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It's easy to plan your next visit to one or several of the cities along the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights. 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 about shopping opportunities on the Louisiana Shopping Trail.

E.g., 12/09/2018
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12/09/2018

This year's parade will once again start at Gus Kaplan Drive proceed up Jackson Street Extension and disassemble at the Alexandria Senior High School parking lot. The parade will start at 2pm and last until around 4pm.

Becky Deville, Co-Chairman beckyd9@suddenlink.net 

Chris Chelette, Chairman cc@valexfcu.org

Alexandria, LA
 
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Candy Cane Lane is a mile-long wooded drive decorated with over One Million Christmas lights, located in Calhoun, LA. Candy Cane Lane will be open nightly November 16 - December 31 from 6-10 PM. No trailers and vehicles over 25ft must have prior approval.

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North
Calhoun, LA 71225
 
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Come celebrate Christmas in Roseland! Open 5:30-10 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, Nov 23-Dec 16; and nightly from Dec. 17-23.

The American Rose Center is transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland from the day after Thanksgiving until the weekend before Christmas. Featuring thousands of twinkling lights, dozens of lighted disaplays, giant Christmas Cards to the Community, nightly entertainment, photos with Santa, rides on the Roseland Express trains and tons of fun for the whole family!

Don't forget to visit the Gift Shop and our concession stand during your visit. You can enjoy hot chocolate, corn dogs, and funnel cake!

Santa is in the garden: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from November 23 - December 23, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The last car is admitted at 9:30 p.m.

American Rose Center
8877 Jefferson Paige Rd
Shreveport, LA 71119
 
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Natchitoches’ newest holiday attraction, Christmas In The Park, offers a family oriented, country Christmas walk-through nothing short of a winter wonderland on select dates from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Weather permitting.

Dark Woods
4343 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
12/06/2018 | 12/07/2018 | 12/08/2018 | 12/09/2018

Returning to a tradition started years ago by Strauss, celebrate the Christmas season in “Cottonland Christmas” featuring area soloists, ensembles, and dance groups, all sharing the joys of the season. Come get in the spirit of Christmas!

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane,
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/08/2018 | 12/09/2018

El Karubah Shriners are hosting their first annual Christmas FEZ-tival. They will provide a Christmas themed Wonderland for the public to view and enjoy while trying to win one of many theme decorated Christmas Trees along with the presents provided by tree sponsors. There will be vendor booths selling crafts and other Christmas related items for the public to purchase. In addition,  food trucks and other food vendors  will be in the parking lot and around the event for the public to purchase items from as they browse, shop, and enjoy the holiday themed festivities. The entire building and property will be decorated for Christmas and attendees will be allowed to browse through the trees and enjoy the themes and decorations of each tree. Music and holiday themed entertainment will also be provided for attendees to enjoy. The hope is that this event will become a family tradition and groups will enjoy and look forward to returning each year to take part in the Christmas Fez-tival. Admission is free to children 15 years old and under and only $2.00 for adults.
Proceeds from this event will benefit El Karubah Shriners.

The FEZ-tival will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

El Karubah Shriners
6230 S. Lakeshore Dr
Shreveport, LA 71119
 
12/09/2018

Stop by the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum on December 9th for a Gingerbread House Workshop! Limited seating so pre-registration is required.

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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This holiday season, iShuttle will once again be hosting their annual 'Holiday Lights Tour'. There are so many wonderful community events going on during this time of year. Let them work out the transportation logistics for you, your family and friends, while you enjoy a custom tailored holiday lights tour aboard one of their vehicles. Whether you reserve the trolly, a minibus or van, there is something for every budget. Book your reservation at 318-872-2152

Shreveport, Louisiana
 
12/09/2018

Stop by Antique Alley on December 9th for an afternoon of family fun! There will be crafts from Black Bayou and Masur Musuem, a jump house, zoo animals, games, and a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Clause!

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/09/2018

Grammy award winner Jason Crabb will be special guest for the annual POA Christmas Concert. Tickets are on sale now! 

Sunday, December 9th at 6pm (doors open at 5pm)

Tickets prices: 

General Admission - $5.00 (+$1.25 ticket service fee)

VIP Seating - $15.00 (+1.75 ticket service fee) -VIP Sections are those sections closest to the stage. 

Children 4 years & older required to have a ticket. Anyone regardless of age, who takes up a seat, is required to have a ticket. *children 3 years or younger are allowed to sit in the lap of a parent/guardian and are not required to have a ticket. 

