2023 Shreveport-Bossier Holiday Events Guide

Searching for the most festive Shreveport-Bossier Holiday Events? Discover a comprehensive list of local Christmas and holiday events guaranteed to bring joy to you and your family this year.

 

 

As featured on KSLA's Arklatex Weekend.

 

 

1

Ugly Christmas Sweater Bingo

When: December 2 at 4pm
Where: Great Raft Brewing
WhatGet ready to jingle and mingle at Great Raft Brewing's Ugly Christmas Sweater Bingo on December 2nd! Stop by for a festive evening starting at 4 PM, with the games kicking off at 4:30 PM. Arrive early to snag the best seats and showcase your most outrageous holiday sweater for the spirited contest.

Bingo cards are just $1 each, and daubers will be available for $2—grab your gear and get ready to win exciting prizes while enjoying a lively atmosphere. Don't miss this chance to indulge in some friendly competition, laughter, and the chance to flaunt your ugliest holiday attire. See you there!

2

Shreveport Symphony: Holiday Pops with Laura Osnes

When: December 16 from 7:30-9:30pm
Where: RiverView Theatre
What: Don't miss the sensational performance by Laura Osnes at RiverView Theater! Known for her captivating roles in Broadway hits like Grease, South Pacific, and Cinderella, as well as memorable appearances with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on PBS, Laura Osnes is set to enchant audiences with her unique style.

Under the baton of conductor Michael Butterman, experience an unforgettable evening filled with mesmerizing vocals from the acclaimed Broadway star, Laura Osnes. Come on out for an extraordinary showcase of musical talent at RiverView Theater!

3

A Charlie Brown Christmas

When: December 7 at 7pm
Where: The Strand Theatre
What: Experience the cherished tale of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS live on stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the beloved Peanuts gang on their quest to unwrap the true meaning of Christmas. From the Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, this faithful stage adaptation brings the timeless TV classic to life.

After the final bow, join in the festive spirit as the audience sings along to traditional Christmas songs and carols with the Peanuts crew. It’s a heartwarming celebration of the season!

Make this holiday outing even more special with the VIP Meet & Greet Photo Experience! Enjoy early venue access, exclusive merchandise shopping, a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with the cast, and a Charlie Brown Christmas Laminate. Plus, get prime theater seating for an unforgettable performance!

Tickets are available at various price points: VIP $109, $59, $49, $42, and a special rate of $30 for students. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity for the whole family to discover the magic of the season with A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage!

4

Tinsel 2023

When: December 1 at 5-9pm
Where: Superior's Steakhouse
What: Get ready for Christmas 2023! In an era dominated by online giants and major retailers, it's increasingly challenging for local businesses to thrive, especially during the crucial holiday shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Let's refocus on supporting local! That's the aim of "Tinsel - A Chauffeured Shopping Experience," a beloved event launched in 2015, now an annual tradition held the Friday after Black Friday.

Tickets are now available for the 9th Annual Tinsel event. Shreveport's most distinctive holiday shopping extravaganza takes place on Friday, December 1st, from 5 to 9:00 PM. The Tinsel journey begins and ends at Superior's Steakhouse.

When you purchase a Tinsel ticket, you'll enjoy chauffeured rides by iShuttle to various stops along Line Avenue, exploring over 30 of the region's premier stores in a lively, after-hours setting. Along the route, participating stores offer complimentary food, drinks, entertainment, and exclusive discounts for Tinsel shoppers.

What are you waiting for? Gather your friends and join the largest and most exceptional holiday shopping event in the Arklatex. Your $35 Tinsel ticket includes private transportation, exclusive after-hours access to all participating retailers, complimentary food and beverages, and special Tinsel discounts. Let's make this Christmas a celebration of local businesses!

5

Natchitoches Festival of Lights

When: Now - January 6th
Where: Natchitoches, Louisiana - Historic Landmark District
What: Experience the enchanting Natchitoches Festival of Lights, taking place from now until January 6th in the Historic Landmark District of Natchitoches.

