The 12 Nights of Christmas ends Dec. 16 at Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria with carols and new inspiring worship songs that lead to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Alexandria-Pineville, LA (PRWEB) November 27, 2012
Holiday activities ramp up for north and central Louisiana starting, Thursday, Nov. 29. Alexandria-Pineville’s 12 Nights of Christmas, presented by community partners and the City of Alexandria, starts Thursday, and the first night of the celebration will be full of food, fun, and entertainment in Alexander Fulton Mini Park in downtown Alexandria.
The cities and regions working cooperatively on Louisiana’s 2012 Holiday Trail of Lights are Alexandria-Pineville, Natchitoches, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe, and Shreveport-Bossier. There are events taking place in all eight cities during November and December.
Other 12 Nights of Christmas events in Alexandria-Pineville include: Dec. 1, Kent House Plantation’s Old Fashioned Christmas; Dec. 2, drive through live nativity with music, candlelight and animals at Alexandria’s First United Methodist Church; and Dec. 7, Pineville Christmas Parade. The 12 Nights of Christmas ends Dec. 16 at Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria with carols, timeless classics and new inspiring worship songs that lead to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Natchitoches Christmas Lights Festival has already kicked off. The lights will be on display through January 6, 2013. There will be a fireworks show on the banks of Cane River, Sat., Dec. 1. Terrence Simien and Zydeco Experience will perform starting at 6:45 p.m.
Visitors to Shreveport-Bossier may notice new bright lights leading them to holiday happenings along the trail this year. Two new 18-feet-LED set pieces point travelers to Holiday Trails of Lights events in the sister cities - at the Greenwood Welcome Center and Louisiana Boardwalk. Visitors can shop, eat and play at the Boardwalk throughout the holidays. Other Shreveport-Bossier happenings include, every weekend through Dec. 23, visitors can walk through the beautiful Gardens of the American Rose Center at Christmas in Roseland. Saturday, Dec. 1, the Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival will illuminate the night with fireworks, entertainment and food on the pristine Caddo Lake.
In Minden, the Dorcheat Museum is festive and adorned for the holidays. Stop for a visit, Tuesday through Saturday. The Historic Residential District Candlelight Tour of Homes is Dec. 8. Nightly tours of the lights are worth a drive to see.
The Dec. 6-8 weekend in Monroe-West Monroe continues the holiday fun with a chili cook-off, pet “pawrade,” downtown gallery crawl, Symphony performances, and lives music.