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Have a Murray Christmas!

You're Invited to the Lake Murray Country Visitor’s Center

The Lake Murray Country Visitor’s Center (2184 North Lake Drive in Columbia) will hold the annual Holiday Open House & Gift Shop Sale, Tuesday, November 15th from 9 AM until 5:30. 

Looking for Lake Murray gifts for your friends and family this holiday season? Look no further! The Lake Murray Country Gift Shop has you covered with Lake Murray merchandise ranging from t-shirts to home decor and more! New holiday items featuring the popular “Tis the Season to be Murray” slogan will be in stock on t-shirts, greeting cards, and kitchen towels. Grab these items quick, as they sell out fast! 

“Lake Murray Country’s Holiday Open House & Gift Shop Sale is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday season. Many of the items in stock are from local artisans and businesses.” said Miriam Atria, President/CEO CCLMC. 

Speaking of shopping local, make sure to check out our neighbor’s Fancy Pants & Poshture Boutique located at 2900 Dreher Shoals Rd, next to B.B. Barns Plant Nursery in Irmo. Fancy Pants is a premier children’s boutique specializing in clothing and gifts ages newborn - 14. Poshture Boutique is the perfect place to find the latest trends in women’s clothing at affordable prices. They will open at 9:30 AM, Tuesday, November 15 – stop by and shop local this holiday season!

Do you have family visiting from out of town this holiday season? Bring them by the Visitor’s Center to see the circa 1840’s planation house decorated in period holiday décor. The staff can provide you with information and brochures on the region's attractions, hotels, events, dining, recreation, relocation, and much more. Learn about Lake Murray’s history, the construction of the dam, and view local artifacts. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, (9 AM -4:30 PM), Saturday (10 AM – 2 PM) Sunday (11 AM – 2 PM). Can’t make it to the Open House & Gift Shop Sale? No worries! The gift shop is available online! Visit

The Visitor’s Center will be closed in observance of:
Election Day: Nov. 8
Veterans Day: Nov. 11
Thanksgiving: Nov. 23 at noon – Nov. 27
Christmas: Dec. 23-27
New Year: Dec. 30 - Jan. 2

Unfortunately, the Christmas Light Boat Parade will not be held this year due to Lake Murray’s water level. The Lake Murray Country Visitor’s Center wishes you and your family A Very Murray Christmas!

Capital City/Lake Murray Country is the official source for all things Lake Murray Country. Find information on attractions, dining, hotels, outdoor recreation, fishing, golf, and events to plan your next trip. For more information, visit