LAKE CHARLES, La. (Oct. 23, 2017) – The aroma of holiday spices, candy canes, sugar gumdrops, and gingerbread will soon swirl through the air. The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau’s annual Gingerbread House Contest is a wonderful way for visitors to feel the community’s Christmas spirit when they see the houses on display at the Welcome Center throughout December.

Entry forms are now available for the Annual Gingerbread House Contest, which will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 2. The awards ceremony, sponsored by the CVB, will be held at the bureau located at 1205 North Lakeshore Drive in Lake Charles. The deadline to register for the contest is Thursday, Nov. 16.

Entry divisions include amateur, professional and school groups. The gingerbread houses will remain on display at the bureau throughout the month of December, and all visitors during that time will be able to vote on the People’s Choice Award to be announced Tuesday, Dec. 26, at the bureau.

Entries must be delivered to the Convention & Visitors Bureau between 1 – 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1. To register, contact Shanna Landry with the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, at 337-436-9588 or visit www.visitlakecharles.org/gingerbread.

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