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Celebrate The Season lights tour opens Nov. 23
Published Thursday, November 08, 2012 3:50 PM
Celebrate The Season runs Nov. 23-Dec. 30

Holiday driving tour back for second year

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – New animated light displays, a weekend carousel and face time with Santa are just a few of the treats waiting for visitors to the 2012 Celebrate The Season holiday driving tour and weekend festival Nov. 23-Dec. 30. 

Celebrate The Season remains a community gift that keeps on giving. All gate proceeds will be donated to charities serving Berkeley County.  

In its second year, Celebrate The Season is bigger and more event-packed, with sponsors providing new light displays along the mile-plus route that begins at Santee Cooper headquarters and winds through the adjacent Old Santee Canal Park. And again this year, the displays are illuminated by energy-efficient LED bulbs, and the entire month-long festival will be powered by renewable Santee Cooper Green Power. 

Celebrate The Season is open daily except for Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. Admission to the Holiday Driving Tour is $5 per vehicle, and cars can make repeat loops through the display route for the price of one admission. On the weekends beginning Dec. 1, a Holiday Fair offers additional season’s greetings, with food, crafts, Stony Landing House tours, a carousel and, yes, Santa Claus. For a full list of attractions and sponsors, visit www.celebratetheseason.org. 

The entrance is at Santee Cooper’s headquarters, 1 Riverwood Drive, Moncks Corner. Hours are 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 5-9:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Advanced tickets are available at the Old Santee Canal Park.

Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility, and the state’s largest power producer. The ultimate source of electricity for 2 million South Carolinians, Santee Cooper is dedicated to being the state’s leading resource for improving the quality of life for the people of South Carolina. For more information, visit www.santeecooper.com.

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