2022 SWLA Christmas Events

Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 8:36 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2022 at 3:26 PM CST
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Southwest Louisiana, LA (KPLC) - Southwest Louisiana community is invited to attend the 2022 Christmas events.

If you have any Christmas events you’d like added to the list please e-mail the event details to news@kplctv.com.

Allen Parish

  • Movie Nights in the Legion: Each starting at 6 p.m., INFO
    • “The Polar Express” - Dec. 3
    • “Klaus” - Dec. 17
    • “A Christmas Carol” - Dec. 24


  • Christmas Around the Park: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Oberlin Library, American Legion Hall and Oberlin City Park. Christmas parade at 5 p.m. INFO

Calcasieu Parish


  • Westlake Police Department Toy Drive, Dec. 1 through 20, 2405 Guillory St. INFO
  • Holiday Grab and Go Craft Bags, Dec. 1 through 15, Moss Bluff Library. INFO
  • ACTS Theatre Presents Elf the Musical: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 2 through 18. INFO
  • Millennium Park Christmas Lights: Open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays beginning Dec. 3, 8 p.m. on Sundays begging Nov. 27, and ends Jan. 8. INFO
  • Weekly Christmas Activities: At Lake Charles Historic City Hall. INFO
  • Drive-thru light display at Trinity Baptist Church: 6 to 11 p.m. Dec. 5 through 31. Tune in to 88.9 FM.
  • Turning Pages reading program: 11 a.m. Saturdays at Lake Charles Historic City Hall.
  • Craft workshops: 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Black Heritage Gallery at Lake Charles Historic City Hall.
  • Light display: at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in Sulphur.
  • Christmas at Sea: The Diocese of Lake Charles is collecting donations through Dec. 20 for seafarers passing through local ports. INFO
  • Christmas Horse Decorating Contest: Almosta Ranch in Sulphur. INFO
  • Holiday Art Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Imperial Calcasieu Museum in Lake Charles through Dec. 17. INFO
  • Lake Area Light Show: 5721 Alder St., Lake Charles, INFO


  • Senior Ole Tyme Christmas Brunch: 9 a.m. to noon at the West Cal Event Center in Sulphur. Bingo and prizes for senior citizens.


  • Christmas under the Stars: “The Star,” 5:30 p.m. at MBP Church. 999 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy. Free pizza, drinks and a petting zoo. INFO
  • Canines & Cocktails: A Night of Fine Dining: Downtown Lake Charles’ Paramount Room, 6 to 8 p.m. INFO
  • Tour the Village of Bethlehem: Walk-through live nativity from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tom Hebert Baptist Church, 2520 Marty Ln. in Lake Charles. INFO
  • Christmas Extravaganza: 6 p.m. at Sale Street Baptist Church, 1611 Sale Rd. in Lake Charles. INFO
  • Krewe De Void Toy Drive: 9 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. at Panorama Music House, 331 Broad St. in Lake Charles. Bring a new unwrapped toy. INFO
  • Little Theatre to perform ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Live on KBYS: 7 p.m. 4120 Ryan St. in Lake Charles. INFO


  • Santa at the Village: Free pictures with Santa from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Village Coffeehouse, 121 S. Huntington St. in Sulphur.
  • Santa Brunch: From 9 a.m. to noon, families can enjoy a delicious brunch prepared by SOWELA faculty chefs. INFO.
  • District 2 Breakfast with Santa: 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Allen P. August Multipurpose Annex in Lake Charles. Photo booth, face painting and toy giveaway hosted by Police Juror Mike Smith.
  • Brunch with Santa: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Max Restaurant at The National in Westlake. INFO
  • Lunch with Santa: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., VFW Post 9854, 2292 Hwy 109 S. in Vinton. INFO
  • Christmas Pajama Party & Gumbo Cookoff: 4 to 8 p.m. at Mary’s Lounge, 4017 Broad St. in Lake Charles. INFO
  • Santa at Sam Houston Jones State Park: 5 to 7 p.m. outside the kids’ trail.
  • Tour the Village of Bethlehem: Walk-through live nativity from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tom Hebert Baptist Church, 2520 Marty Ln. in Lake Charles. INFO
  • Community Christmas play: “Jesus is the Reason for the Season,” 6:30 p.m. at Ward 3 MLK Center.
  • Ugly Sweater Contest: $700 cash for first place at Blue Martini Lounge in the Golden Nugget. INFO


  • Last Stop Christmas Shop: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cash and Carry, 801 Enterprise Blvd. in Lake Charles. INFO
  • 2022 Reindeer Games: 1 to 6 p.m. at Prien Lake Park in Lake Charles. INFO
  • Santa Paws at Rikenjaks: Free Santa photos for dogs from 3 to 5 p.m. at 3716 Ryan St. in Lake Charles.
  • A Classical to Classic Christmas concert: 6 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 1800 Country Club Rd. in Lake Charles. Free admission. INFO


  • SOWELA Holiday Meal Prep: From 5:30 to 9 p.m. three take-home side dishes in 4-inch casserole pans, including green bean casserole, rice, cornbread stuffing and macaroni and cheese. INFO


  • Mickey Smith Jr. Back in the City: 7 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Free admission, no tickets required. Doors open at 6 p.m.


  • Christmas Karaoke at the Village: 5 to 7 p.m. at the Village Coffeehouse in Sulphur. Free and open to the public.


