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.


Alexandria - Pineville

The 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.
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Grand Cane


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.


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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.
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Monroe-West Monroe

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.
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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,
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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!
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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 in Shreveport-Bossier.
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Upcoming Events

The Very Merry Market

Oct 12, 2023 - Oct 14 2023

  Join us for the 20th Annual A Very Merry Market! From October 12-14, 2023, the Randolph Riverfront Center in downtown Alexandria will be filled

Holiday Open House

Nov 05, 2023

Get into the holiday spirit with a Sunday shop and stroll on The Alley to kick off the Christmas season! There will be refreshments to

Candy Cane Lane

Nov 10, 2023 - Dec 31 2023

Candy Cane Lane is a mile-long wooded drive decorated with over one million Christmas lights. There is even an interactive musical lights display! Candy Cane

Louisiana Boardwalk Christmas Parade

Nov 11, 2023

Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets is kicking off the Holiday Season with the 2023 Christmas Parade. The annual parade will begin at 3:30pm on Saturday, November 5.

Freedom Trees

Nov 11, 2023 - Dec 31 2023

Get into the Christmas spirit and check out the Freedom Trees at the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum. These patriotic themed trees honor veterans and

Kickoff to Christmas

Nov 16, 2023

Join Downtown Ruston for its annual Kickoff to Christmas featuring festive activities, holiday tunes, the tree lighting ceremony, and a special visit from Santa! Patrons

Champagne Stroll

Nov 16, 2023

Stroll The Alley on a beautiful fall afternoon while sipping champagne. Shop antiques, boutiques, specialty shops, and much more. Take part in the holiday festivities

Logansport Christmas Festival Premiere Night

Nov 18, 2023

Celebrate a “Small Town Christmas” on the banks of the Sabine River in Logansport.  A downtown parade, vendors, live music, Santa, and fireworks at dark

Santa Stop

Nov 18, 2023

Santa’s taking a break from his toy making and visiting the Twin Cities! Drive through almost 40 booths giving away prizes and take photos with

2023 Natchitoches Festival of Lights

Nov 19, 2023 - Jan 06 2024

More than 100 lighted set pieces and 350,000 Christmas lights illuminate downtown Natchitoches and Cane River Lake every evening at dusk through January 6, 2024.

Logansport Festival of Lights

Nov 19, 2023 - Jan 06 2024

Delight in the magic of Christmas with thousands of holiday lights reflected along the riverfront in downtown Logansport.

Christmas Concert in the Park

Nov 20, 2023

Christmas Concert in the Park is happening on November 20 in Kiroli Park. Join them as they kick off the Christmas season with joyful noise!

Christmas at Kiroli

Nov 24, 2023 - Dec 24 2023

Make the season bright! Drive through a wonderland of Christmas lights at Kiroli Park! The drive-thru lights display will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Christmas in Roseland

Nov 24, 2023 - Dec 23 2023

  Christmas in Roseland returns to the American Rose Center this holiday season! Watch the gardens transform into a whimsical winter wonderland from the day

BELIEVE! Lights the Night

Nov 24, 2023 - Dec 23 2023

BELIEVE! Lights the Night returns to Shreveport Aquarium in downtown Shreveport on November 24-25, December 9-10, December 16-17, and December 21-23 from 5:15 p.m. to

Land of Lights

Nov 25, 2023 - Dec 31 2023

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Check out all the light displays in Downtown Monroe & West Monroe beginning at 5:30 pm each

Holiday Outdoor Movie

Nov 25, 2023

What could be better than watching one of your favorite Christmas movies under the magical Christmas Lights in Downtown West Monroe? Bring blankets and chairs

Shop Small Saturday

Nov 25, 2023

Historic Downtown West Monroe’s holiday wonderland is your home for shopping small and local on Shop Small Saturday and throughout the holidays! Shops are open


Nov 25, 2023 - Jan 28 2024

Step into a snow-themed world of science-based activities, all nestled within an interactive science “playground.” Since its debut in 2019, Sno-Port has captivated visitors from

