C&C Marine marks Christmas with towboat light display

C&C Marine & Repair’s second annual holiday light display features Santa’s reindeer pulling a towboat. Courtesy C&C Marine

Belle Chasse, La. — C&C Marine and Repair is celebrating the holidays with its 2nd annual Christmas light display.

This year’s display is prominently located near the company’s main office on Engineers Road in Belle Chasse, La. The new display includes a 5,000-hp inland towboat (m/v Kent Furlong) being pulled by Santa’s 20-foot-tall reindeer and led by Rudolph.

Also new to this year’s display is a 10-foot Santa steering the reindeer from the boat’s pilot house.

“We received so much positive feedback last year from the community, that I knew that this had to become an annual tradition,” says C&C Marine and Repair’s owner Tony Cibilich.

The display is outfitted with nearly a mile of Christmas lights and includes the two 30-foot fabricated Christmas trees, with a five-foot star on top.

“Our hope is to add a new attraction to the display each year,” said C&C Project Manager Ben Sasso.

The display was erected after the Thanksgiving holiday and will stay at its current location until after New Year’s Day.

“We just like the idea that this Christmas display can bring some joy to people this holiday season, and hope that all our marine neighbors on Engineer Road will join in this tradition,”added Cibilich.

C&C Marine and Repair was established in 1997 in Belle Chasse along the Intracoastal Waterway. The company designs and builds towboats, dredges, barges, offshore supply vessels, along with a variety of other marine vessels.

 — C&C Marine and Repair

By Casey Conley