Holiday Happenings at the Santee Lakes This Weekend

Lighting of the biggest Christmas tree in Santee and a visit by Santa and some snow.

Santee Lakes is getting in the holiday spirit this weekend with two events that will be fun for the whole family.

Saturday at 4 p.m. the largest Christmas tree in Santee will be lit up in a joint effort by the Santee Lakes Foundation, SDSU and SDG&E. Solar panels will energize the lights on the tree and around the newly constructed pavilion at Lake One.

Christmas carolers and vendors will be in attendance, and Santee Santas will be on hand to collect donations to be distributed to needy families this season.

Sunday afternoon, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the annual Santa at the Lakes event takes place, where the jolly old man himself makes an appearance and brings some snow along with him.

Enjoy a day filled with sledding, pony rides, crafts, and and of course an appearance from Santa.



  • What's Up: Kick start the holiday season at Santee Lakes. Watch the holiday tree light up the Santee sky. 
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Where:Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve - Lake 1 Gazebo, 9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee
  • Price: Free.


  • What's Up: Santa made his way from the north pole all the way to Santee and he's bringing snow! Enjoy a day filled with sledding, pony rides, crafts, and a special appearance from Santa.
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where:Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
  • Price: Free.


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