Holiday Trail of Lights

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Not to be confused with Festival of Lights (disambiguation).

The Holiday Trail of Lights is a festival held in Northwest Louisiana during the Christmas season.[1]

Six North Louisiana cities participate in the Trail: Natchitoches (pronounced NAK-uh-tish), Shreveport, Bossier City, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe, Alexandria-Pineville.

The Natchitoches Christmas Festival, also called the "Festival of Lights," in Natchitoches was started in 1927, making it one of the oldest Light Festivals in the US [2] In the largest city, Shreveport, the offerings include a choreographed laser light show in the Barnwell Garden and Art Center, "Christmas in Roseland" at the American Rose Center, and a weekly fireworks extravaganza. Candlelight tours of historic homes are popular attractions in all of the cities. In Natchitoches, Louisiana it is known as the Natchitoches Christmas Festival or Festival of lights.

All of the cities are within a one-hour drive of each other and hold parades during the festival and offer what the official website calls "Southern hospitality".


  1. ^ Official Website Fa La La Louisiana Accessed February 15, 2013
  2. ^ Louisiana Official Tourism Site Accessed February 13, 2013

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