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Christmas in Alexandria - Pineville

Christmas in Alexandria - Pineville

The holiday season in Alexandria/Pineville is sure to bring both good tidings and great joy. The holiday extravaganza, in the heart of Louisiana, will be complete with sparkling lights, community parades, appearances by Santa Claus, and performing arts. Whether it’s enjoying an old-fashioned Christmas, the annual Holiday Light Safari, shopping for gifts, touring historic homes, or listening to Christmas carols that puts you in the holiday spirit, you can fi­nd it all in Alexandria/Pineville area.

So plan your trip today. Use the itinerary builder to create a list of events you don’t want to miss then book a hotel room. Merry Christmas!


E.g., 10/31/2020
E.g., 10/31/2020

Seeking one-of-a-kind antiques, trendy holiday home decor, or the perfect family outfits for your Christmas card photos?​

Look no further!​

The annual Alexandria/Pineville Holiday Open House has over 25 unique local businesses ready to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Beat the holiday shopping crowds and take advantage of the exclusive deals and promotions happening ALL WEEKEND LONG! ​

Friday November 6 - Sunday November 8 ​ ​
That’s right- Central Louisiana’s premiere holiday shopping event has been extended this year, giving you THREE WHOLE DAYS of amazing holiday sales from your favorite local businesses!​

Participating retailers in Alexandria/Pineville ​

​Visit for all of the details including a list of all participating businesses and store hours.


Participating Central Louisiana retailers
Alexandria, La

Saturday, November 14 from 11am-1pm

The Alexandria Mall will be spreading a little “Extra Merriment” to their shoppers!

Grab your FREE Swag Bag and stroll though stores as you sip hot cocoa, enjoy live music and enter to WIN a $100 mall store gift card! 


The Alexandria Mall
3437 Masonic Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71301
A Merry Little Shop & Stroll at the Alexandria Mall

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

A visit with Santa is an unforgettable experience for children and families! 

Bring your family and friends for professional photos with Santa and a chance for children to share their holiday wishes. There will be plenty of fun and magic as well as a focus on the health and well-being of everyone! Best practices will be followed- maintaining social distance, face masks required for everyone and enhanced cleaning between visits. Your visit with Santa this year will create memories for years to come! 

Visits with Santa are scheduled to begin November 21 and will continue through Christmas Eve (December 24th).

The Alexandria Mall
3437 Masonic Dr.
Alexandria, La 71301

If you’re from Central Louisiana then you know that one of our most cherished and time-honored holiday traditions is the lighting of the water towers! The jellyfish-like glow of Alexandria’s water tower is a sure sign it’s holiday time once again. Be on the lookout, the City of Alexandria water tower is tentatively scheduled to be lit on Friday, November 27. 

Alexandria, LA 71301

The Alexandria Museum of Art is offering FREE ADMISSION to the public for the month of December! 

For more information including museum hours and current exhibits, visit the museum website or Facebook page. 

The Alexandria Museum of Art
933 2nd Street
Alexandria, LA 71301

Looking for a unique and thoughtful holiday gift for the art lover in your life? Or maybe hoping to find something to tuck in your own Christmas stocking? 
The Porch Sale at River Oaks Square Arts Center is right around the corner! 

Saturday December 5 from 9am-3pm.

The much-anticipated 2020 Annual Porch Sale will feature over twenty artists with sales stations on site as well as additional works from across the country including 2020 Guest Artist Katrina Szyszkoski, Colorado based painter and sculptor. Don’t miss the art sale of the season! The River Oaks Square Arts Center Annual Porch Sale continues to be a major shopping event for anyone who enjoys original art. See you there!

River Oaks Square Arts Center
1330 Second St.
Alexandria, LA 71301

’Tis the season for Christmas parades, and Central Louisiana is ready to roll with a weekend of city parades that will have you cheering “Throw me Something, Santa!” 

City of Pineville Christmas Parade will get the festivities rolling at 7:00 pm*

Pineville, La 71360

’Tis the season for Christmas parades, and Central Louisiana is ready to roll with a weekend of city parades that will have you cheering “Throw me Something, Santa!” 

City of Alexandria Christmas Parade kicks off at 2:00 pm

Alexandria, La 71301