It's going to be a big shopping this weekend in the Ark-La-Tex, with the 2011 Les Boutiques de Noel.

Imagine a winter wonderland of snow covered Christmas trees, homemade sweets, food, Santa, and shopping at the Bossier Civic Center.

What started as an idea in 1974 has grown into a huge shopping experience that helps out the Shreveport Opera.

The "Preview Party" gets under way tonight, Wednesday at 6:30pm.

Then, shop til you drop Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Plus, Saturday is "Santa Saturday!"

For details and more info, check out the Les Boutiques de Noel web page.