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For more information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Angie Manning, Communications Director
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or 800-456-7952 

Sulphur's Christmas Under the Oaks Festival

SULPHUR, La. (November 15, 2012)-Twinkling lights, holly wreathes and winding oak branches mingled with a soft glow from falling snowflakes in...Louisiana? Yes, it snows every year at Sulphur's Christmas Under the Oaks Festival, located at the Brimstone Museum Complex, 923 Ruth Street, in the heart of Sulphur at Heritage Square where music, carnival rides and holiday shopping are at their height!

Festival dates are Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, with shopping available at the Holiday House Friday and Saturday. The Holiday House will also feature a preview party, Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. with tickets at $35, available for advance purchase.

"Christmas Under the Oaks is a festival that grows every year. It's a magical time for the community to come together and enjoy the holiday atmosphere and historic setting of the grounds at the Henning Cultural Center. We invite everyone to take part in the many activities, music and events the first weekend in December," said Mayor Chris Duncan of Sulphur.

Festival hours are Friday, 4 - 10 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, carnival rides start at 4 p.m., and Saturday, carnival rides run noon - 10 p.m. Local dance groups will perform 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., with Sulphur's famed Kiwanis Christmas Balloon Parade at 3 p.m.

Live entertainment includes headline acts such as music sensation Damon Troy and The Fantastics Friday night and Louisiana Express and party favorite Bag of Donuts Saturday evening! Also, Saturday is the traditional lighting of the tree with 100% chance of snow.

For more information on Sulphur's Christmas events, contact the Henning Cultural Center at 337-527-0357. For details on Christmas events in Southwest Louisiana, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-456-7952.