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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.

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Alexandria - Pineville

The 2021 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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Minden

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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Natchitoches

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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Shreveport-Bossier

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


Christmas in Candy Land

Dec 03, 2021

12/03/2021 Part of the City of Alexandria’s 12 Days of Christmas! Join us in making Christmas ornaments, crafts and cookie decorating! Come celebrate the season

95TH ANNUAL NATCHITOCHES CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Dec 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

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Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival

Dec 04, 2021

Get into the Christmas spirit at the Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Earl G. Williamson Park in Oil City. Families

East Bank Holiday Market

Dec 04, 2021

The Bossier Arts Council will be hosting a Holiday Market with themed vendors, food trucks, live music, and of course, Santa! Admission is free. Vendors

The Mistletoe Market

Dec 04, 2021

The Mistletoe Market will be held at The Pentecostal Center in Bossier on Saturday, December 4 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. The Mistletoe Market will

The Spirit of Christmas Brassed

Dec 04, 2021

The Spirit of Christmas Brassed is a concert of holiday favorites performed by the I-49 BRASS as a benefit for the Salvation Army. Presented in

Christmas on the River Fireworks

Dec 04, 2021

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

Bawcomville Redneck Christmas Parade

Dec 04, 2021

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 Christmas in Paradise Parade

Dec 04, 2021

Don’t miss out on the 50th Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade! This years theme is Christmas in Paradise! The route will take us into Downtown Monroe

The Nutcracker

Dec 04, 2021

What is the Christmas season without the TCB’s Christmas performance? This year, the TCB is brimming with excitement to announce that we will host a

Christmas Market at Beck Curve Farm

Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 04 2021

Shop the Christmas Market at Beck Curve Farm. Bring the kids to visit with Santa. Dec. 3 hours: 12pm-4m. Santa will be present 3pm-4pm. Dec.

GTTP Ballet Academy Presents RUDOLPH!

Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 04 2021

12/03/2021 | 12/04/2021 GTTP Ballet Academy is proud to present: “Rudolph!”, classical ballet with the original choreography of Sarah Lavana Ochs. Friday, December 3 at 7 pm;

95th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival

Dec 04, 2021

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

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Local Tree Farm offers Unique Holiday Experience

Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 04 2021

Come one, come all for an old fashioned Christmas celebration at Beck Curve Farm in Minden, Louisiana.  The Season starts off with two Christmas movie

Ladies’ Christmas Extravaganza

Dec 04, 2021

Join us for a day of Christmas shopping and fun! We will have a vendor market set up with a great variety of items to

Annual Christmas Porch Sale

Dec 04, 2021

The Holiday Shopping Extravaganza returns Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 9 am – 3 pm, located in River Oaks Historic Bolton Home and Studio Annex

A Calvary Christmas

Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 05 2021

Thu, 12/02/2021 Fri, 12/03/2021 Sat, 12/04/2021 Sun, 12/05/2021 We are excited to announce that A Calvary Christmas is back for 2021. This will be a

“Tis The Season”

Dec 05, 2021

SUNDAY | DECEMBER 05 | 2021 | 2:30 PM Join us for a festive afternoon at our annual holiday concert, filled with traditional favorites, a

Christmas Concert

Dec 05, 2021

You’re invited to our POA Christmas concert at 6 PM with a special guest, ANTHONY EVANS. Anthony is the writer/artist of many of the songs

Pet Pictures with Santa

Dec 07, 2021

Join us at our hospital on December 7th from 5 pm-7 pm for Pet Pictures with Santa. Complimentary 5×7 photo of you, your pet, and

Children’s Parade

Dec 10, 2021

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

Elf Jr.

Dec 10, 2021

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts presents Elf Jr! Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the

City of Pineville Christmas Parade

Dec 10, 2021

Fri, 12/10/2021 The time is upon us again for the Pineville Christmas Parade!  The Parade will be on Friday, December 10, 2021, beginning at 7

2021 Bossier Holiday Night Market

Dec 11, 2021

The 2021 Bossier Holiday Night Market will be held at Pierre Bossier Mall in the south parking lot on Saturday, December 11, from 3-9 pm.

