Beginning at 1 p.m., join Santa for the journey from Mill Street, south on Ryan, concluding at Michael Debakey Drive.. Santa's Workshop will take place from 2-5 p.m. with tiny tots in the Exhibition Hall and ages 6-12 in the Coliseum. Kids are invited to join in the reindeer games with prizes and gifts as well as arts & crafts, food, activities, storytelling, music and much more.
The Community Band Christmas Concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the second-floor Mezzanine. Gather around the front lawn at 5 p.m. for the lighting ceremony with entertainment and the flipping of the switch at 6 p.m. to light up the Christmas lights. Catch trinkets and candy at the lighted boat parade at 6:30 p.m. followed by the fireworks extravaganza at 7:15 p.m.
Awards will be given for the best entries in both the street parade and boat parade. Food vendors will be stationed along the lakefront this evening. All events are free for attendees as well as participants. Additional support is provided Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, Entergy and Lake Charles Toyota. For entry forms or more information, please contact the City of Lake Charles at 337-491-9159, www.cityoflakecharles.com.