Want to get into the Christmas spirit? Join the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and the City of Shreveport as they light up the Red River District in Downtown Shreveport with Nights of a Thousand Lights for the first ever Holiday Under the Bridge! Enjoy live music, karaoke, activities for the kids and more!

Here's the scoop thanks to the organizers!

What: Press Event & Lighting Festival
When: Friday, December 13th at 6:00 pm
Where: Red River District, Downtown Shreveport, LA 71101
Web: http://www.shreveport-bossier.org/ and http://sbfunguide.com

Shreveport, LA – Join the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau and the City of Shreveport as they light up Downtown Shreveport’s RED RIVER DISTRICT with Nights of a Thousand Lights for the first ever HOLIDAY UNDER THE BRIDGE. This public event will be held the evening of Friday, December 13th at 6:00 pm in the Red River District along Clyde Fant Parkway across from Eldorado Casino. The event will launch two weekends of FREE Holiday festivities that will bring visitors from throughout the Ark-La-Tex to celebrate the holidays under the Texas Street Bridge. Under the design direction of local Christmas lighting enthusiast, Owen Holman, thousands of lights will dance to the music played in the District creating a merry holiday atmosphere.

Stacy Brown, President of Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau, shares, “We are delighted to be a part of bringing the holiday spirit to Downtown Shreveport. These events give visitors another reason to come during this special time of year. The added incentive of an exclusive shopping booklet, adds to the list of reasons to stay one more night in Shreveport-Bossier City!”

The Honorable Mayor Cedric Glover and city officials will kick off the evening with a brief press conference announcing the Holiday festivities, followed by the “flipping of the switch” that will light up the Red River District. Good News, a local Shreveport band, will take over the stage for a high-energy musical performance blended with holiday songs until 8:00 pm. The public is invited to join in the celebration for a FREE night of fun and merriment.

Leading up to Christmas, each Friday and Saturday night (Dec. 13, 14, 20 & 21) from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, the lights will dance to live music performed on the RRD stage.
December 14: Holiday Karaoke with DJ Willie Boom
December 20: Holiday songs with Airheart
December 21: AJ and the Two Tones Blues Band
Townsquare Media has partnered to promote the event and bring vendors to the District with holiday-themed items and activities. In addition, Shreveport Parks & Recreation (SPAR) will provide holiday themed treats and activities for kids. The public is invited to dance, eat, play and shop in this winter wonderland of lights and music. For the latest updates on activities planned visit SBFunGuide.com.

Christmas-time in Shreveport and Bossier City is a time to enjoy twinkling lights, holiday cheer, festive community celebrations, and incredible shopping. Holiday favorites including the lighting of a 40-foot Christmas tree, Christmas in Roseland at the Gardens of the American Rose Center, performances of “The Nutcracker”, and the Highland Restoration Association’s Christmas Tour of Homes. Shreveport-Bossier has so much to offer this holiday season and is a wonderful place to celebrate with family and friends. It just got even better with “Holiday Under the Bridge.” For a complete list of what’s happening in our community for the holidays go to http://holidaytrailoflights.com/shreveport-bossier.