City officials just announced that the Alexandria Winter Fête is coming back bigger and better than ever in Alexandria/Pineville, located in the heart of Louisiana. This year’s event, Dec. 1, 2, and 3, will have a new 100-foot-ice slide that will accompany the ice skating rink.
Saturday, Dec. 3, the Ugly Sweater 5K will return as part of the Winter Fête festivities. The race start time is 8 a.m. Register for this race, today. Proceeds will benefit United Way to help the Cenla community.
Other Winter Fête festivities include fire-breathers and magicians, the Polar Express Train, food vendors, live music, and of course Santa Claus!
We are going to officially usher in the holidays on Thursday, Dec. 1 by switching on the holiday lights in downtown Alexandria, said Daniel Williams, director of community services for the city of Alexandria.
Williams promises, “This year’s event is going to be bigger and better, and we are pleased to be able to expand our holiday offerings for our residents and visitors.”
This year, the ice skating rink will be enlarged so that young children, teenagers and adults can skate at their own pace.
Alexandria/Pineville is one of the festive eight cities along the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights. For a complete list of holiday related events in Alexandria, click here.
About Charli Stanley
Charli is a current resident of Natchitoches where she attends Northwestern State University. She serves as the communications intern for the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights.