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Natchitoches, LA 71457

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2019 Festival of Lights

Nov. 23, 2019 – Jan. 6, 2020

Tickets available for purchase November 1st on our site.

*Note: This schedule is tentative based on the 2018 schedule of events.
Dates & times are subject to change.

Over 300,000 Christmas lights and 100 lighted set pieces illuminate downtown Natchitoches and Cane River Lake every evening at dusk through January 6, 2020. All Christmas events take place in Downtown Natchitoches and along the banks of Cane River Lake and the Historic District. All times and dates are approximate and subject to change.

Friday, November 29

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 30

*Admission to Downtown Riverbank beginning at 1pm | $6 ages 12 & over

Click here to purchase tickets

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  -  LaCour Trio


7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake 

7:15pm-9:30pm  - Amanda Shaw

Wednesday, December 4

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

Thursday, December 5

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  -   Cane River Soul


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


7:15pm-9:15pm  -  Louisiana Red

Saturday, November 23

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 6

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

93rd 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.

 

Click here to purchase tickets or visit one of our local businesses.

 

$8 ages 12 and over | FREE under 12.

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

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-6:00pm   Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest LA History Museum | $

 

1:00pm   Festival of Lights Parade 
Grand Marshal Rick Rowe - Television Personality 

 

Music on the Riverbank Stage

 

3:00pm-6:00pm  -  Mike McKenzie Band 

6:00pm   Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Saturday, December 7

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

Tuesday, December 10

5:00pm-8:00pm  - Christmas Tour of Homes: Laureate House, Samuel Guy House, and Bayou Amulet House | 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 12

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 Homes: Sweet Cane Inn, Emma's Cottage, Good House, and Bayou Amulet House | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. $ Click here for Tickets

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

5:30pm-8:30pm  - Light the Way 5K and Fun Run | $
Register at NatchitochesChamber.com/run

Friday, December 13

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

Wednesday, December 11

5:30pm  -  NSU Elementary/Middle Lab School Orchestra Christmas Concert at Magale Recital Hall on Northwestern's Campus | FREE

10:00am-1:00pm  -  Christmas for Children – Prudhomme’ Rouquier House hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation | FREE


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

 

10:00am-6:00pm -  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: Prudhomme-Rouquier House, Jefferson House, and Scott Corner House |  Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation | $ Click here for Tickets

2:30pm  -   First Baptist Church Natchitoches Christmas Celebration on the Riverbank Stage | FREE

 

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  -  Smackwater Band

 

7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake

 

7:20pm-9:30pm  -  Jaryd Lane & The Parish 

Saturday, December 14

*Admission to Downtown Riverbank beginning at 1pm | $6 ages 12 & over
Click here to purchase tickets

5:00pm - 8:00pm  Christmas Tour of Homes: Laureate House, Samuel Guy House, and Bayou Amulet House | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation | $ Click here for Tickets

Thursday, December 19

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

3:00pm-9:00pm - Ice skating rink on the Downtown Riverbank | $

 

5:00pm-8:00pm  -  Christmas Tour of Homes: Sweet Cane Inn, Emma's Cottage, Good House, and Steel Magnolias House | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. | $ Click here for Tickets

 

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

Friday, December 20

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

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

10:00am-9:00pm - Ice skating rink on the Downtown Riverbank | $

 

10:00am-6:00pm  -   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: Prudhomme-Rouquier House, Jefferson House, and Scott Corner House | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. | $ Click here for Tickets

 

Music on the Riverbank Stage

 

4:30pm-7:00pm  -   Paul & Pete Band 

 

7:00pm - Fireworks over Cane River Lake

 

7:20pm-9:30pm   -  Rockin' Doopsie 

 

Saturday, December 21

*Admission to Downtown Riverbank beginning at 1pm | $6 ages 12 & over

Click here to purchase tickets

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

 

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

Friday, December 27

Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

Music on the Riverbank Stage

4:30pm-7:00pm  -   Louisiana Sideman

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

 

7:15pm-9:15pm  -   92 Twenty

Saturday, December 28
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

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

December 8 – 22 | 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!

November 22-23, 29-30, December 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-25 Christmas In The Park 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!