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- Eat your way through the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights!
- Sightsee your way through the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights!
- Shop your way through the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights!
I-20 West to East and I-49 North to South
Day 1 - Shreveport-Bossier
Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk - Bossier City
What you'll find: Enough shopping to weigh down your car and plenty of dining options. More than 60 retail and outlet stores, including GAP, Bass Pro Shops, Osh Kosh, Build-A-Bear, Banana Republic and Nike Factory Store. Restaurants include the famous Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro, as well as local favorites such as Lilah’s Bakery and Pietro’s Pizza. Take in a movie at the Regal Theatre that offers an IMAX Theater experience. If you enjoy gaming, take a chance at Margaritaville Resort Casino or the other nearby casinos – Horseshoe Casino, Boomtown Casino or DiamondJacks on the Bossier City side of the Red River or Eldorado Casino and Sam’s Town on the Shreveport riverfront.
Stirling Bossier Shopping Center - Bossier City
What you'll find: Stirling Bossier is a community shopping center with national retailers like Bed Bath and Beyond, Belk and Target and local restaurants like Avocado California Roll & Sushi and Dickey's Barbeque Pit. It's near other great restaurants in north Bossier like Twisted Root and TaMolly's Mexican Restaurant.
Line Avenue Shopping District - Shreveport
What you'll find: A five-mile treasure trove of unique gifts and some of the best in boutique shopping with more than 75 boutiques, antique stores, specialty shopping, shoe stores and more spread throughout neighborhood shopping centers such as Pierremont Mall, Town Oak Square and Uptown Shopping Center. Dine at Superior’s Steakhouse, Wine Country Bistro or Bistro Byronz located all along Line Avenue.
Shoppes at Bellemead - Shreveport
What you'll find: A premier shopping destination with 19 top retailers including Talbots, White House/Black Market. Jos A. Bank, Ann Taylor Loft, Charming Charlie and more. Plus, while you’re there you can grab a bite to eat at Cantina Laredo, Fairfield Grocery & Market Café or Buttercups Cupcakes.
Youree Drive - Shreveport
What you'll find: The area south of the intersection of Youree Drive and E. Kings Highway in Shreveport is one of Shreveport-Bossier’s busiest shopping districts. Ranging from “big box” stores like Lowe’s, Target, Barnes & Noble and Best Buy to independent shops like Learning Express Toys, Fabulous Fabrics and Uniquely Yours, this area is sure to be bustling throughout the holiday shopping season.
Day 2 - Minden, Monroe-West Monroe
Minden Historic Downtown Business District - Minden
What you'll find: Drive into Minden’s Historic Downtown Business District and immediately you’ll step back in time to the delightfully preserved Minden Main Street, paved with bricks laid in 1917. The historic downtown structures, many of them dating to the turn of the century, house shops that range from artistic to utilitarian. Visitors can shop at the many antique, art and specialty shops, enjoy one of the several downtown food venues, or stop into the parish museum.
Antique Alley - Monroe-West Monroe
What you'll find: Southern Living calls this “a shopaholic’s delight” that “has pretty much anything a shopper with eclectic tastes could want.” Discover blocks and blocks of unique stores in beautiful downtown West Monroe with everything from home decor, jewelry, clothing, European and American antiques, art and more.
Pecanland Mall - Monroe-West Monroe
What you'll find: North Louisiana’s largest shopping mall, anchored by Belk, JCPenney, Sears, Dillard’s and Burlington Coat Factory. Browse through more than 100 stores like Victoria's Secret, Buckle, Build A Bear Workshop, Charlotte Russe, Bath & Body Works, The Camouflage Shoppe, Forever 21, Gymboree, Hollister Co., Icings by Claire’s, Kirkland’s, New York & Company, Old Navy, Wet Seal and so much more! It’s also home to Cinema 10, a food court and a two-story carousel for the kids. The shopping does not end inside the mall. In Pecanland Plaza, you will find Kohl’s, Best Buy, Target, Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Rue 21, Ross, Lifeway Christian Book Store, Pier 1, TJ Maxx and Toys R Us.
Downtown RiverMarket - Monroe-West Monroe
What you'll find: Enjoy shopping, food, and fun along the beautiful Ouachita River in downtown Monroe. The RiverMarket brings in vendors from across the region selling clothing, jewelry, art, food, and accessories in this open air market. Each weekend brings a different theme with demonstrations, samples, and live entertainment.
Day 3 - Natchitoches, Alexandria/Pineville
Historic Shopping District - Natchitoches
What you'll find: Natchitoches, the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, celebrates its tri-centennial in 2014. The National Historic Landmark District is home to more than two dozen shops along brick-paved Front Street. From antiques to fine apparel, sweet treats and souvenirs, home décor and handbags, you can find it all along the banks of Cane River Lake in this quaint and charming city.
Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile - Natchitoches
What you'll find: This old hardware store is the oldest of its kind in Louisiana. It features everything you remember from the “good old days” like hardware, housewares, cookware and kitchen supplies, classic toys (like Radio Flyer) and gifts. The original freight elevator still works and the 1910 cash register is not only in great condition – it is still used for every sale.
Alexandria Mall - Alexandria
What you'll find: Located in the heart of Louisiana, Alexandria Mall has many familiar and unique shops and restaurants to choose. Spend a day shopping in our newly renovated interior that includes Dillard’s, JCPenney, Sears, Burlington Coat Factory, Stage, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bath & Body Works, Justice, Forever 21, plus an array of specialty retailers and much more!
Funky Fleur de Lis - Alexandria
What you'll find: Funky Fleur de Lis is a New Orleans inspired boutique loaded with gifts, jewelry, t-shirts, gourmet eats & drinks, art, home decor, accessories and so much more.
Sassy Girl - Alexandria
What you'll find: Sassy Girl is a fun boutique with a New Orleans flair featuring high quality fashion jewelry, semi-precious stones designs, art deco glass jewelry, sterling silver, pewter and freshwater pearls, and the newest in feather jewelry.
Peterman Drive Shops - Alexandria
What you'll find: Hoity Toity Boutique is your gateway to contemporary yet vintage ladies apparel, shoes and accessories. Terra Home is a locally owned home decor, jewelry and gift shop. Sue’s Child Shop offers children’s clothing, toys, and gifts.
Delta Interiors - Pineville
What you'll find: Delta Interiors offers a little something for everyone: Vera Bradley, china, serve ware, home decor, LSU gifts, picture frames, jewelry, and hundreds of personalized items!
Antique Shopping - Alexandria & Pineville area
What you'll find: If you are looking for antiques, we have the shops for you to browse. With many antique shops and flea markets in the area, you will be able to find that perfect piece of furniture, china, or oddity.