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CANCELED! Have a Holy, Jolly Time at 'Christmas at the Courthouse' on Dec. 7

Post Date:11/29/2018

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury is decking the halls in preparation for the “Christmas at the Courthouse” celebration, which will take place from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Historic Calcasieu Courthouse, 1001 Ryan St., Lake Charles.

The celebration began in 2015 to honor late Police Juror James Mayo, who had a goal to light up the Historic Courthouse for the holidays.

Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, Rudolph, Frosty, the Nutcracker, Cindy Lou Who, Elf on the Shelf – and a host of other holiday characters - will be on site to spread Christmas cheer and to pose for photos with residents of all ages.

“Christmas is a time for family, and Christmas at the Courthouse is the perfect family event,” said Police Jury President Judd Bares. “Families can take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and several other characters, drink hot cocoa, sing Christmas carols and watch Christmas movies. It’s the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. And it’s all free!”

School choirs will sing Christmas favorites. At 5:30 p.m., Police Jurors will flip on the lights.

After the lights go on, plan to stick around to enjoy a pair of animated Christmas classics – “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol.”

Free popcorn, cotton candy, soft drinks and hot chocolate will be served at the event.