Louisiana December 10, 2017
Visit This Village In Louisiana For The Most Old-Fashioned Christmas
Natchitoches Christmas has been delighting visitors for almost a century, and it’s one of the top Christmas displays in the country. It draws thousands of visitors from all over the country every year, and once you see the displays in person, you’ll understand why.
The Natchitoches Christmas Festival is one of the oldest community-based holiday celebrations the country.
It all began in 1927 when Max Burgdorf, the Superintendent of Utilities for the City of Natchitoches, decided to purchase enough Christmas lights to string along Front Street. 90 years later, it has grown to become one of the most dazzling displays in the state, drawing thousands of visitors to the Cane River Lake every year.
More than 300,00 lights plus more than 100 set pieces light up downtown Natchitoches and Cane River Lake every night at dusk.
The festival continues until January 6, so you have plenty of time to go see it.
Visitors can enjoy a carriage rise through the historic district, food vendors around the riverbank, and several shops and restaurants have extended hours during this family friendly event.
There are also several kid friendly activities and nightly community events.
You can also catch Santa on the south end of the downtown riverbank.
He’ll be there December 3 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Fireworks displays happen every Saturday during the festival.
The show goes off every Saturday at 7 p.m. and they’re truly spectacular.
The Natchitoches Historic Foundation also hosts the Christmas Tour of Homes, which features several historic homes in the area.
Check it out on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Learn more about the schedule of events by clicking
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