Here Are The Top 9 Christmas Towns in Louisiana. They’re Magical.

Louisiana truly knows how to get into the Christmas spirit, and it’s well underway! Here are some of the most exciting Christmas events and festivals that are coming up right around the corner. Let us know which is your favorite! These are our picks for the best Christmas towns in Louisiana – did yours make the list?

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Have you been to any of these events? Which do you like the most? What do you plan to do this holiday season? Let us know in the comments – we love hearing from you!

Address: Lafayette, LA, USA
Address: New Orleans, LA, USA
Address: Minden, LA 71055, USA
Address: West Monroe, LA, USA
Address: Natchitoches, LA, USA
Address: Opelousas, LA 70570, USA
Address: Alexandria, LA, USA
Address: Pineville, LA, USA
Address: Lutcher, LA, USA
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Best Christmas Towns in Louisiana

November 27, 2021

What is Louisiana at Christmas like?  

Okay, so maybe Louisiana isn’t exactly a winter wonderland covered head-to-toe with the fluffy white snow we all dream of, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have a wonderful holiday season anyway! Louisiana takes a very special, ultra-unique approach to the holidays; you can find plenty of interesting Cajun traditions and a little of the classics here, too. Every year, you can see bonfires lit along the Mississippi River to light the way for Papa Noel – the Cajun iteration of Santa himself – and attend delightful lighting festivals. Folks around these parts have their own dining traditions during this time, too – indulge in some gumbo, fried turkey, or Cajun sausage instead of the regular ham-and-turkey dinners you’re likely to find everywhere else. Louisiana at Christmas is a truly unique place, and we’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do. And by the way – it’s pretty pleasant here at Christmas weather-wise as well, with temperatures ranging from the 50s to the low 70s.  

What are some fun things to do with kids at Christmas in Louisiana?  

There are plenty of wonderful activities to do with the young ones at Christmas in Louisiana! Christmas is a very family-oriented time, and it’s just wonderful here in beautiful Louisiana. You can take the young’uns to the Festival of the Bonfires to welcome Papa Noel to the bayou. You can check out the amazing Christmas lights in Minden, and if you love that, you’ll definitely love the Natchitoches Christmas Lights, too. If you prefer to hang out around New Orleans, you’ll want to bring the kids to the annual Celebration in the Oaks, which is easily one of the most awesome holiday-light festivals in the entire country! You could also simply take them on this awesome, totally magical Christmas Lights road trip we put together for y’all. The possibilities are endless!  

Address: Lafayette, LA, USA
Address: New Orleans, LA, USA
Address: Minden, LA 71055, USA
Address: West Monroe, LA, USA
Address: Natchitoches, LA, USA
Address: Opelousas, LA 70570, USA
Address: Alexandria, LA, USA
Address: Pineville, LA, USA
Address: Lutcher, LA, USA