2020 Festival of Lights

Nov. 21, 2020 – Jan. 6, 2021

Tickets available for purchase November 1st on our site.

An Update on the 2020 Natchitoches Christmas Season:

 

The Natchitoches Christmas Festival Committee has submitted a proposed event plan for the Natchitoches Christmas Season (November 21st, 2020 – January 6, 2021) to ensure compliance with the Louisiana Open Safely Guidelines to the State Fire Marshal’s Office for consideration. As stipulated by the Fire Marshal’s Office, the plan identifies proposed methods of ensuring compliance with the State of Louisiana’s occupant capacity, social distancing, and safety rules.

 

The committee is hopeful that the proposal will be approved, and plans can move forward to carry out fireworks, live entertainment, and food vendors. The committee anticipates a recommendation will be made to limit ticket sales to comply with occupant capacity and social distancing guidelines.

 

The committee can confirm that the 2020 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Parade will not take place.

The Natchitoches Christmas Festival Committee appreciates the public’s support during the planning process of our 94th Annual Christmas Festival and Season. The committee is committed to celebrating the spirit and magic of the Natchitoches Christmas Season.

Friday, November 27

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

3:00pm-9:00pm  -  Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank | $


5:30pm-8:30pm  -  DJ on the Riverbank Stage

Saturday, November 28

*Tickets available for purchase November 1st

9:00am-4:30pm  -  Fleur de Lis Arts & Crafts Show
Natchitoches Events Center | FREE


10:00am-9:00pm  -  Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank | $

Music on the Riverbank Stage 

4:30pm-7:00pm  -  TBD


7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake 

7:15pm-9:30pm  - TBD

Wednesday, December 2

7:00pm  -  Natchitoches/Northwestern Christmas Gala
Natchitoches Events Center
 | $ Buy Tickets in Advance

Thursday, December 3

7:00pm  -  Natchitoches/Northwestern Christmas Gala

Natchitoches Events Center | $ Buy Tickets in Advance

10:00am-4:00pm  -  Cookies with Santa – Downtown Riverbank | $  


10:00am-10:00pm  - “Turn on the Holidays!” – Join us for the official start to the Natchitoches Christmas season. This event features musical entertainment, children’s activities, and fireworks!


4:00pm-7:00pm  -  Holiday Open House – Historic District Business Association

Shops & Attractions Open Late


Music on the Riverbank Stage 


4:30pm-7:00pm  -   TBD


7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake | FREE


7:15pm-9:15pm  -  TBD

Saturday, November 21

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

5:30pm-8:30pm  -  DJ on the Riverbank Stage

7:00pm-9:00pm  -   Natchitoches/Northwestern Christmas Gala

Natchitoches Events Center | $ Buy Tickets in Advance

Friday, December 4

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

94th Annual Christmas Festival

Louisiana’s Premiere Holiday Event!

Celebrate the Christmas season in Louisiana’s oldest city. Enjoy our daylong festival filled with music, entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, the parade, and our famous firework show choreographed to holiday music over Cane River Lake. Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank.

 

*Tickets available for purchase November 1st

$8 ages 12 and over | FREE under 12.

Festival Day Admission: $10 ages 12 and over | FREE under 12.

Saturday, December 5

10:00am-4:00pm   Christmas on the Cane at Fort St. Jean Baptiste SHS, Celebrate 18th century style with historians, re-enactors, and period merchants. | $4 ages 12-62

 

10:00am-4:30pm   Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest LA History Museum | $

 

1:00pm   Festival of Lights Parade 

 

Music on the Riverbank Stage

 

3:00pm-6:00pm  -  TBD

6:00pm   Fireworks over Cane River Lake

7:30pm   Lessons and Carols with NSU Chamber Choir at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Church | FREE

Tuesday, December 8

5:00pm-8:00pm  - Christmas Tour of Homes | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation.
$ Click here for Tickets


6:00pm  -  Lessons and Carols with the Trinity Episcopal Choir along with musical guests from NSU led by Dr. Kristine Coreil at the Trinity Episcopal Church | FREE

Thursday, December 10

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

3:00pm-9:00pm  -  Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank | $


5:00pm-8:00pm  -  Christmas Tour of Home | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. $ Click here for Tickets

5:30pm-8:30pm  -  DJ on the Riverbank Stage

Friday, December 11

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

10:00am-9:00pm  -  Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank | $

 

10:00am-4:30pm -  Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest LA History Museum open with complimentary admission for Saturday Holiday Tour of Homes ticket holders

1:00pm-4:00pm  -  Holiday Living History Tour |  Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation | $ Click here for Tickets

5:30pm - Lighted Boat Parade | Join us for a night on the Downtown Riverbank to watch boats and barges adorned in Christmas lights parade down Cane River Lake | $  Click Here To Register Your Boat
Sponsored by the Natchitoches Rotary Club

Music on the Riverbank Stage

 

4:30pm-7:00pm  -  TBD

 

7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake

 

7:20pm-9:30pm  -  TBD

Saturday, December 12

*Tickets available for purchase November 1st

5:00pm - 8:00pm  Christmas Tour of Homes | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation | $ Click here for Tickets

Thursday, December 17

3:00pm-9:00pm  - Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank | $

 

5:00pm-8:00pm  -  Christmas Tour of Homes | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. | $ Click here for Tickets

 

5:30pm-8:30pm  -  DJ on the Riverbank Stage

Friday, December 18

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

10:00am-9:00pm  -   Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank | $

 

10:00am-4:30pm  -   Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest LA History Museum open with complimentary admission for Saturday Holiday Tour of Homes ticket holders

 

1:00pm-4:00pm  -   Christmas Tour of Homes | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. | $ Click here for Tickets

 

Music on the Riverbank Stage

 

4:30pm-7:00pm  -   TBD

 

7:00pm - Fireworks over Cane River Lake

 

7:20pm-9:30pm   -  TBD

 

Saturday, December 19

*Tickets available for purchase November 1st

3:00pm-9:00pm  - Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank | $

 

5:30pm-8:30pm  -   DJ on the Riverbank Stage

Friday, December 25

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

Music on the Riverbank Stage

4:30pm-7:00pm  -   TBD

7:00pm  -   Fireworks over Cane River Lake | FREE

 

7:15pm-9:15pm  -  TBD

Saturday, December 26
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

6:00pm-8:30pm  -   Visit nightly with Santa on the south end Downtown Riverbank | FREE

December 6 – 20 | Photos with Santa

Christmas In The Park is a family friendly environment with over two hundred and fifty thousand LED lights 
and decorations, tasty holiday treats, nightly Christmas character meet and greets, the Mistletones singing
Christmas trees and much more!

Christmas In The Park 

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