Every Saturday, immerse yourself in a magical atmosphere:

  • Behold a breathtaking display of over 300,000 twinkling lights.
  • Enjoy live music performances and engaging activities for kids.
  • Witness spectacular fireworks lighting up the night sky.

Plus, there's much more waiting to be discovered! For a comprehensive list of events and details, please visit their website.

6

Adult's Night Out: McChristmas Holiday Celebration

When: December 1 from 7-10pm
Where: The Agora Borealis
What: Indulge in a night of merriment and holiday-themed fun on December 1st, from 7 to 10 PM! This adults-only celebration invites you to leave the kids at home and embrace a night dedicated to self-celebration. Get ready for an evening brimming with exciting activities you won't want to miss!

This is a ticketed event with payments accepted at the door for $35 (cash and cards accepted).

Here's what's in store:

  • Enjoy cookie decorating
  • Savor spiked apple cider & ☕️hot chocolate from Fatty's cash bar
  • Wear your comfiest pajamas, slippers, and bring along pillows/blankets
  • Meet Drag Queen Santa Zaza Gigante for fabulous photos
  • Dive into a holiday movie screening
  • Unleash your creativity with Amber Dawn and paint your own mug/dish

Your ticket includes one delightful holiday drink, and payment for your painted item! Don't miss out on this enchanting evening of festive joy and self-celebration!

7

Falala Fest

When: December 1 from 4-8pm
Where: Broadmoor Baptist Church
What: Get ready for the return of the annual FALALA FEST! Join the community for an unforgettable evening featuring a Makers Fair with 90 vendors, delightful train rides, tantalizing food trucks, fireworks, and much more!

Embrace the festive spirit with your community, bring your families, and dive into some enjoyable Christmas shopping while having an absolute blast. Save the date for December 1st from 4:00 to 8:00 PM—it's an event you won't want to miss!

8

2023 East Bank Holiday Market

When: December 23 from 4-8pm
Where: East Bank District
What: Don't stress about last-minute Christmas shopping—join us at the East Bank Holiday Market! Hosted by the Bossier Arts Council at the East Bank Plaza, this festive event promises to fulfill all your holiday shopping needs.

Browse through a delightful array of local vendors, savor treats from food trucks, immerse yourself in shimmering lights, and enjoy merry music while soaking in the joyful Christmas atmosphere. Come and experience the abundance of Christmas cheer at the East Bank Holiday Market!

9

Rockets Over the Red

When: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Where: Riverview Plaza (Shreveport) and Louisiana Boardwalk (Bossier)
What: Rockets Over the Red is being held on November 25th from 4 to 8 PM at RiverView Plaza and Louisiana Boardwalk! It's an evening filled with unforgettable family fun and community spirit. Enjoy live music, tantalizing food trucks, and delightful activities like henna tattoos and face painting. Cap off the night with a spectacular fireworks finale at 7:15 PM, perfectly synchronized to the Bakowski Bridge of Lights. Don't miss this dazzling celebration that brings Shreveport-Bosser together!

10

Boardwalk Blizzard

When: Nov 24 - Jan 2; Every Fri, Sat and Sun at 12pm and 6pm
Where: Louisiana Boardwalk
What: Experience the wonder of the Boardwalk Blizzard at the Louisiana Boardwalk! From November 24th to January 2nd, join us every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12 PM and 6 PM for this captivating event.

Located near the dancing fountain, the Boardwalk Blizzard features 10-12 snow machines strategically scattered throughout the main entrance by the parking garage. These machines conjure up a winter wonderland, spouting faux snow for approximately 5-7 minutes during each display.

Gather your family and friends to witness this magical snowfall spectacle that transforms the Boardwalk into a snowy paradise!

