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Shreveport and Bossier bet you’ll have an amazing time for the holidays in the sister cities gaming and playing. The annual Louisiana Boardwalk Outlet’s Christmas Tree Lighting event ushers in the Christmas season. The crowds are awed by the bright lights on the largest outdoor tree in northwest Louisiana being flipped on and the fun gets dialed up with Santa, a “snow blizzard” and entertainment at this event.

Back by popular demand, Rockets Over the Red lights the riverfront up in November. Both sides of the riverfront are available for public viewing. Ample parking, restaurants and shopping make the Boardwalk an ideal place for families to view the fireworks.

For three decades, families have loaded up their vehicles and toured Christmas in Roseland, a 60-acre park filled with sparkling lights, 8-foot-tall community Christmas cards, carolers, a shopping bazaar, train rides, “snow” and pictures with Santa.

Speaking of Santa! Santa appears in some unusual places in Shreveport and Bossier, including Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops and Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival.

The sister cities offer plenty of shopping opportunities, too. Les Boutiques de Noel is an annual holiday marketplace that features more than 100 vendors at the Bossier Civic Center. Shop for Louisiana specialty gifts at the Enchanted Garden, located among other unique shops in the Line Avenue Shopping District. The Shops at Bellemead shopping district in Shreveport features great local eateries nestled among shops and storefronts.

Why not shop and dine? Pick up cool gifts and sweet treats at Ralph & Kacoos, Art Space, Biscotti’s at Lewis Gifts, Wine Country Bistro and other great local eateries. Download the Eat Here: A Food Lover’s Guide to Shreveport-Bossier.

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 contact the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and request a Holly Jolly Guide (link will come later) and a Shreveport-Bossier Visitors Guide to make trip planning easy. Merry Christmas!

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11/10/2019

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, more than 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, this classic show will take your breath away. 

The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Avenue
Shreveport, LA
Moscow’s Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker
 
11/16/2019

Join us for the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets – Bass Pro Shops Annual Santa Parade and Opening of Santa’s Wonderland. The parade will begin at Courtyard by Marriott Shreveport-Bossier City/Louisiana Boardwalk at 4:30 p.m. and end at Bass Pro Shops, where Santa will light up the store to start the holiday season.

Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets
540 Boardwalk Blvd
Bossier City, LA 71111
Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets-Bossier City
 
11/16/2019

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South is “one of the greatest revivals ever” according to New York Magazine.  It is a soul stirring, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues.

The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Avenue
Shreveport, LA
the color purple shreveport strand theatre
 
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Children of all ages are invited to visit Santa at Santa’s Wonderland, featuring crafts and photographs with Santa. Admission and activities are free.

Bass Pro Shops
100 Bass Pro Dr.
Bossier City, LA
Santa’s Wonderland
 
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Catch an evening “blizzard” on the banks of the Red River at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets. It’s fun for the kids and the entire family starting on Black Friday and going through New Year’s Eve.

Monday-Friday: 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday:12:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

The Boardwalk Blizzard is located in front of Cheesecake Bistro near the dancing fountain at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets
540 Boardwalk Blvd
Bossier City, LA
 
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Get in the Christmas Spirit by visiting Christmas in Roseland during our 36th year! Every year is bigger and better than ever - more lights, more music and more fun! We will have special encore nights Dec. 16-22 prior to our final weekend. As always Santa will be in the garden every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 6-9 PM. We will have shopping at our annual vendor market - Dec. 6-7, our attractions night Dec. 13, and more special events will be announced in the coming months. Be sure and check out the latest news at our website, www.christmasinroseland.org!

American Rose Center
8877 Jefferson Paige Road
Shreveport, LA
 
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Explore the newest downtown holiday tradition, the enchanting Christmas Market! Pick up local gifts, wander around food stands, listen to music, sip on warm drinks and soak up the heart-warming magical atmosphere similar to traditional European holiday markets. In the first time ever an 80 foot ferris wheel will provide fun for the entire family. A highlight is the scenic ride on the 80 ft Ferris Wheel!

Shreveport Aquarium
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport
 
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Inspired by the German Christ kindle Markets in Europe, Le Marche de Noel brings European Christmas Markets to Shreveport with a Louisiana flare. Le Marche de Noel is the area’s first open air Christmas market taking place along the banks of the Red River. Select craftsman will present high quality, self-designed and self-made objects in a unique shopping experience offering all the bustling atmosphere of a European market. In addition to the marketplace, daily entertainment will help create a festive holiday atmosphere. The market boasts hand-made goods for purchase. It is the charming, quaint atmospheric feeling that makes the market certainly worth a visit!

Riverview Park behind Shreveport Aquarium
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy.,Shreveport
Le Marche de Noel
 
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Celebrating its second year of Christmas magic, the Red River Express Cruise will embark on an enchanting journey to the “North Pole”. The holiday experience will delight both the young and the young at heart and will make you believe in the spirit of Christmas, complete with hot chocolate, cookies and a very special guest! 

