Christmas is coming! Wow can you believe that?  Well it is and the City of Lake Charles will celebrate with two parades and lighting up downtown.

Here is the info if you want to be in the parades.

The City of Lake Charles is calling for entries in two annual parades slated for Saturday, December 3 as part of the Light up the Lake Christmas Celebration. At 2 p.m. local groups, including schools, businesses, civic groups, performing groups and neighborhood kids will join Santa for a journey through Downtown Lake Charles. Trophies will be awarded in several categories including best decorated vehicles and floats, as well as the best marching bands and specialty groups. Everyone in the community is invited to be a parade participant or spectator.

The lighted boat parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. along the Lakefront Promenade. Each boat will be judged on originality, creativity, decorations, presentation, and enthusiasm. Prizes will be awarded in 1st through 3rd places for boats in length of 21 feet and under, and 22 feet and over. Other categories include best of show, and best crew. Afterwards, the evening is topped off as the sky explodes into a kaleidoscope of color with the fireworks extravaganza.

Additional Light up the Lake events held at the Civic Center includes Santa’s Workshop, the Community Band Concert and the lighting ceremony on the front lawn. 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, or the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at 436-9588,

Source: Denise Fasske