The holiday season is in sight, and the sister Louisiana cities Shreveport-Bossier are gearing up for a fantastic celebration. The holidays officially get under way at 6pm on November 21 with the tallest Christmas tree lighting in north Louisiana standing at 40-feet-tall at the Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City.
This is a time when the community and visitors gather together for special performances, an appearance from Santa and other holiday activities such as shopping, dining or watching a movie.
The 30th Annual Christmas in Roseland at the Gardens of the American Rose Center, one of the area’s longest running holiday events, will happen Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, November 29 to December 22. This signature event is marked by more than one million lights, Christmas community cards made by area students and live music entertainment.
New this year is the first-ever Cajun Christmas Festival at Cash Point the Party Place. The event includes a gumbo cook-off, beer tasting, Cajun band and other special performances. Craft vendors will be set up for the kids to enjoy and holiday shopping for the adults. Admission is $5 per person.
Additional holiday events and performances include, “The Nutcracker” presented by the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet on December 7. Shop for a cause at Les Boutiques de Noël, November 21-23. For an off-the-beaten-path holiday experience, make plans to attend the Country Christmas Festival and the Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival, both in Vivian on December 7. Take a short drive to Benton to enjoy a whimsical Christmas festival and parade at the 14th Annual Benton Christmas on the Square on December 14.
Stay up-to-date by visiting www.HolidayTrailOfLights.com or www.facebook.com/HolidayTrailOfLights for new holiday events. Also visit www.ShreveportBossierFunGuide.org for all event happenings in Shreveport-Bossier.
For more information about top events in Louisiana take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Louisiana.