If you love all the pomp and glitter of Mardi Gras .,.. you are going to love 12th night. It is a gathering of more than 50 Lake area Mardi Gras Krewes and their royalty (all in full costume.)

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The 12th Night celebration is this Monday night at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The festivities get started at six-thirty with an admission fee of $6. The 2013 Kings and Queens say goodbye and the 2014 royalty takes the reigns. Everybody gets a free piece of KIng Cake with prizes inside twelve pieces. There will be entertainment and dancing also. This is a great family event and the kick off to the Mardi Gras season in Lake Charles.