SWLA Twelfth Night Celebration set to kick off Mardi Gras 2014 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

SWLA Twelfth Night Celebration set to kick off Mardi Gras 2014

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Southwest Louisiana is set to welcome the 2014 Mardi Gras season. The traditional Twelfth Night celebration takes places Monday, January 6, at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Thousands of people are expected to come and watch the grand promenade of the kings, queens, and captains of more than 50 krewes.

The Twelfth Night tradition parallels the three kings' entry at the ancient nativity twelve days after Jesus' birth. The 2013 royal court will wave goodbye to all in preparation for the 2014 court, which will be in full display during the Royal Gala on Monday, March 3.

In the spirit of gift-bearing, everyone present at the Southwest Louisiana celebration is given a piece of king cake, and 12 grand prizes are given to visitors who find a surprise in the cake. There is dancing and more revelry following the promenade.

Tickets purchased in advance are $5 and $6 at the door for adults and free for children 5 and under.

Advance tickets are available at the following locations: Joseph's Electric, Gordon's Drug Store and Party Time Store on Lake Street.

The show starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

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