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3 Reasons to Take on the Polar Bear Plunge

Chris Laskowski12/13/2016  |  Categories: Community; Events
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Each January, Lake Carolina rings in the new year with their Polar Bear Plunge. This annual event brings in approximately 200 “polar bears” who bravely take on icy waters as part of a fundraiser for the Children’s Charities of the Midlands. Here are three reasons to join them: 

1) Start 2017 with something daring.

Is your bucket list urging you to get more adventurous in the new year? Then the Polar Bear Plunge is right up your alley. For many, the thought of diving into freezing waves (especially amidst a cold winter) isn’t particularly appealing. Others, however, find it to be a thrilling adrenaline rush. Whether it spooks or excites you, it’s definitely a memorable (and fun) experience with friends and family! 

2) It’s for a great cause.
Three of Lake Carolina’s annual events raise money for the Children’s Charities of the Midlands. This nonprofit organization strives to improve the health and well-being of South Carolina’s youth. The Polar Bear Plunge continually raises thousands of dollars and one team, The Chippenwhales, even holds a benefit brunch to raise more donations before the plunge itself. 

3) Festive treats will be provided.
Don’t say no to free food...especially when it’s holiday-themed! To ensure “polar bears” (and other guests) are warm and toasty, hot cocoa, coffee and pizza will be available. Even if you're just staying dry, come out and support those who are taking on this challenge. It’s the perfect time to mix, mingle and give back to the greater community.

Are you willing to take the plunge and make a difference? Be on the lookout for more information on the 2017 Polar Bear Plunge via Lake Carolina’s Facebook page. To learn more about the community’s new homes in Columbia, click here.

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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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