A fun part of the annual Light Up The Lake Christmas Celebration in Lake Charles is the Annual Gingerbread House contest and display. The event is open to amateurs and professionals, and the entries are as magical as the season itself.

Last year's winners featured themes that ran the gambit from television shows to Cajun camps. Each was unique and stayed on display through the Christmas season.

The first, second, and third place winners of this year's contest will be named Saturday at noon. Following the announcement, the winning houses will be on display at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau located at 1205 N. Lakeshore Drive.

That's when you get to cast your vote for "People's Choice Award!" The winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 29.