Around here, we don't take down Christmas decorations and wait for the next major holiday. As soon as New Year's has wrapped up, it's time to decorate for Mardi Gras. Don't be surprised if you see a lot of former Christmas trees that are now doing duty as Mardi Gras trees. The best place to learn about and start celebrating Mardi Gras is at 12th Night!

You'll get to mix and mingle with Mardi Gras royalty. The costumes alone are worth going to the event, but, as always there's something extra. A little touch of Lagniappe awaits us at the 12th Night celebration. We'll get to see last year's court and meet this year's royalty, but there will be something extra for the crowd as well. You'll get free King Cake at the event and, if your piece of King Cake contains the baby, you'll win a great grand prize.
Unlike some Mardi Gras events, 12th Night is a family friendly event with music ranging from mambo to Zydeco. You'll love seeing the fantastic Mardi Gras costumes, many of which will be added to the Imperial Calcasieu Museum after they are shared with 12th Night revelers! You'll get to enjoy some great Cajun cuisine like spicy gumbo and dance the evening away to the tunes of Cajun and Zydeco music!

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the event begins at 7:00 p.m.

Twelfth Night is sponsored by Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes more than 20 family-friendly events.