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, Dec. 6-7, with shopping available at the Holiday House Friday and Saturday. The Holiday House will also feature a preview party, Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. with tickets at $40, available for advance purchase.

Shopping hours are 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Carnival rides start at 4 p.m. on Friday, and run from noon - 10 p.m. on Saturday. Sulphur's famed Kiwanis Christmas Balloon Parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Live entertainment includes headlining acts such as The Molly Ringwalds Friday night and L.A. Roxx Saturday evening! Also, Saturday is the traditional lighting of the tree with 100% chance of snow at 6 p.m.

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, or contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-456-7952.