For questions or more information, call 318.427-6631

Pentecostals of Alexandria
2817 Rapides Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
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A holiday wonderland with snow, ice skating, make and take ornaments, cookie decoration, rides down Mount Sneaux, the Coca Cola Christmas Village train exhibit, a festive outdoor light show, and special visits with Santa. Don't miss the new photo booth fun every Thursday evening from 5-8 pm.

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/07/2018 | 12/09/2018 | 12/15/2018 | 12/16/2018

SYAA actors and actresses head back to Broadway for their 6th installment of their annual holiday cabaret to celebrate Christmas, Broadway style! Featuring holiday classics like “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Counting Down to Christmas,” these Broadway standards and some secular favorites will have you feeling the magic of theatre and leave you in the perfect Christmas spirit.

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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Enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the Biedenharn Home and Elsong Gardens thanks to the Monroe Garden Study League. Be sure to come by during regular museum hours to take your family Christmas snapshots.

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/11/2018

Everyone deserves a little love, especially during the holidays. The Robinson Film Center is bringing it your way with the holiday classic Love Actually. Bring a date or bring a friend and spread a little cheer with dinner and a movie at RFC's Date Night. Tickets are $29, including the meal and movie. They are $22 for RFC members.

This Date Night Dinner & Movie will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 11.

Robinson Film Center
617 Texas St
Shreveport LA 71101
 
12/13/2018

The Shreveport-Bossier Choral Ensemble was started in 1927 by the Women's Department Club of Shreveport. They have performed concerts every year since that date, making them the oldest continuously performing women's chorus in the United States. Other women's groups might have been around long, but this is the only group that continued to sing throughout WWII when most ladies were working due to the men serving in the armed forces. Every single concert since the beginning has been performed completely from memory.

The ensemble's 91st annual Christmas concert is entitled "Christmas Potpourri" and will feature a montage of Christmas favorites. The selections will be of different musical styles, both old and new. The group is under the direction of Bryan C. Bierbaum and is accompanied by Aaron D. Wilson.

The choral ensemble will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 13.

Woman's Department Club
802 Margaret Pl
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/13/2018

Biedenharn Museum Executive Director, Ralph Calhoun, will discuss 12 interesting Christmas Plants, their history, and how to grow and care for them. Included on the list are holiday favorites like Poinsettias, Christmas cactus, and the Christmas pickle.

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/13/2018

This Sportspectrum tradition will get everyone in the Christmas Spirit! Our unique 3 loop course (3.1 miles) takes you through, past, and amongst tens of thousands of Christmas Lights lining the course, lots of Christmas decorations, more Christmas music, elves running amuck along with caroling groups from Broadmoor Baptist Church. Come out and join us for a HO HO HO good time!

Registration fee from 11/26-12/8: $25

Registration fee from 12/9-12: $30

Day of registration fee: $40

Register online at www.sportspectrumusa.com

The race will start at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the corner of Texas Street at Louisiana Street

The corner of Louisiana Street at Texas Street
Shreveport, LA
 
12/06/2018 | 12/13/2018

President and Mrs. Chris Maggio invite you to a special night of Christmas magic at Northwestern State University. Join the Maggios at the Presdient's Home as you are welcomed to the historic campus, founded in 1884 as Louisiana State Normal School. Walk past the three remaining columns of the Bullard Mansion, a symbol of the university. Built in 1832, the mansion was the site of the Louisiana State Normal School. Watch for popup performances by the Creative & Performing Arts students and be sure to ask about the Legend of Isabella. The Old President's Home, built in 1927, is now the home of the Alumni Center. After visiting the Alumni Center, step next door to lovely Varnado Hall.

December 6 & 13, 5-8pm

Northwestern State University
Normal Drive
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Holiday Tour of Homes
 
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While it’s not quite time to deck the halls with boughs of holly, ‘tis the season to book your tickets for the new Red River Express Cruise, part of Shreveport Aquarium’s new Christmas experience. Celebrating its first year of Christmas magic, The Red River Express cruise will depart on an enchanting journey for the “North Pole” on select dates throughout December. This magical boat ride will make you believe in the spirit of Christmas, complete with hot chocolate, cookies and a very special guest!

