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Gov. Henry McMaster and the First Family Announce 52nd Annual Governor's Carolighting

November 19, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster, First Lady Peggy McMaster, and the First Family will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the 52nd Annual Governor's Carolighting at the South Carolina State House on Monday, November 26 at 7:00 PM. Those unable to attend in person will be able to view live on television and online via SCETV.

"We are thrilled to welcome the people of South Carolina to their State House to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season," said Gov. Henry McMaster.

This year's Carolighting is sponsored by Experience Columbia SC, the Columbia Garden Club, and the Garden Club of South Carolina.

Mary King of Columbia's WIS will serve as the evening's emcee.

The State Christmas Tree is a 35-foot-tall sheared Concolor Fir, also known as a white fir, and comes from Pinetum Christmas Tree Farm in Swanton, MarylandTimberTech of Greer donated delivery services for the 13th consecutive year.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Charlene Slaughter, Director of Communications at Experience Columbia SC,, 803-535-5011.

WHO: Gov. Henry McMaster, First Lady Peggy McMaster, First Family

WHAT: 52nd annual Governor's Carolighting 

WHEN: Monday, November 26 at 7:00 PM

WHERE: State House, north steps, Columbia, S.C.