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5 Reasons to Attend Harborside Lights

Chris Laskowski11/14/2016  |  Categories: Community; Events
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Imagine a picturesque carriage ride amidst a beautiful snowfall and hundreds of dazzling lights. At Lake Carolina, this exquisite image is a reality during the annual Harborside Lights festival. This popular event draws in tons of guests for an evening of winter celebration. Here are five reasons you won’t want to miss our biggest event in December:

1. There’s live entertainment.
Get into the holiday spirit with musical performances. Harborside Lights is the perfect atmosphere for gathering friends and family. Don’t fret about cold weather -- plenty of holiday treats will be provided to keep you warm.

2. There’s holiday cheer in the form of horse-drawn carriage rides.
Need we say more? This magical tradition allows a new way of taking in the grandiose light displays. It’s something you and your family won’t soon forget!

3. Santa Claus will make an appearance.

Little ones will love the chance to meet ‘the man in the big red suit’ himself! A photo op for pictures with Santa is available for children who attend.

4. There’s over sixteen hundred twinkling lights decorating the development.
Experience Lake Carolina like never before! Hundreds of sparkling lights illuminate the community and make Harborside Lights one of our best events throughout the year.

5. A 5K run/walk is also part of the event!
Jog or stroll through the development during its loveliest time of year! You’ll breeze past holiday light displays, luminaries and dozens of decorated trees. A one-mile Kids Fun Run will also be available.

Admission to Harborside Lights is free! The celebration begins at 5PM on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Lake Carolina’s Town Center. The 5K will begin at the community’s Jeep Rogers YMCA and finish at the Town Center. To sign up for the race, visit To learn more about new homes in Columbia, click here.

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Get into the Holiday Spirit in Columbia, SC

Chris Laskowski11/8/2016  |  Categories: Columbia; Community; Events
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Food, fun and culture are all part of the holiday season in Columbia. Experience Lake Carolina’s greater community with these local holiday events:

29th Annual Chili Cook-Off
A warm bowl of chili is the perfect comfort food during the Thanksgiving season. Before your day of thanks, head to Five Points for a delicious celebration of fall. Enjoy drinks, live music, a kid’s carnival and, of course, over 40 chili recipes to sample.  

The Nutcracker 

Columbia’s longest-running annual arts event is the perfect dash of holiday magic. Each year, the Columbia City Ballet presents the beloved production of “Nutcracker”. Don’t miss out on one of the ballet’s seven performances.

Holiday Lights on the River
Take a drive through a winter wonderland. This acclaimed display offers the chance to see Saluda Shoals Park transformed into a spectacle of over one-million sparkling lights! A holiday train, hayride, laser show and craft center are only a few of the ‘cool’ activities included.

Lights Before Christmas 

In similar fashion, both kids and adults will love the astounding showcase of nearly one-million twinkling lights decorating the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. Experience sparkling displays, hot cocoa, a bonfire and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Harborside Lights & YMCA 5K
Lake Carolina’s very own festive event comes in the form of the annual Harborside Lights celebration. Gather in the Town Center for a dazzling dose of holiday cheer. Plus, participate in a 5K walk/run around our decorated community. Put this as a “must” on your calendar today! 

Famously Hot New Year 
End (or begin) your holiday celebrations with this popular event. It’s South Carolina’s largest NYE party and draws in thousands of guests to enjoy live music, vendors and an epic fireworks display. It's an unforgettable way to ring in the new year!

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