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December

December 2015

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Natchitoches Historic District Wallking Tours (11am & 2pm)

Natchitoches Historic District Wallking Tours (11am & 2pm)

Cane River National Heritage Area and the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission offers guided walking tours of the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District twice daily at 11am & 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday. 

The walking tours will cover topics such as: the Cane River region prior to European contact; the French & Spanish colonial period; antebellum plantation culture and period; Reconstruction and tenant farming; architectural history; and Creole and Catholic culture, history and customs. The tours are family friendly and meant to engage all ages.

Tours are free and will begin at the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 780 Front Street. For large group tours, please contact the Cane River National Heritage Area in advance at 318.356.5555.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 11:00am to Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 2:00pm
December
 
Natchitoches Planning & Zoning Meeting

Natchitoches Planning & Zoning Meeting

The Natchitoches Planning & Zoning Meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:30pm
12/01/2015 - 5:30pm
 
 
Hope for Paws

Hope for Paws

The Hope for Paws Meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 5:30pm
12/03/2015 - 5:30pm
 
 
Christmas Festival

Christmas Festival

89th Annual Christmas Festival

Celebrate the Christmas Season in Louisiana's oldest city. Ranked 3rd "Best Holiday Light Show" in the nation by Yahoo.com, enjoy our daylong festival filled with musical entertainment, arts, crafts, food vendors, a parade and a magnificent fireworks show choreographed to holday music over the riverbank of Cane River Lake. Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank. Advance armbands will be available to purchase Nov. 1 online and at local businesses: $6 ages 12 & over, $4 children 6-11 & Free under 5.

  • 7:45am - Natchitoches "City of Lights" 5K (Register: NSUDemons.com)
  • 10am - 4pm Féte de Hiver at Fort St. Jean Baptist SHS, Celebrate Christmas 18th century style with historians, re-enactors and period merchants.$4 for persons over 12 & under 62.
  • 1pm - Festival of Lights Parade
  • 3:30pm-8:30pm - Music on the Downtown Riverbank Stage
  • 6pm Fireworks over Cane River Lake 
Date: 
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:45am to 8:30pm
12/05/2015 - 7:45am to 8:30pm
 
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Photos with Santa (6pm-8:30pm)

Photos with Santa (6pm-8:30pm)

Visit nightly with Santa on the south end downtown riverbank *FREE*

Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 8:30pm
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Historic District Committee Meeting

Historic District Committee Meeting

The Historic District Committee Meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 5:00pm
12/07/2015 - 5:00pm
 
Natchitoches Historic District Wallking Tours (11am & 2pm)

Natchitoches Historic District Wallking Tours (11am & 2pm)

Cane River National Heritage Area and the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission offers guided walking tours of the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District twice daily at 11am & 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday. 

The walking tours will cover topics such as: the Cane River region prior to European contact; the French & Spanish colonial period; antebellum plantation culture and period; Reconstruction and tenant farming; architectural history; and Creole and Catholic culture, history and customs. The tours are family friendly and meant to engage all ages.

Tours are free and will begin at the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 780 Front Street. For large group tours, please contact the Cane River National Heritage Area in advance at 318.356.5555.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 11:00am to Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 2:00pm
December
 
Cane River Photographic Society Meeting

Cane River Photographic Society Meeting

The Cane River Photographic Society will meet at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 5:30pm
12/08/2015 - 5:30pm
 
Sons of Confederate Veterans

Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
12/08/2015 - 7:00pm
 
Master Gardeners Meeting

Master Gardeners Meeting

The Master Gardeners Meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
12/09/2015 - 12:00pm
 
Clover Buds Meeting

Clover Buds Meeting

The Clover Buds Meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 6:00pm
12/10/2015 - 6:00pm
 
Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Free admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank.

  • 3pm-9pm - Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank
  • 5pm-8pm - Holiday Tour of Homes - hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation - www.historicfoundation.org - For tickets call: (800) 259-1714
  • 6pm - Changed by a baby Boy: A Christmas Musical - Natchitoches Art Center - 716 Second St. *FREE*
Date: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm
12/11/2015 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

*Admission to Downtown Riverbank beginning at 2pm $5 ages 12 & over. Advanced armbands will be available to purchase Nov. 1st.

  • 10am-9pm - Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank-$
  • 1pm-4pm - Holiday Tour of Homes - hosted b Natchitoches Historic Foundation. - www.historicfoundation.org - For ticktes call: (800) 259-1714-$
  • 1pm & 4pm Changed by a Baby Boy: A Christmas Musical - Natchitoches Art Center - 716 Second St. - FREE 
  • 3:30pm-8:30pm Music on the Downtown Riverbank Stage*
  • 7pm Fireworks over Cane River Lake*
Date: 
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
12/12/2015 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
 
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Photos with Santa (6pm-8:30pm)

Photos with Santa (6pm-8:30pm)

Visit nightly with Santa on the south end downtown riverbank *FREE*

Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 8:30pm
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Natchitoches City Council Meeting

Natchitoches City Council Meeting

The Natchitoches City Council Meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 5:30pm
12/14/2015 - 5:30pm
 
Natchitoches Historic District Wallking Tours (11am & 2pm)

Natchitoches Historic District Wallking Tours (11am & 2pm)

Cane River National Heritage Area and the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission offers guided walking tours of the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District twice daily at 11am & 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday. 

