Christmas in Roseland at the American Rose Center kicks off Thanksgiving weekend. More than a million lights, dozens of lighted displays, and giant Christmas Cards to the Community created by school kids around the area make this one of the signature holiday events of the Christmas Season for Shreveport-Bossier City.  Christmas in Roseland begins Friday, November 25th and rolls through Sunday, December 18th with  nightly entertainment, photos with Santa, rides on the Roseland Express train and tons of fun for the whole family! It all starts at 5:30pm and the last car will be admitted at 9:30pm.

There will be a special Encore Night for Christmas in Roseland on Friday, December 23rd if you want to experience the Christmas magic a little closer to Christmas.

If you've never been to Christmas in Roseland, make this the year that you go and experience the winter wonderland right in our own backyard.

Christmas in Roseland is at the Gardens of the American Rose Center, just off I-20, exit 5 in Shreveport, LA. If you want to use your GPS to find it, here is the address: 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport, LA 71119.

Admission for Christmas in Roseland is $5 per person or $20 per carload. If you've got little ones 2 and younger they get in free, but the look on their face when they see all the lights is priceless. Make sure you bring cash to get in, and a little extra to get tickets ($5 per person) to ride the Roseland express and pictures with Santa ($10 per photo).

I'll let you in on a little secret. With the purchase of a meal at Shreveport-Bossier Chick-Fil-A locations, you can get a $5 OFF Carload Admission Coupon while supplies last.

Christmas in Roseland is not just twinkly lights and lighted displays. There will be nightly 30 minute showcases of area music groups, choirs, dance groups, and so on. So, far there will be performances by Crossriff, Benton Middle and High School Choirs, Summerfield Elementary LKR Guitars, John Frazier, Singing Warriors, Gems of Cairo, Heart’s Cry Gospel Trio, Oakmont Praise Choir, and Spirit Lifters Danceline.  If you would like your group to perform this year, you can sign up at the Christmas in Roseland website.