  • Ugly Sweater Party and Holiday Karaoke: 7 p.m. at Frosty Factory, 4688 Common St. in Lake Charles. 21+ only. $5 cover charge after 8 p.m.
  • Cathedral Chorale Christmas: Concert at 11 p.m. followed by Mass at Midnight at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception.

Cameron Parish


  • Breakfast with Santa: 10 a.m. to noon at Grand Chenier Park.

Beauregard Parish


  • Letters to Santa: Beauregard Museum, open during regular hours. INFO
  • DeRidder Christmas Lights Show: 5:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 1 through Jan. 1 near city hall. Tune in to FM 101.1. (no lights Dec. 13 due to weather.)
  • 12 Days of Craftiness: Grab ‘n go craft kits at all Beauregard Library branches Dec. 5 through 17. INFO


  • Merry Christmas” performed by The Star Kids: 7 p.m. at the Event Place at JC’s, 1602 Pine St. in DeRidder


  • Live Walk-Through Nativity: 6 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 424 Hwy 111 in Merryville. Free admission


  • Gift Wrap Workshop: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the DeRidder Library
  • Ornament Craft Event: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply, 1050 North Pine St. in DeRidder
  • Toy and Bike Raffle: 3 to 5 p.m. at Cat’s Coffee & Creamery in DeRidder.
  • Live Walk-Through Nativity: 6 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 424 Hwy 111 in Merryville. Free admission

Jeff Davis Parish


  • Hall of Trees: Nov. 26 through Jan. 5 at Tupper Museum Jennings.


  • The Jennings Christmas Festival: 5 to 8 p.m., on Main Street. INFO


  • Jennings Market on Main: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Founders Park.
  • Wreaths Across America: 10:55 a.m. at Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Jennings.
  • Movie Under the Oaks: “The Grinch” at Lake Arthur Park at 6 p.m. INFO
  • Christmas Double Feature: 6 p.m. at the Strand Theatre in downtown Jennings. $5 admission. INFO


  • Glorious Light of Christmas: Welsh Community Choir, 9 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church. INFO
  • A Chip off the Old Block Christmas Double Feature: 2 p.m. at the Strand Theatre in downtown Jennings. $5 admission. INFO

Vernon Parish

Email your events to news@kplctv.com.

Previous Events:


  • KCS Holiday Express arrives at the KCS Yard in Leesville at 4 p.m.


  • Kinder Hometown Holidays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 904 Fourth Ave. INFO
  • Santa’s Hot Chocolate Run: 8 a.m., Lake Charles Civic Center, Regular Registration is $35, $40 the day of the event. REGISTER ONLINE.
  • Breakfast with Santa: 9 to 11 a.m., Prien Lake Mall. INFO
  • HoHoHo on the Bayou: 9 a.m. to noon, 3741 Nelson Rd. INFO
  • DeQuincy Christmas Parade: 10 a.m., Third St. INFO
  • Sulphur Christmas Parade: 11 a.m.
  • Calcasieu Christmas & Hams for Heroes: 11 a.m., LSP Troop D Headquarters. Toys for children of veterans and service members, ham for first 200 veterans. INFO
  • The Grinch Takes Over Fideaux Fields in Sulphur: Noon to 2 p.m., 900 W. Parish Road. Hosted by SPAR. INFO
  • Holiday Meet Me at the Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Charles Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center.
  • Grand Lake Elementary Winter Fest: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. INFO
  • Miracle on Washington Street Christmas Festival: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Treasure City Market, 121 S. Washington St. INFO
  • Welsh Christmas Parade and Miracle on South Street.: 5 to 9 p.m., W. South and Adams St. INFO
  • Glitter and Garland Holiday Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Arthur Park. INFO
  • Block off Broadway Movie Night at the Strand: “The Santa Claus”


  • Christmas Under the Oaks in Sulphur: 3 p.m., 923 Ruth St. through Dec. 3. INFO


  • Christmas at the Courthouse: 3 to 7 p.m. at Lake Charles Historic City Hall. INFO
  • Lake Charles Community Band Christmas Concert: 7 to 9 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church. Free admission. INFO


  • Lake Charles Messiah Chorus and Orchestra Performance: 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Free admission.


  • Crafternoon at the Elton Library, 1 to 2 p.m., call to reserve your spot: 337-584-2640.


  • Christmas Round the Cabin: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 628 N Railroad Ave. INFO
  • Danny O’Flaherty Celtic Christmas Concert: 3 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Charles. Admission is $20, and children 12 and under are free. Call 337-433-5244 for more information.
  • The Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners is hosting a toy drive to benefit Toys for Tots: from 8 a.m. to noon at 1510 William St. (Walnut Grove)
  • “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Open House: Beauregard Museum, 120 S. Washington St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. INFO
  • Hathaway High School Holiday Market: 8 a.m. to noon, CF Groth Gym. INFO
  • Lake Arthur Christmas Parade, 4 to 6 p.m. INFO
  • Elton Christmas Parade and Festival: 5 to 8 p.m. on Main Street. INFO
  • ABOB Presents Sounds of Christmas: 7 to 9 p.m. at the Strand Theatre.
  • SWLA Acoustic Music Jam: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Center.
  • Hathaway High School Holiday Market: 8 a.m. to Noon.
  • Holiday with a Veteran Car Show: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home.
  • Reindeer Run with the Pilot Club of Leesville: INFO


  • Imperial Calcasieu Museum: Holiday Art Under the Oak at 204 W. Sallier St., from noon to 3 p.m. Free to the public.


  • Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra Christmas Concert: 7 p.m. at Tritico Theater on the McNeese campus. $5 donation suggested, children free. INFO.

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