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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
Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 (All day)