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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
Christmas in Roseland - Shreveport
What you'll find: The Gardens of the American Rose Center are transformed into a winter wonderland featuring more than one million twinkling lights, dozens of lighted displays, giant Christmas cards, Santa’s Candy Shop and more.
Christmas on Caddo Fireworks - Oil City
What you'll find: Live music, food vendors, and a fantastic fireworks show over Caddo Lake.
Shelby Lane's Closet - Bossier City
What you'll find: Shelby Lane’s Closet produces items for purchase, as well as offering public and private crafting parties. Choose a one-of-a-kind experience from a variety of themed project parties. Choices include centerpiece baskets, burlap fleur de lis wall décor, picture frames, crosses, holiday décor and more.
KCS Holiday Express - Shreveport
What you'll find: Santa and his elves pull into town not aboard a sleigh, but aboard a locomotive! Families will love touring Santa’s dazzling train and posing for pictures with Santa and the elves.
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World - Bossier City
What you'll find: Stop in throughout the holidays and have your photo taken with Santa Bob, the only real bearded Santa in the area who has a degree from Santa University. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World transforms the sporting goods store into Santa Land. Then shop at any of the 60-plus shops at The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk.
Day 2 - Minden, Monroe-West Monroe
Fasching Festival - Minden
What you’ll find: Celebrate all things German at the Minden Fasching Festival. The party culminates with the illumination of thousands of Christmas lights and a fireworks display. Enjoy ice skating, German food, entertainment, arts, crafts and a beer exhibition.
Winter Wonderland Festival - Minden
What you'll find: This new event will feature jewelry makers, candy makers, artists, craftsmen, and doll makers.
Christmas on Main - Springhill
What you'll find: Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children at AmJenn’s Soups & Scoops located at 218 North Main Street. Get free photos taken of the children with Santa.
Main Street Lighted Driving Tour - Minden
What you'll find: Lighted downtown and neighborhoods of Minden. Established in 1836, this historic city’s downtown streets are still paved with brick. Minden’s popular Fasching Fifth Season Celebration, held each November, celebrates the community’s German heritage.
Biedenharn Museum and Gardens - Monroe
What you'll find: Come and enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the Biedenharn Home and Elsong Gardens designed by the Monroe Garden Study League. Each room is decorated with a unique theme.
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum - Monroe
What you'll find: Northeast Louisiana has played an incredible role in aviation and military history. The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum of Louisiana is dedicated to preserving that heritage and the first-person accounts of the men and women who contributed to it.
Shopping on Antique Alley - Monroe
What you'll find: Antique Alley is primarily located in the historic downtown of West Monroe, on the banks of the Ouachita River. Most shops are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and some shops are open Monday and Sunday afternoons. It features nearly 30 different shops offering everything from antique treasures to clothing and kitchenware.
Bawcombille Redneck Christmas Parade - Monroe
What you'll find: This is a parade like no other! You’ll enjoy floats with fun-loving redneck themes and throws that range from beads to toys to other surprises!
Downtown Renaissance Fireworks Extravaganza - Monroe-West Monroe
What you'll find: Come enjoy this incredible fireworks show after the Christmas parade in downtown Monroe. The fireworks show will take place along the banks of the Ouachita River. This event is presented by Downtown Renaissance.
Day 3 - Natchitoches, Alexandria/Pineville
Festival of Lights - Natchitoches
What you'll find: 45 nights of Christmas lights through the downtown historic district and along Cane River Lake. Over 300,000 Christmas lights and 100-plus riverbank set pieces are on nightly at dusk. Discover the historic district on a carriage tour, and taste delicious cuisine from food vendors along the way. Enjoy live entertainment and fireworks each Saturday night.
Snow Fest - Natchitoches
What you'll find: Enjoy a family day with Frosty’s Avalanche Slide, live entertainment and more on the downtown riverbank. Admission charged. Festive snow on Front Street and strolling carolers.
Holiday Tour of Homes - Natchitoches
What you'll find: Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. Come and tour various historic homes decorated for Christmas.
Christmas Downriver - Natchitoches
What you'll find: Creole Christmas at Oakland Plantation with special tours, educational programs and musical events.
Fete de Hiver - Natchitoches
What you'll find: Celebrate Christmas 18th-century-style with historians, re-enactors and period merchants at Fort St. Jean Baptiste.
Annual 12 Nights of Christmas - Alexandria
What you'll find: The City of Alexandria turns on the Christmas lights for the annual 12 Nights of Christmas. Families can listen to storytelling and vintage music, take a picture with Santa Clause, make their own old-fashioned ornaments, enjoy refreshments and more.
Christmas on the Bayou - Boyce
What you'll find: Take a tour of historic Juliette Plantation, built in 1880, featuring 24 exquisitely decorated Christmas trees. Annual event features home tour and Elite Art Show.
Holiday Light Safari - Alexandria
What you'll find: See the zoo in a different light. Thousands of glistening lights will transform the zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland. Visit with Santa, warm up by the bonfire, and enjoy holiday treats from the café. Musical entertainment will be held on select evenings.
City of Pineville Christmas Parade - Pineville
What you'll find: This evening parade is one of the 12 Nights of Christmas. Parade route goes from Pineville High School to Main Street.
Alexandria Christmas Parade - Alexandria
What you'll find: Sponsored by the Alexandria Mardi Gras Association. Route begins off MacArthur Drive (Frontage Road) and Metro Drive, then travels to Jackson Street, ending at Alexandria Senior High School.
A CENLA Christmas Spectacular
What you'll find: The only event of its kind in Central Louisiana, this Christmas variety show is in the vein of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City. Featuring performances from your favorite dance troupes, choirs, theatre groups, and many more! Bring the whole family to this event which will keep the jingle bells ringing in your heart all the way through Christmas season!