When I was a kid, it was a big deal each year when the family would load into the Chevy and go in search of Christmas lights. I know I'm dating myself here (and why not? no on else will date me) but back then, it wasn't a matter of looking up such things on the internet. Nope. You had to know from experience which neighborhoods did the most decorating and there were no guides published telling families where to find those Christmas Decorations.

Several days ago, we asked you to share areas where a family might find great Christmas decorations so, thanks to all the technology, we don't have to guess about where to take the family for that traditional "Christmas Light Looking" adventure. With that thought in mind, here are a few places around the area where your sure to see some great lights and decorations

Lake Charles

Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Drive

Prien Lake Park
3700 West Prien Lake Road

Shell Beach Drive neighborhood

Trinity Baptist Church
1800 Country Club Road

Sulphur

The Grove at Heritage Square
1211 Ruth Street

Pecan Street neighborhood

Sulphur's Christmas of the Hill
2151 Lynn Trahan Road

Carlyss

Carlyss Light Show Spectacular
1372 Carl Lyons Road

Lawton Christmas Display
Choupique Road

Moss Bluff

Cruze's Christmas light show
Tune your car radio to 88.1FM from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2193 W. Armand St.

The Matte Family Christmas light show
Tune your car radio to 88.1FM from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday to Friday, and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
1345 Mohican Drive
A donation box for St. Jude Children's Hospital is placed in front of the display for anyone who would like to donate.

Jennings

Founder's Park
Main Street