NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
or
Angie Manning, Communications Director
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or 800-456-7952

Sulphur's Christmas Under the Oaks Festival

SULPHUR, La. (Nov. 13, 2014) -Twinkling lights, holly wreathes and winding oak branches mingled with a soft glow from falling snowflakes in...Louisiana? Yes, it snows every year at Sulphur's Christmas Under the Oaks Festival, located at the Brimstone Museum Complex, 923 Ruth Street, in the heart of Sulphur at Heritage Square where music, carnival rides and holiday shopping are at their height!

Festival dates are Friday-Saturday, Dec. 5-6, with shopping available at the Holiday House Friday and Saturday. The Holiday House will also feature a preview party, Thursday, Dec. 4, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. with tickets at $40, available for advance purchase. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Carnival rides start at 4 p.m. on Friday, and run from noon - 10 p.m. on Saturday. Friday, enjoy Louisiana's only lighted balloon parade at 6 p.m. down Cypress St.

"We expect the festival to be the success it has always been, and we are extremely excited about the lighted Christmas Parade on Friday night," said Mayor Duncan of Sulphur.

Live entertainment on Friday night includes Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Krush 7 - 8:30 p.m. and Brandon Ledet at 8:45 p.m. On Saturday, enjoy music by Carol Hollier & the Crowley Playboys 2 - 3:30 p.m. and Louisiana Express 4 - 5:30 p.m. Later Saturday night, Cold Sweat takes the stage from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. followed by the Kadillacs at 8 p.m. Also, Saturday is the traditional lighting of the tree with 100% chance of snow at 6 p.m.

New to the celebration are performances by the Mines Theatre group presenting "A Christmas Carol" at W.W. Lewis Auditorium, 1752 Cypress St., Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 29-30 with performances at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Also, The Mines Children's Theatre will perform "Too Wrapped Up for Christmas" Sunday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 14, with both performances at 2 p.m. at the Old School Community Center, 565 N Crocker St.

For more information on Sulphur's Christmas events, contact the Henning Cultural Center at 337-527-0357. For details on entertainment, contact the City of Sulphur at 337-527-4500 and visit www.sulphur.org. To learn more about Christmas events in Southwest Louisiana, www.visitlakecharles.org/cajunchristmas or contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-456-7952.

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