The 45-min long holiday experience will delight both the young and the young at heart. Once aboard, the conductor will punch each guest’s golden ticket while they enjoy tasty treats, sing Christmas carols and listen to stories while making the short boat journey around the bend to the “North Pole”. Once docked, Santa will board to greet passengers and give each child a special first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh "Believe" bell.

 

The Red River Express departs from the Red River boat launch next to the aquarium in Downtown Shreveport at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. during 10 selected dates in December. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Nov. 5 and are anticipated to sell out quickly. Red River Express tickets can be purchased for $25. Find out more info and purchase tickets at www.shreveportaquarium.com/events

 

 

Shreveport Aquarium
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/14/2018

Christmas in Haughton is putting on its first Dashing Thru the Glow 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run this year. The course will run through Cornerstone subdivision and will begin/end at Joe Delaney Memorial Park. After the race, there will be door prizes and concessions. This is a glow run so wear your best glowing attire. 

Race fees:

Adults - $10

Kids - $5

Pre-order T-shirts - $15

Sign up for the race at runsignup.com/race/LA/Haughton/DashingThrutheGlow

Dashing Thru the Glow will be on Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

451 N. Hazel St
Haughton, LA 71037
 
12/14/2018

Mark your calendars! Dec 14th Flying Tiger will be having a Christmas Vacation Quote Along to National Lampoons Christmas Vacation! Enjoy a surprise food truck, door prizes and an Ugly Sweater Competition! The categories for the ugly sweater contest include: Ugliest, Most Creative, Most Rash Inducing, and Most Flammable.
Movie starts at 8! 21 and older.

Flying Tiger Brewery
506 North 2nd Street
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/14/2018 | 12/15/2018

Friday, December 14

3-9pm - Holiday Kids Fest on the downtown Riverbank, $
5:30-8:30pm - DJ on the Riverbank Stage

Saturday, December 15

10am-9pm - Holiday Kids Fest on the downtown Riverbank, $
4:30-7pm - Music: Southbound 71
7pm - Fireworks
7:15-9:30pm - Music: Jaryd Lane

Front Street & Rue Beauport
100 Rue Beauport
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Christmas downtown lights by Karen Hoyt
 
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Bundle up and stroll through the Zoo's natural setting, aglow with thousands of glistening lights and "wild animal theme" light diplays. Enjoy train rides, Santa, activities for children, entertainment on select evenings, photo ops and more!

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/07/2018 | 12/14/2018

Few things are better than Natchitoches at night during the Christmas season! Showing true Southern hospitality are Laureate House and Bayou Amulet House. The actual bayou was first called Bayou a la Mule. This is where mules were tied while their owners were conducting business. French and Spanish traders used this area as a meeting point. Laureate House and Bayou Amulet House are both located on Poete Street. Laureate House was built in 1840 and contains a cellar that was connected to the bayou. The house was restored in the 1950s. Bayou Amulet House was built in the 1850s and is surrounded by gardens. Poete Street is a lovely walking area with festive decorations!

December 7 & 14, 5-8pm

Laureate House & Bayou Amulet House
Poete Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Holiday Tour of Homes
 
11/30/2018 | 12/01/2018 | 12/07/2018 | 12/14/2018 | 12/21/2018

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your friends at the Light House. The Christmas Bazaar will include vendors, door prizes, shopping and more than100 decorate Christmas trees. A very special benefit bake sale will benefit Watersprings Ranch, a children's home in Texarkana, Arkansas. Watersprings Ranch is home to more than 30 abused, neglected, and abandoned children. Purchase a delicious treat and share some Christmas love with the children.

Light House Christmas Bazaar and Tour of Trees will be held at the Lighthouse Mission Store in Vivian on Friday, November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tour of Tree Hours:

Nov. 30 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 1 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 7, 14, 21 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

105 W Louisiana Ave
Vivian, LA 71082
 
12/14/2018

Join the Louisiana Delta Ballet on a comedic journey that leads to Ebeneezer Scrooge realizing that friends and family are more valuable than material possessions. A Christmas Carol, the Charles Dickens holiday classic, is sure to impress! This is the perfect outing during the holiday season. Tickets available at www.louisianadeltaballet.com, the Monroe Civic Center Box Office, or at the door.

 

 

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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Landry Vineyard 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 23. The ride begins at Commerce Street and ends at Woods Street.

