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December

December 2018

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92nd Annual Christmas Festival

92nd Annual Christmas Festival

Celebrate the Christmas season in Louisiana's oldest city. Enjoy our daylong festival filled with mucis, entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, the parade, and our famous firework show choreographed to holiday music over Cane River Lake. Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank. Advance armbands will be available to purchase November 1 online and at local businesses. $8 ages 12 and over, and free under 12. Festival day Admission: $10 ages 12 and over, and free under 12.

Saturday, December 1

  • 7:45am: Natchitoches City of Lights 5K Run starting at NSU
  • 10am-4pm: Christmas on the Cane at Fort St. Jean Baptiste SHS, Celebrate 18th century style with historians, re-enactors, and period merchants. $4 ages 12-62.
  • 1pm: Festival of Lights Parade - Wayne Toups Grand Marshall

Music on the Riverbank Stage

  • 2:45pm-4:30pm: Lousisana Sidemen
  • 4:30pm-6pm: Wayne Toups
  • 6pm: Fireworks over Cane River Lake
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Saturday, December 1, 2018 (All day)
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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Visit nightly with Santa on the south end of the Downtown Riverbank for free starting December 2 - December 24 from 6pm-8:30pm!

Date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018 (All day) to Monday, December 24, 2018 (All day)
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Natchitoches Christmas Weekend Events

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend Events

Friday, December 7

  • 3pm-9pm: Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank
  • 5pm-8pm: Holiday Tour "Christmas by Candlelight" hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. For tickes visit www.natchitocheshf.com
  • 5:30pm-8pm: DJ on the Riverbank Stage
  • 6pm: Christmas Musical at First Baptist, 508 Second St.

Saturday, December 8

  • 10am-1pm: Christmas for Children Prudhomme'-Rouquier House hosted by Natchitoches Historic foudation
  • 10am-9pm: Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank
  • 10am-6pm: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum open with complimentary admission for Saturday Holiday Tour of Homes ticket holders
  • 1pm-4pm: Holiday Living History Tour hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. For tickets visit www.natchitocheshf.com
  • 4:30pm-7pm: Mike McKenzie Band will play on the Riverbank Stage
  • 7pm: Fireworks over Cane River Lake
  • 7:15pm-9:30pm: Maggie Rose will play on the Riverbank Stage
  • **Admission to Downtown Riverbank beginning at 1pm $6 ages 12 & over
Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 9:30pm
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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Visit nightly with Santa on the south end of the Downtown Riverbank for free starting December 2 - December 24 from 6pm-8:30pm!

Date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018 (All day) to Monday, December 24, 2018 (All day)
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Natchitoches Christmas Weekend Events

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend Events

Friday, December 14

  • 3pm-9pm: Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank
  • 5pm-8pm: Holiday Tour "Christmas by Candlelight" hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. For tickets visit www.natchitocheshf.com
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: DJ on the Riverbank Stage

Saturday, December 15

  • 10am-9pm: Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank
  • 10am-6pm: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum open with complimentary admission for Saturday Holiday Tour of Homes ticket holders
  • 1pm-4pm: Holiday Living History Tour hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. For tickets visit www.natchitocheshf.com
  • 4:30pm-7pm: Southbound 71 band will play on the Riverbank Stage
  • 7pm: Fireworks over Cane River Lake
  • 7:15pm-9:30pm: Jaryd Lane will play on the Riverbank Stage
  • **Admission to Downtown Riverbank beginning at 1pm $6 ages 12 & over
Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 9:30pm
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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Visit nightly with Santa on the south end of the Downtown Riverbank for free starting December 2 - December 24 from 6pm-8:30pm!

Date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018 (All day) to Monday, December 24, 2018 (All day)
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Natchitoches Christmas Weekend Events

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend Events

Friday, December 21

  • 3pm-9pm: Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: DJ on the Riverbank Stage

Saturday, December 22

  • 10am-9pm: Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank
  • 4:30pm-7pm: Paul & Pete Band will play on the Riverbank Stage
  • 7pm: Fireworks over Cane River Lake
  • 7:15pm-9:30pm: Johnny Earthquake & The Moondogs ban will play on the Riverbank Stage
Date: 
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 3:00pm to Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 9:30pm
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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Visit nightly with Santa on the south end of the Downtown Riverbank for free starting December 2 - December 24 from 6pm-8:30pm!

Date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018 (All day) to Monday, December 24, 2018 (All day)
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Christmas Day

Christmas Day

City Holiday

Date: 
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 (All day)
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Natchitoches Christmas Weekend Events

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend Events

Come out and join us for the last Fireworks over Cane River Lake show for 2018 at 7pm on the Downtown Riverbank!

Date: 
Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 7:00pm
12/29/2018 - 7:00pm
 
 
Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

City Holiday

Date: 
Monday, December 24, 2018 (All day)
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New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

City Holiday

Date: 
Monday, December 31, 2018 (All day)
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