Down in Southwest Louisiana we like to spice the holidays up a bit and put on a Cajun Christmas! We pack so many events in the season that if they were toys, even Santa might find it difficult to fit all of them in his magical bag!


We kick the season off early with the Kiwanis Christmas Arts & Crafts Show (Nov. 2-4)! Hundreds of expert artisans and crafters display and sell their products to many eager shoppers at the largest art and handicraft fair in Southwest Louisiana. This years’ featured artist is Dianne Christopher with the Picasseaux Art Studio from New Roads, LA. In addition to the usual goodies that you can purchase, this year they have added some rides and activities for the young and young at heart!

 
Santa and one of his elves!
We then await arrival of the Big Man himself! Yes, SANTA! He will be arriving early at the Prien Lake Mall (Nov. 9) to greet all the good little girls and boys and personally take their wish list! In addition to having Ole Saint Nick in person, Children also get to share in the merriment with a story reading and music complemented with cookies and milk!
 
Christmas goodies.
Another one of the shopping highlights of the holiday season is Mistletoe and Moss (Nov. 14-17). A yearly tradition that offers the sights and sounds of festive holiday decorations and entertainment while shopping for Christmas! This year’s market will feature 90 merchants from around the country, showcasing apparel, gifts, and accessories for women, men, and children, specialty foods  and seasonal, as well as year-round, decorative items and home furnishings. 

If all that wasn’t enough to put you in the holiday spirits then how about making your way over to the Wonderland on Ice (Nov. 17-Jan. 1) at L’Auberge Casino Resort? All throughout the season you can figure-eight your way to happiness and sip on hot coco! Let’s face it, when else can you play on ice in Southwest Louisiana? 

There are just so many great activities going on this season that one article will simply not do! Be looking for the next one soon! Until then, visit http://www.visitlakecharles.org/cajunchristmas/ for a complete listing of Holiday events happening in Southwest Louisiana!