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November 2020

November 2020

Your 2020 Guide to the Holidays in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana

Your 2020 Guide to the Holidays and Christmas in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana

There's plenty of Christmas cheer to go around in Shreveport-Bossier, where signature holiday events and shopping excursions have been re-imagined to be social distance-friendly for 2020. From dazzling fireworks at the drive-in Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival to twinkling light displays at Christmas in Roseland, there are many ways to make the season bright. While you’re out and about this season, be sure to stay safe by wearing a mask and minding social distancing regulations.


Signature Holiday Attractions and Events


Believe! The Magic of Christmas

See Santa and experience holiday magic before your very eyes at Shreveport Aquarium.

Nov. 27-Dec. 23

Shreveport Aquarium



Discover the magic of winter through science.

Nov. 27, 2020-Jan. 31, 2021

Sci-Port Discovery Center


Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival

Watch a fireworks show over Caddo Lake at this drive-in fest.

Dec. 5

Earl G. Williamson Park


Christmas in Roseland

See twinkling light displays at the nation’s largest park dedicated to roses.

Fridays-Sundays, Nov. 27-Dec. 13 and every night, Dec. 17-23.

American Rose Center


East Bank Holiday Market

Shop holiday-themed vendors, eat at food trucks, enjoy live music, and visit with Santa in Bossier City’s entertainment district.

Dec. 4 and Dec. 11

East Bank Plaza

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No trip to the sister cities is complete without shopping. From local shops like The Enchanted Garden and artist marketplaces like The Agora Borealis, to finding great deals at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets and exploring our boutiques, there are so many options for those on the hunt for the perfect gift.

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Shreveport-Bossier's beloved local restaurants have reopened with dine-in seating, patio dining, take-out and curbside options. Grab a cup of coffee or holiday drink at Rhino Coffee. Head to El Cabo Verde to see why named it the best Mexican restaurant in Louisiana. Visit Orlandeaux's Café or Eddie's Restaurant to sample Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp, an iconic dish with roots dating back nearly 100 years. Enjoy fine dining and craft cocktails at 2Johns Steak & Seafood or pair craft beer with hand-crafted pizza at Flying Heart Brewing and Pub.

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Five places to dine on the Holiday Trail of Lights:

Monroe-West Monroe

Overlooking beautiful Ouachita River, Planter’s Gastropub is the place to be at sunset for incredible views. And while their menu includes stone fired pizzas, oysters and tacos – you won’t want to miss trying the Dirty Dog, topped with duck fat fries, or the Shrimp and Grits Taco.

*Ask for their specialty Mule featuring jalapeno slices!

101 North Grand Street, Suite B, in Monroe, La.


Smokin J’s BBQ is known for their signature sandwich - The Big Nasty, their signature side – Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad, and their fresh salad bar. Enjoy the best home cooked barbecue in northwest Louisiana!

*Check out the shops in downtown Minden to check some items off your Christmas list.

102 Broadway Street in Minden, La.

Shreveport-Bossier City

Flying Heart Brewing and Pub is located inside a historic fire station in Bossier City’s East Bank District. The brewery features interior dining and an exterior beer garden. Flying Heart Brewing and Pub offers brick-oven pizzas, flagship beers, and limited edition seasonal offerings. You will find fun for all ages, with games and activities for the young and young at heart.

*Make sure you check out the East Bank Art Gallery for unique gifts for the holidays.

700 Barksdale Boulevard in Bossier City, La.


One of the newest restaurants in Natchitoches, Jimbo’s Bar and Grill has a prime location on historic Front Street, the perfect place for a meal before or after viewing the Christmas lights. Find items like Gumbo, Burgers and Tacos, but you will definitely want to try their Wings with sauces like Ragin’ Cajun or the Seasoned Pig Skins with Queso - just trust us.

*If you are in town on Sunday, check out their Sunday Brunch!

530 Front Street in Natchitoches, La.


Rotolo’s Craft & Crust is the newest addition to the growing lineup of foodie fun on Versailles Boulevard in Alexandria. A fresh and welcoming space, this pizzeria offers indoor and patio seating with occasional live music.

*A convenient spot for brunch, lunch, or dinner while you are out Christmas shopping at the locally owned boutique shops and antique stores in Alexandria.

112 Versailles Boulevard in Alexandria, La.