If you're looking for some family-friendly fun this weekend in Shreveport-Bossier City, we've got all our local Christmas events in one convenient place!

Where can I find a list of family-friendly Christmas events in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA?

You've come to the right place! If you're looking for family-friendly events in and around Shreveport-Bossier City and East Texas for this weekend, Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 10th, 2023, we've got you covered with everything you could want to know!

  • Christmas in Roseland is celebrating its 40th year at the American Rose Center in Greenwood!  They will have fireworks shows every Saturday in December, Santa is in the garden for photos every night from 6 - 9 pm, you can ride the Roseland Express mini train, and more! Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from 5:30 - 10 pm through December 17th and every night from December 18th - 23rd. $10 per person or $30 for four. 
  • Sno-Port is back at Sci-Port Discovery Center now through Monday, January 29! Tickets are $15 and activities include a sock skating rink, Snowball Pong, Freeze Frame, an Igloo Experience, and more!   
  • The Piney Park Winter Festival and Trail of Lights in Marshall, TX is back and open Monday through Saturday through December 31st from 5 - 10 pm
    Tickets start at $12.99.
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  • Experience the magic of Christmas like never before at Shreveport Aquarium's 4th annual BELIEVE! Lights the Night event It runs from 5 – 9 pm on December 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. Tickets are $30.   
  • The Winter Wonderettes will take over the Shreveport Little Theatre on Friday, December 8th at 7:30 pm featuring holiday classics for all ages. Tickets are $30.  
  • The Christmas In Minden Festival is back on December 8th and 9th.
    • On Friday, December 8th, there will be a lighting ceremony to kick things off at the Minden Civic Center at 5:30 pm followed by their Holiday Wine Walk from 5:30 - 8 pm. Tickets are $25 and you must be 21+. They’ll also have free hayride tours of the Christmas lights in downtown Minden from 6 – 9 pm.
    • On Saturday, they’ll have a Christmas brunch at Geaux Fresh from 9 am – 1 pm. There will be a holiday market from 10 am – 5 pm at The Venue on Pearl, kid’s crafts at Dorcheat Museum, a Christmas parade in downtown Minden at 4 pm, live music throughout the evening, and fireworks at 7:30 pm. 
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  • Saturday, December 9th, the Meadows Holiday Makers Market will take over the Meadows Museum of Art from 9 am – 1 pm. Admission is free.  
  • It’s Christmas in Haughton on Saturday, December 9th. The festival will be held at Haughton Middle School. This family-friendly event is free to the public and features a parade beginning at 10 am at First Baptist Church Haughton with floats, decorated vehicles, public safety vehicles,  bands, groups, cheerleaders, local teams and businesses and so much more. 
  • Don’t miss the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s Nutcracker when it returns to Riverview Theater on December 9th and 10th! 
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  • The Bossier Holiday Night Market returns Saturday, December 9th from 3 to 9 pm in the south parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall with 225+ vendors, 16+ food trucks, free kid's activities, street performers, unicorn pony rides, face painting, balloons, live music, thousands of twinkle lights, and more!  
  • On Sunday, December 10th, head to artspace for Sundaes with the Sno Queen from 1 – 4 pm. Not only can you check out the Sno Glo exhibit, but kids can also make sundaes, get pictures made with the Sno Queen, join a special Sno Queen dance session, and participate in a make-and-take activity. Tickets are $5 for adults, $15 for kids.  

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