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The holidays are still lit in the cities along the Holiday Trail of Lights! This holiday season, events and attractions have been reimagined to be social distancing-friendly. Plan your next visit to one or several of the cities along the trail. First, check out the map and decide which part of the trail you'd like to start on and where you would like to end. Then, select a region or choose from several options to find your favorite offerings and build your itinerary. Then, visit our lodging section and select a region to book your hotel accommodations and stay awhile. You can also select a themed itinerary to make your travel planning experience even easier and enjoy the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights, as well as learn about shopping on the Louisiana Shopping Trail.

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BELIEVE – The Magic of Christmas will be a totally immersive holiday experience for Shreveport and the surrounding area. The Shreveport Aquarium will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with snowdrifts, icicles, and dancing Christmas lights synchronized to favorite Christmas music and broadcast via FM radio transmitter. Along with Santa’s help, experience the magic of Christmas with elaborate decorations and interactive technology that will truly make the magic of Christmas come to life in front of your very eyes. 

Shreveport Aquarium
601 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
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Candy Cane Lane is a mile-long wooded drive decorated with over one million lights.
Open nightly November 13-January 2.
No trailers. No vehicles over 30 ft. in length without prior approval.

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North
Calhoun, LA
 
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Why not discover Natchitoches’ newest Holiday attraction, Christmas in the Park this year? Bring the entire family and celebrate the true meaning of this magical season amid this walk-through explosion of light and sound. Transforming seven acres of park into a true woodland winter is over 300,000 LED lights, decorated sets, tasty holiday treats, nightly Christmas character meet and greets, the Mistletones singing trees, and much more! Please visit ChristmasInTheParkLa.com for more information.

Christmas in the Park
4343 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
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The Freedom Christmas Trees are 5 lighted trees at the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum set to honor the service of the men & women of the 5 branches of the US military. The trees will be lit on November 11th and stay lit until January 1.

Chennault Aviation & Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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Get in the Christmas spirit and check out all the magical lights in Monroe-West Monroe! The Freedom Trees will be lit on November 11 with other displays around Monroe-West Monroe turning on November 21. 

Monroe-West Monroe
 
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Don't miss out on A Christmas Carol at Strauss Little Theatre on December 3-8!
Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" reminds us of the spirit of Christmas in its 177 year-old-story. From a cruel-hearted quintessential miser to the loving uncle and citizen of the city - thanks for Marley's efforts and the influence of the three Ghosts of Christmas - Past, Present, and Future, your heart will be touched by Tiny, Tim, Bob Cratchit and the entire community of people who help Scrooge find his heart.
 

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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Don't miss out on Christmas at Bella's! Enjoy a lighted Christmas walk thru experience, photos with Santa, photo booths with elves and hot chocolate!

Bella Stanza
231 Desiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/03/2020

This free concert will take place on the Kiroli Park Bandstand. The performance will feature traditional Christmas carols and other classic songs of the season.

The concert will feature ULM Faculty and Student Brass Groups.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair. Social distancing will be enforced.

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Park
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
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 Christmas in Roseland is celebrating our 37th year as a holiday family tradition in the Ark-La-Tex! We have added even more new lighting this year! Come out and enjoy some family fun outdoors - giant Christmas Cards to the Community, marshmallow roasting, live entertainment and more lights than you can count! To see our nightly events, visit www.christmasinroseland.org.

Safety: We ask all visitors to please wear a mask while in the park, social distancing is also required with markers and signs throughout the gardens. Hand sanitizers will also be placed throughout the gardens. Bathrooms will be sanitized numerous times each night. The Roseland Express train will be sanitized between each use. Safety practices will be posted on www.christmasinroseland.org. 

American Rose Center
8877 Jefferson Paige Rd
Shreveport, LA 71119
 
12/04/2020 | 12/05/2020

Come kick off the Christmas season at Beck Curve Farm and explore our Makers Fair of unique gift items, custom designs, tasty treats, games, family fun. Tour the grounds and discover trees over 20 feet tall! We are also anticipating a very special guest from the North Pole. A photographer will be on site to capture special photos so come one, come all for an old fashioned Christmas celebration on December 4th and 5th from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm!

Beck Curve Farm
112 Beck Curve Road
Minden, LA 71055
 
12/04/2020 | 12/11/2020

The East Bank District and Plaza in partnership with the City of Bossier, KTBS, and The Bossier Arts Council will be hosting a Holiday Market with themed vendors, food trucks, live music, and of course, Santa! Current COVID-19 safety guidelines will be in place during the event. 

