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Southwest Louisiana has celebrations down to an art form - complete with food, music, lights and laughter. Known as the Festival Capital of Louisiana, we host more than 75 fairs, festivals and special events each year! With major festivals such as Mardi Gras and Contraband Days, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Savor delicious culinary delights at one of our many food festivals or catch a live concert just about every weekend at one of the many local venues or casinos! Things to do in Lake Charles seem endless.

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"It's a Wonderful Life"

  • December 21, 2014 - Every Sunday, Wednesday until December 24, 2014
  • Times: 2 pm Dec. 21 & 7pm Dec. 24
  • Location: Cinemark 348
  • Address: 458 W. Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70601
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2nd Ward-W.O. Boston Alumni Association

  • December 21, 2014 - Recurring daily until December 21, 2014
  • Location: Lake Charles Civic Center- Exhibition Hall
  • Address: 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-478-9335
  • Admission: $100 registration for alumni (deadline is 9/1/14)
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Annual Gingerbread House Voting & Display

  • December 21, 2014 - Recurring daily until December 30, 2014
  • Times: Mon.-Fri.: 8 AM - 5 PM; Sat.-Sun.: 8 AM - 3 PM
  • Location: Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Address: 1205 N. Lakeshore Dr., Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-436-9588
  • Admission: Free
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Christmas at the Railroad Museum

  • December 21, 2014 - Recurring daily until December 31, 2014
  • Location: DeQuincy Railroad Museum Park
  • Address: 400 Lake Charles Ave., DeQuincy, LA 70633
  • Phone: 337-786-2823
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Christmas Light Boat Tours

  • December 21, 2014 - Recurring daily until December 31, 2014
  • Times: Sunset
  • Location: Lake Charles Civic Center
  • Address: 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-263-1987
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Ellis Vanicor and the Lacassine Playboys

  • December 21, 2014
  • Times: From: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Wayne & Layne's Deli
  • Address: 3906 Hwy 27 S, Sulphur, LA 70665
  • Admission: $5
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Holiday Music Concerts

  • December 21, 2014 - Recurring daily until December 21, 2014
  • Location: Prien Lake Mall
  • Address: 496 W. Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-477-7487
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J&R Carriage Shell Beach Christmas Light Tours

  • December 21, 2014 - Recurring daily until December 31, 2014
  • Times: 5:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., & 9 p.m.
  • Location: Lake Charles Civic Center
  • Address: 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-842-0778
  • Admission: $95 - $150
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JC Melancon

  • December 21, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Loggerheads Riverside Bar
  • Address: 3748 Hwy 3059 (Old Town Road), Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-491-6794
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Mike Zito Band

  • December 21, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 PM
  • Location: Luna LIVE
  • Address: 710 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-433-4388
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Street Side Jazz Band

  • December 21, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Luna Bar & Grill
  • Address: 719 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-494-5862
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The Joy of Jazz featuring Erica Papillion-Posey

  • December 21, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Lake Charles Civic Center (Jean Lafitte Room)
  • Address: 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-794-5744
  • Admission: Tickets - $65, Tables of 8 - $500
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Children's Museum Holiday Art Activities

  • December 22, 2014 - Every Sunday, Monday, Friday until December 26, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 AM
  • Location: The Children's Museum
  • Address: 327 Broad Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-433-9420
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Christmas Card Workshop

  • December 22, 2014 - Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until December 31, 2014
  • Times: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location: 1911 Historic City Hall
  • Address: 1001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Cash and Carry Farmers Market

  • December 23, 2014 - Every Tuesday until
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Location: Cash & Carry Building
  • Address: 810 Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-802-5506
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Christmas Drop and Shop

  • December 23, 2014
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: USS Orleck Naval Museum
  • Address: 604 N. Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-214-7447
  • Admission: $40 per child, includes unlimited laser tag
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Karaoke with DJ David Verrett

  • December 23, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 PM
  • Location: Jack Daniel's Bar & Grill- L'Auberge
  • Address: 777 Ave. L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
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Mickey Smith

  • December 23, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Loggerheads Riverside Bar
  • Address: 3748 Hwy 3059 (Old Town Road), Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 800-843-4753
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Paper Planes

  • December 23, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 PM
  • Location: Luna LIVE
  • Address: 710 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-433-4388
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Open Sew

  • December 24, 2014 - Every Wednesday until
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Quilts Bayou
  • Address: 327 W. Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-477-9322
  • Admission: Free
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DJ Crush

  • December 25, 2014
  • Times: Thurs. 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat. 11p.m.
  • Location: Jack After Dark Nightclub
  • Address: 777 Avenue L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: 337-395-7777
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Julie Williams

  • December 25, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Ember at L'Auberge
  • Address: 777 Avenue L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601
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