guides

🎅 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Guide 🎅

🎅 Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know Holiday Season Guide Series 🎅

By Mimi Rankin Webb - Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know Publisher November 15, 2020



Know BEFORE You Go
Fireworks and live music will take place each Saturday during the Season as usual and Front Street will be closed to traffic. 

However, this Year, things are going to be a tad different for obvious reasons. You will need to purchase tickets BEFORE you head over to enjoy the festival. 

This is important because you will NOT be able to purchase tickets at the gate to gain admission to the riverfront area (where the lights can be viewed & most of the live music and food vendors are located.) 
Armband Details
This year all armbands will be $10 with a limit of 3000 armbands sold for each Saturday of the festival which runs November 21-December 26th. 

Armbands are REQUIRED to enter the Riverbank area on Saturdays ONLY. 

The armband ordering page is linked in the schedule below for each applicable date that you will need one to enter the viewing area on the riverbank.

BOTH adults AND children will be required to have an armband to enter this area for each Saturday of the event regardless of age.  

The armbands are NOT required to enter the businesses along Front Street and food vendors will be available on the Riverbank 7 days a week. 

Keep this in mind for planning purposes as the food vendors ARE in the area which requires that armband to access.

There is no admission to enter the Riverbank area Sundays through Fridays. 

Keep in mind that vehicular traffic WILL be permitted on the Riverbank Sundays through Thursdays ONLY when planning your day trips to see the sights!
Schedule of Events




Saturday, November 21
Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank. 

10:00am-4:00pm  -  Cookies with Santa – Location TBA- Tickets will be available online | $  

10:00am-7:00pm - Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest LA History Museum | $

11:00am-9:00pm  - “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 

3:30pm  -   Kelli Roberts Band
7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake
7:15pm  -  92 Twenty

Friday, November 27
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

6:00pm-9:00pm  -  DJ on the Riverbank Stage

Saturday, November 28
Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank. 
9:00am-4:30pm  -  Fleur de Lis Christmas Craft Mall

10:00am-7:00pm - Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest LA History Museum | $

10:00am-4:00pm  -  Cookies with Santa – Prudhomme Rouquier House (446 Jefferson St.)
Click HERE to purchase tickets. Call the Main Street office for more info. 318.357.3822
Natchitoches Events Center 
Music on the Riverbank Stage
3:30pm  -  Louisiana Sidemen
6:00pm - LaCour Trio
7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Friday, December 4
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

Saturday December 5
Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank. 

94th Annual Christmas Festival

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. 

7:00am-7:00pm  -  Mistletoe Market | City Bank Parking Lot on Second St. | FREE

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

***Parade has been canceled***
Music on the Riverbank Stage


11:00am - 156 Army Band - Louisiana National Guard
12:00pm - Buddy Terzia & Friends
3:00pm  -  Cane River Soul
7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake
7:15pm - Chubby Carrier
Thursday, December 10
FREE Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

5:00pm-8:00pm  - Christmas Tour of Homes | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation.

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

Friday, December 11
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

5:00pm-8:00pm  -  Christmas Tour of Home | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. 

6:00pm-9:00pm  -  DJ on the Riverbank Stage

Saturday December 12
Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and 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 

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

3:30pm  -  Westside Baptist Church
7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake
7:15pm  -  Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs

Thursday, December 17
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

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

Friday, December 18
Free Admission to Front Street and 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

Saturday December 19
Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and 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
3:30pm  -  Pete & Paul Band
7:00pm - Fireworks over Cane River Lake
7:15pm   -  Mike McKenzie Band

Friday, December 25
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

6:00pm-9:00pm  -   DJ on the Riverbank Stage

Saturday December 26
Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank. 


Music on the Riverbank Stage

3:30pm  -   TBD
7:00pm  -   Fireworks over Cane River Lake | FREE
7:15pm  -  Chicken on the Bone

More Festival Info HERE


🎅 Christmas in the Park 2020 🎅
🎅 2020 Christmas Tour of Homes  🎅























 






TRENDING SEARCHES









🌸 Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know is a free weekly e-newsletter and website that highlights all of the great things for kids and their families to do in our community. Plus, you can find fun activities, family-focused businesses, book and product reviews, recipes, crafts, and much, MUCH, more! Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know serves families in Shreveport, Bossier, Haughton, Benton, Vivian, Minden , Stonewall and other surrounding communities.🌸






🌸Get a FREE event calendar for the Shreveport-Bossier Area and beyond full of festivals, fairs, activities, events and more! Sign up by clicking HERE!🌸

🌸Is your business, church or group holding a family-friendly event that is not listed?🌸 Submit the event by CLICKING HERE! Thank you!🌸

FOLLOW US