East Bank Plaza
400-1100 Blocks of Barksdale Blvd.,
Bossier City, LA 71111
 
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Landry Vineyards is once again providing its wonderful wagon so everyone can take a ride through the festive lights in Monroe and West Monroe. The 30-minute rides begin at 5 PM every Friday and Saturday nights beginning Nov 28. The ride begins at Alley Park. Rides are $5 per person.

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
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Santa’s Christmas Village includes cookie decorating, visits with Santa, a model train village, make and take holiday ornaments, snow shows, festive light displays, photo ops, and more! Please visit http://nelcm.org/ to purchase tickets in advance.
Times - November 21: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM, November 22: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM, November 23-25: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, November 27: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM, November 28: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM, November 29: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Fridays in December: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Saturdays in December: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM, Sundays in December: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM.

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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Sno-Port will be returning to Sci-Port Discovery Center this November and will be featuring a variety of winter-inspired activities, Nov. 27, 2020-Jan. 31, 2021.

Created by local engineers, fabricators and artists, the debut of Sno-Port in 2019 as a specially designed winter-themed, STEM-based exhibit was a great success with over 16,000 visitors experiencing the science behind snow and the winter season.  

This year’s exhibition, themed as the “Icicle Forest”, will feature many of the interactive learning activities from last year, including “Ice Fishing”, “Igloo Brick Building Gallery”, “Make-A-Flake” and “Snowball Castle”.  New activities will include the “Icicle Forest”, which allows visitors to light up a tree using tactile and non-tactile interaction, “Snow-mazing”, a walk-thru maze and “Let It Blow”, a kinetic energy-driven activity. The exhibition will feature a total of eleven activities for visitors of all ages.

Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Pkwy
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/04/2020

Steven Curtis Chapman is bringing his Acoustic Christmas Tour to First West - West Monroe Campus on December 4th! Don't miss out on a night of celebration and Christmas cheer as Steven sings beloved favorites and new takes on Christmas classics.

First West
500 Pine Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/05/2020

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mistletoe Marketplace - City Bank parking lots, Second Street
1:00 p.m. Entertainment
7:00 p.m. Fireworks

Natchitoches Downtown Riverbank
102 rue Beauport
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
12/05/2020

Don't miss out the Christmas Fireworks in Monroe-West Monroe! Best viewed from either downtown Monroe or West Monroe, the fireworks will be shot from the Endom Bridge.

Downtown Monroe-West Monroe
Desiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/05/2020

The drive-in Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival will be held at Earl G. Williamson Park in Oil City on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. This festival celebrates Christmas with food, children’s activities, live music, and fireworks show that lights up Caddo Lake.  

Earl G. Williamson Park
11425 LA Hwy 1
Oil City, LA 71061
 
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Prepare to be transported into a vibrant, holiday wonderland...The Jewel box is unlike anything Central Louisiana has ever experienced!  The team at Stache' will be completely transforming The GEM in Downtown Alexandria for a magical Christmas Tea.  This event is for everyone! Bring your children, family, friends and coworkers for a new tradition in Alexandria.
 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23

11am - 1pm | 2pm - 4pm

Admission includes assorted teas, pastries & sandwiches served in a magical setting. Come for the Christmas Tea, stay for the holiday photo ops!  

The Gem
1014 3rd Street #A
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/05/2020

Don't miss out on the Federico Christmas Baseball Camp for ages 5-12 years old. Lunch will be provided.

ULM University Park
4709 Bon Aire Drive
Monroe, LA 71209
 
12/05/2020 | 12/06/2020 | 12/12/2020 | 12/13/2020

Join Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts for their performance of Holiday Hoedown 2: Christmas Around the Campfire!

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/05/2020

Take the whole family on a stroll through Whoville to meet the Grump, Max and many more characters from TCB’s “Where Are You Christmas?” On your journey to find the true meaning of Christmas, you’ll enjoy many stops along the way including Max’s Grocery Store where you’ll make your own reindeer food, write a letter to Santa in the Post Office, make crafts throughout the city and so much more! Your last stop brings you to a matinée performance of “Where Are You Christmas?” in the Civic Center Theatre. Professional pictures with Santa will be available by Samuel Bourland. Visit twincityballet.org for tickets and more information!

