2019 Flotilla C


Celebrate a special holiday lake tradition at our 15th Annual Holiday Flotilla Parade on Lake Lochmere on Sunday, December 19. 

Lochmere residents are invited to join their neighbors at the Lake Lochmere boat ramp at 5:30 PM to sing holiday music led by Lochmere residents.  We request that you bring a battery-operated candle or flashlight and form a circle. At 6:00 PM, the Brass Quintet from St. Francis Methodist Church will play holiday tunes while the boats cruise around the shore line of Lake Lochmere.

2019 Flotilla A

Boats and crews will begin gathering at Ritter’s dock at 105 Windy Point Lane at 5:15 PM to form the Flotilla Parade. Launch time is 6:00 PM sharp.  If you are launching from the Lochmere Boat Ramp, please give yourself enough time to get to the Ritter's for the 6:00 PM launch.

Decorate your sailboat, canoe, party barge, or kayak and join the floating flotilla circling Lake Lochmere. Invite your family and friends to watch the festively decorated boats circle the lake from your home, dock or the Lochmere dam.

If you need a tip on how to outfit your vessel with lights, please call or text Joe Pelissier at 503-789-3074 or Rosemary Pelissier at 503-367-1449.

 2019 Flotilla D


2021 Letters To Santa

Calling All Lochmere Children!!!!!!!

We just received a note from Santa saying that he is looking forward to hearing from all Lochmere children.  He and the elves have been very busy making toys and will soon be loading his sleigh.

He knows that all of you have been good boys and girls this year and that you have been busy working on your list of what you would like him to bring you.

He is working with his friends over at the Lochmere Main Office.  Getting your list to Santa will be easier than ever. This year you will have two options on how to send your lists directly to Santa.  Between December 2 and December 20 you can:

  • If you would like to mail your list directly to Santa, the elves have erected a 'Letters To Santa' mailbox at the bottom of the stairs at the Lochmere Main Office (502 Lochmere Drive).  So Santa knows where you live, please make sure you include your address on your letter. 
  • Send an email message directly to Santa at the North Pole.  Just give your list to Mommy or Daddy and have them attach it to an email using their email address.  The email should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once he receives your email, he will let you know that he has received it. Please include your address so Santa can keep his list organized on Christmas Eve. 

Santa is looking forward to hearing from all the children in Lochmere. And don't forget, Santa's favorite cookies are chocolate chip!



It's almost that magical time of year again for children of all ages. Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 19, from 4:00-5:30 PM at the gazebo at the Main Lochmere Pool (500 Lochmere Drive).  That is when that jolly man with the white fluffy beard (aka Santa Claus) will be arriving to listen to those long lists from all the boys and girls. 

Since Covid and its variants are still with us, we will follow any mandates that are in place on the 19th.   While it will be chilly (if so, dress appropriately), being outside will let the children be free to run around and parents to visit with their fiends. 

This event is open to Lochmere residents and we cordially invite you to bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. And please, don't forget your cameras.  To let Santa know that you will be there, please RSVP HERE. 

While the entire family is welcome to attend, once again this year we would appreciate your signing up for a time period for your entire family to visit with Santa (PLEASE INDICATE ONLY HOW MANY CHILDREN WILL ATTEND).

This activity is made possible by help from Teen CORE of Cary and Lochmere Association.