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A guide to festivals around the state, November-December

Holiday Laser Light Show at Barnwell Center, Shreveport.

Northern Louisiana

Nov. 3-5. Holidays in Cedartown. Ruston Civic Center, Ruston. (318) 255-7707.

Nov. 4-5. Main to Main Trade Days. Minden. (318) 371-4258.

Through Nov. 5. Ruston Parks and Recreation Youth Soccer and Flag Football. Ruston. (318) 255-5800.

Through Nov. 6. State Fair of Louisiana. Shreveport. (318) 635-1361.

Nov. 11-12. Minden Fasching Celebration.

520 Broadway, Minden. (318) 371-4258.

Nov. 12. Ghost Walk. Minden Cemetery, Minden. (318) 423-0192.

Nov. 12-13. Annual Mistletoe and More Show. West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe. (318) 470-6714.

Nov. 13. North Louisiana Team Roping. North Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston. (318) 243-4941.

Nov. 15-18. Snoopy. Performing Arts Center Theatre, Grambling State University, Grambling. Gram.edu.

Nov. 18-19. Art with a View. Premier Plaza, Monroe. (318) 329-1921.

Nov. 19. CMT on Tour: Luke Bryan Tailgates and Tanlines. Monroe Civic Center, Monroe. (318) 329-2225.

Nov. 19. Elvis and the Great Pretenders. Jack Howard Theatre, Monroe. (318) 348-1034.

Nov. 19. National Barrel Horse Association Racing. North Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston. (318) 243-4941.

Nov. 25-26. D’Arbonne Range Riders Barrel Racing. North Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston. (318) 243-4941.

Nov. 26. Big Dog Trail Run. Lincoln Parish Park, Ruston. (318) 251-5156.

Nov. 26-Dec. 26. Fourth Annual Christmas on the River. Monroe and West Monroe. (318) 387-5691.

Dec. 1. Downtown Gallery Crawl. Downtown Monroe and West Monroe. (318) 329-1921.

Dec. 2-23. Holiday Laser Light Show. Barnwell Center, Shreveport. (318) 673-7703.

Dec. 3. Springhill Christmas Parade. Springhill. (318) 539-4717.

Dec. 3. Adventure Race. Lincoln Parish Park, Ruston. (318) 251-5156.

Dec. 9. Carols and Cocoa. Louisiana Tech University, Ruston. LaTech.edu.

Dec. 10. Sounds of the Season. West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe. (318) 812-6761.

Dec. 10. Sarepta Christmas Festival. Sarepta. (318) 847-4333.

Dec. 15. Springhill Main Street “Christmas on Main.” Main Street, Springhill. (318) 539-5699.

Central Louisiana

Nov. 2-6. SWAC Conference Soccer Tournament. Johnny Downs Soccer Complex, Alexandria. Swac.org.

Nov. 5. Louisiana College vs. McMurry. Wildcat Stadium, Pineville. (318) 487-7006.

Nov. 5. LSUA Foundation Scholarship Gala. Alexandria Riverfront Center, Alexandria. (318) 619-2916.

Nov. 10-13. Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming. Lagniappe Theatre Co., Alexandria. (318) 487-8243.

Nov. 10-13 and Nov. 17-20. A Possum Grape Christmas Live! Multi-Purpose Academic Building on LSUA, Alexandria. (318) 473-6573

Nov. 12. 12th Annual Sugar Day Festival. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria. (318) 487-5998.

Nov. 12-13. A Merry Christmas in CenLa. Rapides Parish Coliseum, Alexandria. (318) 445-1962 or (318) 442-9581.

Nov. 12. Cenla Rollergirls: Roller Derby Bout. Rapides Parish Coliseum, Alexandria. (318) 767-3968.

Nov. 19. Turn On the Holidays. Downtown Riverbank, Natchitoches. ChristmasFestival.com.

Nov. 19. The Chee Weez. Alexandria Riverfront Center, Alexandria. (318) 623-7359.

