Since you are already here or thinking about coming to the Lake Charles, LA area stay a while and check out some of our really cool attractions and events happening in and around Lake Charles and SWLA (Southwest Louisiana).  Sometimes our hotels are chosen to be the host hotel for some of these events and may offer discounted rates for your selected Lake Charles area event. Get out about in Southwest Louisiana today and explore this weeks events here. 

Annual Gingerbread House Voting & Display (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/01/2018 to 12/26/2018 - Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Display Dec. 1-26, Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lake Charles. Come and see homemade decorated gingerbread houses on display and
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Annual Trees of Hope, Charity Tree Decorating Contest (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/03/2018 to 12/26/2018 - Annual Trees of Hope, Charity Tree Decorating Contest Dec. 3 – 26, Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, Vinton A popular holiday tradition returns to Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, as the
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Charlestown Farmers Market (Downtown) (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
01/06/2018 to 12/29/2018 - The Market highlights Louisiana-made items including seasonal produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, pork and lamb; gumbo, canned goods, baked goods, local honey, organic juices, plants, and homemade arts &
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Crave Gourmet's "Holiday Pairing & Sharing" (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
11/03/2018 to 12/22/2018 - Crave Gourmet’s “Holiday Pairing & Sharing” Nov. 3 – Dec. 22, Crave, Lake Charles. Join us at Crave Gourmet every Saturday during the holiday season for complimentary tastings of wine, cheese and
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Elf - Movie with the Mayor (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/15/2018 to 12/15/2018 - Come enjoy one of the great holiday movies, Elf, at the Rosa Hart Theatre inside the Lake Charles Civic Center.
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Handmade Christmas Cards & Letters to Santa (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
11/01/2018 to 12/29/2018 - Handmade Christmas Cards and Letters to Santa Nov. 1 – Dec. 29, Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, Lake Charles. All ages are welcome to test their creative skills and create handmade
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Hit Me With Your Best Shot Exhibit - Gulf Coast Bird Photography Competition (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
10/16/2018 to 12/29/2018 - General Information This photography contest has been developed for the purposes of promoting bird/nature photography of the Gulf Coast Birds which frequent the Louisiana and Texas coastal areas. These
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Holiday Extravaganza Mini-Christmas Tree Decorating Contest & Display (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/08/2018 to 12/21/2018 - The Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point & the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau present the 2018 Holiday Extravaganza Mini-Christmas Tree Decorating Contest! Get Festive and Creative!
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Iron Rations (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/15/2018 to 12/15/2018 - Music by Iron Rations.
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Lake Area Adventures: Pontoon Christmas Light Tours (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/01/2018 to 12/31/2018 - Lake Area Adventures: Pontoon Christmas Light Tours Dec. 1-31, Lake Charles.See Lake Charles' magical Christmas light display from the lake itself! Bring your family, friends, co-workers or spouse out
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Lake Charles Carriages Christmas Light Rides (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
11/24/2018 to 01/06/2019 - Celebrate this holiday season the old fashion way with family and friends, while riding in a seasonally decorated mule-drawn carriage through the decorated neighborhoods of Historic Downtown Lake
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Light up the Lake Christmas Festival (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/15/2018 to 12/15/2018 - Certain details have changed. This event was updated on 11/28/2018. Due to forecast inclement weather on Nov. 30, the street parade has been canceled. The Light Up the Lake Christmas Festival in Lake
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Looney Tunes Exhibit (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
10/26/2018 to 12/29/2018 - Looney Tunes Exhibit: Oct. 26 - Dec. 29, 2018. Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center will host an opening reception for three separate collections of animation celluloids (cel) on Thursday,
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Model Casting Call: Fashion Week Lake Charles 2018 (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/15/2018 to 12/15/2018 - MODEL REQUIREMENTS: Female: Height 5'7" Male: Height 5'11" ASPIRING AND INEXPERIENCED ARE WELCOME Height will be measured Denim Jeans and White Top Females: Heels Males: Dress Shoes RUNWAY MODELS MUST
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Nature, Tradition & Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics Exhibit (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
11/16/2018 to 02/09/2019 - “NATURE, TRADITION & INNOVATION”TO OPEN AT 1911 HISTORIC CITY HALL 1911 Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center will host an opening reception for “Nature, Tradition & Innovation” on Friday,
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Nuncrackers (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/07/2018 to 12/16/2018 - NuncrackersDec. 7-9 & 14-16, ACTS Theatre, Lake Charles.The Nunsense Christmas Musical is the first "TV Special" taped by the sisters in their convent basement studio for Cable Access. It stars the
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Pictures with Santa (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
11/09/2018 to 12/24/2018 - Pictures with Santa Nov. 9 – Dec. 24, Prien Lake Mall, Lake Charles. Capture the magic of the season and get in some last minute Christmas wishes at the Dillard’s Court. (337) 477-7487,
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Pottery Show (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/01/2018 to 12/29/2018 - Gallery by the Lake will host a Pottery Show and Sales during the month of December. Reception is December 1 at 11 a.m. The show will be open during regular business hours all month long. CONTACT
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REGGAE HOLIDAY (Live Band) (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/15/2018 to 12/15/2018 - Live REGGAE BAND to bring good vibes
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Rik@Nite (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
01/26/2018 to 12/29/2018 - Fridays: Live DJ from 11 PM - 3 AM Saturdays:  Late Night Karaoke 12 AM - 4 AM NO Cover!  Late night drink specials and food. Indoor and heated outdoor seating. 
