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Best Holiday Light Displays in Southwest Louisiana

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 information due to weather or schedule changes.

  1. Lake Charles Civic Center
    900 Lakeshore Dr. | Lake Charles
    Enjoy the Christmas Spirit and story of the 12 Days of Christmas with thousands of festive lights along the lakefront.  
  2. Shell Beach Drive.
    Lake Charles
    You’ll fall in love with all of the lighted oak trees and historic homes along Shell Beach.  Even better, see these lights while riding in a horse-drawn carriage with Lake Charles Carriage or Vintage Carriage Company.​
    J&R Carriage Rides - Christmas Tours
  3. Prien Lake Park
    3700 West Prien Lake Rd. | Lake Charles
    Beautiful all year-around, Prien Lake Park truly transforms during the holiday season. The extra-large Christmas tree is the perfect backdrop for a family photo.  This display can be enjoyed from afar or up close with a stroll on park paths.​​
    Prien Lake Park Christmas Lights
  4. Trinity Baptist Church
    1800 Country Club Rd. | Lake Charles
    From now until Sunday, December 25, Trinity will host “Lights” an eight-minute, computerized, musical light show in the front circle drive.
  5. Christmas on the Hill
    2151 Lynn Trahan Road | Sulphur
    Start a new family tradition with a visit to Christmas on the Hill.  This fantastic display of lights has been running since 2006, getting bigger and better every year! Tune your car radio to 100.1 FM to hear Christmas music that synchronizes to the display. Follow their Facebook page for updates.​
    Christmas Lights Display
  6. Carlyss Light Show Spectacular
    1372 Carl Lyons Road | Carlyss
    Sing along as you view the lighted displays in a variety of seasonal themes enhanced by music. Tune to FM 93.9.
  7. Lawton Christmas Display
    Choupique Road
    A local favorite, the Lawton’s Christmas Display is full of traditional Christmas characters. You might even get to visit with Santa Claus himself!
  8. Cruze's Christmas Light Show
    2193 W. Armand St. | Moss Bluff
    You’ll find approximately 15,000 lights dancing at the Cruze’s Christmas Light Show. Tune your car radio to 88.1 FM from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The show will run until December 31.​
    Cruze's Christmas Light Show
  9. Lake Charles Christmas Light Tour
    Lake Area Adventures
    Sit back and relax while the “elves” from Lake Area Adventures. take you on water's view Christmas Light Tour on Lake Charles. You’ll stay warm and toasty as you enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows or bring along your favorite holiday “spirit." Private tours will run through January.
  10. 1813 Linden Ln. Lake Charles, LA 70605 
    Prien Lake Park Christmas Lights