Nov. 26. Snow Fest. Downtown Riverbank, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714.

Nov. 20. Run Wild’s The Half Marathon and 10K of Central Louisiana. Woodworth. Runwild.us.

Nov. 26-27. The Nutcracker Ballet. Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria. (318) 792-1699.

Nov. 29. Louisiana State Bicentennial Opening Ceremony. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria. (318) 487-5998.

Nov. 29-Jan. 14. Annual Miniature Exhibit. River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria. (318) 473-2670.

Dec. 1-23. Gingerbread House. City Hall, Pineville. (318) 449-5650.

Dec. 1-23. Santa’s House. City Hall, Pineville. (318) 449-5650.

Dec. 1. Holiday Magic. Alexander Fulton Mini Park, Alexandria. (318) 449-5051.

Dec. 1-3, 8-10 and 15-23. Holiday Light Safari. Alexandria Zoo, Alexandria. (318) 441-6810.

Dec. 3. 85th Annual Christmas Festival. Downtown Riverbank and Front Street, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714.

Dec. 3. Porch Sale Fundraiser. Bolton House, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria. (318) 473-2670.

Dec. 4. Rapides Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert. Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria. (318) 484-4469.

Dec. 8-12. A Pilgrimage to Bethlehem. Emmanuel Baptist Church, Alexandria. (318) 442-7773.

Dec. 9. City of Pineville Christmas Parade. Pineville. Pineville.net.

Dec. 10. Town of Ball Christmas Parade. Ball. HeartofLouisiana.com.

Dec. 10. Cenla Christmas Spectacular. Coughlin-Sanders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria. (318) 487-8243.

Dec. 10. Children’s Christmas Party. Natchitoches Events Center, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714.

Dec. 10. Fête d’Hiver. Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714.

Dec. 10-11. Sullivan Gun & Knife Show. Rapides Parish Coliseum, Alexandria. (318) 442-9581.

Dec. 11. City of Alexandria Christmas Parade. Alexandria. (318) 623-7359.

Dec. 17. Christmas in Kolin Festival. Kolin Vendors Market, Kolin. (318) 446-3737.

Cajun Country

Nov. 1-Dec. 31, every Tuesday and Saturday. Teche Area Farmer’s Market. 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 256-4971.

Nov. 1 -30. Artist of the Month Janet Mayfield. Downtown Art Gallery, Houma. (985) 851-2198.

Through Nov. 5. Envision daBERRY: Realizing Revitalization Through Public Art. 524 Hopkins St., New Iberia. (337) 944-9966.

Nov. 4-6. Swine Festival. Basile. (337) 230-1479.

Nov. 4-6. Kiwanis Christmas Arts & Crafts Show. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (800) 479-9186.

Nov. 5. Southdown Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival. Southdown Plantation and Museum, Houma. (985) 851-0154.

Nov. 5. The Great Chili Challenge. New Iberia. (337) 364-2273.

Nov. 5. Tail-Gator Food Fest featuring The Battle of the Paddles. Hanson Memorial High School, Franklin. (337) 828-3487.

Nov. 5-6. Giant Omelette Celebration. Abbeville. Giantomelette.org.

Nov. 5-6. Shadows-on-the-Teche Civil War Re-enactment. New Iberia. (877) 200-4924.

Nov. 5-6. Acadiana Barrel Race Association, Bayou Classic. 713 N.W. Bypass, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

Nov. 6. Horse Show. Houma Air Base Arena, Houma. (985) 665-1005.

Nov. 11. Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony. New Iberia. (337) 365-1428.

Nov. 11. Mulberry Elementary School 15th Annual Veterans Day Program. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 850-4657.

Nov. 11. Veteran’s Day Avenue of Flags. Orange Grove/Graceland Cemetery, Lake Charles. (337) 437-7807.

Nov. 11-13. Cracklin Festival. Port Barre. (337) 585-6188.

Nov. 11-14. Rayne Frog Festival. Rayne. (337) 366-2884.

