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By Mimi Rankin Webb - Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know Publisher November 12, 2021



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 on Saturdays. 

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 20-December 24th. 

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 EXCEPT for children 6years of age and younger.  

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 OR on Christmas Eve/Day & New Year's Eve. 

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 20
Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank. 

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

4:30pmam-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 & Attractions Open Late

Music on the Riverbank Stage 

3:00pm  -  Paul & Pete Band
6:00pm  -  Amanda Shaw
7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake


Friday, November 26
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 27
Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank. 
9:00am-4:30pm  -  Fleur de Lis Christmas Craft Mall, Natchitoches Events Center

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

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

Music on the Riverbank Stage
3:00pm - LaCour Trio
6:00pm - 92 Twenty
7:00pm - Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Friday, December 3
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

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


Saturday December 4
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

1:00pm  -  Festival of Lights Parade

Music on the Riverbank Stage

3:00pm - 6:00pm  -  Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie

6:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Thursday, December 9
FREE Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

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

6:00pm - 8:30pm - Santa Claus House (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  -  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 10
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 Home | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. 

6:00pm - 8:30pm - Santa Claus House (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 -  Gospel Night on the Riverbank Stage

Saturday December 11
Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank. 

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 Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation - Click here for Tickets 

5:00pm - 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

6:00pm - 8:30pm - Santa Claus House (Saturday visits will require an armband for Riverbank access) Visit with Santa in his house on the South end of the Downtown Riverbank


Music on the Riverbank Stage

3:00pm  -  Kelli Roberts Band
6:00pm  -  Manhattan
7:00pm  -  Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Sunday December 12
4:00pm-8:30pm  -  Light the Way 5K (natchitocheschamber.com/run)

6:00pm - 8:30pm - Santa Claus House (Saturday visits will require an armband for Riverbank access) Visit with Santa in his house on the South end of the Downtown Riverbank

Thursday, December 16
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 

6:00pm - 8:30pm - Santa Claus House (Saturday visits will require an armband for Riverbank access) Visit with Santa in his house on the South end of the Downtown Riverbank

Friday, December 17
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 | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. | $ Click here for Tickets

6:00pm - 8:30pm - Santa Claus House (Saturday visits will require an armband for Riverbank access) Visit with Santa in his house on the South end of the Downtown Riverbank

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

Saturday December 18
Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank. 

10:00am-9:00pm  -  Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank
 
1:00pm-4:00pm  -   Christmas Tour of Homes | Hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. | $ Click here for Tickets 
 
6:00pm - 8:30pm - Santa Claus House (Saturday visits will require an armband for Riverbank access) Visit with Santa in his house on the South end of the Downtown Riverbank


Music on the Riverbank Stage
3:00pm - TBA
6:00pm - Chase Tyler Band
7:00pm - Fireworks over Cane River Lake

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

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

6:00pm - Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Music on the Riverbank Stage
6:00pm-9:00pm - Chubby Carrier

Saturday December 25
Free Admission 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

Friday December 31 
Free Admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

8:00pm  -   Fireworks over Cane River Lake | FREE
More Festival Info HERE

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