Louisiana's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

This December, experience the joy of the holiday season with a variety of events from theater shows to cookie swaps. From Lightwire Theater's "A Very Electric Holiday" school show in Baton Rouge to NOLA ChristmasFest in New Orleans, there's something to suit every taste. Come explore and enjoy all that Louisiana has to offer from December 4th through the 24th!

Cool Winter Nights and Hot Jazz, Baton Rouge,LA

December 6, 2023 at 7:30pm
Feel the sound of smooth jazz from Brian Shaw, Willis Delony, and Fr. Greg Daigle with the Cool Winter Nights jazz ensemble at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge. Enjoy an evening filled with both new arrangements and holiday favorites. Don't miss this unique event for your entertainment pleasure.

Santa Visit, Shreveport,LA

December 6, 2023 at 10:00am
Join the Hamilton-South Caddo Branch Library on December 6th for a special visit from Santa! It's a great opportunity for children to meet a jolly old man in red and see what Santa has in store for the upcoming holiday season. Don't miss out on this magical event and get your tickets soon!

Natchitoches Christmas Festival, Natchitoches,LA

December 7, 2023 at 5:00pm
The Natchitoches Christmas Festival is a festive event that takes place at the Natchitoches Christmas venue at 781 Front Street. Guests can enjoy a Christmas Tour of Homes and Lessons & Carols featuring the Trinity Episcopal Choir and Guests. Armbands are $10 and children 6 and under are free.

Rehab Reindeer Run, Minden,LA

December 8, 2023 at 6:00pm
Come out to Minden Medical Center this December for the Rehab Reindeer Run! Enjoy the jolly good time as participants run and walk through the Ridgewood neighborhood at night to take in all of the Christmas lights. Run individually or enter as a team and compete for the best team theme award! Celebrate the season and take part in the festivities at 1120 Homer Road.

Festival of the Bonfires, Lutcher,LA

December 8, 2023 at 2:00pm
Experience an exciting prelude to St. James Parish's Christmas Eve Bonfire tradition at the Festival of the Bonfires, held at Lutcher Recreation Park in Lutcher, LA. Enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides, crafts, great food and more throughout the weekend. Each night will be highlighted with a single bonfire lighting!

Celebration in the Oaks Driving Tour, New Orleans,LA

December 14, 2023 at 6:00pm
Delve into the loveliness of Celebration in the Oaks from the comfort of your car. Enjoy over a million twinkling lights, including breathtaking light displays, while driving through City Park in New Orleans, LA. Tune into 103.7 upon arrival to enjoy holiday classics and take in the sights at 4 Friederichs Avenue.

Zachary Charity League Chasing Santa 5K, Zachary,LA

December 16, 2023 at 8:30am
On December 16, 2023, join the Zachary Charity League for their Chasing Santa 5K at 4422 Main Street in Zachary, LA. Chase Santa through the streets of Zachary and win a special prize if you catch him. Race proceeds go towards scholarships, teacher grants and Snack Packs for Kids. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served after the race!

Holiday Cookie Swap, Haughton,LA

December 21, 2023 at 3:00pm
Enjoy a festive afternoon of cookie swapping at the Holiday Cookie Swap in Haughton! Bring three dozen of your favorite homemade cookies to swap with others at 1050 Bellevue Road. Enjoy the delicious treats and make new friends at this delightful event.

Get to the Pointe Ballet Academy presents: The Christmas Carol-Dance Review, Alexandria,LA

December 21, 2023 at 7:00pm
This holiday season, Get to the Pointe Ballet Academy has put together a festive dance production inspired by The Christmas Carol. Audiences of all ages will be captivated by the talented dancers at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in Alexandria, LA. Witness a memorable performance, where artistry and holiday cheer come alive on the stage.

NOLA ChristmasFest, New Orleans,LA

December 24, 2023 at 11:00am
Escape to an enchanting winter wonderland at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for NOLA ChristmasFest, presented by Coca-Cola. Experience awe-inspiring holiday displays, a newly designed ice-skating rink, exciting Carnival rides, and delightful holiday entertainment. Don't miss out on the special anniversary performance of The Victory Belles on December 24!

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