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Expy.
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/05/2020

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
 
12/05/2020

Tinsel will be held all along the Line Avenue Shopping District on Saturday, Dec. 5 starting at 5 p.m. This exclusive shopping experience chauffeurs participants to locally-owned retailers along Line Avenue. Tickets are $30 and include private transportation, after-hours access to all participating retailers, food, beverage, exclusive discounts provided by the retailers, and access to the afterparty including drink specials. 

Line Avenue Shopping District
Shreveport, LA
 
12/05/2020

Join Twin City Ballet on their 51st Anniversary, with the colorful Christmas production of ‘Where Are You Christmas?’ In Act I, watch as a man’s stone cold heart turns from Ho-Hum to Hallelujah! With the help of all the townspeople, a little magic and a man’s best friend! In Act II, Peace on Earth, celebrate the true gift of Christmas, as you enjoy this beautifully choreographed piece by Leaia Alsup. Your soul and spirit will surely be filled with peace, love and joy.
Visit twincityballet.org for ticket information.

 

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy.
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/05/2020

Join Twin City Ballet on their 51st Anniversary, with the colorful Christmas production of ‘Where Are You Christmas?’ In Act I, watch as a man’s stone cold heart turns from Ho-Hum to Hallelujah! With the help of all the townspeople, a little magic and a man’s best friend! In Act II, Peace on Earth, celebrate the true gift of Christmas, as you enjoy this beautifully choreographed piece by Leaia Alsup. Your soul and spirit will surely be filled with peace, love and joy.
Visit twincityballet.org for ticket information.

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy.
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/06/2020

The Rapides Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce their first concert of the 2020-2021 Season! This year's performance was originally titled  "Brassy Holidays," but due to restrictions on wind instruments, the symphony's annual holiday concert will now feature a strings and percussion performance.

The concert will be held at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, both indoors (with a max capacity of 250) and outdoors (in a drive-in fashion). The venue has various sanitation and mitigation procedures in place, including masks and temperature checks for all patrons and musicians. 

 

SAVE THE DATE - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 2:30 PM 

More information on ticketing and seating will be available soon!

Coughlin-Sanders Performing Arts Center
1202 3rd Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/06/2020

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and this magical event will not disappoint! This fun filled event will feature kid-focused activities hosted at the Hotel Bentley in downtown Alexandria.

Aimed to get the whole family ready for the Christmas season, Mrs. Clause and her magical elves have a program lined up that will have everyone up and singing. Children will have the opportunity to partake in lots of Christmas-themed stations, including writing letters to Santa, a hot chocolate station, preparing reindeer food, and even taking a picture with Santa!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 

10:30 am - 11:30 am | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Hotel Bentley of Alexandria
200 Desoto St
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/08/2020

How about a little coffee and cake to get you in the holiday spirit? Start your day by delighting the senses in a colorful Christmas wonderland at The Jewel Box. The Team at Stache' will be completely transforming THE GEM in Downtown Alexandria into a picture-perfect experience for you to enjoy. This is the perfect holiday setting for a quick gathering of friends or coworkers before a busy day of shopping or heading off to work.
 

DECEMBER 8 & 10 

8 am - 10 am 
Admission includes coffee or tea & choice of delicious locally made pastries, coffee cake or sweet breads.

The Gem
1014 3rd Street #A
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/09/2020

Bring your children to meet the big man himself at this perfect photo opportunity in a magical setting with Santa. The team at Stache' will be transforming THE GEM in Downtown Alexandria into a picture-perfect winter wonderland. 
 

DECEMBER 9, 16, & 21

10am - 12pm | 12pm - 2pm | 2pm - 4pm

Admission includes choice of milk, juice or coffee and cookies.
 

The Gem
1014 3rd Street #A
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/09/2020

Donuts with Santa at The Jewel Box will be a magical winter wonderland unlike anything Cenla has ever experienced! The team at Stache' will be completely transforming THE GEM in Downtown Alexandria for you and your family to enjoy. Donuts with Santa is a perfect opportunity for grandparents and family members to snap a photo in our festive holiday setting with Santa! 

To adhere to current Covid guidelines (subject to change) Santa will be placed on a 7’ couch and children will be placed at the opposite end for parents to take photos.

 

DECEMBER 9, 16, & 21

8 am - 10 am 

Admissions includes donuts and a choice of milk or juice.