Grinched: A Christmas Tale in Dance

Dec 11, 2021

Grinched performance will be held at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport on Saturday, December 11 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 and up. Grinched is

Pet Photos with Santa

Dec 11, 2021

The howlidays are here, which means it’s time to get your canine crew to The Biedenharn for photos with Santa!

Christmas in Minden

Dec 11, 2021

Our Christmas Spirit will be showcased on December 11, as we celebrate Christmas in Minden with ornament making, storytelling, Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony and

Holiday Hoopla

Dec 11, 2021

Holiday shopping event with 3 great locations, lots of vendors to choose from, all indoor, food vendors at each location! Stop #1: St. John the

Holiday Tour of Homes

Dec 11, 2021

Sat, 12/11/2021 Alexandria’s Garden District Neighborhood Foundation has been working hard to present the Annual Garden District Holiday Tour of Homes to be held on Saturday,

Natchitoches Christmas – December 11

Dec 11, 2021

Sat, 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

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A Tuna Christmas

Dec 09, 2021 - Dec 11 2021

A Tuna Christmas is a broad comedy set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. The plot centers on the town’s annual Christmas Yard Display Contest,

Town of Ball Christmas Parade

Dec 11, 2021

Sat, 12/11/2021 The Town of Ball Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 11 at 2 pm. Line up begins at 12:30 pm on

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Village of Dry Prong Annual Christmas Parade

Dec 11, 2021

VILLAGE OF DRY PRONG Christmas Parade The Biggest Event of the Year! FREE DRINKS AND SNACKS Contact Dry Prong Town Hall at 899-5341 or 201-1710

Saturday Program: Polar Express

Dec 11, 2021

Join us as we read the Polar Express! Craft to follow. Included in the cost of admission.

Alex Winter Fete

Dec 09, 2021 - Dec 12 2021

Thu, 12/09/2021 Fri, 12/10/2021 Sat, 12/11/2021 Sun, 12/12/2021 Alex Winter Fête is back with several returning favorite attractions along with new activities for everyone to

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12 2021

Fri, 12/10/2021 Sat, 12/11/2021 Sun, 12/12/2021 Lagniappe Theatre Company presents this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is

City of Alexandria Christmas Parade

Dec 12, 2021

Sun, 12/12/2021 Christmas-themed floats and entertainment. Join us for the Annual Alexandria Christmas Parade! The Alexandria Mardi Gras Association (AMGA) will host the Annual Alexandria Christmas

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical

Dec 15, 2021

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical will be at The Strand Theatre in Shreveport on Wednesday, December 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 and up.

Downtown Christmas Run

Dec 16, 2021

The Downtown Christmas Run will begin at Rhino Coffee Downtown Shreveport on Thursday, December 16 at 7 p.m. Registration is $22 and up. The Sportspectrum

Louisiana Delta Ballet Presents “The Enchanted Christmas”

Dec 17, 2021

Louisiana Delta Ballet Presents “The Enchanted Christmas”!

Christmas Tour of Homes

Dec 09, 2021 - Dec 18 2021

Thu, 12/09/2021 Fri, 12/10/2021 Sat, 12/11/2021 Thu, 12/16/2021 Fri, 12/17/2021 The Christmas Tour of Homes is a holiday tour of uniquely decorated homes in Natchitoches,

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Come Home for Christmas Concert

Dec 18, 2021

Join us for our Come Home for Christmas Concert on December 18, 2021, at 6:30 pm. The Josh Blakesley Band will be playing all of

Natchitoches Christmas – December 18

Dec 18, 2021

Sat, 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

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Christmas Wagon Rides

Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 19 2021

Landry Vineyards is once again providing its wonderful wagon so everyone can take a ride through the festive lights in Monroe and West Monroe! Throughout

