The Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights offers great opportunities to shop and save throughout the eight festive cities. Check out a complete list of north Louisiana shops, antique stores, malls and more on the Louisiana Shopping Trail.
- Eat your way through the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights!
- Sightsee your way through the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights!
- Shop your way through the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights!
I-20 West to East and I-49 North to South
Day 1 – Shreveport-Bossier
Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets – Bossier City
What you’ll find: Nestled on the banks of the Red River, Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets offers outlet shopping, restaurants and sweetshops, a movie theater with IMAX showings, trolley rides, on-site hotels, and more. Don’t leave without exploring the popular Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World or indulging in a chocolate apple from a local chocolatier, The Chocolate Crocodile. If you’re over 21, test your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino, where it’s tropical and vibrant year-round.
Stirling Bossier Shopping Center – Bossier City
What you’ll find: Stirling Bossier is a community shopping center with national retailers like Bed Bath and Beyond, Belk and Target and local restaurants like Avocado California Roll & Sushi and Dickey’s Barbeque Pit. It’s near other great restaurants in north Bossier like TaMolly’s Mexican Restaurant.
Line Avenue Shopping District – Shreveport
What you’ll find: A five-mile treasure trove of unique gifts and some of the best in boutique shopping, antique stores, specialty shopping, shoe stores and more spread throughout neighborhood shopping centers such as Pierremont Mall, Town Oak Square and Uptown Shopping Center. Dine at Real BBQ and More, Superior’s Steakhouse or Bistro Byronz located all along the Line Avenue Shopping District.
Shoppes at Bellemead – Shreveport
What you’ll find: A premier shopping destination with 19 top retailers including Talbots, White House/Black Market. Jos A. Bank, Loft and more. Plus, while you’re there you can grab a bite to eat at Cantina Laredo, Chicken Salad Chick or Buttercups Cupcakes.
Youree Drive – Shreveport
What you’ll find: The area south of the intersection of Youree Drive and E. Kings Highway in Shreveport is one of Shreveport-Bossier’s busiest shopping districts. Ranging from “big box” stores like Lowe’s, Target, Barnes & Noble and Best Buy to independent shops like Uniquely Yours, Favorite Sisters’ Boutique and Lewis Gifts, this area is sure to be bustling throughout the holiday shopping season.
Day 2 – Minden, Ruston
Minden Historic Downtown Business District – Minden
What you’ll find: Drive into Minden’s Historic Downtown Business District and immediately you’ll step back in time to the delightfully preserved Minden Main Street, paved with bricks laid in 1917. The historic downtown structures, many of them dating to the turn of the century, house shops that range from artistic to utilitarian. Visitors can shop at the many antique, art and specialty shops, enjoy one of the several downtown food venues, or stop into the parish museum.
Downtown Ruston – Ruston
What you’ll find: Nothing says Christmas shopping like historic downtown windows light up and decorated with the holiday spirit! Come enjoy boutiques, bookstores, coffee shops, jewelry stores and much more in Downtown Ruston. Recently appointed a 2023 Main Street America Semi-Finalist, the downtown area of Ruston is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Find all the shops here.
Ruston Market Place – Ruston
What you’ll find: Our newest shopping center is conveniently located right off I-20 and has big store favorites such as Hobby Lobby, Ulta Beauty, TJ Maxx, and Five Below, with more planning to come! Discover specials and late night open doors during the holidays.
North Park Shopping Center – Ruston
What you’ll find: A staple to the community, North Park Shopping Center has a variety of stores that fit the needs of everyone in the family! From restaurants to clothing stores, this shopping mall has it all. Come enjoy Peach City Rolled Ice Cream while you wait for your family to shop or get new shoes at Hibbett Sports.
DAY 3 – Monroe-West Monroe
Antique Alley – Monroe-West Monroe
What you’ll find: Southern Living calls this “a shopaholic’s delight” that “has pretty much anything a shopper with eclectic tastes could want.” Discover blocks and blocks of unique stores in beautiful downtown West Monroe with everything from home decor, jewelry, clothing, European and American antiques, art and more.
Pecanland Mall – Monroe-West Monroe
What you’ll find: North Louisiana’s largest shopping mall, anchored by Belk, JCPenney, and Dillard’s. Browse through more than 100 stores like Victoria’s Secret, Buckle, Charlotte Russe, Bath & Body Works, The Camouflage Shoppe, Icings by Claire’s, Kirkland’s, New York & Company, Old Navy, and so much more! It’s also home to Cinema 10 and a food court. The shopping does not end inside the mall. In Pecanland Plaza, you will find Kohl’s, Best Buy, Target, Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Ross, and TJ Maxx.
Downtown RiverMarket – Monroe-West Monroe
What you’ll find: Enjoy shopping, food, and fun along the beautiful Ouachita River in downtown Monroe. The RiverMarket brings in vendors from across the region selling clothing, jewelry, art, food, and accessories in this open air market. Each weekend brings a different theme with demonstrations, samples, and live entertainment.
Day 3 – Natchitoches, Alexandria/Pineville
Historic Shopping District – Natchitoches
What you’ll find: Natchitoches, the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, celebrates its tri-centennial in 2014. The National Historic Landmark District is home to more than two dozen shops along brick-paved Front Street. From antiques to fine apparel, sweet treats and souvenirs, home décor and handbags, you can find it all along the banks of Cane River Lake in this quaint and charming city.
Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile – Natchitoches
What you’ll find: This old hardware store is the oldest of its kind in Louisiana. It features everything you remember from the “good old days” like hardware, housewares, cookware and kitchen supplies, classic toys (like Radio Flyer) and gifts. The original freight elevator still works and the 1910 cash register is not only in great condition – it is still used for every sale.
Southern Chic – Alexandria
What you’ll find: Located in the heart of Alexandria, Southern Chic offers a curated collection of women’s clothing, accessories, and gifts. Whether looking for a fashionable outfit or a unique gift, this boutique offers a delightful shopping experience.
Peterman Drive Shops – Alexandria
What you’ll find: Hoity Toity Boutique and Terra Home are two delightful boutiques in Alexandria, Louisiana. Hoity Toity Boutique offers contemporary yet vintage-inspired women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories, blending modern fashion with timeless charm. At Terra Home, you can explore a curated collection of home decor, jewelry, and gifts; all handpicked to showcase the creativity of local artisans. Whether you’re seeking stylish fashion finds or unique treasures for your home, these boutiques provide an enchanting shopping experience with a touch of local flair.
Antique Shops – Alexandria & Pineville
What you’ll find: Discover a variety of antique shops and flea markets in the Alexandria/Pineville area, where you can find the perfect piece of furniture, china, or unique oddity. Enjoy browsing through the diverse offerings and uncover hidden treasures from the past.