Special Alert
Special Alert
Holiday House in Sulphur, LA

2018 Mini Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Presented by Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point and the
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

Registration Deadline is Nov. 19, 2018, at 5 p.m. 

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Come pick up your FREE tree at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point to use in the contest.
*Note: 50 trees will be available on a first-come, first served basis. 

You can pick up your tree and register during normal business hours between November 1 – November 19, 2018 at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, 2740 Ruth St., Sulphur. Hours of operation are 8:30a.m. – 5p.m. Monday-Friday & 8:30a.m. – 4p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Bring your decorated tree to the Brimstone Museum/Henning Cultural Center on Friday, December 7 between 1:30-4:30p.m.  

Entry form and contest rules are below. For more information contact Shanna Landry at 337-502-4233 or email slandry@visitlakecharles.org.

Criteria for Judging Mini-Christmas Trees:

  • Originality of Christmas theme
  • Continuity and harmony of design
  • Impact (Overall appearance)


  • 1st place – Blue Ribbon $50
  • 2nd place – Red Ribbon $25 
  • 3rd place – White Ribbon $15 

Theme Ideas: 

  • Louisiana Culture
  • Louisiana History
  • Seafood
  • Music
  • Cajun

Contest Rules

  1. Entrants may decorate the trees in any way they like, projecting their creativity and reflecting their version of the Christmas spirit. No offensive decorations allowed; decorations may be handmade or purchased.
  2. No electricity will be provided for the display. If lighted, must be battery operated lights only. 
  3. Entries are limited to one tree per family. 
  4. The Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point/Southwest Louisiana CVB are not liable for any damage or loss that may occur to any entry due to participation or while being transported, displayed and/or stored, etc. 

Contest Deadlines:

  1. You can pick up your tree and register during normal business hours between Thursday, November 1st and Monday, November 19 at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, 2740 Ruth St., Sulphur.  (Mon-Fri 8:30a.m.5p.m., Sat-Sun 8:30a.m.-4p.m.)
  2. Trees must be delivered to the Brimstone Museum/Henning Cultural Center, 923 S. Ruth St., Friday, December 7, 2018 between 1:30-4:30p.m. Trees must come decorated. Entrants will have from 4:30—5p.m. to do last minute arranging. 
  3. Judging will take place on Saturday, December 8 with awards presentation on Saturday, December 8 at Noon. 
  4. Trees will be on display from Saturday, December 8 – Friday, December 21 at the Brimstone Museum/Henning Cultural Center. 
  5. Tree decor must be picked up between Wednesday, December 26 and Friday, December 28 between 9a.m.-5p.m. at the Brimstone Museum. Any décor still on trees after 5p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018 will be discarded.

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