Location: Various Homes in the Garden District Address: Alexandria
December 9 & 10th at 7pm And December 11th at 2pm and 7pm
Location: KRESS THEATRE
Located in Northwest Louisiana, Natchitoches parish is a gem to behold during the Christmas holidays. Every year the city of Natchitoches explodes with Christmas joy and beautiful colors as the historic Downtown area is decorated with millions of lights, set decorations, and wonderful Christmas Spirit that millions of people come to visit every year. Dubbed the City of Lights, Natchitoches has earned a permanent spot on Louisiana’s Holiday Trail of Lights as huge waves of families pour into the city limits to experience a truly unique take on the Christmas in the South.
Location: Dark Woods Adventure Park Natchitoches
AlexWinterFête Returns to Alexandria Dec. 9-12
The award-winning holiday festival AlexWinterFe? te
returns to the City of Alexandria Dec. 9-12, offering a free, fun-filled, family-friendly festival filled with the activities that have made the event a major attraction, including ice skating, Santa’s village and a fireworks display.
AlexWinterFe? te will open at 5 p.m. the evening of Dec. 9 with the traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree and Santa’s arrival in the Rapides Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
Santa’s Village at the Alexander Fulton Mini Park downtown on Third Street. Evening activities will wrap up at 10 p.m.
Activities resume at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, with retail, food and a variety of vendors ready
to assist guests with their holiday shopping. Activities will include ice skating on the
CHRISTUS Cabrini Ice Rink, the Rapides Women & Children’s Hospital Santa’s Village,
children’s activities, street performers and live music on stage with the festival running until 11 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 11, the Fe? te will host the annual Rapides Urgent Care Ugly Sweater 5K run. Vendors and other AlexWinterFe? te activities will get started at 10 a.m. Saturday night’s activities will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show over the Red River at 10
p.m. with booths closing at 11 p.m.
Activities wrap up on Sunday, Dec. 12, with the Alexandria Mardi Gras Association Christmas Parade rolling downtown at 2 p.m.
For more information, visit the website www.alexwinterfete.com.
Location: Downtown Alexandria