The Gem
1014 3rd Street #A
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/11/2020

The holidays could not be any brighter than at The Jewel Box! Gather friends, family and colleagues to enjoy a delicious brunch in a picture-perfect setting unlike anything Cenla has ever experienced.
The team at Stache' will be completely transforming The GEM in Downtown Alexandria into a magical winter wonderland for you to enjoy.

 

DECEMBER 11, 13, & 20

11 pm - 1 pm 

Admission includes: choice of coffee, hot tea or juice and a glass of champagne along with a beaultiful selection of breakfast favorites.

The Gem
1014 3rd Street #A
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/11/2020

Come to Historic Downtown Minden for the Holiday Trail of Lights Hayride! This tour of Minden’s historic district features homes dating back to 1845 trimmed in beautiful holiday decor and twinkling lights. The tours run from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM and are free thanks to our sponsors!

Minden Civic Center
520 Broadway St
Minden, LA 71055
 
12/11/2020 | 12/12/2020

Come take the annual Tour of Homes “History with a Victorian Christmas twist" tour at one of Shreveport’s Grandest and Historically famous Victorian Mansions in downtown Shreveport. Take a step back in time while you enjoy the largest Queen Anne Victorian home in Northwest Louisiana all dressed up in her Christmas splendor! A collection of 12 beautiful Victorian-style Christmas trees will also be on display. The Ogilvie-Wiener Mansion at 728 Austen Place in Shreveport, La. 71101 will be open on Friday, December 11, and Saturday, December 12, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is a $10 donation per person. No reservations are needed. Tickets will be sold at the door. Light refreshments will be served. This is a MUST SEE for your Christmas Season! For more information call (318) 393-0668.

Due to the COVID pandemic mask are requested to ensure the safety of all our guests. Looking forward to seeing everyone this holiday season!

Ogilvie-Wiener Mansion
728 Austen Place
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/12/2020

Downtown West Monroe presents An Artisan Christmas: Market, Music, and Holiday Outdoor Movie on December 12! Don't miss out on an Artisan Market with music in Alley Park from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Stay around for a holiday outdoor movie in Alley Park at 5:30 PM!

Downtown West Monroe
Trenton St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/12/2020

The Bossier Holiday Night Market returns Saturday, December 12, 3-9 p.m., at Pierre Bossier Mall.  More than 175 vendors, more than a dozen food trucks, free admission, free family fun, free kids' activities, and free Bossier swag and giveaways. With 100,000+ twinkling lights, enjoy food and live music while shopping for market goods, unique food, holiday shopping, wood crafts, jewelry, art, jams, fall gifts, boutiques, jelly, salsa, Cajun Axe-Throwing, clothing, vintage, ceramics, accessories, spice and seasoning blends, food trucks, metal and stone craft, wreaths, furniture, fruits, vegetables, paintings, decor, skincare, baked goods, candy, handcrafted soap, candles, crochet, honey, hot coffee, cider, cocoa, kids activities, and much more. This pet-friendly event includes a seating area and free parking.

Pierre Bossier Mall
2950 E Texas St
Bossier City, LA 71111
 
12/12/2020

Don't miss out on the 2020 Calhoun Christmas Parade on Dec. 12!

 

Calhoun Research Station
321 Highway 80 E
Calhoun, LA 71225
 
12/12/2020

The Christmas and Paint Event will be held at the Greenwood Center in Shreveport on Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $30 and up.

The Christmas and Paint Event will feature music by Scoota Man Pro. Admission will Include canvas, paint, paintbrushes and plastic aprons. Attire: Christmas sweater.

CDC guidelines, including social distancing, will be strictly enforced.

6056 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA 71119
 
12/12/2020

What could be better than watching one of your favorite Christmas movies in Antique Alley under the magical Christmas lights? Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy Frozen in Downtown West Monroe's Alley Park, presented by Centric Federal Credit Union. The Holiday Outdoor Movie is free for everyone, but will be limited to the first 150 guests to ensure social distancing.

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/12/2020

Don't miss out on the Lil' Hawks Holiday Camp on December 12! Ages 5 Years to 6th Grade.
Lunch will be provided.

ULM University Park
4709 Bon Aire Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/12/2020

Don't miss out on a performance of A Cajun Nutcracker on December 12!

