The City of Lake Charles is gearing up to offer a weekend of free, family-friendly holiday events. 

On Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m. – noon, a Family Christmas Ornament Workshop will take place at Historic City Hall (1001 Ryan St.). Participants will paint a ceramic Christmas bell that actually rings! Ornaments and supplies will be provided free of charge as long as supplies last. 

On Sunday, December 10, the Children’s Miracle Network is teaming up with the City to present Movies with the Mayor. This afternoon of free activities will begin at 4 p.m. with Cookies, Cocoa and More at the Lake Charles Event Center’s Second Floor Mezzanine (900 Lakeshore Dr.). Join Mayor Nic Hunter and some very special guests for cookies, cocoa, story time and much more. 

The screening of the feature presentation, The Grinch (2018 edition), will begin at 5 p.m. inside the Rosa Hart Theatre. Concessions will be available for purchase. All minors, 16 and under, must be accompanied by an adult. 

This event is made possible through the generous support of the City of Lake Charles, Children’s Miracle Network, The Village Coffeehouse, Calcasieu Parish Public Library, Albertsons Companies Foundation and Sam’s Club. 

Following the feature presentation, venture over to Millennium Park to enjoy special holiday hours, allowing families to enjoy the park under the magical glow of Christmas lights. Now through Sunday, January 7, the park is open until 8 p.m. on weekdays (Monday through Thursday) and until 9 p.m. on weekends (Friday through Sunday). The park will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1. 

For more information, call (337) 491-1280 or emails