Nov. 12. Atchafalaya Basin Festival. Henderson. (337) 205-2443.

Nov. 12. TARC Holiday Open House. TARC Restaurant and Gift Shop/Campus, Houma. (985) 876-4465.

Nov. 12. Thibodeauxville Fall Festival. Downtown Thibodaux. (985) 446-1191.

Nov. 12. Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show Bazaar Fundraiser by St. Mary Red Ribbon Committee. Patterson Area Civic Center, Patterson. (337) 836-9661.

Nov. 12-13. St. Paul Church Fall Bazaar. St. Paul Catholic Church, Elton. (337) 584-2818.

Nov. 16-19. Mistletoe and Moss Holiday Market. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 436-4025.

Nov. 17-20. Southern Screen Film Festival. Lafayette. (337) 291-3456.

Nov. 18-20. Celtic Nations Heritage Festival. Lake Charles. (337) 439-4888.

Nov. 18-Dec. 29. W.H. Tupper Museum Christmas Exhibit. Jennings. (337) 821-5532.

Nov. 19. Freddie Pate’s Jamboree. Strand Theatre, Jennings. (337) 779-2342.

Nov. 26. Cajun Christmas Bayou Parade. Breaux Bridge. (337) 332-8500.

Nov. 26. Christmas in the Park. Reeves. (337) 749-2000.

Nov. 27. Christmas Shoppe. 113 Willow Wood Drive, New Iberia. (337) 229-1982.

Nov. 27. Sounds of the Season with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. 108 E. St. Peters St., New Iberia. (337) 364-1603.

Nov. 27-Dec. 31. Victorian Christmas at the Joseph Jefferson Home. 5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia. (337) 359-8525.

Nov. 29. New Iberia Christmas Parade.

New Iberia. (337) 365-1428.

Dec. 1-4. Sulphur’s Christmas Under the Oaks Festival. Henning House, Sulphur. (337) 527-0357.

Dec. 1-4 and Dec. 8-11. Iberia Performing Arts League Presents A Carol for Tiny Tim. 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. (337) 364-6114.

Dec. 2-31. Shadows Merry Making Season. Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia. (337) 369-6446.Dec. 2. Christmas at the Railroad Museum. DeQuincy Railroad Museum, DeQuincy. (337) 540-4606.

Dec. 2. DeQuincy Christmas Parade. Downtown DeQuincy. (337) 786-6451.

Dec. 2. Vinton Christmas Parade. Downtown Vinton. (337) 589-7453.

Dec. 3. Annual Gingerbread House Contest. Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lake Charles. (337) 436-9588.

Dec. 3. Christmas Under the Oaks/Balloons on Parade. Heritage Square/Henning House, Sulphur. (337) 527-0357.

Dec. 3. Light Up the Lake Christmas Celebration. Downtown Lake Charles/Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 436-9588.

Dec. 3-4. Acadiana Barrel Race Association Finals. 713 N.W. Bypass, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

Dec. 7. Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony. 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 365-1428.

Dec. 10. Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade. Boat launch, Delcambre. (337) 380-7879.

Dec. 10. Yuletide on the Bayou. 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 369-2330.

Dec. 11. Delcambre Christmas on the Bayou Parade. Main Street, Delcambre. (337) 519-2541.

Dec. 11. Shadows Christmas Tour of Homes. Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia. (337) 369-6446.

Dec. 12. Tri-City Youth Theatre Christmas Live Theatre Production Children’s Play. Municipal Auditorium, Morgan City. (985) 380-4639.

Dec. 15. Lake Charles Symphony Winter Concert & Gala Fundraiser. McNeese State University Performing Arts Center, Lake Charles. (337) 433-1611.

Greater New Orleans

Nov. 5. Bayou Bacchanal. Lafayette Square, New Orleans. (504) 220-8441.

Nov. 4-6. Ponchatoula Antique Festival. Downtown Ponchatoula. (800) 617-4502.