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton Street,
West Monroe, LA 71292
 
12/14/2018 | 12/15/2018 | 12/16/2018

He’s mean, he’s green, and he’s back! Don’t miss the Grinch, Buddy the Elf, Mr. Mayor, and the rest of Whoville as they help us discover what Christmas is all about. Please note that all tickets are available for a donation to the ministry and are valid for a specific showing. Visit theassembly.cc/grinch for tickets

The Assembly West Monroe
102 Blanchard St
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/15/2018

Come by The Monroe Mercantile and get all your shopping done in one place! They will have Miss Louisiana Holli Conway in store from 2-4pm for meet and greets and the big red Jolly Man may even make an appearance! Light refreshments will be served!

The Monroe Mercantile
1902 Forsythe Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/15/2018

The Bossier Holiday Night Market returns on Saturday, December 15, 2018. With more than 200 vendors and more than a dozen food trucks, there is sure to be something for everyone. Don't miss free family fun 100,000 twinkling lights, food and live music at the largest vendor event in the Ark-La-Tex.

Choose froem market goods, unique food, wood crafts, jewelry, art, james, gifts, jelly, salsa, clothing, vintage items, ceramic, accessories, spice blends, food trucks, metal and stone crafts, wreaths, furniture, fruits, vegetables, paintings, decor, skin care, baked goods, candy, handcrafted soap, candles, crochet, home decors, honey, hot coffee, cocoa, kids activities, and more. 

The Bossier Holiday Night Market is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 15 in the Pierre Bossier Mall Parking Lot. Admission is free. 

Pierre Bossier Mall Parking Lot
2950 E Texas St
Shreveport, LA 71111
 
12/15/2018

This will be a night sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Jeremy Pryor and friends will be serenading the audience with Christmas carols. Lots of yummy Bon Temps hot cocoa will be available and complimentary Christmas Cookies wil be served.

Carols, Cookies and Cocoa will be on Dec. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bon Temps Coffeehouse. Admission is free.

Bon Temps Coffeehouse
450 Clyde Fant Memorial Pkwy. Ste. 700
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/15/2018

Don't miss this highly-anticipated revival of Grinched, a classic Christmas tale told through dance. Watch the dancers of Power & Grace School of Performing Arts dance through the story of the Grinch, Cindy Lou, the Whos, and many more of the classic Grinch characters. 

This performance will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 15.

The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/15/2018

Come enjoy the second holiday movie night under the stars and massive Christmas lighting in Antique Alley. Snacks will be available for purchase. The lineup includes: A Chipmunk’s Christmas, A Christmas Carol, and Frosty the Snowman. Sponsored by CenturyLink.

Downtown West Monroe
Trenton St.
West Monroe, LA 71292
 
12/15/2018

The Garden District Neighborhood Foundation and the Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission present the 4th annual Holiday Tour of Homes on December 15th. This year the event starts and ends at St. James Church where folks can hop on the trolley and begin the tour of four beautifully decorated homes. The tour will run from 1pm to 5pm. Tickets are $20 before December 14th. 

St. James Episcopal Church
1620 Murray Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
 
12/08/2018 | 12/15/2018

Step back in time to life in historic Natchitoches. Our downtown area is home to some fabulous stories! We invite you to step into The Cunningham Law Firm, now the Natchitoches Historic Foundation home, to hear about small business life in the late 1800s. The building has twin chimneys in the center of the building that were used to heat both sides of the duplex offices. Trinity Episcopal Church boasts the story of the fighting bishop. Join us to hear this fascinating tale! Construction of the Old Courthouse began in 1896. It is a lovely example of Romanesque Revival architecture.

December 8 & 15, 1-4pm

The Cunningham Law Firm/ Natchitoches Historic Foundation
550 2nd Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Trinity Episcopal by Lane Luckie
 
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Enjoy indoor market shopping at the Hometown Market of Haughton. There is a variety of vendors with vintage and antique furniture, seasonal and holiday decorations, clothing, houseware, handmade crafts, food, and when available, produce. Email mrshaughtonsanta@gmail.com to check produce availability. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

149 S. Elm St.
Haughton, LA 71037
 
12/15/2018

Stop by Louisiana Purchase Zoo on December 15th for Jingle Bells at the Zoo! Enjoy carols, candy, activies, and an apperance from Santa!

Louisiana Purchase Zoo
1405 Bernstein Park Road
Monroe, LA 71202
 
12/15/2018

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, megical experience with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the historic 1897 Queen Anne Victorian Logan Mansion. Enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, milk and cookies, a photo with Santa and a treat bag. 