11

Sno-Port

When: Nov 24, 2023 - Jan 29, 2024
Where: Sci-Port Discovery Center
What: Explore the wonder of Sno-Port, a temporary exhibit at Sci-Port Discovery Center running from November 24th to January 29th. Immerse yourself in a limited-time snow-themed, science-based experience set within an interactive science "playground."

Engage in several brand-new activities:

  • Sock Skating Rink: Glide like an Olympic skater on a polished white polymer rink using your socks.
  • Freeze Frame: Craft your backdrop and mini-movie using your mobile devices against an interchangeable magnetic backdrop wall.
  • Snowball Pong: Play an overhead snowball pong game inspired by the classic Pong video game.
  • Igloo Experience: Step into an igloo and witness the Northern Lights in a customizable snow-filled sky.

Don't miss this opportunity to partake in these innovative, hands-on experiences at Sno-Port, where snow meets science for a limited time only!

12

Christmas on Caddo

When: December 2 at 3:30-8PM
Where: Earl G. Williamson Pari (Oil City)
What: Experience the magic of the season at Christmas on Caddo, happening on Saturday, December 2nd, at Earl G. Williamson Park in Oil City, Louisiana. Starting from 3:30 PM and running until 8 PM, this free-admission event promises an evening of festive fun for all ages.

Join the community for a delightful celebration filled with activities, entertainment, and the highlight of the evening—a stunning fireworks display at 6:30 PM. Come and make cherished memories with family and friends in a magical setting that captures the essence of the holidays.

13

Christmas in Roseland

When: 5:30-10pm; Every Fri, Sat and Sun from Nov 24 - Dec 17; Daily: Dec 18-23
Where: American Rose Center
What: Get ready for the enchanting return of Christmas in Roseland at the American Rose Center! From November 24th to December 17th (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays), and daily from December 18th to 23rd (5:30-10 PM each day), experience the 40th Anniversary celebration as the gardens morph into a whimsical winter wonderland!

Delight in $25,000 worth of new, twinkling lights illuminating the scenery. Every Saturday, behold a dazzling firework display. Gaze upon the giant Musical Christmas Tree and the larger-than-life cards created by the community.

Don't miss your chance for photos with Santa every night from 6 to 9 PM, hop on the train rides, roast marshmallows, and indulge in countless more activities tailored for the whole family to enjoy. Christmas in Roseland promises an abundance of festive fun!

14

Les Boutiques de Noel

When: Nov. 30 - Dec. 2
Where: Shreveport Convention Center
What: Discover the enchantment of Les Boutiques de Noel – Northwest Louisiana's premier holiday shopping extravaganza!

Prepare for an unparalleled shopping experience unlike any other! Les Boutiques de Noel returns, promising an abundance of festive cheer. Save the date for this highly anticipated holiday shopping event!

Les Boutiques de Noel proudly presents a handpicked selection of top-tier specialty vendors hailing from across the South. Explore an exquisite range of unique merchandise sourced from Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and beyond – ensuring you discover the perfect gifts for your loved ones, and perhaps a little something for yourself.

NEW DATES FOR 2023: Thursday, November 30 through Saturday, December 2, 2023. The Shreveport Convention Center will transform into a captivating winter wonderland, overflowing with holiday cheer and exclusive finds, promising an unforgettable shopping experience.

Shopping Hours:

  • VIP Early Bird Shopping, Thursday, November 30, 2023: 9 am-11 am
  • General Admission Shopping, Thursday, November 30, 2023: 11 am-6 pm
  • Friday, December 1, 2023: 10 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023: 10 am - 4 pm

Tickets:

  • Day pass - $10
  • Three-day pass - $20
  • Military and Seniors - $5
  • Children 12 and under - Free

But there's more! Les Boutiques de Noel isn't just about shopping—it's about making a meaningful impact! As the signature fundraising event for the Shreveport Opera, every penny of proceeds supports the opera's impactful programs.

Visit their website for more information and exciting updates: www.shreveportopera.org. Let the countdown to holiday magic begin!

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