2020 Festival of Lights

Nov. 21, 2020 – Jan. 6, 2021

Tickets available for purchase November 9th on our site.

 

Food vendors will be available on the Riverbank 7 days a week. 

There is no admission to enter the Riverbank area Sunday through Friday.

Vehicular traffic will be permitted on the Riverbank Sunday through Thursday only. 

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*Downtown Riverbank $10 admission after 1pm, ages 6 and under are FREE

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

10:00am-4:00pm  -  Cookies with Santa $

 

4:30pm-9:00pm  - “Turn on the Holidays!” – Join us for the official start to the Natchitoches Christmas season. This event features musical entertainment and fireworks!


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

Shops Open Late

 

7:00pm -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake

 

Music on the Riverbank Stage 


3:45pm - Kelli Roberts Band 

6:00pm - Nola Dukes Band

Saturday, November 19

Sunday, November 20
4:00pm-8:30pm  -  Light the Way 5K (natchitocheschamber.com/run)

Friday, November 25

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 26

*Downtown Riverbank $10 admission after 1pm, ages 6 and under are FREE

9:00am-4:30pm  -  Fleur de Lis Christmas Craft Mall
Natchitoches Events Center | FREE

 

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

 

7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake 

 

Music on the Riverbank Stage 

3:45pm -  Becky & The Shuffle Kings

 

6:00pm -  Jaryd Lane 

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96th 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, and our famous firework show choreographed to holiday music over Cane River Lake.

Saturday, December 3

*Festival Area - $10 admission beginning at 6am. Ages 6 and under are FREE

7:00am - 7:00pm  -  Mistletoe Market (City Bank parking lots on Second Street)

 

1:00pm  -  Festival of Lights Parade

6:00pm   Fireworks over Cane River Lake

 

Music on the Riverbank Stage

2:30pm - Louisiana Sidemen

5:00pm - Mike McKenzie Band

7:00pm-8:30pm  - Northwestern State University Christmas Gala

Wednesday, November 30

7:00pm-8:30pm  - Northwestern State University Christmas Gala

Thursday, December 1

Friday, December 2

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

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

7:00pm-8:15pm  - Northwestern State University Christmas Gala

9:00pm-10:00pm  - Northwestern State University Christmas Gala

Tuesday, December 6

7:30pm -Lessons & Carols: NSU Chamber Choir at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Church

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


5:00pm-8:00pm  -  Christmas Tour of Homes - (www.natchitocheshf.com)

6:00pm  -  Gospel Night on the Riverbank Stage

Friday, December 9

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

*Downtown Riverbank $10 admission after 1pm, ages 6 and under are FREE

10:00am-4:00pm  -  Cookies with Santa $ 

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

1:00pm-4:00pm  -  Christmas Tour of Homes - (www.natchitocheshf.com)

5:00pm  -  Lighted Boat Parade

7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake 

 

Music on the Riverbank Stage 

3:45pm  -  Pete & Paul Band

6:00pm  -  Wayne Toups

Saturday, December 10

Thursday, December 8

5:00pm-8:00pm  -  Christmas Tour of Homes - (www.natchitocheshf.com)

6:00pm -Lessons & Carols: Trinity Episcopal Church

5:00pm-8:00pm  -  Christmas Tour of Homes - (www.natchitocheshf.com)

Thursday, December 15

4:00pm-9:00pm  - Holiday Kids Fest featuring SNOW HILL on the Downtown Riverbank

 

6:00pm - 8:00pm  -  Live Entertainment - Jenny & Kelli

5:00pm - 8:00pm  -  Christmas Tour of Homes - (www.natchitocheshf.com)

Friday, December 16
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

*Downtown Riverbank $10 admission after 1pm, ages 6 and under are FREE

10:00am-9:00pm  -  Holiday Kids Fest featuring SNOW Hill on the Downtown Riverbank 

1:00pm-4:00pm  -  Christmas Tour of Homes - (www.natchitocheshf.com)

7:00pm  - Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Music on the Riverbank Stage 

3:45pm  -  92 Twenty

 

6:00pm - Johnny Earthquake & the Moondogs

Saturday, December 17

Friday, December 23
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

10:00am-6:00pm  -  Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank

 

7:00pm - Fireworks over Cane River Lake

 

Music on the Riverbank Stage

 

5:00pm - LaCour Trio

Saturday, December 24
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

Sunday, December 25

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus House, December 4th - 23rd

6:00pm - 8:30pm | FREE (Saturday visits will require an armband for Riverbank access) 

Visit with Santa in his house on the South end of the Downtown Riverbank

6:00pm  -  Live Music on the Riverbank Stage

8:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Saturday, December 31
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

Only a 5 minute drive from downtown, 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!

Visit their website for more info! 

http://www.christmasintheparkla.com/

Christmas In The Park 

***The schedule listed below is tentative for the
96th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Season.
Please keep in mind dates and times are subject to change.***