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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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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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Local Christmas Shopping in Southwest Louisiana

Keeping it local during the Christmas season is what I’m all about! No Black Friday crazy lines at big retail outlets or camping out for door buster deals for me! Forget Cyber Monday! You can score those perfect presents at various holiday markets sponsored by local organizations. You’ll find a…

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My Cajun Christmas

By Elizabeth Eustis Southwest Louisiana has planned so many parades, concerts, fireworks, and food events for Christmas this year, it is definitely the place to be to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. With this abundance of holiday cheer, choosing an event is going to be hard…

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Deck the Bayou! (Part 1)

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 &…

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