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Celebrating the holiday season on the Lake

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The community came out to the Civic Center and lakefront for the Light Up the Lake Celebration on Saturday, December 3.

Music, Christmas carols, dancing and a Cajun Night Before Christmas entertained those who came out to the celebration before the holiday lights lit up the Civic Center grounds and the Lakeshore Promenade.

Mayor Randy Roach said the city spent two weeks setting up the lights.

"There's something about Christmas lights and music and the gathering of people that really kind of helps the spirit for this season," Roach said.

He said this celebration was all about families and children, because that's what makes it so special.

"When I was young I could remember going around and looking at Christmas lights with my family. It was part of a Christmas tradition," Roach said. "What we hope to be able to do here and hope we're doing is helping to create a special tradition of Christmas for Southwest Louisiana."

Following the celebration of lights, people relocated to the Promenade where a boat parade traveled on the lake near the shore throwing candy and beads into the crowds.

"We might not have snow, but we got something just as special and unique and that's what we want to celebrate here this season," Roach said.

Following the parade a fireworks show lit up the sky, and Mayor Roach said he hopes to add more lights and festivities to the Celebration each year.

"Hopefully when you come over the I-10 bridge, it'll be something spectacular to see," he said.

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