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Baton Rouge Holiday and Christmas Events 2018

Holiday & Christmas Events in Baton Rouge 2018


We love this magical time of year and wanted to share with you some of the many holiday and Christmas events going on in the Baton Rouge area. We will be updating as the holiday season continues. From the Downtown Festival of Lights, to the Baton Rouge Christmas parade - there's something for everyone!


Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops

Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
175 Bass Pro Blvd
Denham Springs, LA 70726

November 10th - December 24th
5pm to 8pm

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs and arrives at Cabela’s for the first time-ever in Gonzales. Families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities, including fun crafts and games.

Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The Santa’s Wonderland Christmas village offers remote control trucks, laser/ foam toy arcade, Lincoln Logs building area and much more. Kids can also enjoy free crafts, coloring stations and write a letter to Santa. Click here for more details.

(description credit to Visit Baton Rouge)

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland Drive Thru Light Show
Lamar Dixon Center
Gonzales, LA

November 20th - January 6th
6pm to 10pm

For the 2nd year Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, presented by the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission, will take over the Lamar Dixon Expo Center spreading Christmas cheer with its magical drive through light show!

This year, a new theme of displays will give guests a glimpse of how the North Pole gang spent their summer vacation. Come see huge custom displays featuring comical snapshots of Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and the elves playing in the sand, rather than the snow! Santa surprises everyone by riding a wave…AND a friendly whale! Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland designs and builds every display in-house, from conception to on-site construction.

The over two-mile route is a delightful trip, as guests tune in their radios and prepare to be amazed by hundreds of thousands of brilliant LED lights perfectly dancing to music. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is a unique experience, taking light shows to a whole new level. It has been touted as “the most immersive drive-through Christmas experience on earth. Click here for more details.

ZooLights Baton Rouge Zoo

Baton Rouge Zoo

November 23rd - December 30th (excluding Christmas eve & Christmas day)
Admission gates open 5:30pm to 8 pm
Zoo closes at 9 pm

A mile-long trail through the Zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday displays. The Flamingo Cafe will be serving specialty holiday items for sale. Click here for details.

Broadway Christmas Wonderland

Broadway Christmas Wonderland
Raising Cane's River Center

December 6th - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

This most loved Christmas show features glittering costumes, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking Chorus Girls this side of the North Pole. Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic Christmas journey. 

Songs Include “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas,” “Chestnuts Roasting,” “Jingle Bells,” “Away In A Manger,” “Silent Night,” “Deck The Halls,” “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” “O Holy Night” and many more. This sparkling Holiday Show is ideal for the whole family. Click here for more details.

Zachary Historic Village

Christmas in the Village
Zachary Historic District

December 7th - 6pm to 9pm

The village comes alive with synchronized Christmas light displays, Christmas performances and music, special entertainment for children, a visit from Santa, tours of beautifully decorated historical homes, booths of arts and crafts, and popular gourmet food trucks.

Throughout the holiday season in December through January 3rd, visitors are welcome to drive through a magical wonderland in the Zachary Historic District, featuring thousands of blinking and twinkling lights synchronized to Christmas music from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. nightly.

Click here for more details.

Baton Rouge General Lights

Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General
Corner of Bluebonnet & Picardy

November 17th thru December 31st
5:30pm to 11pm

This is a free event featuring a walking path through a 12-foot Christmas ornament, leading to a 40-foot mega tree and two 25-foot trees that are synchronized to music; Eight singing trees; More than 100,000 lights, including candy canes, snowmen and gingerbread people; New 9-foot Cajun alligator light display

Click here for more details

Baton Rouge General Holiday Lights Family Nights

Family Nights
Baton Rouge General Holiday Lights
Corner of Bluebonnet & Picardy

December 6th & 13th - 6pm to 8pm

BRG will host two public Family Nights. In addition to the synchronized light display, the community is invited to enjoy five tons of real snow; photos with Santa; free hot chocolate and cookies from Community Coffee and Rouses; a live band (United We Jam); local food trucks with food for purchase.

There is no cost of admission for Holiday Lights, and parking is available on-site.

 Click here for more details.

Denham Springs Christmas Parade

"Christmas on the Bayou" Parade
Denham Springs

December 8th - 2pm

The parade is presented by the Kiwanis Club of Denham Springs.  Click here for more details about the updated parade route.

Kiwanis Christmas Parade

Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade
Downtown Baton Rouge

December 8th - 5:30pm

Proceeds from the Christmas Parade support a variety of worthy causes in the Baton Rouge area, including Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Bringing Up Grades program in local schools. Click here for details.

The Nutcracker - A Tale of the Bayou

The Nutcracker - A Tale of the Bayou
Raising Cane's River Center

December 15th & 16th
2pm & 6pm

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s holiday classic enters a new realm as it makes its debut on the stage of the Raising Cane’s River Center Arena. See a magical world of dancing azaleas and snow-covered oak trees that only our Cajun Clara could imagine. Click here for details

Santa Rocks the Rowe

Santa Rocks the Rowe
Perkins Rowe
10000 Perkins Rowe
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

December 15th - 5pm to 9pm

Jingle bell rock on over for a FREE family-friendly holiday event at the Rowe!

There will be carriage rides, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday carolers, giveaways, face painting and more! It’s sure to be a jolly ole time! early! Click here for more details.

Ice Skating on the River

Ice Skating on the River
Raising Cane's River Center

December 21st - 31st
90 Minutes Sessions Throughout the Day

The Raising Cane’s River Center will once again magically transform the arena into a “Winter Wonderland” just in time for you to make your holiday memories. Click here for dates, times, and ticket purchase.

Andrea LaFaver, REALTOR®
Direct: 225-284-0901

Coldwell Banker ONE

Coldwell Banker ONE
5025 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Office: 225-925-2500

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Licensed by the State of Louisiana


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