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Holiday Market, DeQuincy VFW,
Nov. 6, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Junior League of Lake Charles hosts their annual Mistletoe and Moss Holiday Market, Nov. 19-21, at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Arts and Crafts vendors and various businesses will be on-site for your holiday shopping pleasure.
Brother Bubba’s Back Porch Christmas Comedy and Dinner Show,
Dec. 3-4, doors open at 6:00 p.m.,West Cal Cam Events Center, Sulphur, La. Featuring the Back Porch Quartet. Hosted by First Pentecostal Church of Sulphur. Advanced tickets required. Go to www.firstpentecostalsulphur.com/brobubbas.
Light Up the Lake
The City of Lake Charles celebrates the holiday season Dec. 4 with their annual Light Up the Lake. Activities take place throughout the day.
• 8:00 a.m. – The Literacy Council hosts their annual Hot Chocolate Run with Santa.
• 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. – An impressive line-up of musical and theater performances at the Lakefront Amphitheater, as well as arts/crafts activities for children, food trucks, stocking giveaways, and photos with Santa.
• 7:30 p.m. – Head over to the Civic Center’s front steps. Mayor Hunter will flip the switch to light the tree and the many brilliant ornaments positioned at the Civic Center entrance.
• 8:30 p.m. – Holiday fireworks display over the lake.
Historic City Hall
Historic City Hall will display 10 impressive, ornately decorated Christmas trees this year. They’ll also host their annual Christmas Card workshop for students during December. Meet Me at the Market continues each first Saturday of the month. Dec. 4, you’ll find art vendors on the front lawn and the Charlestown Farmers Market at the rear of the building. The Children’s Museum will be on-site with activities for the kids.
The Children’s Theatre Company
The Children’s Theatre Company presents Cinderella’s Holiday Dining, on Dec. 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m. The magic begins as snow and festive sounds fill the air. Children enter through a castle glistening with icicles surrounded by toy soldiers before dining, then join their favorite storybook characters – Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Prince, Snow White, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, and Aladdin for an unforgettable experience. Character meals include pizza, dessert, and a drink. Seating includes a visit with photographs and autographs from each famous character from. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite costume. Cost is $25.00 per person (everyone must have a ticket including adults and infants). Seating is limited and reservations required. Call the theatre box office at 337-433-7323 or visit www.childrenstheatre.cc
Sulphur Holiday Events
CHRISTMAS UNDER THE OAKS Tentative (as of late Oct.) Schedule:
• Fri., Dec. 3 7:00 p.m.: Louisiana Express
• 8:00 p.m.: Christmas Tree Lighting
• Sat., Dec. 4 10:00 a.m.: Holiday Market Opens
• 11:00 a.m.: Kiwanis Christmas Parade
• 12:00 p.m.-8 p.m.: Local school choirs, local music artists, and a nationally known headliner from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. TBA
• 8:30 p.m.: 100% chance of snow!
As part of Christmas Under the Oaks,The Brimstone Historical Society brings back its annual fundraiser, Holiday House at Henning Cultural Center: Dec. 2-4. With over 30 small businesses, artisans, and creators, you’ll find everything you need for every person on your shopping list this year! Entry is $5. This event is hosted by The Brimstone Historical Society, in partnership with Sulphur Parks and Recreation, The City of Sulphur, Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA, and The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. For tickets or more info, call 337-527-0357 or go to linktr.ee/brimstonemuseum
• Thurs., Dec. 2, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Preview Party Night. Take a stroll to get first pick of all the amazing wares in store for the festival! Call to reserve your tickets, they go fast!
• Fri., Dec. 3 and Sat., Dec. 4, 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Two full days of shopping, carriage rides, a carnival, and more!
The Lake Charles Messiah Chorus and Orchestra
The Lake Charles Messiah Chorus and Orchestra will host its 80th performance on Sunday, Dec.5 at 3:00 p.m. at the Francis G. Bulber Auditorium on the McNeese Campus. The performance features McNeese student vocal majors. Orchestra members include community musicians and McNeese faculty. Songs performed by the chorus include the famous Hallelujah Chorus and For unto Us a Child is Born. The performance will be directed by Colette Bulber Tanner, the daughter of the founder and first director of the Chorus, Francis G Bulber, who started this SWLA holiday tradition in 1939. Admission is free to the public.
Lake Area Ballet Theatre
Lake Area Ballet Theatre presents their annual, all local “Nutcracker” Dec. 9, 7:00 p.m.; Dec. 10, 7:00 p.m.; Dec. 11, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the McNeese State University Tritico theatre. See this traditional holiday full-length ballet featuring colorful costumes and lively dances. Meet Clara, who travels to the magical Land of Sweets with a Nutcracker who has turned into a handsome prince! The show features over 100 local Lake Charles Dance Academy dancers and artists along with two guest artists who joined the cast this year. Tickets now on sale. Visit www.lakeareaballettheatre.com for more information.
Christmas on the Plaza
Christmas on the Plaza at Episcopal Day School South Campus, Dec. 9. Admission includes a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a sleigh ride, a craft at the Elf Workshop, hot chocolate, and vendors for shopping. Tickets $10 at payit.nelnet.net/form/D3qiMWCX.
Lake Charles Symphony
Lake Charles Symphony will host their Holiday Jazz and Java fundraiser on Sun., Dec. 12, 5:00 p.m. at the West-Cal Events Center, Sulphur, LA. Join them for a special evening of holiday jazz combined with the perfect cup of java and sweet pastries. Tickets $75 for adults, $40 for students with ID at lcsymphony.com.
Lake Charles Holiday Market Extravaganza
Lake Charles Holiday Market Extravaganza at Prien Lake Mall, Sunday, Dec. 12, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. You’ll find 30 local vendors, giveaways, pictures with Santa, holiday music, and more.
Kober’s Christmas Comedy Showdown, Dec. 25, 10:00 p.m. Jen Kober performs her ALL NEW power hour of standup comedy LIVE and IN PERSON for just ONE NIGHT! Hosted by local funny man Zack Locke.