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For more information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or 800-456-7952 

Westlake Christmas Festival, Dec. 8

WESTLAKE, La. (November 15, 2012)-Everyone in town is bustling about getting ready for the Westlake Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 8. The celebration kicks off at noon with a gumbo cook-off followed by the parade at 4 p.m. in the heart of downtown.

Candy and Christmas fare will fly through the air and spectators will be dazzled by the Christmas spirit in Westlake. The parade, sponsored by the West Cal Kiwanis, will roll down Sampson Street. After the parade, you will not want to miss a tree lighting ceremony at City Hall and hot chocolate with Santa. Other activities include an ornament contest, bake sale, and arts and crafts booths.

For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, (337)436-9588 or visit