Gov. Haley announces 50th annual Carolighting plans

Gov. Haley announces 50th annual Carolighting plans

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - Gov. Nikki Haley Monday announced plans for the state's 50th annual Carolighting event in Columbia.

The event, which is held on the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse, is scheduled for Dec. 1.

"Each year, Michael, Rena, Nalin and I look forward to this special night when we can invite family and friends from every part of South Carolina to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy our beautiful Statehouse," Haley said.

Family festivities begin at 6 p.m. while the program will begin at 7 p.m.

It is free and open to the public.

The state Christmas tree is a 35-foot-tall sheared Concolor Fir and comes from the Pinetum Christmas Tree Farm in Swanton, Maryland.

Haley also encouraged residents to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew in October and by the historic flooding in October 2015 by donating to the One SC Fund at www.onescfund.org.

Family festivities begin at 6 p.m. while the program will begin at 7 p.m.

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