Shreveport Holiday

Holiday Trail of Lights in Louisiana

Celebrate the holiday spirit in the eight cities that make up the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights.

Across the state, the holidays are celebrated with a zest of unique activities, sounds and sights only Louisiana could serve up. On the Holiday Trail of Lights, there are eight towns to celebrate all the festivities of the season. They create the Christmas spirit with beautiful displays of holiday lights, parades, live music, theatre performances, visits from Santa and more. Enjoy the celebrations from November to January.

Alexandria & Pineville 

Visit Alexandria and Pineville located in the “Heart of Louisiana” to catch the holiday fever. For all of those special someones on your holiday list, remember to check out the local specialty shops. If you’re in the market for hot chocolate, cupcakes or gingerbread cookies, the local bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants will have just the ticket. Experience the cheer of the season and keep an eye out for sparkling lights, choirs and festive celebrations, food, shopping and more surprises. The holiday spirit is alive and well in Central Louisiana! Visit the website for more event info, dates and times.


The sweet charm of Minden is a perfect setting to get in the holiday mindset. Celebrate at the Minden Christmas Parade that features the lighting of the Christmas tree followed by a fireworks display! Check out the Holiday Trail of Lights Hayride, which provides visitors with a free hayride through Minden's historic district featuring homes dating back to 1845, holiday decor and light displays. Don't miss Minden's life-sized nutcrackers that line the streets, a nod to Minden's German heritage. Visit the website for more event info, dates and times.

Louisiana Holiday Trail

Minden's Holiday Trail of Lights life-sized nutcrackers are a node to the area's German heritage.

Natchitoches Holiday Trail of Lights fireworks display

Stop and enjoy the fireworks show during the Holiday Trail of Lights events in Natchitoches.


Holiday decor lights up the night in Shreveport along the Holiday Trail of Lights.

Monroe & West Monroe

It’s a busy holiday schedule in Monroe-West Monroe area! Just to name a few can't-miss events, kids will love Santa’s Christmas Village at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum where they can decorate make-and-take ornaments, go ice skating, slide down Mount Sneaux, and enjoy an outdoor holiday movie. Grab the family to drive-through the mile-long Christmas light display at Candy Cane Lane in Calhoun. Visit the website for more event info, dates and times.


Head to Natchitoches, Louisiana’s Oldest City, for the perfect dose of holiday spirit. Take a stroll through Christmas in the Park for a walk-through wonderland of lights. The 94th Annual Christmas Festival showcases 300,000 lights illuminating downtown Natchitoches and over 100 lighted set pieces along Cane River! It's a magical backdrop for the spectacular Saturday evening fireworks, entertainment, food vendors, shopping, and more. Explore the Landmark Historic District via an evening horse and carriage ride to experience the charm of Natchitoches, named one of “America's 25 Most Festive Christmas Towns.” Visit the website for more event info, dates and times.


Make sure you’ve rationed your holiday cheer for these festive events that happen in Shreveport-Bossier every Christmas. The Christmas in Roseland lights display that transforms the gardens of the American Rose Center into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights. Take the kids to try something different at the Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival for rocking music, fireworks and pictures with Santa! Check out the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets for an ideal place for dining and holiday shopping along the banks of the Red River.  Visit the website for more event info, dates and times.


The Holiday Trail of Lights will ensure you’ve enjoyed your holiday season with enough lights, parades, Christmas carols, music and holiday cheer to get you through to next year!  Come join us for the holidays.