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

Louisiana Boardwalk Christmas Parade

Nov 04, 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 4.

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

Holidays in CedarTown

Nov 09, 2023 - Nov 11 2023

Holidays In CedarTown is the premier holiday shopping market of North LA. Holidays in Cedartown is a one-stop shop to complete your holiday gift buying needs.

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

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

Carriage Rides

Nov 17, 2023 - Dec 16 2023

If you’re looking for a way to get out and celebrate the holidays, a carriage ride through downtown is the perfect thing to do! You

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

Logansport “A Small Town Christmas” Celebration

Nov 19, 2023 - Dec 31 2023

Lights are on nightly. Park and stroll or drive through the area. Free Admission. Visit the charming community of Logansport for some shopping and dining.

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.

Brass 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!

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

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

Christmas at Kiroli

Nov 24, 2023 - Dec 25 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


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

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

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

Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival

Nov 25, 2023

Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival will be held att Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in Bossier City  on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 5-8 PM. Admission is

Orange, pink, and gold fireworks explode over the Bakowski Bridge of Lights as it glows purple.

Krewe of Janus Craft Fair with Santa

Nov 25, 2023

The Krewe of Janus will host its 3rd Annual Craft Fair with Santa. Local vendors will be on-site from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM selling a variety

Bryan Martin & Friends Homecoming Concert

Nov 25, 2023

Bryan Martin returns to his hometown for a holiday concert on the Sabine Riverfront in Logansport, LA – Limited Tickets Available $10.00 General Admission, $5,


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

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

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Nov 30, 2023 - Dec 03 2023

Get in the holiday spirit by going to see this Ruston Community Theatre production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. In this hilarious Christmas classic,

Christmas at the Biedenharn

Nov 30, 2023 - Dec 30 2023

Christmas at the Biedenharn is truly magical! Witness the beautifully decorated home and gardens, see the model Christmas train, or attend one of the many

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,

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

Santa’s Christmas Village

Dec 01, 2023 - Dec 23 2023

Don’t miss out on Santa’s Christmas Village at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum! Holiday cheer will follow you throughout the museum with lots of activities

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec 01, 2023

The City of Monroe invites everyone out to celebrate the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1st. Join in on the Christmas spirit and

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

Breakfast with Santa – Mansfield

Dec 02, 2023

Clista Calhoun Center, 515 Louisiana Street, Mansfield, LA This is a FREE EVENT – bring your camera and be ready to take pictures. Join us

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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Grand Cane Christmas Parade, Market & Historic Home Tour

Dec 02, 2023

Experience a small-town Christmas parade and market in the historic district. Vendor market from 8am – 2pm, parade begins at 11am. Historic Tour of Homes

Twin City Ballet Christmas Gala

Dec 02, 2023

Do you need a little holiday magic? If so, you must see Twin City Ballet’s Christmas Gala performance that’s truly magical! The evening will begin

Twin City Ballet Nutcracker Tea

Dec 02, 2023

Join Twin City Ballet in The Land of Sweets on December 2nd for the Nutcracker Tea. Don’t miss the Holy Jolly Breakfast that day featuring

An Evening with Kent Gill

Dec 02, 2023

Kent Gill has been playing music virtually all of his life. Within months after graduating from high school he landed a job playing guitar with

Holiday Arts Tour

Dec 02, 2023 - Dec 03 2023

Join us in more holiday festivities at the North Central Louisiana Art Council’s Holiday Arts Tour. This event features the holiday maker’s market, music performances,

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

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

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

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 Farm

Dec 02, 2023

Christmas on the Farm is a fun-filled day for the community. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, a bouncy house, crafts, face painting, games, and much

The Sounds of Christmas

Dec 03, 2023

December 3, 2023 — 6:00 PM The Sounds of Christmas is an instrumental concert featuring classical instruments that will surely get you into the holiday

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

Downtown Art Gallery Crawl

Dec 07, 2023

The Downtown Art Gallery Crawl is held bi-monthly on the first Thursday of that month in Downtown Monroe and West Monroe. This is an evening

Christmas in Minden Festival

Dec 08, 2023 - Dec 09 2023

Friday, December 8th: A Night of Illumination The magic kicks off on Friday with the dazzling Tree Lighting Ceremony at Minden City Hall at 5:30

Holiday Trail of Lights Hayride Tours

Dec 08, 2023

FREE EVENT-Visit Webster Parish invites you to come enjoy thousands of twinkling lights in Historic Downtown Minden for a free hayride tour of the Christmas

The Clauses at Germantown

Dec 08, 2023 - Dec 09 2023

Step back in time at Germantown Colony and experience Christmas circa 1835 with free tours of the grounds and special appearances by Santa and Mrs.

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,

Back Alley Theatre presents Dashing Through The Snow

Dec 09, 2023 - Dec 17 2023

It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and

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

We Have a Savior Christmas Concert

Dec 09, 2023

Delight in the reason for the season during First Baptist Church Minden’s award winning choir and orchestra as they weave the enchanting story of Christmas

Calhoun Christmas Parade

Dec 09, 2023

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

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

Village Theatre presents Sounds of the Season

Dec 09, 2023

Are you feeling Bah Hum Bug? Get into the holiday spirit with our Community Christmas Concert. Whew! Say that three times fast. Settle into your

Mansfield Christmas Parade

Dec 09, 2023

The parade begins at 2:00 pm through the downtown area. Floats, marching units, and vintage automobiles. The parade will culminate at the Mansfield City Hall,

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 09, 2023

Have you heard? Santa is coming to the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum on December 9th! Enjoy a delicious breakfast with the holly jolly man himself.

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

Logansport – Downtown Holiday Stroll

Dec 14, 2023

Enjoy a visit to downtown Logansport this Christmas season. All the shops are decorated for the holidays as a backdrop to all the amazing lights

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

Mansfield State Historic Site – Christmas on the Homefront

Dec 16, 2023

Taking a trip back to the holiday season during the American Civil War. Visitors to Mansfield State Historic Site will learn about the Christmas traditions

Christmas Parade

Dec 16, 2023

What better way to celebrate this season than a Christmas parade through our scenic downtown! Come and watch all of the decorated floats and trucks

Ruston Rudoph 5k Run

Dec 16, 2023

The 5k Run will begin in the parking lot to the left of the indoor facility and the course will run around the entire complex

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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