The Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau will host their annual Gingerbread House Contest, and you're invited to participate and have your house displayed for many to see and enjoy during the Christmas season as they visit the Welcome Center.

Entry forms are available now. The contest will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at noon, with an awards ceremony at the Welcome Center, located at 1205 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles. The deadline to register is Friday, November 15.

Entry divisions include amateur, professional and school groups. The gingerbread houses will remain on display throughout the month of December, and all visitors during that time will be able to vote on the People’s Choice Award to be announced Thursday, Dec. 26.

Entries must be delivered to the Welcome Center between 1:00pm and 4:30pm, Friday, December 6. To register, contact Melissa Trahan with Visit Lake Charles at 337.436.9588, or go to

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