The chilly winds were blowing the pouring rain here and there and sometimes sideways back on Friday, November 28th. Not great weather for a downtown parade, a lighted boat parade in the lake or fireworks but don't worry; Light Up The Lake 2018 is back on course and set for Saturday, 15 December at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Events For Saturday, December 15th at Light Up The Lake

Santa's Workshop - Noon-3 pm Civic Center Coliseum, handmade items such as Christmas cards, train rides, photos with Santa and a special gift for kids 3-12 years old.

Movies With The Mayor - at 3:30 pm a screening of Elf with the mayor is scheduled in the Rosa Hart Theatre.

Lighted Boat Parade - Everyone will gather on the lakefront by 6 pm for the promenade of area citizens boats decked out in their electric Christmas finery. Awards will be given to the best entries.

Fireworks Extravaganza - No explanation needed, following the boat parade the fireworks take over at 6:45 pm.

The weather should clear up quite a bit by afternoon on Saturday, NNW breezes at 5 mph and early evening temps around 50° dictate you may want to bring a windbreaker, light sweater, along with mama and the kids.