Tourism officials announce upcoming Christmas events - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Tourism officials announce upcoming SWLA Christmas events

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
(SOURCE: Anne Robicheaux) (SOURCE: Anne Robicheaux)
(SOURCE: Anne Robicheaux) (SOURCE: Anne Robicheaux)
(SOURCE: Anne Robicheaux) (SOURCE: Anne Robicheaux)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

With Christmas just around the corner, officials with the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau have announced several local, upcoming Christmas events.

Festivities will include parades across the area from Dec. 6-14. The CVB is hosting a gingerbread house contest, with an awards ceremony set for Dec. 7 at noon. More information on the program is available HERE.

In Lake Charles, there will be a parade in the downtown area, a ceremony for the lighting of the Christmas tree and a boat parade and fireworks.

"Christmas is not just Dec. 25 in Southwest Louisiana. It pretty much starts now. So, we have the Mistletoe & Moss Market, and that starts today. We also have lots of arts events; we have the original Nutcracker, and, of course, it snows in Sulphur!"

Mayors Randy Roach, Chris Duncan, Dan Cupit, Lawrence Henagen, Kenneth Stinson and Carol Pontheiux were on hand to discuss events planned by city offices as well as to accept awards from the Southeast Tourism Society.

Gumbeaux Gator was also present and ready to spread holiday cheer.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Lake Charles Police Department make arrests in 8 homicides in 2017

    Lake Charles Police Department make arrests in 8 homicides in 2017

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-07-26 10:19:44 GMT
    Lake Charles Police are on the scene of a homicide on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Police are on the scene of a homicide on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)

    Nationally, according to the FBI, only 64% of homicide cases are solved but the Lake Charles Police Department has had only two cold cases since 2001.

    More >>

    Nationally, according to the FBI, only 64% of homicide cases are solved but the Lake Charles Police Department has had only two cold cases since 2001.

    More >>
  • District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:33:26 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

    More >>

    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

    More >>
  • Oakdale Police Department dealing with constant phone problems

    Oakdale Police Department dealing with constant phone problems

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:25:49 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    For the Oakdale Police Department one of their constant battles isn't necessarily with criminals, but instead with their phones. Their phone lines were down for most of the weekend, and just got back up yesterday, but this isn't the first time they've dealt with this.  The phones are ringing at the Oakdale Police Department now, but this past weekend that wasn’t the case.  “Friday evening our phones went down,” said police chief, Joseph Lockett. ...More >>
    For the Oakdale Police Department one of their constant battles isn't necessarily with criminals, but instead with their phones. Their phone lines were down for most of the weekend, and just got back up yesterday, but this isn't the first time they've dealt with this.  The phones are ringing at the Oakdale Police Department now, but this past weekend that wasn’t the case.  “Friday evening our phones went down,” said police chief, Joseph Lockett. ...More >>
Powered by Frankly