of New Year's Day. Normal hours will resume on January 2.

Lodge & Lighthouse Restaurant
Closed December 24 to December 26 in observance of Christmas. Normal hours resume December 27. On December 31, the Bar & Terrace will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please note that the New Year's Eve event happening from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. is ticketed. On January 1, the Lodge will be closed in observance of New Year's Day. Normal hours resume January 3.
Country Club Bar & Grill
Closed December 24 and December 25 for Christmas. On December 31 and January 1, the Country Club will be open during regular business hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Canyon Lake Golf Course
The Canyon Lake Golf Course will have modified hours during the holidays. On December 24, the course will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. On December 25, the course will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Normal hours resume December 26. On December 31 and January 1, the course will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Normal hours resume January 2.

Explore Canyon Lake

Experience Canyon Lake like never before with our 360 virtual tour! Now you can explore all of our amenities and everything that Canyon Lake has to offer with the click of a button. Our 360 tour is a great way to check out parks you may want to reserve for an event, see the sites and amenities at Happy Camp, explore all 18 holes at the Canyon Lake Golf & Country Club, and so much more! 
View Canyon Lake 360

ePasses for Guests

Through dwellingLIVE members can have an ePass sent directly to their visitors via email or text message so they can either print their pass ahead of time, or the gate guard can scan their pass on their smartphone. Visitors can either hold up their smartphone or printed pass for the guard to scan. Gate guards will issue printed parking passes to eligible visitors who haven't yet printed the ePass out. ePasses are the easiest way for your visitors to access the community in an expeditious manner.
View More About Guest Access

RSO vs Community Patrol

Canyon Lake is a unique community that has both patrol services (provided by the Canyon Lake POA) and police services (provided by Riverside County Sheriff). In times of safety or security issues, it's crucial to know which authority to contact. The Riverside County Sheriff addresses a range of concerns, including burglary, fraud, lost property, theft, trespassing, vandalism, animal cruelty, and sexual abuse. Whereas the Canyon Lake POA's Community Patrol addresses concerns related to barking dogs, curfew, loitering/solicitation, noise complaints, and vandalism to Canyon Lake POA common areas. Additionally, Marine Patrol provides boat distress assistance, boat inspections, and lake speed enforcement. 

 Remember always to call or text 9-1-1 if you cannot make a call and there is a threat to life, imminent violence, or a crime in progress.
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Lake Emergency Markers

Have you ever noticed the large letter signs that can be seen on the lake at several of the beaches and parks around the community? These letter signs are actually Emergency Locations Markers (ELMs) with latitude and longitude coordinates attached to them. The letters go from A to O. Residents who have an emergency on the lake can refer to the letter when they call 9-1-1. The Canyon Lake Fire Department references these letters so they can determine your location and provide assistance quicker. We recommend that all boaters have a copy of the Emergency Location Markers Map, which includes the physical address of each letter in the event that dispatch requests the address. 
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Canyon Lake Camera Program

The Security Advisory Committee, Riverside County Sheriff's Department, and City of Canyon Lake have collaborated to create the Canyon Lake Camera Program. This is an opportunity that allows community residents with surveillance systems to voluntarily add themselves to a list that Riverside County Sheriff's Department and Canyon Lake POA may refer to if a criminal incident occurred nearby. By signing up for this program, when these criminal incidents occur, the Canyon Lake POA and/or law enforcement may contact you to help solve the crime by requesting to review the video footage your system may have captured.

This program is for Canyon Lake POA members, and members must log in to the website to sign up. Alternatively, email [email protected] to sign up. If emailing, please include your name, address, and tract-lot number. 
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Event Planning Toolkit

The Canyon Lake POA fosters and promotes celebrations throughout the community. However, as with any organization, we must ensure events held at our facilities follow ordinances set in place by other authoritative agencies such as, the City of Canyon Lake, Riverside County Health Department and Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to name a few. To help members, clubs, and sponsored organizations navigate through the process of planning an event, we created an online event planning toolkit with step-by-step instructions for planning your event, links to forms, documents, and other agencies and more!  
View Event Planning Toolkit

Notify Us! 

Want to report a concern in the community? For example, have you noticed a broken light at a park, or a pot hole on the street, or any common area concern/repair? Or, have you noticed an issue with our website? Check out our new Notify Us page on our website to report these kinds of concerns. 
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Stay Connected 

Experience a seamless connection with the Canyon Lake POA as we provide an array of avenues for our members to stay engaged. Explore our user-friendly websites, stay in the loop with our convenient mobile app, and follow us on various social media platforms. Receive timely updates and exclusive content through our weekly email newsletters.
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Active Fitness Class

Calling all fitness enthusiasts! Senior Fitness is now Active Fitness, a fitness class for adults of all ages. Improve your strength, mobility, mood, and circulation with a low-impact, high-energy workout! The class is every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Lodge. The class is 45 minutes. Six classes can be purchased for $36, or seven classes can be purchased for $40. Want to give a try before signing up? Try out your first class for free! 

Visit the Canyon Lake POA Office to sign up today! 

Line Dancing Classes

Join the excitement of our popular line dancing class led by Canyon Lake resident Diana Gallagher. With two class levels for beginners and improvers, you can find the perfect fit for your skill level. Purchase a punch card with five classes for just $20, or upgrade to 11 classes for only $40. Want to try before you commit? Attend a trial class for free! Tuesday classes are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., starting with a Basic Introduction from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by Beginners from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. On Wednesdays is the Improvers class from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All classes are held at the Canyon Lake Lodge. Sign up today at the Canyon Lake POA office!

Dance Cardio
- Get Fit With Sticks - 

 Join fitness instructor Amanda Wagoner on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the Lodge for a high-energy workout that includes easy-to-follow dance moves and dance sticks! Burn calories, have a blast, and groove to upbeat music. Classes are $36 for a six-class punch card or $40 for a seven-class punch card and can be purchased at the Canyon Lake POA office. Don't miss out on this fun and exciting fitness experience!

Visit the Canyon Lake POA office to sign up today!

Restorative Hatha Yoga

Indulge in the blissful practice of Restorative Hatha Yoga, a mindful class that allows you to slow down, relax, and deeply connect with your body. Join instructor Serena Estes on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Lodge for an experience that nurtures your body and mind. With a convenient six-class punch card priced at just $36, or a seven-class punch card priced for $40, you can easily make this practice a regular part of your wellness routine. And if you're new to our class, your first session is absolutely free! Sign up today at the Canyon Lake POA office and embark on your journey towards greater well-being.




Did you know that committees play an essential role in assisting the Canyon Lake POA with various functions and duties? Members can learn more about how the committees contribute to the betterment of the community by attending committee meetings. Below are the upcoming meetings.

Special Executive Session Board Meeting (closed session)
Date: Monday, December 11 at 12:30 p.m. 
Location: POA Conference Room, Canyon Lake POA Office

Architectural Control Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, December 14 at 11 a.m.
Location: POA Conference Room, Canyon Lake POA Office
Green Committee Meeting
Date: Thursday, December 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Magnolia Room, Country Club
Facilities Planning Committee Meeting
Date: Thursday, December 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Magnolia Room, Country Club
Architectural Control Committee Meeting
Date: Thursday, December 21 at 11 a.m.
Location: POA Conference Room, Canyon Lake POA Office



Architectural Control Committee Public Notice

Thursday, December 14, 2023

When building a house or making any repairs, alterations, or additions to the exterior of your home or property, you must submit your plans to the Canyon Lake POA for the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) to review for approval at their weekly ACC Meeting. The property improvements posted on the ACC Notices Page will be reviewed at the ACC Committee Meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2023. 

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