It's that time of the year again. Time to celebrate the holidays at Sulphur's Christmas Under the Oaks Festival, located at the Brimstone Museum Complex, 923 Ruth Street, in the heart of Sulphur at Heritage Square where music, carnival rides and holiday shopping are at their height.
Festival dates are Friday-Saturday, Dec. 6-7, with shopping available at the Holiday House Friday and Saturday. The Holiday House will also feature a preview party, Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. with tickets at $40, available for advance purchase.
Shopping hours are 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Carnival rides start at 4 p.m. on Friday, and run from noon-10 p.m. on Saturday. Sulphur's famed Kiwanis Christmas Balloon Parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
"This is going to be a great season and will be the first year the festival has been held in The Grove," said Mayor Chris Duncan. "Each year we plan on adding more and more lights. There will also be more security with barricades and a VIP section."
Live entertainment includes headlining acts such as The Molly Ringwalds Friday night and L.A. Roxx Saturday evening. As well, Saturday is the traditional lighting of the tree with 100 percent chance of snow at 6 p.m.
For more information on Sulphur's Christmas events, contact the Henning Cultural Center at 337-527-0357.
For details on Christmas events in Southwest Louisiana, www.visitlakecharles.org/cajunchristmas or contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-456-7952.