 

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy.
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/12/2020

Its time to parade the streets of Minden with Christmas cheer! Join us for our annual Christmas Parade on December 12th at 5:00pm. The parade route will begin at the corner of Elm Street and East and West Street, will pass through the residential district, roll down Main Street and end in downtown Minden on Broadway Street. Stick around for the lighting of the Christmas tree at 7:00pm and a Christmas performance by Miss Minden, Joy Davis.

Historic Downtown Minden
500 Main Street
Minden, LA 71055
 
12/12/2020

4:00 p.m. Entertainment
5:30 p.m. Lighted Boat Parade | Watch boats and barges adorned in Christmas lights parade down Cane River Lake | Sponsored by the Natchitoches Rotary Club
7:00 p.m. Fireworks

Downtown Natchitoches Riverbank
102 rue Beauport
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
12/12/2020

The Winter Wonderland Christmas Party will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown Shreveport on Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Adult admission is free. The Winter Wonderland Christmas Party will be a night of fun, partying and sharing with friends, family, and coworkers. The dress attire is formal or semi-formal. Everyone attending must bring a wrapped unisex gift valued at $30.   

Holiday Inn Shreveport Downtown
102 Lake St
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/13/2020

’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!” 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
City of Alexandria Christmas Parade kicks off at 2:00 pm

Alexandria, La 71301
 
12/14/2020

Tis the season for a champagne social! Bubbles & Nibbles is the perfect opportunity to meet with new or old friends to enjoy a little bubbly this holiday season.
The Jewel Box is unlike anything Cenla has ever experienced! The team at Stache' will be completely transforming The GEM in Downtown Alexandria for you to celebrate with friends and family in a chic, glamorous setting. Come for the bubbly, stay for the gorgeous photo ops! 

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14

6:30 pm - 10 pm

Admission includes two glasses of champagne (bubbles) and one savory homemade side* (nibbles) served in a magical winter wonderland.

*Choice of sides: Gouda mac & cheese, baked potato chips or BLT pasta.

The Gem
1014 3rd Street #A
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/17/2020

It will be A-NOT-SO-SILENT-NIGHT at this Huckleberry Pop Up!

The Jewel box, located at The GEM in Downtown Alexandria is a magical winter wonderland unlike anything Cenla has ever experienced. Take a break from holiday shopping and ugly sweater parties to join us for a cold craft beer from our friends over at Huckleberry and to add to the fun a Taco Truck will be available for purchase streetside.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17

6:30 pm - 10 pm

Admission includes two craft beers, seasonal or flagship and tis’ the seasoned popcorn.

This one is definitely for the guys but of course the gals are welcome too!

The Gem
1014 3rd Street #A
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/18/2020

Cenlabration will return December 18-19, 2020!

Featuring live music, vendors market, tasty food, and beer releases at Huckleberry Brewing Co. 

There'll be a lot of fun on tap, so be sure to mark your calendars! Cheers!

Huckleberry Brewing Co.
4724 Sterkx Rd
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/18/2020 | 12/19/2020 | 12/21/2020 | 12/22/2020

Celebrate Christmas at Kiroli Park this holiday season with a walk-through Christmas light display, hot cocoa, smores and holiday activities.

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/19/2020

Join the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo for a day full of Christmas fun!

Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo
1405 Bernstein Park Road
Monroe, LA 71202
 
12/19/2020

4:00 p.m. Entertainment
7:00 p.m. Fireworks

Downtown Natchitoches Riverbank
102 rue Beauport
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
12/19/2020

Wear your favorite holiday vintage or ugly sweater while shopping with the Downtown West Monroe merchants!

 

Downtown West Monroe
Trenton St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/21/2020

This event is for anyone looking for something different. Grab friends & family to celebrate the holidays in style at the Jewel Box!

Prepare yourself to be transported to a winter wonderland from the moment your walk through the doors. The team at Stache' will be completely transforming The GEM in Downtown Alexandria for you to warm up with a Hot Toddy at The Jewel Box. Come for the party, stay for the gorgeous photo ops! 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21

6:30 - 12:30 pm

Admission includes: Choice of Hot Buttered Rum, Boozy Hot Chocolate or Hotty Toddy served with butter cookies, Brie & ginger bread.

The Gem
1014 3rd St #A
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/26/2020

4:00 p.m. Entertainment
7:00 Fireworks

Downtown Natchitoches Riverbank
102 rue Beauport
Natchitoches, LA 71457