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If you have a small road trip on your wishlist, head to northern Louisiana.
Consisting of eight festive cities in five sections of the state, the Holiday Trail of Light has been in good shape for over 30 years and offers multiple events from now to the New Year.
In addition to parades and fireworks, there are festivals and markets.
There’s too much to do on a day or weekend, so we’ll start with a celebration at the nearby Rapids Parish and bring you highlights to the Shreveport-Boger area.
Take any fork on the trail and you’ll find the fun of the holidays.
Holiday Light Safari: Select the night until December 29, Alexandria Zoo, 3016 Masonic Drive. Stroll through the zoo, adorned with thousands of shimmering and whimsical animal statues, hop on a music-filled train and visit with Santa. thealexandriazoo.com..
Alex Winterfet: Thursday-Sunday, December 9-12, downtown Alexandria. Fireworks, Polar Express, ice skating, food array, Sunday, December 12th, 2:00 pm parade. free. alexandriapinevillela.com..
95th Nakitosh Christmas Festival: Downtown until January 6th. Known for its huge light display along Cane River Lake, the festival expanded from weekend to six weeks. There are music choreographed to holiday music, entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, and fireworks shows. natchitocheschristmas.com..
Home Christmas Tour: Thursday-Saturday, December 9-11, and Thursday-Friday, December 16-17, various locations, Nakitosh. Docent will guide visitors to uniquely decorated homes and provide commentary on historic homes. With this self-guided walking tour, visitors can start at any facility. $ 25, adults; free for children under 12 years old. natchitocheschristmas.com..
Beck Curve Farm Christmas Market: Friday, December 3rd, noon to 4pm, and December 4th, 9am to 4pm, 112 Beck Curve Farm Road. Peruse the market and take your children to see Santa. Santa is there from 3 pm to 4 pm on Fridays and from 11 am to 4:30 pm on Saturdays. visitwebster.net..
Minden Christmas: Saturday, December 11th, downtown. Events include ornament making, storytelling, and “It was the eve of Christmas!”. 5 pm parade, 7 pm tree lighting, fireworks and Santa Claus. visitwebster.net..
Candy Cane Lane: From 6 pm to 10 pm, 170 La until January 1st. 151North, Calhoun. This one-mile-long wooded drive is decorated with over a million lights and features illuminated tunnels. $ 20 per private car and $ 40 per commercial vehicle. Cash only at the gate.Buy tickets in advance candycanelane.net..
Biedenhan Christmas: From December 1st to December 31st, 2006, Biden Khan Museum & Gardens, Riverside Drive, Monroe. Visit the house and Elson Gardens decorated for the holidays by the Monroe Garden Study League. Visit during normal museum opening hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5pm) to take a snapshot of your family’s Christmas. bmuseum.org..
CADDO FIREWORKS FESTIVAL Christmas: Saturday, December 4, Earl G. Williamson Park 11425La. 1, oil city. Enjoy festive music, bounce houses, clowns, food booths, fair food, arts and crafts, old Centnick photos, and a 6:30 pm fireworks show on Caddo Lake. free.
Downtown Christmas Run: Thursday, December 16th, 7:00 pm, 624 Texas St in Shreveport. It starts with Rhino Coffee-Downtown. The 3.1-mile 3-loop course allows runners to pass through the tens of thousands of Christmas lights, lots of Christmas decorations and Christmas music on the course. Registration is over $ 22. Downtownshreveport.com..
For more information on these and other holiday events on the trail, please visit: Holidaytrailoflights.com..
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