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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., 09/20/2019
E.g., 09/20/2019

The 2019 Kansas City Southerner (KCS) Holiday Express train will be bringing joy and promoting goodwill in Pineville, LA this year. Pineville is one of the communities along the KCS rail network stopping in 20 communities in five U.S. states on 25 dates.

Guests to the train can visit with Snata Claus and walk through brightly lit rail cars filled with holiday displays. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Pineville, LA
12/05/2019 | 12/06/2019 | 12/07/2019

Alexandria Zoo is lighting up the season with Holiday Light Safari. Create wonderful holiday memories with a casual stroll through the Zoo’s colorful environment sparkling with thousands of lights and whimsical lighted animal figures.

Holiday Light Safari features hundreds of thousands of lights, holiday train rides, Santa, kids' activities, and more!

December 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 & 26-28, 2019
(Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays)

Alexandria Zoological Park
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
Holiday Light Safari 2019
12/12/2019 | 12/13/2019 | 12/14/2019

More information to come soon. 

Downtown Alexandria
Alexandria, LA 71301

More Info to come.

Downtown Pineville
Pineville, LA
Pineville Christmas Parade

The Cenla Christmas Spectacular is back for its twelfth year; ready to bring you the same great yuletide entertainment that you’ve come to expect. Completely home grown here in Cenla. Featuring performing arts organizations from all over Cenla, performances by the Lagniappe Theatre Company, and your two favorite Cajun radio hosts Dirty Coutille and Jean “the Clod” Claude. Don’t miss your chance to have your Christmas Spirit lifted and have your funny bone tickled!

Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center
1202 Third Street
Alexandria, LA 71301