About the Trail

The Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights has existed for nearly 30 years to enhance the holiday experiences for locals and visitors. The trail spans I-20 and I-49 in north Louisiana and incorporates Shreveport-Bossier, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe, Natchitoches, and Alexandria/Pineville.

Festivities generally start in mid-November and run through the new year. Some of the popular and recurring events include shopping/dining/entertainment at The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk in Shreveport-Bossier City, Fasching Festival in Minden, shopping and dining in Antique Alley in Monroe-West Monroe, Festival of Lights in Natchitoches and the Christmas parades in Alexandria-Pineville.

The holiday events and experiences are varied from one city to the next. So the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights can be experienced in one day or a week with each day totally unique and special. Visitors to the trail are encouraged to see the brilliant lights, dine at the local restaurants, dance at the festivals, shop, and play in all of the eight festive cities.

Visitors to the trail are encouraged to see the brilliant lights, dine at the local restaurants, dance at the festivals, shop, and play in all of the festive eight cities.

The cities along the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights are all within driving distance of one another, making the tour a convenient hour-long trip from any one city to its neighboring city.

Learn more about the events all along the trail by clicking here.

For more information about each region, click one of the cities below:

 

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