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Christmas Gala

Christmas Gala

Join in on the Christmas cheer as Northwestern State University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts stages its most popular holiday production, the annual Christmas Gala! Inspired by New York’s Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, the Christmas Gala showcases the talents of students and faculty in NSU’s world-class music, theatre, dance and art programs. The show is a perennial favorite and is sure to delight audiences of all ages with Christmas songs, skits and dance numbers that celebrate the magic of Christmas, such as the wildly popular Nutcracker dance, the NSU Jazz Orchestra, the Percussion Ensemble and several other featured musical and vocal ensembles.

For additional information, ticket prices, and to order advanced tickets contact Teresa at 318.357.4522 or Ladell at 318.357.5773

Location: 
AA Fredericks Auditorium NSU Campus
Date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (All day) to Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)
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Christmas on the Cane

Christmas on the Cane

Join Fort St. Jean Baptiste as they take you all the way back to the 18th century for a traditional Christmas Celebration!

Location: 
Fort St. Jean Baptiste
Date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 (All day)
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91st Annual Christmas Festival of Lights

91st Annual Christmas Festival of Lights

TIMES AND DATES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Named by USA Today’s Readers’ Choice “Best Southern Small Town” in 2016. Enjoy our daylong festival filled with live musical entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, a parade and a magnificent fireworks show choreographed to holiday music over the riverbank of Cane River Lake.

Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street & Downtown Riverbank.

$10 Ages 12 & over. $8 for Advanced armbands- available for purchase November 1st.

* 7:45 a.m. – Natchitoches “City of Lights” 5K – NSU Campus CLICK HERE for information

* 10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. – Christmas on the Cane at Fort St. Jean Baptiste SHS, Celebrate Christmas 18th century style with historians, re-enactors and period merchants. $4 for persons over 12 & under 62.

* 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. – LA Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum OPEN with FREE admission

* 1:00p.m. – Festival of Lights Parade

* 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Entertainment – TBD – Downtown Riverbank

* 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Entertainment – TBD

* 6:00 p.m. – Fireworks over Cane River Lake

For more information please call 1.800.259.1714 or visit www.NatchitochesChristmas.com

Date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00pm
12/02/2017 - 3:00pm
 
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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Make sure you're not on the naughty list this year with a visit to Santa! Santa will be avalible for visits and photos December 3-23, 2017 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm at the Santa Clause House located on the south end of downtown riverbank.

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: South end of downtown riverbank

Date: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Lessons & Carols

Lessons & Carols

 “Lessons & Carols” Featuring Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 613 Second St

Admission: FREE

Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
12/05/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
NSU Jazz Combos Annual Benefit: Jazz for Pups

NSU Jazz Combos Annual Benefit: Jazz for Pups

Location: Magale Recital Hall

Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
12/06/2017 - 7:30pm
 
Christmas Tour of Homes

Christmas Tour of Homes

Visit select historical locations throughout the historic district at the Chrismas Tour of Homes. 

Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, December 9, 2017 (All day)
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Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Free admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

* 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank $

* 5:00-8:00 p.m. Holiday Tour of Homes, hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. For Tickets Call: 800-259-1714 $

* 6:00 p.m. – First Baptist Natchitoches, 508 Second Street presenting their Christmas musical.

 
Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
12/08/2017 - 3:00pm
 
Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Admission to the Downtown Riverbank beginning at 1p.m. – $6 Ages 12 & over. Advanced armband sales will be available online from November 1st – December 3rd.

* 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank $

* 1:00-4:00 p.m. Holiday Tour of Homes, hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation For Tickets Call: 800-259-1714 $

* 10a.m.-6p.m. – Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum (Complimentary Admission for Saturday Holiday Tour of Homes Ticket Holders)

* 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Entertainment – Cane River Soul – Downtown Riverbank

* 7:00 p.m. Fireworks over Cane River

* 7:15 – 9:30 p.m. – Entertainment – Lisa Spann & Co.- Downtown Riverbank

Date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00am
12/09/2017 - 10:00am
 
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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Make sure you're not on the naughty list this year with a visit to Santa! Santa will be avalible for visits and photos December 3-23, 2017 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm at the Santa Clause House located on the south end of downtown riverbank.

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: South end of downtown riverbank

Date: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Lessons and Carols

Lessons and Carols

Join Trinity Episcopal Church for their Annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m. For over a decade, Trinity has held this celebratory, candlelit service of scripture highlighted by local musical talent. Dr. Kristine Coreil, NSULA, Choirmaster. Free Admission.

 

Location: 
Trinity Episcopal Church
533 2nd St, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
12/12/2017 - 6:00pm
 
 
Christmas Tour of Homes

Christmas Tour of Homes

Thursday Dec. 14th

"Cane River Christmas"

5pm - 8pm

Ducournau Townhouse 752 Front St.

Gahagan House 855 Washington St.

Prudhomme Roquier House 446 rue Jefferson

Cunningham Law Office 550 Second St.

 

Friday Dec. 15th

"Christmas Tour of Homes on Poete"

5pm - 8pm

Scott Corner House 104 rue Poete

Jefferson House 229 Jefferson St.

Cunningham Cottage 305 rue Poete

 

Saturday Dec. 16th

"Steel Magnolia Christmas"

1pm - 4pm

Steel Magnolia House 320 rue Jefferson

Lemee House 301 rue Jefferson

Trinity Episcopal Church 533 Second

St. Cunningham Law Office 550 Second St.

Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:00pm to Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
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Northwestern State University Commencement

Northwestern State University Commencement

Join the Fall 2017 Northwestern State University graduates as they celebrate their Commencement Ceremony.

Location: Prather Coliseum

Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017 (All day)
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Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

 Admission to Downtown Riverbank beginning at 1p.m. – $6 Ages 12 & over.  Advanced armband sales will be available online from November 1st – December 9th.

* 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank $

* Noon-4:00 p.m. Cane River Creole Christmas at Badin-Roque House. The St. Augustine Historical Society hosts special tours and Creole holiday stories. FREE

* 1:00-2:30p.m. Christmas Downriver. Cane River Creole National Historic Park presents Creole Christmas with special tours, educational programs and musical events FREE

*10a.m.-6p.m. – Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum (Complimentary Admission for Saturday Holiday Tour of Homes Ticket Holders)

* 1:00-4:00 p.m. Holiday Tour of Homes, hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation For Tickets Call: 800-259-1714 $

* 4:30 – 7:00p.m. – Entertainment – Louisiana Sidemen – Downtown Riverbank

* 7:00 p.m. Fireworks over Cane River Lake

* 7:15 – 9:30 P.M. – Entertainment – Chicken on the Bone – Downtown Riverbank

Date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 9:30pm
12/16/2017 - 10:00am to 9:30pm
 
Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Free admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

* 3:00-9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank

Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
12/15/2017 - 3:00pm
 
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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Make sure you're not on the naughty list this year with a visit to Santa! Santa will be avalible for visits and photos December 3-23, 2017 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm at the Santa Clause House located on the south end of downtown riverbank.

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: South end of downtown riverbank

Date: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
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A Rockin’ Louisiana Christmas

A Rockin’ Louisiana Christmas

The brightness of the Christmas lights on the downtown Natchitoches riverbank, may be eclipsed by the dazzling stars performing at “A Rockin’ Louisiana Christmas” Dec. 21 at the Events Center. The concert is a benefit presented by the Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival and the James Burton Foundation.

Location: Natchitoches Events Center, 750 2nd St, Natchitoches, LA 71457

Date: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
12/21/2017 - 7:00pm
 
Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Free admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

3:00-9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank $

Date: 
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm
12/22/2017 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Free admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

* 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank $

*4:30-7:00 p.m. – Entertainment – Rivers Revue – Downtown Riverbank

* 7:00 p.m. Fireworks over Cane River Lake

* 7:15p.m. – 9:30p.m. – Entertainment – Hank Staples – Downtown Riverbank

Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
12/23/2017 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
 
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Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

Natchitoches Christmas Weekend

MERRY CHRISTMAS from the City of Natchitoches!

Free admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank 

 
Date: 
Sunday, December 24, 2017 (All day)
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Fireworks

Fireworks

Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Addmission: FREE

Date: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
12/30/2017 - 7:00pm
 
 
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