Help Us Light the Colonial Lake Christmas Tree
The city of Charleston Parks Department has asked the Charleston Parks Conservancy to help raise the $3,500 needed to create a new tree for Colonial Lake and continue an historic tradition.
From what we have found, the Colonial Lake tree was a Charleston Christmas tradition by 1940, and was probably dark during World War II due to the blackout regulations. The tree is a sign of the holidays to city residents even if the weather in December can sometimes feel more like summer.
The new Colonial Lake Tree will be more proportionate to the lake and will have energy-efficient color LED lights. Garland will be added so the tree will have a visual impact even during daylight hours.
To donate to the Colonial Lake Christmas Tree Project, visit Burbage’s or the Queen Street Grocery or contribute online at at the Conservancy’s website. Groups and individuals who donate $250 or more will be listed on temporary signage at the lake.
Thank you to the The Rotary Charleston – Breakfast Club for kicking off the project as our Star Sponsor with a $1,000 donation.