MORGAN CITY, La.-- Streets in the Tri-City area are being trimmed with Christmas decorations in anticipation of lighting ceremonies that begin Thanksgiving night.
Morgan City crews began this week installing the downtown lights and decorations, according to Bill Cefalu, city utility director.
The annual lighting ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Spirit of Morgan City shrimp boat on Brashear Avenue.
The event will feature singing, candy and a visit from Santa Claus.
Santa will be busy that evening as he will also make an appearance in Berwick.
Town crews have been working for about 10 days to decorate the town and to set up the winter wonderland under the U.S. 90 bridge near Town Hall where the celebration will occur, Allen Benoit, town superintendent, said.
Santa is scheduled to arrive on a special sleigh at 6 p.m. He will be available to hear the Christmas wishes of local children, and refreshments will be served.
The Patterson Christmas Lighting Ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Nov. 25. The Christmas tree will be lit in the parking lot at City Hall. Bethel Pentecostal will provide music with more than 75 singers.