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Light Up the Lake: Christmas Celebration

Date: Nov 26, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lake Charles Civic Center - 337-491-1256

Santa Claus is coming to town during the annual Light up the Lake Christmas Celebration on Saturday, November 26. This year’s event will include a Holiday Art Walk Downtown hosted by the Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festivities will move to the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds at 3:30 p.m. with a Christmas concert on the lakefront, lighting ceremony and fireworks extravaganza. Lake Charles Toyota, Entergy, Visit Lake Charles and McNeese Banners Series are the presenting sponsor for this year’s events.

The Girl Scout of Louisiana Pines to the Gulf continue a decade-long tradition of Christmas caroling when they kickoff festivities at the Arcade Memorial Pavilion Amphitheater. Food trucks, hot chocolate, Christmas treats and reindeer games will fill the grounds of the Civic Center and stretch along Bord du Lac Drive. Rory Partin and His Big Band will take the stage at 4 p.m. This 23-piece band is sure to get the crowd in the holiday spirit.

Gather around Millennium Park for the City’s first-ever park lighting ceremony. A special guest will join Mayor Nic Hunter to flip the switch at 5:45 p.m. Simultaneously, the entire grounds of the Civic Center will come to life with a magical lighting display. Be sure to see the crowd-favorite “12 Days of Christmas” display, along with numerous new installations.

At 6:45 p.m., tune into KBYS 88.3 FM McNeese Radio for the simulcast music as the fireworks extravaganza will light up the lake.

All events are free for attendees. For more information, contact the City of Lake Charles at 337-491-9159,

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