Award-Winning Community Hosts Magical Holiday Celebration to Benefit YMCA

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Lake Carolina, a master-planned development, prepares for their annual event, Harborside Lights.

The popular winter celebration lights up Lake Carolina.

“This is a holiday tradition like no other." - Community Event Director Julia Burley

A winter wonderland awaits in NE Columbia’s award-winning community, Lake Carolina. The 14th Annual Harborside Lights celebration is open to the public on Saturday, December 10 and will feature horse-drawn carriages, live musical entertainment, over sixteen-hundred twinkling lights, and a 5K walk/run that will benefit the Jeep Rogers YMCA in making their programs accessible to everyone. Kids can also look forward to a guest appearance from Santa Claus himself!

“This is a holiday tradition like no other,” says Community Event Director Julia Burley. “We invite guests to bring their friends, family, and even their dogs to enjoy special activities like Balloonopolis, Sarah Dippity face painting, John Tudor Magic and a s'more roasting station. Carolers and live performances by Freeway Music will also be included in this magical event.”

The festivities will be held in the community’s Town Center from 5-8PM, and registration for the 5K can be accessed here. Email events(at)LakeCarolina(dot)com or call 803-736-5253 for more information. General admission is free!

In addition to Harborside Lights, Lake Carolina hosts a number of fundraisers including the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K, an October Festival for Special Needs, and the Kids Riding 4 Kids bike race. To learn more about Lake Carolina’s event calendar, visit

About Lake Carolina Development
Lake Carolina, situated on 1,850-acres in Columbia SC, has been named Community of the Year for a decade and offers one of the best master-planned communities in the area. The community holds a 200-acre freshwater lake for fishing, sailing, boating and waterskiing, 30+ miles of walking trails, a Town Center for shopping and dining, Columbia's newest YMCA, Richland Two schools, and 20+ community events each year. Lake Carolina offers homes for sale from the mid $140’s to $700's and homesites from $40,000's to high $200's.

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