Plan Your Holiday Around These Top 7 Christmas Events In SW Louisiana


Are you ready for a little holiday fun? You can have your fair share right here in SW Louisiana. The southwest portion of the state is full of exciting things to do this holiday season. Get ready for a heavy dose of holiday cheer at these events.

1.      Light Up the Lake Christmas Festival

The Light Up the Lake Christmas Festival takes place at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. This festival has a little bit of everything, including carriage rides, parades, and fireworks. Plus, the little ones can visit Santa’s workshop.

2.      12 Days of Christmas

The annual 12 Days of Christmas event in Sulphur is always a hit. It has something special each day, including live music, carnival rides, and a holiday market. The signature event is Christmas Under the Oaks and Holiday House. The dates haven’t been announced yet, but stay tuned to find out when you need to head to Sulphur.

3.      Photos with Santa

The little ones have been waiting all year for a chance to meet Santa, so they’ll love taking a trip to Prien Lake Mall in Lake Charles. The mall is offering photos with Santa through Christmas Eve, and you can get a fast pass and skip the line. Keep your ears open when your kids get on Santa’s lap so you can find out what they want this year.

4.      Pontoon Light Tours

Driving around to see Christmas lights is fun, but you can increase the joy by seeing the lights from the water with Lake Area Adventures. The company’s Pontoon Christmas Light Tours run through Dec. 31, and this is the best way to see the holiday lights.

5.      Enjoy the Aaron Neville Christmas Show

Aaron Neville is one of the greatest R&B singers and musicians of all time. Now, you can see him live at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles. Tickets for the Aaron Neville Christmas Show are $30 to $60 and will give you the chance to hear him croon your favorite holiday classics. The show will be on Dec. 14 at 8 p.m.

6.      Vinton Christmas Parade

The annual Vinton Christmas Parade will be on Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. Don’t just stick around for the parade. That’s just the beginning of the fun. There will be caroling, hot chocolate, cookies, and more at this event. The highlight is the lighting of Vinton’s Christmas tree.

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7.      Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Rudolph. See your favorite reindeer in person by attending a performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the Rosa Hart Theatre. This performance is an annual tradition, so you won’t want to miss it. This year, you can catch it on Dec. 6 to 8. You can watch a school, matinee, or gala performance of this popular show.

You sure are going to be busy this holiday season. If you are going to be running all around SW Louisiana, you’ll need some wheels that are up to the task. Stop by Barker Buick GMC in Houma, Louisiana, and get the best Christmas present money can buy. Then, you’ll be ready to enjoy one event and activity after the next.

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