Lake Murray Country’s Christmas Light Boat Parade, sponsored by Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Stewart Landing and 97.5 (WCOS), will be held December 4th. Join in the fun at the Lexington Park Site at the Lake Murray Dam; gates open at 4:30pm. Pack a picnic dinner, listen to Christmas carols and enjoy the parade beginning at 6pm. A special candle lighting and fireworks finale will take place at the end of the parade.

“Lake Murray’s Christmas Light Boat Parade is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday season. We can’t wait to see Lake Murray sparkle with Christmas lights,” said Miriam Atria, President/CEO of the Capital City/Lake Murray Country regional tourism office.

Interested in participating? Call 803-781-5940 to register your boat for the parade. The deadline is November 30th at 12pm. There are three cash prizes; 1st place ($1500), 2nd place ($1000) and 3rd place ($500).

Pets are not allowed at this event.

Capital City/Lake Murray Country is one of the state’s eleven tourism regions promoting tourism in Lexington, Newberry, Richland and Saluda Counties. The Visitors Center is located on Highway 6, 2184 North Lake Drive in Columbia. For more information, visit or call (803) 781-5940.