Thursday, Nov. 30 marks the beginning of the holidays in Alexandria/Pineville, and kicks off the biggest holiday festival in town – AlexWinterFete! Festivities begin at 5 p.m.
At AlexWinterFete, you will enjoy ice-skating, Indie Village, live music, food, shopping and much more. The family-friendly festival also features local choirs and performing groups. The event marks the official lighting of downtown, and the arrival of Santa from the North Pole. There is also a cookie-decorating event, which is always in good taste!
This year, the Arts Council of Central Louisiana has added a live acrobatic performance by Cirque-tacular Entertainment to the AlexWinterFete lineup. Based in New York City, with artists nationwide, Cirque-tacular Entertainment is considered one of the premiere acrobatic production companies in the United States.
They will be performing Snowkus Pocus, a snow show that will warm your heart. It tells the story of young Brianna, who is whisked away to an enchanted winter wonderland. There, she encounters the colorful characters that inhabit the magical world. This tale is told through dazzling cirque, breathtaking ballet, and incredible acrobatics that will amaze, inspire, and enchant your imagination.
Snowkus Pocus is approved for all ages. Advanced tickets are $18 for general admission, $12 for seniors age 65 and over, $10 for students and children, and $45 for families with two adults and up to two children. Children ages two and under get in free. Prices will increase by $5 at the door. The production will premiere at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center located at 1202 Third Street in Alexandria.
AlexWinterFete was named the 2016 Festival of the Year by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association. The three-night event is held in downtown Alexandria, near the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, and will end on Saturday, Dec. 2. For more information about AlexWinterFete, click HERE!
Alexandria/Pineville is a partner in the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights, which also includes Shreveport-Bossier, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe, and Natchitoches. To learn more about events and holiday happenings visit www.holidaytrailoflights.com.