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Charleston’s Enchanting ‘Light the Lake’ Event on Dec. 1

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get ready to be swept away into a winter wonderland as Charleston’s iconic Colonial Lake transforms into a magical, luminous paradise on December 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. You won’t want to miss the free community event, “Light the Lake,” which promises to kickstart your holiday season!

Dedicate a luminary in celebration of those who continue to bring joy to your life, whether they be friends, neighbors, or in remembrance of beloved family members who have passed away, such as your late grandfather.

At 5:45 p.m., a tree-lighting ceremony will be led by the Mayor. It’s an iconic moment that marks the official beginning of the holiday season in Charleston. Make a night of exploring the luminaries and artist vignettes around the lake complete with a magical “snowfall.” Visit the food village and wine bar and then settle in for a holiday movie with popcorn. It’s sure to be an unforgettable time!

Visit our website to register (encouraged, not required) and to dedicate a luminary!  



Colonial Lake
Ashley Ave. & Beaufrain St.
Charleston, SC 29401
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