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Event Overview

Join us for an unforgettable evening at Colonial Lake Park in Charleston, SC! Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance as you stroll along the park’s pathways lined with 1,000+ luminaries that surround the lake where we’ll kick off the holiday season. The evening is topped off with the lighting of the tree in the center of Colonial Lake by Mayor John Tecklenburg, live music by the Charleston Caroling Company, a food village, artist vignettes, a photo booth, and more!

After you’ve meandered the lake, grab your chairs and blankets and settle in for a Holiday Movie on the lawn at Moultrie Park from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Concessions and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Please bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, pillows, or whatever else you need to be comfortable for the movie! No tents or vehicles allowed on the lawn.

Parking for this event is available on the side streets surrounding the park as well as nearby parking garages.

Doors Open: 5:00 PM

Tree Lighting: 5:45 PM

Holiday Movie: 7:00 PM


Dedicate A Luminary

This year, we invite you to honor and celebrate those special people who have touched your life by dedicating a luminary for display at Light the Lake.

For just $35, you can dedicate one luminary to celebrate and remember your loved ones. This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and create a beautiful, shared experience that symbolizes the love and connections we all hold dear, especially during the holidays.

The best part is that all proceeds from the sale of luminaries will directly benefit the invaluable work of the Charleston Parks Conservancy, ensuring that the nonprofit organization can continue to offer free programs for the community. These programs engage people of all ages and backgrounds, fostering a sense of community and belonging. Community members come together, connect with one another, and build relationships through shared experiences in the parks. Thank you for making an impact in our community by being a champion of our parks.

 Dedicate a Luminary Today!

Thank You to Our Sponsors! 

Official Photobooth Sponsor

Official Event Sponsor