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Christmas Light Boat Parade Returns Saturday, December 2 to Lake Murray

December 2, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Park Opens at 4:30 p.m. | The parade begins at 6:00 p.m.

Lake Murray Country’s Christmas Light Boat Parade, returns on Saturday, December 2. You don’t want to miss this family-friendly waterfront event that will get everyone in the holiday spirit! Admission is FREE and open to the public at the Lake Murray Dam Public Park in Lexington (1832-1834 N Lake Dr, Lexington). Watch as brightly decorated boats parade by decked out for the season, enjoy Christmas carols (have your phone or flashlight ready for “Silent Night”), and a fireworks finale. The park opens at 4:30 p.m., space is limited (plan to arrive early) and will close once it reaches capacity. The Boat Parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. Pack your family, friends, and a picnic, and join us on December 2 at Lake Murray!

“Lake Murray’s Christmas Light Boat Parade is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday season.  We can’t wait to see Lake Murray sparkle again with Christmas lights,” said Miriam Atria, President/CEO of the Capital City/Lake Murray Country regional tourism office.

Are you interested in participating in the Christmas Light Boat Parade?

Cash Prizes will be awarded: 1st Place – $1,000; 2nd Place – $750; 3rd Place – $500. Call the Lake Murray Country Visitors Center at 803-781-5940, go online, or stop by the Visitors Center located at 2184 North Lake Dr, Columbia to register. Boats must be 21 feet or larger to participate. Registration will close Monday, November 27 at Noon.

Register: lakemurraycountry.com/event/lake-murrays-christmas-light-boat-parade/

*The registration form is at the bottom of the page

About Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board

CCLMC is the official source for all things Lake Murray Country. To plan your next trip, find information on attractions, dining, hotels, outdoor recreation, fishing, golf, and events. Explore The Top Southern Destinations of Columbia, Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Saluda. For more information about CCLMC visit LakeMurrayCountry.com or call 803-781-5940 | 1-866-SC-Jewel.

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December 2, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Capital City/Lake Murray Visitors Center
2184 North Lake Drive
Columbia, 29212
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