Light up the Lake Lighting Festival Dec. 1

Courtesy of the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau

Downtown Lake Charles

The streets of Lake Charles come alive on Sat. afternoon with a lively parade that weaves through downtown.

Later that afternoon, join the community at the Civic Center for the Community Band concert and lighting ceremony.

Later that night, watch the seas and skies open up with color as the lighted boat parade and fireworks reflect off shimmering Lake Charles.

For more information, call 800-456-SWLA 337-436-9588, or visit