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.
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Shreveport - Bossier
Shreveport - Bossier
The holidays are a great time to celebrate in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana. You and yours are invited to take part in our signature holiday events that 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.
So plan your trip today. Use the itinerary builder to create a list of events you don’t want to miss then book a hotel room. For more Christmas-related events and ideas, visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org and download the Official Visitors' Guide to Shreveport-Bossier to make trip planning easy. Merry Christmas!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.