It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Alexandria/Pineville and we’d love to help you celebrate the season!
Experience the holiday traditions that make Central Louisiana unique – an Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration at Kent House; Teddy Bear Tea at the historic Hotel Bentley, the River Oaks Arts Center Porch Sale, and Garden District Holiday Tour of Homes. Find unique gifts at our many locally-owned shops & boutiques and listen to the sounds of the season with live holiday performances from the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Lagniappe Theater Company, Red River Dance, and more.
Get set for the fête! The award-winning holiday festival AlexWinterFête returns to the City of Alexandria Dec. 9-12, offering a free, fun-filled, family-friendly festival filled with the activities that have made the event a major attraction, including an outdoor ice skating rink, Santa’s village, live music, Ugly Sweater 5K and fireworks display.
So plan your trip today! Use the itinerary builder here to create a list of the events you don’t want to miss and then, if you plan to stay over, book a hotel room.
The 2021 festivities will be complete with sparking lights
(check out our spirited Water Towers!), community parades
appearances by Santa Claus, and various performing
opportunities to enjoy the arts.
Celebrate your Christmas holiday with a visit to the historic community of Logansport
in DeSoto Parish. Located on the Sabine River you’ll enjoy the hard work that turns
Logansport into a wonderland of lights from late November through the New Year.
Experience the Old World charm of historic downtown
Minden with its original brick streets lined with hundreds
of life-sized nutcrackers, thousands of twinkling lights,
and Disney characters.
Our holiday season is chocked full of family-friendly
events and attractions including two parades,a variety
of shops, a spectacular fireworks show,ballet
performances and other great holiday events.
Thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the downtown
district and Cane River Lake. During the six-week holiday
season, experience Natchitoches traditions such as
carriage tours, fireworks and live entertainment, Next Event: 96th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival
The holiday magic is alive in Ruston with carriage rides, visits with Santa, beautifully decorated downtown shops, streets lined with twinkling lights, a Christmas parade, and more festive fun throughout the entire parish!
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