SWLA Christmas events list

The following is a list of Christmas events throughout Southwest Louisiana:

Lake Charles:

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink: Through Jan. 1 at L'Auberge Casino Resort. Sessions are $15 for a 3-hour session. Tickets may be purchased at Desserts, the Rink Grill, Legends or Ticketmaster. For a calendar of open hours for the skating rink or for more information on the event, visit https://www.llakecharles.com/entertainment/wonderland-on-ice/ .

Snow Village exhibit: Through Dec. 31 in the Gibson-Barham Gallery at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum in Lake Charles. For more information, call 337-439-3797.

J & R Carriages Christmas Light Rides: Through Dec. 31 on Shell Beach Drive in Lake Charles. J & R Carriages offers evening Christmas light carriage rides along Shell Beach Drive. Reservations required. For more information, call 337-842-0778 or visit http://www.jandrcarriage.com/ .


Christmas in Crowley: Lights to Music Spectacular: Through Jan. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight at City Hall, located at 425 N Parkerson. Holiday light displays will be synced to music on radio station 93.3 FM.


Christmas at the Railroad Museum: Through Dec. 31 at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum. The event will feature thousands of exterior lights, a laser show and multiple indoor trees. Night tours are available by reservation. For more information, call 337-786-2823 or visit http://www.dequincyrailroadmuseum.com/ .


Festival of Lights: Through Jan. 6, 2013 in the Historic District along the Cane River Lake in Natchitoches. Event will feature numerous Christmas light displays and carriage rides, and shops and restaurants will be open late. For a complete schedule of events or for more information, visit http://www.christmasfestival.com/schedule-of-events/ .


Lights at Hodges: Hodges Gardens State Park will be lighted with thousands of lights through Dec. 30. For more information, click HERE. Admission to the park after 5 p.m. is $1.

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