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. 

2019 International Christmas Gala (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/08/2019 to 12/08/2019 - A formal evening filled with food, fun, and dancing.   
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A Christmas Story (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/08/2019 to 12/15/2019 - Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads
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Annual Gingerbread House Display (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/07/2019 to 12/26/2019 - Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Display Dec. 7-26, 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 (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/04/2019 to 12/25/2019 - Annual Trees of Hope, Charity Tree Decorating Contest Dec. 4 – 25, Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, Vinton A popular holiday tradition returns to Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, as the
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Blue Martini Sunset Sundays with Live Acoustic (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
Starting 02/24/2019 - Live acoustic shows every Sunday on the Blue Martini Patio at 6pm For table reservations & bottle service call 337.508.4108.
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Christmas Gala 2019 (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/08/2019 to 12/08/2019 - The International Club of Southwest Louisiana presents Christmas Gala 2019. The Gala takes place Sunday, December 8 at 5:30pm at Mazen's. Join us for an evening of music, food, and dancing. 
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Handel's Messiah (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/08/2019 to 12/08/2019 - A beloved Lake Charles holiday tradition, the 79th annual performance of George Frederick Handel’s “Messiah” will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 3 p.m. in McNeese State University’s F.G.
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Holiday Art Market 🎁🎨🛍️ (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/06/2019 to 12/08/2019 - Jump into the holiday shopping spirit, find handmade gifts, and support local artists at the annual Holiday Art Market at Central School, 809 Kirby St., held Friday – Sunday, Dec. 6-8. Friday features
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How Christmas Saved the Grinch (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/08/2019 to 12/08/2019 - How Christmas Saved the Grinch Dec. 8, Glad Tidings Church, Lake Charles. A Christmas musical that all ages will enjoy (young and old). It will warm your heart and make it grow three sizes! Showings
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Lake Area Adventures: Pontoon Christmas Light Tours (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/01/2019 to 12/31/2019 - 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 (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/01/2019 to 01/04/2020 - 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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Once Upon a Christmas (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/08/2019 to 12/08/2019 - The 4th Annual Christmas Dance Production, in collaboration with Kress Dance Revelution, featrues over 50 talented dancers. Follow as two little girls experience Christmas stories, read by their
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Pajama Jam Open Mic (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
Starting 03/24/2019 - Pajama Jam Open Mic at Panorama will be live and rocking every Sunday from 8pm - 11pm.
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Pictures with Rudolph!!! (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/01/2019 to 12/14/2019 - Starting December 1, Framed Pictures with Rudolph will be available!!!! $12 Call to schedule yours!! 337-478-3600
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Pictures with Santa (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
11/08/2019 to 12/24/2019 - Pictures with Santa Nov. 8 – 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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Sunday Brunch (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
Starting 03/24/2019 - Brunch every Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Gray Plantation Clubhouse. Live music by Jairus & Chester Daigle.
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Sunday Youth Music Workshop (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
Starting 01/10/2016 - Tipitina's Foundation presents its Sunday Youth Music Workshop at Luna Live, 710 Ryan St. The workshop series offers youth musicians the chance to learn from professional musicians in an informal
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Vintage Carriage Company Shell Beach Christmas Light Tours (Sun, 08 Dec 2019)
12/07/2019 to 01/04/2020 - Vintage Carriage Christmas Light Tours Dec. 7 – Jan. 4, 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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2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for Boxing and USA Boxing National Championships (Mon, 09 Dec 2019)
12/09/2019 to 12/15/2019 - USA Boxing, the national governing body for Olympic-style amateur boxing, will host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for Boxing and USA Boxing National Championships, December 9-15, 2019. The event will
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Annual McNeese Faculty Exhibition (Mon, 09 Dec 2019)
09/16/2019 to 12/13/2019 - The Department of Visual Arts presents annual and special events throughout the academic year that are open and free to all, including visiting artist lectures, workshops and gallery exhibitions.
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Karaoke Monday (Mon, 09 Dec 2019)
Starting 08/26/2019 - Panorama hosts the lake area's coolest Monday night party with Karaoke starting at 9. Arrive with an appetite and enjoy your choice of the savory Panorama House Burger or delicious Margherita
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Open Mic Monday (Mon, 09 Dec 2019)
Starting 07/29/2019 - Rikenjaks on Ryan invites all area songwriters and musicians to join in on the weekly ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT every Monday. Acoustic PA and vocal mics will be provided. Please BYO instruments. Spread
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Senior Thesis Exhibition (Mon, 09 Dec 2019)
11/21/2019 to 12/12/2019 - The Department of Visual Arts presents annual and special events throughout the academic year that are open and free to all, including visiting artist lectures, workshops and gallery exhibitions.
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Acoustic Tuesdays (Tue, 10 Dec 2019)
Starting 05/14/2019 - Panorama is moving acoustic night to Tuesday. Join us for dinner, drinks and family friendly acoustic tunes ,6-9pm. 🍸🎵🎷🍸🎺🎶🍸🎻 NO COVER!
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Cash & Carry Farmers Market (Tue, 10 Dec 2019)
01/02/2018 to 12/22/2020 - 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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Family Art Night (Tue, 10 Dec 2019)
Starting 01/12/2016 - Family Art Night- 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6-8 p.m. About The Art Factory Located in Lake Charles, the Art Factory is a community art space for all ages and skill levels. Fostering creativity,
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Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Rikenjaks Brewing Co. (Tue, 10 Dec 2019)
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, 10 Dec 2019)
Starting 01/01/2019 - On Tuesdays from 8pm - 10pm, rock the mic to your favorites, hosted by Michael Krajicek and Kris Harper.
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The Global Language of Headwear Exhibit (Tue, 10 Dec 2019)
11/19/2019 to 12/31/2019 - “The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality” presents 89 hats and headdresses carefully selected from a private collection of more than 1,300 extraordinary
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Blue Martini Ladies’ Night (Wed, 11 Dec 2019)
Starting 02/20/2019 - EVERY WEDNESDAY NO COVER FOR LADIES AFTER 7PM. DISCOUNTED DRINKS FOR LADIES HAPPY HOUR DISCOUNTS ON DRINKS & APPETIZERS 4–7PM For table reservations & bottle service call 337.508.4108.
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