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Plan Your Holiday

The holidays are still lit in the cities along the Holiday Trail of Lights! This holiday season, events and attractions have been reimagined to be social distancing-friendly. Plan your next visit to one or several of the cities along the trail. First, check out the map and decide which part of the trail you'd like to start on and where you would like to end. Then, select a region or choose from several options to find your favorite offerings and build your itinerary. Then, visit our lodging section and select a region to book your hotel accommodations and stay awhile. You can also select a themed itinerary to make your travel planning experience even easier and enjoy the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights, as well as learn about shopping on the Louisiana Shopping Trail.

E.g., 09/25/2021
E.g., 09/25/2021
11/20/2021

3:00-7:00 pm - Music on the Riverbank Stage

4:30pm-9:30pm  - “Turn on the Holidays!” – Join us for the official start to the Natchitoches Christmas season. This event features musical entertainment and fireworks!

4:00pm-7:00pm  -  Holiday Open House – Historic District Business Association. Shops Open Late

7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake and the official lighting ceremony

Downtown Natchitoches
781 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
11/27/2021

9:00am-4:30pm  -  Fleur de Lis Christmas Craft Mall, Natchitoches Events Center | FREE

10:00am-4:00pm  -  Cookies with Santa

10:00am-9:00pm  -  Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank

3:00-7:00pm - Music on the Riverbank Stage

7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake 

Downtown Natchitoches
781 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
12/04/2021

 

Celebrate the Christmas season in Louisiana’s oldest city. Enjoy our daylong festival filled with music, entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, and our famous firework show choreographed to holiday music over Cane River Lake. Admission armbands are required for entry to the Downtown Riverbank.

12:00-6:00pm - Music on the Riverbank Stage

1:00pm  -  Festival of Lights Parade​

6:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Downtown Natchitoches
781 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
12/05/2021 | 12/06/2021 | 12/07/2021 | 12/08/2021 | 12/09/2021 | 12/10/2021 | 12/11/2021 | 12/12/2021 | 12/13/2021 | 12/14/2021 | 12/15/2021 | 12/16/2021 | 12/17/2021 | 12/18/2021 | 12/19/2021 | 12/20/2021 | 12/21/2021 | 12/22/2021 | 12/23/2021

6:00pm - 8:30pm | FREE (Saturday visits will require an armband for Riverbank access) 

Visit with Santa in his house on the South end of the Downtown Riverbank

Santa Claus House
101 rue Beauport
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
12/09/2021 | 12/10/2021 | 12/11/2021 | 12/16/2021 | 12/17/2021 | 12/18/2021

The Christmas Tour of Homes is a holiday tour of uniquely decorated homes in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  The event will feature docent-led commentaries on the history of each property as well as the unique holiday decorations. The Christmas Tour of Homes is a self-guided walking tour. You may begin at any of the properties. There will be docents to guide you through the interior of each venue.

We invite you to experience the charm of historic Natchitoches during this annual holiday event. Proceeds from the Tour benefit restoration of properties in the Natchitoches Parish area.

Various location
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
12/11/2021

10:00am-4:00pm  -  Cookies with Santa​

10:00am-9:00pm  -  Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank​

3:00-7:00pm Music on the Riverbank Stage

7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake 

Downtown Natchitoches
781 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
12/18/2021

10:00am-9:00pm  -  Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank​

3:00-7:00pm Music on the Riverbank Stage​

7:00pm  - Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Downtown Natchitoches
781 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
 
12/24/2021

10:00am-9:00pm  -  Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank

3:00-7:00pm - Music on the Riverbank Stage

7:00pm - Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Downtown Natchitoches
781 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457