Publix Signs on as Presenting Sponsor for Annual Light the Lake

The Charleston Parks Conservancy will kick off the holiday season the annual tree lighting at Colonial Lake on Friday, Dec. 6. This year, Publix is supporting the event as the presenting sponsor. Publix — the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the United States — has a long-standing tradition of community service and support.

“Publix is proud to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy by serving as the presenting sponsor of Light the Lake,” said Erin McBride, Publix field marketing coordinator. “Publix has long been committed to giving back to our community. This partnership is a wonderful way for us to celebrate and aid in the conservation of our beautiful local parks for all families to enjoy.”

Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy for an evening of holiday festivities at Light the Lake, presented by Publix, from 5-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6. Bring the entire family and enjoy holiday cookie decorating with Publix, a festive photo booth and letters to Santa station. Don’t forget to wear your best (or worst!) Christmas sweater for the ugly sweater contest. Plus, the Charleston Model Yacht Club will have model boats sailing on Colonial Lake.

Everyone is invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to fill Santa’s carriage with donations for Toys for Tots. The evening culminates with the lighting of the tree in the center of Colonial Lake by Mayor John Tecklenburg and a performance by the Meeting Street Watoto Charleston Ensemble.

Food trucks Independent Coffee Grounds, Kickin’ Chicken, Braised in the South, Pita Stroller, Pure Fluff Co., Roti Rolls, and T&T Original Kettle Korn will have food and drinks available for purchase. DJ Ede will be playing everyone’s favorite holiday music. Admission and holiday activities are free. The event is rain or shine.

For more than 10 years, the Conservancy — through public-private partnerships — has had a hand in renovating and beautifying more than 25 parks in the City of Charleston. Notable projects include the complete renovation of Colonial Lake, the renovation of the Rose Pavilion at Hampton Park as well as Allan Park, Wragg Square, McMahon Playground at Hampton Park, Magnolia Park and Community Garden, Marion Square, and Medway Park and Community Garden.

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