For tickets, email evolutiontrwirl@gmail.com 

This fundraiser for Evolution Twirls will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Dec. 15

Logan Mansion
725 Austin Pl
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/15/2018 | 12/16/2018

Begin a new family tradition at the Northeast Louisiana Christmas Celebration. You’ll experience the sights of sounds of all that Christmas brings as well as experience the Christmas story in a new, fresh way. Hundreds of singers, musicians, and dancers will get you completely ready for Christmas! The NELA Christmas Celebration is free and open to the community as a gift from First West. Learn more at nelachristmas.com for more information, directions, and parking information.

First West Baptist Church
500 Pine Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/15/2018

Saturday, December 15, the Centenary Gold Dome will play host to the Holiday Classic. There will be some highly competitive basketball games as Centenary Men's and Women's teams, East Texas Baptist University, LeTorneau, Northwestern State and Southern have already agreed to play games. Come on out and watch some of the best basketball in the area for a reasonable price. There will also be half court shots for fans to try and win prizes given away during each game. Doors open at 12 p.m.

Centenary College Gold Dome
3428 Dixie Dr
Shreveport, LA 71104
 
12/15/2018

The 2nd Annual Christmas in Haughton will be held at Joe Delaney Memorial Park in Haughton on Saturday, December 15 at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

This family fun event will include a parade, food trucks, music, and a kid zone.

Joe Delaney Memorial Park
555 N. Hazel Ave.
Haughton, LA 71037
 
12/15/2018

December 15, 2018 is the first annual Truck Park Christmas! Santa will be available for pictures and there will be hot chocolate, cookies, and we’ve heard there may be snow! All proceeds from booth fees will benefit local non-profit, Our HOME - Honor, Opportunity, Mindset, which provides services to our local veterans.

Willie's Food Truck Park
7423 Highway 165 N
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/15/2018

Join Evil Visions Haunted House as they bring you a completely new experience! X-Mas Nightmare is an interactive haunted experience where YOU get to help Santa save Christmas by taking out Krampus and his elves using state of the art Laser Gun equipment!

 

 

Evil Visions
501 DeSiard St
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/16/2018

 

Harry Connick, Jr.'s career has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world. He has received Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements in film and television and his appearances on Broadyway as both an actor and a composer.

Over the past three decades, Connick has established himself as a musician, singer and composer par excellence, a legendary live performer and a best-selling artist with millions of recordings sold around the world. Highlights of his music career include several multi-platinum recordings such as "When Harry Met Sally," "Blue Light, Red Light (Someone's There)," "When My Heart Finds Christmas," "Come By Me," and "Only You."

The foundation of Connick's art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of five. To honor his beloved hometown which turns 300 this year, Connick and his band will be performing some of his bigggest hits around the US on his "A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration" tour. The tour will be stopping in Shreveport on Sunday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
705 Elvis Presley Ave
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/16/2018

One of the county's most sought-after leading men, two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, will bring his charismatic presence and warm baritone to the stage of the Strand to celebrate the holidays with you.

Michael Butterman, conductor. 

This holiday celebration will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 16.

The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/16/2018

A full orchestra will join with the First Baptist Church Choir to present this spectacular holiday musical. Carols will include "Breath of Heaven," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and "Sing We Now of Christmas." 

This concert will take place at First Baptist Shreveport on Dec. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free.

First Baptist Church Shreveport
543 Ockley Dr.
Shreveport, Louisiana
 
12/03/2018 | 12/08/2018 | 12/17/2018

Get in the spirit of the season as we learn to roll, cut, bake and decorate 6 delicious cookies just for Santa! Any age is welcome to attend! Pre-registration is required. Call today to reserve your spot (318)396-0015.

Allbritton's Cake House & Catering
3620 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/19/2018 | 12/20/2018 | 12/21/2018 | 12/22/2018 | 12/23/2018

Get into the Christmas spirit! Pick up local gifts, wander around food stands, sip on warm drinks and soak up the heart-warming atmosphere. Take a keepsake photo with Santa, listen to local choirs, decorate cookies and enjoy the return of the spectacular laser light show under the dome. 

Shreveport Aquarium
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy
Shreveport LA
 
12/19/2018

The Lighted Coke Truck will be parked on the 2000 block of Riverside Drive right in front of the Coke Museum. There will be entertainment, and all museum buildings will be open. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance to hear last-minute Christmas list requests in the Welcome Room. Bring your camera to take photos with Santa!

