With Christmas just a week away, people in Northwest Louisiana are getting excited... and it's not just about presents and pumpkin pie!

You know what happens soon after Christmas... No, not New Year's Eve. Granted, that's big, but in Louisiana, 12th Night is just as big, if not bigger!

Come join Mardi Gras krewes from all over the Ark-La-Tex at 12th Night Saturday, January 3rd at the Bossier Civic Center. 12th Night is the official beginning of the Mardi Gras season and this year, the Krewe of Centaur is hosting the celebration. Don't worry if you're not a member of a krewe, this event is open to the public. You never know, you might meet some great people and find a Mardi Gras home for yourself!

Here are the details:

12th Night
Jan. 3, 2015
Bossier Civic Center
$40 ticket
$10 All you can Drink Cup (includes beer, wine and hard drinks)
Band  "Chicken On The Bone"  from New Orleans
6:30- 12:00 pm
Presentation of Royalty begin 7:30
Open to the public
Dress is Mardi Gras casual