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. Experience three days of cheer at the Alex Winterfete featuring local choirs and performing groups, the official lighting of downtown, the arrival of Santa, cookie-decorating event, ice-skating, music, food, shopping and more. Watch the parade extravaganzas in early December in both Pineville and Alexandria. Head to the Alexandria Zoo for the Holiday Light Safari where thousands of twinkling lights transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Visit the website for more event info, dates and times.

Minden - 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.

Natchitoches - Head to the beautiful historic town of Natchitoches to jump right into the energy of the Holidays. Take a Christmas Tour of Homes to see the amazing Christmas decorations in these historic houses. Head to the Annual Christmas Festival to be awed by 300,000 lights illuminating downtown Natchitoches and 100 lighted set pieces along Cane River! It's a magical backdrop for the spectacular fireworks, live musical entertainment, arts, crafts, food vendors and more. Hear the gorgeous notes of Christmas carols at the Northwestern Christmas Gala with music and theatre performances by the NSU students. Visit the website for more event info, dates and times.

Shreveport-Bossier - Make sure you’ve rationed your holiday cheer for these awesome and plentiful events that happen in Shreveport-Bossier every Christmas. Just a few of the many events include Christmas in Roseland lights display that transforms the gardens into a winter wonderland with Santa’s Candy Shop and more. Take the kids to try something different at the Christmas on Caddo Lake Fireworks Festival for rocking music, fireworks and pictures with Santa! Visit the KCS Holiday Express train decorated to the max.  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.