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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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8 of the Best Holiday Lights Displays in SWLA

If your favorite thing about the holidays is seeing all the twinkling lights, you’re in luck! Southwest Louisiana has some great places to see Christmas lights, and we’ve decided to “spotlight” a few. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and let’s go! Before you head out, please check links for updated…

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5 Christmas Cocktails from Bayou Rum

Are you planning a party this holiday season? Impress your guests with Christmas cocktails that add sizzle and sparkle to your spirits. Enjoy these recipes made with Southwest Louisiana’s own Bayou Rum. 1. YULETIDE COCKTAIL 1.5 oz Bayou Spiced Rum .5 oz vanilla vodka 2 oz cranberry juice 2 oz…

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Unique Holiday Shopping & Experiences

Make your list, check it twice, and have some fun! By this point in the season, you have probably shopped the mall and the big box stores and you may be feeling overwhelmed by the crowds and underwhelmed by the experience. You probably still have some boxes to check, including having an enjoyable…

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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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Dancing our way Through the Holidays

‘Tis the season of hope and good cheer. What better way to spread the love than to be whisked away by the tulle and glitz of live dance and classical music. Lake Charles is home to not one but three Christmas dance productions! All highlighting the city’s talented youth in varying ways. Get your…

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Something Special Around the Corner!

There is indeed something special around the Corner, The Corner Market that is! New owners, Jason and Elizabeth, have been working tirelessly redesigning and revamping this gem of a market located in the heart of downtown Lake Charles at 729 Ryan Street. This charming storefront is definitely…

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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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