Get ready to usher in Mardi Gras season with 12th night at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

All the pageantry takes place on January 6th and it's a great family event with all the kings and queens of Mardi Gras!

The audience has a chance to win grand prizes, dance and hail the kings and queens of more than 60 krewes. Guests in the Twelfth Night audience, who find "babies" in their pieces of King Cake, win lavish grand prizes which will include prizes from local merchants and businesses of Southwest Louisiana. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the following locations: Joseph's Electric, Gordon's Drug Store, Moss Bluff Flower Shop, Hamilton House in Sulphur and Party Time Store on Lake Street.