The walking tours will cover topics such as: the Cane River region prior to European contact; the French & Spanish colonial period; antebellum plantation culture and period; Reconstruction and tenant farming; architectural history; and Creole and Catholic culture, history and customs. The tours are family friendly and meant to engage all ages.

Tours are free and will begin at the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 780 Front Street. For large group tours, please contact the Cane River National Heritage Area in advance at 318.356.5555.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:00am to Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
December
 
Bike Natchitoches Meeting

Bike Natchitoches Meeting

The Bike Natchitoches Meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
12/15/2015 - 5:00pm
 
Cane River Photographic Society Meeting

Cane River Photographic Society Meeting

The Cane River Photographic Society Meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
12/16/2015 - 6:00pm
 
 
Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Free admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank.

  • 3pm-9pm - Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank
  • 5pm-8pm - Holiday Tour of Homes - hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation - www.historicfoundation.org - For tickets call: (800)259-1714-$
  • 6pm - Changed by a Baby Boy: A Christmas Musical Natchitoches Art Center - 716 Second St. - FREE
Date: 
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm
12/18/2015 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

*Admission to Downown Riverbank beginning at 2pm $5 ages 12 & over. Advance armbands will be available to purchase Nov. 1st.

  • 10am-9pm - Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank-$
  • 12pm-4pm - Cane River Creole Christmas at Badin-Roque House. The St. Augustine Historical Society hosts special tours and Creole holiday stories - FREE
  • 1pm-4pm - Holiday Tour of Homes - hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. - www.historicfoundation.org - For tickets call: (800)259-1714-$
  • 1pm & 4pm - Changed by a Baby Boy: A Christmas Musical - Natchitoches Art Center - 716 Second St. - FREE
  • 1pm-2:30pm - Christmas Downriver, Cane River Creole National Historic Park presents Creole Christmas - FREE
  • 3:30pm-8:30pm - Music on the Downtown Riverbank Stage*
  • 7pm Fireworks over Cane River Lake*
Date: 
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
12/19/2015 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
 
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Photos with Santa (6pm-8:30pm)

Photos with Santa (6pm-8:30pm)

Visit nightly with Santa on the south end downtown riverbank *FREE*

Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 8:30pm
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4-H Junior Leaders Meeting

4-H Junior Leaders Meeting

The 4-H Junior Leaders will meet at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
12/21/2015 - 6:00pm
 
Natchitoches Historic District Wallking Tours (11am & 2pm)

Natchitoches Historic District Wallking Tours (11am & 2pm)

Cane River National Heritage Area and the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission offers guided walking tours of the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District twice daily at 11am & 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday. 

The walking tours will cover topics such as: the Cane River region prior to European contact; the French & Spanish colonial period; antebellum plantation culture and period; Reconstruction and tenant farming; architectural history; and Creole and Catholic culture, history and customs. The tours are family friendly and meant to engage all ages.

Tours are free and will begin at the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 780 Front Street. For large group tours, please contact the Cane River National Heritage Area in advance at 318.356.5555.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 11:00am to Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
December
 
Genealogical Society Meeting

Genealogical Society Meeting

The Genealogical Society Meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
12/22/2015 - 7:00pm
 
 
Natchitoches Humane Society Meeting

Natchitoches Humane Society Meeting

The Natchitoches Humane Society Meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 5:00pm
12/24/2015 - 5:00pm
 
 
Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

*Admission to Downtown Riverbank beginning at 2pm $5 ages 12 & over. Advance armbands will be available to purchase Nov. 1st.

  • 10am-9pm - Holiday Kid Fest on the Downtown Riverbank-$
  • 3:30pm-8:30pm - Music on the Downtown Riverbank Stage*
  • 7pm - Fireworks over Cane River Lake - FREE
Date: 
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
12/26/2015 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
 
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Krewe of Excellence Meeting

Krewe of Excellence Meeting

The Krewe of Excellence will meet at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457 at 5:00pm.

Date: 
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 5:00pm
12/27/2015 - 5:00pm
 
Natchitoches City Council Meeting

Natchitoches City Council Meeting

The Natchitoches City Council Meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Date: 
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 5:30pm
12/28/2015 - 5:30pm
 
Natchitoches Historic District Wallking Tours (11am & 2pm)

Natchitoches Historic District Wallking Tours (11am & 2pm)

Cane River National Heritage Area and the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission offers guided walking tours of the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District twice daily at 11am & 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday. 

The walking tours will cover topics such as: the Cane River region prior to European contact; the French & Spanish colonial period; antebellum plantation culture and period; Reconstruction and tenant farming; architectural history; and Creole and Catholic culture, history and customs. The tours are family friendly and meant to engage all ages.

Tours are free and will begin at the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 780 Front Street. For large group tours, please contact the Cane River National Heritage Area in advance at 318.356.5555.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 11:00am to Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 2:00pm
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New Year's Eve Fireworks

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Fireworks over Cane River Lake *FREE*

Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
12/31/2015 - 7:00pm