Whether it's a movie star filming around town, or the glittering lights along the Red River, Shreveport-Bossier will brighten your holidays with dazzling lights and neon nights.
(Vocus) November 11, 2010
Shreveport-Bossier, LA Shreveport-Bossier will have you seeing stars this holiday season. Whether it’s a movie star filming around town, or the glittering lights along the Red River, Shreveport-Bossier will brighten your holidays with dazzling lights and neon nights.
Holiday fun starts for the sister cities, 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18 at the coolest place – the Louisiana Boardwalk. Thousands of visitors and residents gather for the ceremonial switching on of the lights on the tallest outdoor Christmas tree in Shreveport-Bossier standing at 30 feet tall.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving, the KCS Christmas Train rolls into downtown Shreveport’s Festival Plaza, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. with Santa Clause and his elves. The train only visits select cities in the South.
But the crown jewel of holiday celebrations is Christmas in Roseland with its whimsical, bedazzled rose park. More than one million sparking, white lights transform the gardens. The well-crafted, eight-foot tall Christmas cards, crafted by area students, tell a story of cherished holiday activities. This weekend event runs from Nov. 26-Dec. 19.
“The holidays in Shreveport-Bossier are meant to be enjoyed with family,” said Stacy Brown, president of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. “That’s why you find something to see and do almost every night from the official lighting ceremony until the end of the year.”
The riverfront areas on both sides of the Red River will offer fun with shopping and programmed activities on the Boardwalk to new events like the laser show at Barnwell Garden and Art Center and toy making workshops at Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center.
Last year, the Barnwell introduced the community and visitors to a laser light show. Well, organizers of last year’s event have brought it back bigger than ever. There will be a fast-paced laser show every 20 minutes in the conservatory and constant kid activities outside on the patio. Local artists will be showcasing and selling their works for those looking for a one-of-a-kind gift.
In north Caddo Parish, Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival promises a grand fireworks display, starting at 3 p.m., Dec. 4 in Earl Williamson Park in Oil City. This is the area’s only fireworks extravaganza.
“This event was started some 16 years ago by the Vivian Chamber and Rotary Club for the north Caddo area, because there was virtually nothing going on up there,” said Mary Dunn, festival organizer. “But today our entire community embraces it and that’s what makes it so special and so successful.”
Shreveport-Bossier has so much happening. Other great events include: Benton on the Square Festival, Dec. 11; Highland Home Tours, Dec. 11-12; Sci-Port’s Toy Making Workshops, Dec. 18-30; and Advocare V100 Independence Bowl, Dec. 27.
For more holiday events, check out http://www.holidaytrailoflights.com.
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