Shreveport Aquarium
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport
 
11/30/2019

The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) is hosting a new event for the holidays - East Bank Golf Cart Parade during Shreveport-Bossier's annual Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival and Shop Small Market. This family-friendly event will take place in the 600 block of Barksdale Boulevard and offer a  premier view of the fireworks and various vendors during this event. For more information about the East Bank Golf Cart Parade, please email the Bossier Arts Council at bossierarts@bossierarts.org, or call 318-741-8310

East Bank District
600 block of Barksdale Blvd
Bossier City, LA
 
11/30/2019

Celebrate the holiday season with fireworks over the Red River, Christmas music, food trucks, Santa Claus, and more. 

Riverview Park and Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy
Shreveport, LA 71101
Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival
 
11/30/2019

Businesses throughout Shreveport’s historic downtown will have special discounts and events to encourage people to shop small and local. From Louisiana specialty items and locally produced paintings and home decor to gift certificates for a night of film, we’ll have it all! Afterward, enjoy food and drink specials at downtown restaurants.

Start at The Agora Borealis and include multiple locations
421 Lake St.
Shreveport, LA
 
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Come out and enjoy this magnificent day. It will be fun filled with envelopes full of prizes and surprises. The first 100 people to enter Bass Pro Shops will get an opportunity to receive a gift. So you better hurry while supplies last!

Bass Pro Shops
100 Bass Pro Dr.
Bossier City
 
12/04/2019

Enjoy all that December Downtown Artwalk – Holiday Edition has to offer, just in time for Christmas! Jump on the free Santa Trolley for stops all over downtown, purchase one-of-a-kind artwork for everyone on your holiday list, sing holiday carols, try food and drink specials, and learn to love Christmas shopping all over again.

Artspace
708 Texas St.
Shreveport, LA
 
12/05/2019

Celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with this perfect holiday event. This new, original production of Charles Dickens’ classic pairs haunting special effects and beloved music of the season with a timeless message. Features stunning sets, puppetry, song, dance, humor and a flawless performance of Scrooge by award-winning, 40-year theater veteran Scott H. Severance.

The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Avenue
Shreveport, LA
 
12/06/2019

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage is a fresh take on the timeless classic that gives the audience a completely new way of experiencing the storyline. The performance will expand into greater detail with more fun, more music, more finding the true Christmas spirit. This Peanuts Experience also includes an intermission and, after the final bow, the show crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts Gang in singing Christmas favorites.

Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
705 Elvis Presley Ave.
Shreveport, LA
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage
 
12/06/2019

Watch the fire crackle and enjoy the sounds of smooth seasonal jazz as you sample flights of holiday beverages. The flavors of the season - marshmallow, chocolate, peppermint, pumpkin, s’mores, cranberry and more - will be made into one-night-only adult beverages. Designated drivers are covered, too, with virgin choices and steaming mugs of Starbucks peppermint mocha coffee!

Shreveport Hilton Hotel
104 Market St.
Shreveport, LA
 
12/06/2019

This exclusive shopping experience chauffeurs participants to locally-owned retailers along Line Avenue. Tinsel shoppers can enjoy food, entertainment, discounts, and more. 

Line Avenue Shopping District
Shreveport, LA
Tinsel Holiday Shopping Experience
 
12/07/2019

The Christmas On Caddo Fireworks Festival is celebrating 25 years of holiday entertainment on Saturday, December 7 at Earl G. Williamson Park in Oil City located on Highway 1. The festival will open at 3:30 p.m. with a variety of food vendors, children's activities and live music, At 6:30 p.m. the skies above Caddo Lake will light up with a fireworks display presented by Pyromania Fireworks, LLC.

Earl G. Williamson Park
11425 LA Hwy 1
Oil City, LA 71061
Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival
 
12/07/2019

The annual Country Christmas Festival entertains guests with delcious food, entertainment, crafts, holiday lights, and more.

100 Front St
Vivian, LA
Country Christmas
 
12/07/2019

Step inside beautiful historic Highland homes filled with the warmth of the holidays and the grace of the bygone eras.

Our holiday trolley will transport you to the magical homes of the Highland and Fairfield Historic Districts on Saturday, Dec. 7. The trolley is provided compliments of the State Fair of Louisiana and Kilpatrick's Rose Neath Funeral Home.

The fun starts at the Woman's Department Club, which celebrates its centennial this year. From there, hop on the holiday trolley to visit an array of neighborhood homes decked out for the holiday season. Details on specific homes can be found at www.restorehighland.org this fall. Tickets will go on sale in mid-November.

Woman’s Department Club
802 Margaret Pl.
Shreveport, LA
Highland Candlelight Holiday Home Tour
 
12/19/2019

Tour the beautifully decorated aquarium and then celebrate the return of the spectacular holiday Laser Light Show under the dome, a spectacular celebration of stunning choreographed laser beams and colorful light effects performed to traditional holiday favorites.

Shreveport Aquarium
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport
 
12/19/2019

Goga is an internationally acclaimed singer and musician. Enjoy a beautiful performance of traditional Christmas music overlooking the Red River. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Shreveport Aquarium
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport
 
12/31/2019

Join us for a special New Year's Eve event, including an aquarium tour with complimentary champagne and a delicious gourmet meal. Afterwards get a special viewing of the Laser Light Show, a spectacular celebration of stunning choreographed laser beams and colorful light effects performed to traditional holiday favorites.

 

Shreveport Aquarium
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport