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Plan Your Holiday

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.

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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
 
11/21/2020

Don't miss out on a day of shopping, food, and live music at the Christmas Market. 

 

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/03/2020 | 12/04/2020 | 12/05/2020 | 12/06/2020 | 12/07/2020 | 12/08/2020

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
 
12/05/2020

Parade like no other! You'll enjoy floats with fun-loving redneck themes and throws that range from beads to toys to other surprises! Parade starts at 10:00 AM.

 

S&J Farm and Feed
1505 Thomas Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
 
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

More details to come but mark your calendar for the 2020 Holiday Tour of Homes presented by the Garden District Neighborhood Foundation.

Garden District
Alexandria, LA
2020 Holiday Tour of Homes
 
12/05/2020

Don't miss out on the Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade! This years theme is Christmas in Paradise!

Downtown Monroe-West Monroe
Desiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/06/2020

Downtown Shreveport comes alive with artwalkers on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020. Peruse artist wares, listen to live music, dance, and watch street performers. If that’s not enough, learn about downtown’s history, Sketch the City, and tour historic sites. Enjoy food and beverages at multiple restaurants along the way!

Downtown Shreveport
TBA
Shreveport, LA
January Downtown Artwalk
 
12/12/2020

Enjoy Christmas in DoMo, a classic event to celebrate the holidays with the whole family! The entire community flocks downtown to enjoy live music, pictures with Santa Claus, and a little last minute shopping. Vendors from across the area sell their wares all day leading up to the Christmas fireworks display during the evening!

RiverMarket
316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/12/2020

Don't miss out on the first ever Christmas in DoMo Parade! It will start at the Civic Center and end at the RiverMarket! 

RiverMarket
316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201