Recording artist Blake Rogers will perform her new single "It's Finally Here, Christmas Time" during the Lake Charles Lighting Ceremony from 5-6 p.m. as part of the Light up the Lake Christmas Celebration on December 7.
The eleven year old Lake Charles resident is set to take the music world by storm. She has recently released the highly anticipated video for "Pretty Girl Swag", a pop/hip hop inspired track, about a pop princess going on a shopping spree. She attended the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles along with several red carpet events including the "No Bull Awards" and also performed "Be a Buddy not a Bully" at Brand UR. On the local scene, Blake is a two-time pageant queen, gymnast and also a competition winning high flyer cheerleader.
Other entertainment for the lighting ceremony will include the St. Louis Show Band which performs a variety of music, including rock and pop, at many school and community functions. Gumbeaux Gator will recite the traditional "Cajun Night Before Christmas" and the Girl Scouts will sing Christmas carols. Eight year old Christian White, a J.J. Johnson student, has been invited to assist Mayor Roach with flipping the switch at 6 p.m. to light up many brilliant ornaments.
The complete schedule of events are street parade at 2pm; Santa's Workshop at 3pm; Community Band Concert at 3:30pm lighting ceremony at 5pm; boat parade at 6:30pm; and fireworks over the lake at 7:15pm. All events are free for attendees as well as participants. For entry forms or more information, please contact the City of Lake Charles at 491-9159, www.cityoflakecharles.com or the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at 436-9588, www.visitlakecharles.org.