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Make merry with a trip for the whole family this holiday season

The Natchitoches Christmas Festival began in 1927 and features several long-standing Christmas traditions of Louisiana. Folks of all ages are invited to enjoy wholesome Christmas activities (including a firework show) on the banks of the Cane River that’s illuminated by over 300,000 lights.

Front Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457

There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than setting up the Christmas tree with loved ones. Take a trip to the Grant Christmas Tree Farm, where you and your family can pick out your very own tree and have it freshly cut to cozy up your home in no time.

716 Whitaker Rd., Grant, LA 70644

Even though you’re not the one dancing, this might make you want to join in! The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre presents the The Nutcracker—A Tale from the Bayou, which beautifully marries the traditional Nutcracker performance with a Louisiana flair.

11175 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815
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America’s Rose Garden transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Take a stroll through Christmas in Roseland to see the gardens aglow with Christmas lights, displays and nightly entertainment. Stop by one of the local vendors’ booths to grab a hot chocolate or pick up a special gift!

8877 Jefferson Paige Rd., Shreveport, LA 71119

Enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner reminiscent of the old Catholic tradition of the Reveillon—a feast to satisfy hungry parishioners returning from midnight mass on Christmas Eve. The reinvention of this unique tradition welcomes all to celebrate with dozens of restaurants around New Orleans throughout the month of December.

Participating restaurants in New Orleans area

LARC’s Acadian Village hosts an immersive Cajun holiday experience the whole family will love during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Bring the kids to the Noel Acadien au Village for carnival rides, live music, food, and a visit with Papa Noel himself.

200 Greenleaf Dr., Lafayette, LA 70506
Plan your Louisiana Trip, but be sure to confirm with local businesses before you hit the road!