'Light up the Lake' kicks off holiday season in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

'Light up the Lake' kicks off holiday season in Lake Charles

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Christmas! Just 25 days away. After Saturday's Lake Charles Christmas Parade, the spirit of the holiday season is in the air.

Led by 7-year-old grand marshal, Bowen Johnson, over 75 floats, boats and bikes lined Bord du Lac drive to parade through downtown Lake Charles. It was fun for the entire family. 

"We came because of all the kids and the grand kids," said Melissa Fontenot. "It's a fun time at the Civic Center. Fireworks, boat parade, Santa's workshop."

As they rushed the streets picking up the goodies from floats, KPLC asked parade-goers about their favorite part of the parade.

"Came to watch the grand kids enjoy, remember the laughter the smiles for the workshop and the fireworks," said Cinco Cheballi. 

Even with all of the candy, beads and fun, the parade also reminded people of the joys of the holiday spirit. 

"Christmas is my favorite holiday because you get lots of gifts and it celebrates Jesus and Santa Claus," said Kali Gobert. 

The lighted boat parade and the fireworks display rounded out the night.

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