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Vintage Carriage Company Shell Beach Christmas Light Tours (Sat, 15 Dec 2018)
12/01/2018 to 01/07/2019 - Vintage Carriage Christmas Light Tours Dec. 1 – Jan. 7, Shell Beach Drive, Lake Charles.Vintage Carriage Company offers mule-drawn hay rides down Shell Beach Drive to view the spectacular display of
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Jingle Jam (Sun, 16 Dec 2018)
12/16/2018 to 12/16/2018 - Bring your blanket and join us for Hot Chocolate, cookies, pictures with Santa and Christmas music by our Praise Band! Fun for all ages.
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Live Music: ACOUSTIC PIE & Jay Ecker Quartet (Sun, 16 Dec 2018)
01/28/2018 to 12/16/2018 - Live Music:  ACOUSTIC PIE, 3:30-6:30  Jay Ecker Quartet: 7- 10 
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Open Play Family Day (Sun, 16 Dec 2018)
04/22/2018 to 01/20/2019 - Join us EVERY SUNDAY for Open Play Family Fun Day! Enjoy our indoor, sensory-friendly kid's gym that welcomes kids of ALL ABILITIES. We offer a toddler area, zip line, swing apparatus, trampoline, rock
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Sunday Brunch w/Live Music (Sun, 16 Dec 2018)
01/28/2018 to 12/30/2018 - Live music by Bluesiana Red for Sunday Brunch. Brunch: Every Sunday between 10:30 and 2:00. Adults: $22.95, 6 & under: $7.95, 3 & under: FREE Our weekly BUFFET menu includes the following dishes:
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Open Mic @ Rikenjaks (Mon, 17 Dec 2018)
01/29/2018 to 12/17/2018 - Open Mic at Rikenjaks. Rikenjaks on Ryan invites all area songwriters and musicians to join in on the weekly ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT happening from 7:30-10:30 Mondays. Acoustic PA and vocal mics will
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Cash & Carry Farmers Market (Tue, 18 Dec 2018)
01/02/2018 to 12/25/2018 - Come visit us at the beautifully restored historic Cash & Carry building on the corner of Enterprise and Broad in downtown Lake Charles. While you're here, you will enjoy a unique market experience
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Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Rikenjaks Brewing Co. (Tue, 18 Dec 2018)
Starting 07/25/2017 - Lake Charles' most popular trivia night is the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz every Tuesday at Rikenjaks Brewing Co. Teams of up to six vie for the top spots. Topics range from high to low culture and
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Karaoke with Mike & Kris (Tue, 18 Dec 2018)
12/04/2018 to 12/18/2018 - Show the world what you've got and put it all on the line as if it were an audition for American Idol or just have fun with friends doing karaoke, whichever helps you sing better. 
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Boozin' Bingo | Karaoke Ladies Night (Wed, 19 Dec 2018)
01/31/2018 to 12/19/2018 - Oh ladies... Wednesday means BOOZIN' BINGO / LADIES NIGHT at Rikenjaks on Ryan! Play for free and win cool prizes starting at 9. You can also show off your inner pop star with Front Row Karaoke hosted
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