Everyone in town is bustling about getting ready for the Westlake Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 7. The celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade 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. 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 www.visitlakecharles.org/cajunchristmas.