A rodeo, parade and Christmas event are what's on tap in Ascension.

1. Pro Rodeo: The Gonzales Pro Rodeo's "Cowboys for Cops" will be held Dec. 16 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Tickets are $12 at the gate. Children under five years old receive free admission.

2. Parade: The annual City of Donaldsonville Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at Louisiana Square on Railroad Ave. This years theme is "Christmas Through a Child's Eye!" The parade will feature activities, game, food and giveaways.

3. Cartoon Christmas: The Scott Innes' free Cartoon Christmas event will be held Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. Attendees can meet Spider Man, Iron Man, Santa Claus and other characters live in person. For more information visit lamardixonexpocenter.com.