Destination Updates

There is a brief winter advisory for travel starting the evening of 2/14. In addition, last year, the area saw both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta damage many properties, businesses, and homes. Click the link for information on businesses and restaurants that are open, events that have been confirmed and information on the winter advisory. See What's Open!

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Santa Under the Oaks

Santa Under the Oaks – Christmas Event! The first time I discovered Pecan Street in Sulphur, I really felt like I was on some sort of movie set for a Christmas movie. It’s quaint, delightful, and decorated to the brim. This year, the neighborhood decided to create an event along with the Henning…

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The Ultimate Southwest Louisiana Gift Guide

This holiday season, shopping local is more important than ever to the hundreds of Southwest Louisiana businesses that have suffered setbacks because of the pandemic and hurricanes. Shop for handmade crafts and gifts, Louisiana-themed apparel and accessories, or treat yourself to a festive pastry at…

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Magical Lights & Sites of Lake Charles

There are so many ways to enjoy the Holiday season. One of my absolute favorite traditions is driving around the city to see the wonderful displays of Christmas lights and decorations. There’s a certain magic that you feel when you see the twinkling lights and festive decor, especially when…

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SWLA Christmas: A to Z

Cooler weather, colorful Christmas lights, warm cups of hot chocolate, and the big guy himself, Santa Claus. It must be the holiday season! Southwest Louisiana has one festive collection of Christmas fun. Here’s a Cajun Christmas list from A to Z. A is for Amazing Decorations along Shell Beach Dr…

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Why you need to go to Christmas Under the Oaks

I love Christmas, and one of my favorite Christmas traditions is heading out to the Christmas Under the Oaks festival. This year, it’s Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, with a Holiday House preview party on Nov. 29. At the festival, you can truly sense the spirit of the season with the decorations and lights…

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Planning Your Lake Charles Holiday Getaway

This winter, get in the spirit by joining in Southwest Louisiana’s beloved Cajun Christmas traditions – the ones locals have loved for years. The Cajun Christmas season will be bright and merry with magical holiday light displays, theatre shows, parades, shopping festivals and of course, seasonal…

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