There are magical moments all over Louisiana this holiday season. Cities all over the state turn up the fun with bright lights, food festivals, and good times — offering something special for the whole family. For those who enjoy road trips, the Holiday Trail of Lights is your ticket to Christmas cheer. From Alexandria to Natchitoches, the trail brings travelers through eight light-adorned cities hosting holiday parades, carnivals and more all season long.

If you’re opting for an outdoor stroll, head on down to New Orleans’ City Park for Celebration in the Oaks. It’s packed with dazzling Christmas displays, delicious food and festive fun, making it a great option for kids and adults alike.

Maybe your family is in the mood for something uniquely local? If so, make a pass along the stretch of the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. There you’ll find a one-of-a-kind celebration known as Bonfires on the Levee. Held each year on Christmas Eve, this lighting spectacle is a longstanding Cajun tradition to light the way for Papa Noel. 

And of course if you’re ready to head off the beaten path this season, we’ve got just the thing for that, too. Ditch the Christmas crowds, and enjoy a private bonfire at one of our state park’s newly-renovated cabins.

And that’s just a taste of the fun. Explore all of the events happening this season, and plan your family’s Louisiana Staycation today!

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