The City of Lake Charles has began the process of accepting entries for the two annual parades associated with the "Light up the Lake Christmas Celebration.”

On Saturday, December 5 at 1 p.m., local groups and organizations will parade Downtown Lake Charles, celebrating the official start of the Christmas season. The parade will travel south on Ryan Street from Mill Street to Dr. Michael Debakey Drive, followed by the lighted boat parade beginning at 6:30 p.m. along the Lakefront Promenade.

Awards will be given for the best floats and boats, throughout several categories.

For additional information about the festivities and entry forms, visit our EVENTS page.