For Immediate Release:           November 10, 2015

For Further Information Contact Katie Harrington, TMP, Project Specialist-Media Coordinator

                                               City of Lake Charles 337-491-1201


Calling for Christmas Parade Entries

The City of Lake Charles is calling for entries in two annual parades slated for Saturday, December 5 as part of the Light up the Lake Christmas Celebration. At 11 a.m. local groups, including schools, businesses, civic groups, performing groups and neighborhood kids will join Santa for a journey through Downtown Lake Charles. The parade will travel south on Ryan Street from Mill Street to Dr. Michael Debakey Drive. 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 join as a participant or a spectator. 

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 491-1201 or

CLICK HERE for a Street Parade Entry Form.

CLICK HERE for a Complete list of events.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Santa's Workshop.