Members of the Marine Forces Reserve Band perform during a Christmas concert Tuesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Admission was free, but attendees donated over 1,200 toys for the Marine Corps League-St. Mary Detachment’s Toys for Tots drive. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
Marine Forces band performs Christmas concert
The Tri-City area has a slew of Christmas-related events happening during the next couple of weeks.
Residents of Bernice Street in Morgan City will host the 30th Bernice Street Christmas celebration 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday. Entertainment includes Santa, a puppet show, choir singing Christmas carols and a train. A refreshment table will be on site.
Walkers are welcome. Vehicles driving through enter at Cottonwood Street and exit onto Redwood Street. No parking on Bernice Street. Visitors urged to donate canned goods at Cottonwood entrance for donation to St. Mary Outreach. No bicycles and skateboards are allowed for safety reasons.
Also Saturday, Morgan City Project Graduation will host the Chillin’ Christmas Hangout from 10 a.m .- 2 p.m. at the Morgan City Petting Zoo that includes games and entertainment.
The city of Patterson will also host its Annual Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday down La. 182 in Patterson with the 4-Legged Friends Christmas Parade at noon.
The Wedell-Williams Aviation & Cypress Sawmill 19th Annual Christmas Tree Festival Exhibit Open House will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Louisiana State Museum in Patterson. Christmas trees decorated by children in the area will be on exhibit. Visitors will be able to view the Christmas trees and hear children from local schools singing holiday carols. Admission is free.
The American Cancer Society, along with M C Bank & Trust Co., will host the 20th Annual “Love Lights a Tree” Christmas tree lighting ceremony 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, on the corner of Victor II Boulevard and Brashear Avenue in Morgan City to remember and honor those who have been touched by cancer.
Christmas in Morey Park presented by city of Patterson will be Saturday, Dec. 15. The lighted boat parade will begin at 6 p.m. The following prizes will be offered: first, $300; second, $200; third, $100. Boat entry fee is $25. The movie in the park, “Elf,” follows at 7 p.m. Concessions will be sold.