Christmas Parades and Events in Southwest Louisiana 2018

Christmas Parades and Events in Lake Charles, Sulphur, Moss Bluff, Westlake, and other Parts of Southwest Louisiana

Parades and events are listed in order by date.

This schedule was last updated: December 6, 2018.
Some events may be postponed, rescheduled, or canceled due to inclement weather.
Follow this link to view the weather forecast.

Christmas Parades in Southwest Louisiana

Light up the Lake Christmas Festival
November 30, 2018 Rescheduled for December 15, 2018 – Some event times may also be changed.
Lighted Boat Parade: 6 p.m.
Fireworks Set to Music by KBYS 88.3 FM: 6:45 p.m.
Location: Lake Charles Civic Center – 900 Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601

Sulphur Kiwanis Christmas Parade
November 30, 2018
The parade starts at 6 p.m.
The Kiwanis Lighted Christmas Parade scheduled for Friday, November 30th as part of the Christmas Under the Oaks festivities has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.
Location: Cypress Street Sulphur, LA 70663
Click here for more details and to view the full schedule.

DeQuincy Christmas Activities & Parade
November 30, 2018 Rescheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2018
The parade starts at 10:30 a.m.
Events start at 11 a.m.
Fireworks at the ballpark at 6:30 a.m.
Location: Downtown DeQuincy
Admission for this event is free.

Starks Christmas Parade
December 1, 2018
The parade starts at 2 p.m.
Location: Starks VFW 4759 – 4402 Hwy. 12 Starks, LA 70661

Moss Bluff Christmas Parade
December 8, 2018 – Possibly canceled due to inclement weather
The parade starts at 2 p.m.
Location: Sam Houston Jones Parkway

Westlake Christmas Parade
December 8, 2018 – Possibly canceled due to inclement weather
The parade starts at 1 p.m.
Location: Downtown Westlake along Sampson Street

Other Christmas Events in Southwest Louisiana

Handmade Christmas Cards & Letters to Santa
November 17, 2018 – December 23, 2018
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center – 1001 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70601
This event is free.

Pictures with Santa
November 17, 2018 – December 24, 2018
Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Caring Santa for Children with Special Needs
December 9, 2018
Starting at 10 a.m.
Pet photos with Santa
November 18, 2018
6 p.m. – 8 p.m
Location: Prien Lake Mall – 496 W. Prien Lake Rd. Lake Charles, LA 70601
Prices vary.

Lake Charles Carriages Christmas Light Rides
November 27, 2018 – January 6, 2019
5:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 9 p.m.
Pickup location: Lake Charles Civic Center – 900 Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601
Prices vary and require reservations: Click here for prices and to make reservations.

Sulphur Christmas Under the Oaks and Holliday House
November 30, 2018, and December 1, 2018 – Some events have been canceled and rescheduled. Follow the link below to view the full schedule.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The Grove at Heritage Square – 1211 Ruth St, Sulphur, LA 70663
Click here for more details and to view the full schedule.

Light up the Lake Christmas Festival
November 30, 2018 Rescheduled for December 15, 2018 – Some event times may also be changed.
Lighted Boat Parade: 6 p.m.
Fireworks Set to Music by KBYS 88.3 FM: 6:45 p.m.
Location: Lake Charles Civic Center – 900 Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601

DeQuincy Christmas Activities & Parade
November 30, 2018 Rescheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2018
The parade starts at 10:30 a.m.
Events start at 11 a.m.
Fireworks at the ballpark at 6:30 a.m.
Location: Downtown DeQuincy
Admission for this event is free.

Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra Christmas Concert
December 7, 2018
Starts at 7 p.m.
Location: Tritico Theatre at McNeese State University – 340 E. Sale Road Lake Charles, LA 70609
Admission is free, but donations are accepted at the door.

Christmas in the Bluff
December 8, 2018 – Postponed until Sunday, December 9, 2018, due to the forecast of inclement weather.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. –  Sunday, December 9, 2018 from Noon – 5 PM
The event will feature crafts and market vendors, kids activities, a sweets shop, pictures with Santa ($5), entertainment and more.
Location: Moss Bluff Recreation Center – 1180 Don Manuel Blvd (Formerly Recreation Blvd), Moss Bluff, LA 70611
Admission is free.
Click here for additional information.

Holiday Art Market 2018
December 7, 8, and 9, 2018
Friday: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Location: Central School Arts & Humanities Center – 809 Kirby Street Lake Charles, LA 70601
Admission is free.

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