Here Comes Heaven

Dec 19, 2021

Join us for a Sunday full of intimate, powerful worship as we celebrate Christmas together! December 19 at 9:30 am at our Alexandria Campus, and

Coca-Cola Truck Night

Dec 22, 2021

The Lighted Coke Truck will be parked on the 2000 block of Riverside Drive right in front of the Coke Museum. There will be entertainment,

BELIEVE! Lights the Night

Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 23 2021

Are you on Santa’s naughty or nice list this year? Come find out! Celebrating its second year of Christmas magic, BELIEVE! is the ultimate interactive

Christmas in Roseland

Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 23 2021

Join us for our 38th Annual Christmas in Roseland festival! This year’s festival will be open Friday-Sundays, Nov. 26-Dec. 19, and nightly, Dec. 20-23. We

Santa’s Christmas Village

Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 23 2021

Don’t miss out on Santa’s Christmas Village at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum! Santa’s Village Includes: Cookie decorating, Visits with Santa, Make and Take holiday

Santa Claus House

Dec 05, 2021 - Dec 23 2021

Sun, 12/05/2021 Mon, 12/06/2021 Tue, 12/07/2021 Wed, 12/08/2021 Thu, 12/09/2021 6:00pm – 8:30pm | FREE (Saturday visits will require an armband for Riverbank access) Visit with

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Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops Featuring Free Photos with Santa

Nov 02, 2021 - Dec 24 2021

Santa will be cruising into Shreveport this Saturday, November 6 to officially kick off Santa’s Wonderland, the ultimate free family Christmas event, at Bass Pro

SANTA’S WONDERLAND CONTINUES IN-PERSON AT BASS PRO SHOPS FEATURING FREE PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Natchitoches Christmas – Christmas Eve Edition

Dec 24, 2021

Fri, 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

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Christmas at Kiroli

Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 25 2021

Drive through a wonderland of Christmas lights beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving through Christmas night! Restricted Vehicles:– No Shuttle Vans, Buses, RV’s, or Trailers– Vehicles

Holiday Light Safari

Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 29 2021

Fri, 11/26/2021 Sat, 11/27/2021 Fri, 12/03/2021 Sat, 12/04/2021 Sun, 12/05/2021 See Alexandria Zoo in a different light at Holiday Light Safari. Create wonderful holiday memories

Holiday Light Displays

Nov 19, 2021 - Dec 31 2021

The Twin Cities will be transformed into a dazzling spectacular of lights for the holiday season!

Christmas at The Biedenharn

Dec 01, 2021 - Dec 31 2021

Enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the Biedenharn Home and Elsong Gardens thanks to the Monroe Garden Study League. Be sure to come by during

Christmas at the Dorcheat Historical Museum

Nov 16, 2021 - Dec 31 2021

The Dorcheat Historical Museum in Minden is where the great stories of the parish’s past are preserved and told to people all over the world.

Christmas at Germantown Colony Museum

Nov 18, 2021 - Dec 31 2021

Germantown is trimmed in Christmas lights and ribbon and invites you to discover the farm and home life of Minden’s earliest settlers who traveled from

Christmas Light Show Spetacular

Dec 01, 2021 - Dec 31 2021

Central Louisiana’s only Drive-Thru/Walk-Thru Holiday Light Show! Open from 6pm-9pm every night in the month of December. Absolutely FREE! No tickets required! Park and walk

Freedom Trees

Nov 12, 2021 - Jan 01 2022

Get in the Christmas spirit and check out the Freedom Trees! CHENNAULT AVIATION AND MILITARY MUSEUM 701 Kansas Lane Monroe, LA

Candy Cane Lane

Nov 15, 2021 - Jan 01 2022

Candy Cane Lane is a mile-long wooded drive decorated with over One Million Christmas lights.

Sci-Port Discovery Center Sno-Port

Nov 26, 2021 - Feb 25 2022

Sno Port will be Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport on Friday, November 26 until Sunday, February 27 at 9 a.m. Sno-Port admissions tickets are $8

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