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/20/2018

Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the whole Peanuts gang in this all-new touring stage adaption of Charles M. Schulz's classic Emmy and Peabody Award-winning animated television special. This is all set to Vince Guaraldi's unforgettable music. Join the gang as they put on their own Christmas play, including a concert of beloved Christmas carols, and discover the true meaning of the season. There's no better way to experience Christmas magic. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage is a present the whole family can enjoy. The show lasts from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave
Shreveport, LA 71101
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage
 
12/20/2018

The Multicultural Center of the South's annual open house will be on Thursday, December 20th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is a fun and free event that is open to the public and all ages. 

Enjoy delicious refreshments, music, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, explore their cultural exhibits and see our stunning collection of Christmas trees from around the world. 

 

Multicultural Center of the South
520 Spring St.
 
12/21/2018 | 12/22/2018

Friday, December 21

3-9pm - Holiday Kids Fest on the downtown Riverbank, $
5:30-8:30pm - DJ on the Riverbank Stage

Saturday, December 22

10am-9pm - Holiday Kids Fest on the downtown Riverbank, $
4:30-7pm - Music: Paul & Pete Band
7pm - Fireworks
7:15-9:30pm - Music: Johnny Earthquake & the Moondogs

Front Street & Rue Beauport
100 Rue Beauport
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Christmas downtown by Karen Hoyt
 
12/21/2018

Ages 6-12 are invited to decorate a gingerbread house and have a ball at Sci-Port. Decorate, see a fun demosntration, and explore Sci-Port while you take a much needed break from the ho-ho-holiday hustle. Lunchwill be served.

Gingerbread House decorating Party will be held at Sci-Port Discovery Center on Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Pwky
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/21/2018

Drop the kids off at Breathe Yoga for Santa's Yoga Workshop on Friday, Dec. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will enjoy a Christmas-themed yoga session and make snow, ornaments, reindeer food and more fun Christmas crafts. Sign up at Breathe Yoga or call 318-798-0677. 

Ages 4-8. Sign up at breatheyogashreveport.com or call 318-798-0677

Breathe Yoga
1935 E. 70th St
Shreveport, LA 71105
 
12/22/2018

This Broadway-style dance production will be put on by Vicki's Dancers performing group. This fabulous Christmas show is sure to get you and your family in the holiday spirit with different dances to upbeat Christmas music, dramatic interpretations of the Christmas story through dance, reading of a Christmas classic by local celebrity Doug Warner. The audience can also look forward to special guest performances from local singing favorites Shannon & Eddie Colvin as well as former American Idol contestand Garret Jacobs. This event will feature over 200 local dancers and is sure to be a holiday favorite by all.

This show will take place on Dec. 15 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/22/2018

Enjoy a one-night-only performance by two of country music's legendary artists, Janie Fricke and T.G. Sheppard.

The show will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 22.

Sam's Town Hotel & Casino
315 Clyde Fant Pkwy
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/22/2018

Take a historic Christmas tour at two of the finest and most famous Victorian homes in Downtown Shreveport. Enjoy these beautiful Victorian homes all dressed up in their Christmas spendor. A collection of 12 Victorian-style Christmas trees will be on display at the Ogilvie-Wiener Mansion. Light refreshments will be served. Both homes will be open Saturday, Dec. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for $10 per person, per home. No reservations needed. Tickets at the door. The address of the Ogilvie-Wiener Mansion is 728 Austen Place, Shreveport LA 71101 and the Logan Mansion address is 725 Austen Place, Shreveport LA 71101. They are across the street from each other. 

725 Austen Place
Shreveport LA 71101
 
12/23/2018

A Wild Christmas Comedy Jam will be held at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and up.

Enjoy a night of comedy starring DC Young Fly, Chico Bean and Funny Mike.

The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave.
Shreveport LA 71101
 
12/26/2018

The ultimate holiday tradition! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday tradition for more than 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics alongw ith a selection of compositions from Chip's groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program is a compilation of Christmas classics with some selected tracks of original Fresh Aire music and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CD's have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard's Seasonal Charts every year! 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
705 Elvis Presley Ave
Shreveport, LA 71101
 
12/27/2018

Walk-On's Independence Bowl will be held at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. Kick-off is at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, with pre- and post-game activities scheduled at Independence Stadium and throughout Shreveport-Bossier.

Independence Stadium
3301 Pershing Blvd.,
Shreveport, LA 71109