LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The annual Light up the Lake Christmas Celebration is Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in downtown Lake Charles.
· Lighted Street Parade – Starting at 6:30 p.m. Santa will lead you on an adventure from Pine Street, heading south on Ryan Street, concluding at Seventh Street. It is the city’s first lighted night parade through historic downtown Lake Charles.
· Lighting Ceremony – From 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. residents will gather on the Civic Center lawn for the annual lighting ceremony which will be led by Mayor Nic Hunter. Christmas carols will be performed by local Girl Scout groups and the Barbe High String Orchestra. The lights will turn on at 7:30 p.m. Food vendors will also be there to sell their goods on the lakefront throughout the evening.
· Lighted Boat Parade – At 8:15 p.m. Boats will reflect the spirit of the festive holiday and will parade past the Lakefront Promenade. Boats will receive awards and prizes for best decorated, boats 35-foot-and-under and boats 36-foot-and-over. Categories include First through Third Place, Best of Show, and Best Crew.
· Fireworks Extravaganza – tune into KBYS 88.3 FM McNeese Radio at 8:45 P.M. to listen to music in simulcast with the fireworks extravaganza over the lake.