The 12th Night in the 12 Nights of Christmas. Sponsored by Calvary Baptist Church. The sounds of Calvary’s adult choir, student choir, children’s choir, praise team, band and orchestra will combine for this year’s gift of hope and joy to you and our community. A Calvary Christmas is a weaving of carols, timeless classics and new inspiring worship songs that lead us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
The 5th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas. Sponsored by Atwood’s Bakery. Join us for a fun filled evening for the young and young at heart. Children will be able to assemble and decorate their very own mini gingerbread house with all the holiday sweets and goodies that their imaginations can hold. While the kids are playing, adults can step inside Atwood’s Winter Wonderland. There they can enjoy a sampling of holiday goodies and beverages, while listening to festive music.
The 9th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas. Sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Alexandria. Relive the story of the first Christmas during this drive through nativity, which features Christmas music, candlelight and live animals. It takes 10-15 minutes to drive through.
**For a chance to win a Holiday Trail of Lights gift basket, email email@example.com and make the subject line Ho Ho Ho to enter the contest. A winner be selected on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m.
We know the holiday season is quickly approaching. We want to personally invite our Holiday Trail of Lights fans to our “Turn on the Holidays: A Bicentennial Celebration,” Saturday, Nov. 17, in downtown Natchitoches. This event will be fun for the entire family. Opening at 8 a.m. with the Holiday Trail of Lights Marketplace and ending with an extravagant fireworks display, this event is a final birthday event for the state of Louisiana, closing out a yearlong Bicentennial celebration.
Louisiana native and Grammy®-nominated Tab Benoit is the featured entertainment. The day will also include more live music, food, arts & crafts, and a children’s play area.
Turn on the Holidays not only serves as the final event celebrating Louisiana’s Bicentennial, but it is also the premiere of “45 Nights of Christmas Lights” as part of Natchitoches’ 86th Annual Christmas Festival of Lights.
Check out our schedule of events that represents each of the Holiday Trail of Lights partners (Shreveport-Bossier, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe, Natchitoches, and Alexandria-Pineville):
- Red River Dance-Nutcracker hosted by Alexandria-Pineville Convention and Visitors Bureau at 10 a.m.
- The Side Men hosted by Alexandria-Pineville Convention and Visitors Bureau at 11 a.m.
- Matthew Davidson Band hosted by Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau at 12:30 p.m.
- Lisa Lee Trio hosted by Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau at 2:15 p.m.
- Minden Community Chorus hosted by Minden Main Street & Webster Parish Tourism at 4:30 p.m.
- Grammy®-nominated Tab Benoit hosted by the Louisiana Office of Tourism & Alexandria-Pineville Convention and Visitors Bureau at 6 p.m.
Come on out to historic Natchitoches, Louisiana on November 17 for a day full of totally free family-friendly fun, music, art and fireworks. For more information, call 800-259-1714 or visit www.natchitoches.net.
Brandy Evans, Vice President of Communications
Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau