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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, 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:
  • 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 
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:45am to 8:30pm