Christmas Open House at the Biedenharn

Nov 30, 2023 - Dec 02 2023

Join the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens for the annual Christmas Open House November 30-December 2. This event features the wonderfully decorated Biedenharn house and gardens,

Lincoln Lights up the Pines

Nov 30, 2023 - Dec 09 2023

Enjoy this magical time of year with a drive-thru display of Christmas Lights at Lincoln Parish Park! This display will be On November 30th, December


Nov 30, 2023 - Dec 02 2023

Get ready for an unforgettable and free family-friendly festival in Alexandria! Stay tuned for exciting details as we unveil activities for all ages. Enjoy the

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live On Stage

Dec 01, 2023

  A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, the Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it

Louisiana Boardwalk Holiday Market

Dec 02, 2023

This pop-up market is filled with local vendors & holiday spirit! From hand crafted artisan goods to the latest runway styles, Shreveport-Bossier’s local pop-up markets

Christmas on the River Festival Day

Dec 02, 2023

This day is full of Christmas festivities! There will be delicious food trucks, live music, all-day shopping, and holiday lights galore. The fireworks show will

Christmas on the River 5K & Walk

Dec 02, 2023

Get your jingle on at the Christmas on the River 5K & Walk in Alley Park! This fun race kicks off the Christmas on the

Christmas on the River Fireworks

Dec 02, 2023

Don’t miss out on the Christmas fireworks on the river! Best viewed from either downtown Monroe or West Monroe, the fireworks will be shot from

Bawcomville Redneck Christmas Parade

Dec 02, 2023

Celebrate Christmas Redneck Style! The Bawcomville Redneck Christmas Parade is a parade like no other! You’ll enjoy floats with fun-loving redneck themes and throws that

Kiwanis Club of Greater Ouachita Christmas Parade

Dec 02, 2023

Come enjoy the holiday floats, bands, dancers, and more at the annual Christmas Parade! You might even get to see Santa himself! December 2

Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival

Dec 02, 2023

  Festival Opens at 3:30 p.m. | Fireworks Begin at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the Christmas spirit of joy and giving at the Christmas on Caddo

97th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival

Dec 02, 2023

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

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Holiday Sip and Stroll

Dec 07, 2023

Knock off those last few items on your Christmas list in beautiful Downtown Ruston. Sip and shop your way downtown, where stores will be offering

Children’s Lighted Bike Parade

Dec 08, 2023

Light up your bikes, trikes, wagons and battery-powered cars for a parade under the Christmas lights in downtown West Monroe! December 8

Pineville Christmas Parade

Dec 08, 2023

Get ready to embrace the magic of the holiday season as the much-anticipated Pineville Christmas Parade returns! Mark your calendars for Friday, December 8, 2023,

Pet Photos with Santa

Dec 09, 2023

Let your furry friend meet Santa! Brush that fur, trim those claws, and make your way to the Biedenharn Gardens to get your pets’ photo

Cookies with Santa

Dec 09, 2023

Have a jolly time meeting Santa Claus and snacking on delicious Christmas cookies! This is the perfect holiday event to bring the kids too and

Calhoun Christmas Parade

Dec 09, 2023

It’s that time of year again for the annual Calhoun Christmas Parade! December 9

Santa in the Park

Dec 10, 2023

Enjoy a cheerful afternoon celebrating Christmas and all that entails! Santa in the Park will have live entertainment and food trucks, with appearances by Santa

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Parade

Dec 15, 2023

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl is not just about the game, it is about the whole bowl week experience! Get an early taste of what

Holiday Outdoor Movie

Dec 15, 2023

What could be better than watching one of your favorite Christmas movies under the magical Christmas Lights in Downtown West Monroe? Bring blankets and chairs

Christmas Market on the Alley

Dec 16, 2023

Downtown West Monroe presents Christmas Market on the Alley! Don’t miss out on an artisan market with live music and food trucks in Alley Park.

Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Night

Dec 20, 2023

The annual Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Night is back at the Biedenharn on December 20th! The 18-wheel Coca-Cola Truck will be decked out in lights and

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