The Plaquemine Main Street Program and Iberville Relay for Life promise plenty of holiday fun for kids when the organizations host the city’s Children’s Christmas Festival and Parade on Sunday at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park.

The event will kick off at 2 p.m. with the Children’s Parade, which will feature nonmotorized holiday floats, dance groups and a live band.

The parade is open to any children to participate. The parade lineup will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Plaquemine North Side Fire Station, 23090 Jacob St.

The Christmas Festival will include a magic show, a balloon twister, Santa’s arrival by boat and a host of other holiday-themed activities.

For information, contact the Main Street Program at (225) 687-3116.

WBR presents live music

The West Baton Rouge Museum on Saturday gears up for a day of free activities, which begin at 1 p.m. with a special performance by Grammy Award winner Michael Doucet, of BeauSoleil.

BeauSoleil is well known for performing traditional and original music rooted in the folk tunes of Creole Louisiana.

The special performance is made possible by “Manship on the Move” with a grant from Union Pacific Railroad.

Then, at 2 p.m., attendees can enjoy an afternoon filled with holiday music, warm cider and gingerbread in celebration of the museum’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas Turns 50” exhibit.

There will be Charlie Brown-inspired craft making, a scene from the play performed by Spotlight Performing Arts Academy and cartooning fun with the Baton Rouge Cartoonist Society.

The museum also will have holiday-themed tours of the museum’s exhibits and historic houses.

Holiday dinner for seniors

Port Allen will sponsor its second annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the West Baton Rouge Community Center.

The event is free and open to all senior citizens, but seniors are asked to call City Hall to reserve a spot.

“This event is a way to thank our seniors for all their efforts in the community throughout the year and continue our efforts to unite the community,” Mayor Richard Lee said in a news release.

A full meal with dessert will be served.

City officials also will light the city’s Christmas tree at the Port Allen Depot at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Christmas with the Arts

The Iberville Math, Science and Arts Academy-west campus is hosting its “Christmas with the Arts” celebration on Thursday, Dec. 17, at the campus’ Performing Arts Center.

The free event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature stocking races, karaoke, holiday games, cookie decorating, a petting zoo and arts and crafts.

There will be photos with Santa and a tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m.

Live performances will occur throughout the night.

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