Nov. 5. City of Slidell’s Arts Evening Festival. Olde Towne Slidell. (985) 646-4375.

Nov. 5. Abita Springs Gospel Jubilee. Trailhead Park, Abita Springs. (985) 809-2976.

Nov. 5. Mirliton Festival. Markey Park, New Orleans. Bywatermirlitonfestival.com.

Nov. 5-6. Swamp Festival. Audubon Zoo, New Orleans. (504) 581-4629.

Nov. 5-7. Scandinavian Festival. Norwegian Seamen’s Church, New Orleans. (504) 525-3602.

Nov. 5-Dec. 11. Louisiana Renaissance Festival. 46468 River Road, Hammond. (985) 429-9992.

Nov. 11-13. Folk Magic Festival. French Quarter Suites Hotel, New Orleans. (831) 423-5477.

Nov. 11-13. Holy Name of Jesus Gator Fest. Holy Name of Jesus School, New Orleans. (504) 861-1466.

Nov. 11-13. Westwego Cypress Swamp Fest. Catfish Bourgeois Park, Westwego. (504) 341-1003.

Nov. 12-13. Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 15th Anniversary. North Columbia Street, Covington. (985) 327-9797.

Nov. 16-20. New Orleans Fringe Theater Festival. Marigny, Bywater, various other locations, New Orleans. (504) 941-3640.

Nov. 18. Celebration in the Oaks Adult Preview Party. City Park’s Botanical Garden and Amusement Park, New Orleans. (504) 483-9415.

Nov. 19. 25th Annual All Saints Soiree … A Masked Gala! First NBC Building Lobby, New Orleans. (504) 525-3377.

Nov. 20. November Music in the Park. Cate Square Park, Hammond. hammondchamber.org.

Nov. 24-Dec. 25. Christmas in the Park. 202 Avenue I, Bogalusa. (985) 732-7044.

Nov. 25-Jan. 1. Celebration in the Oaks. City Park, New Orleans. (504) 483-9415.

Until Dec. 16. Andy Warhol’s Celebrities: From the New Orleans Museum of Art. City of Slidell’s Cultural Center Gallery, Slidell. slidell.la.us.

Dec.1-Jan. 6. Christmas – New Orleans Style. Various locations, New Orleans. (504) 522-5730.

Dec. 2. Annual Santa Parade. Bogalusa. (985) 735-5731.

Dec. 2-4. Christmas Extravaganza. Covington Fairgrounds, Covington. (985) 796-5835.

Dec. 2-4. Plaquemines Parish Fair and Orange Festival. Fort Jackson, Buras. (504) 398-4434 or (504) 394-3700.

Dec. 9-10 and 16-17. Christmas Under the Stars. Slidell. slidell.la.us.

Dec. 9-11. Holiday on the Boulevard. Ashé Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans. (504) 569-9070.

Baton Rouge/Plantation Country

Nov. 4-5. The 13th Gate Haunted House. Under I-10 Bridge, Downtown Baton Rouge. (225) 389-1313.

Nov. 5. Baton Rouge Arts Market. Main Street Market, Baton Rouge. (225) 344-8558.

Nov. 11. U.S.S. Kidd and Old State Capitol Veterans Day Ceremonies. USS Kidd Veterans Memorial and Museum, Baton Rouge. (225) 342-1942, extension 12.

Nov. 12-13. Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival. Destrehan Plantation, Destrehan. (985) 764-9315.

Nov. 18-19. Annual Broadmoor Arts & Crafts Festival. Broadmoor High School, Baton Rouge. (225) 926-1420.

Dec. 1-31. Creole Christmas: An Exploration of Foreign Influences on Southern Christmas Celebrations. Magnolia Mound Plantation, Baton Rouge. (225) 343-4955.

Dec. 2. North Boulevard Festival of Lights. Downtown Baton Rouge. (225) 389-5520.

Dec. 3. Baton Rouge Beach Marathon & Half Marathon. Milford Wampold Memorial Park, Baton Rouge. (225) 324-3123.

Dec. 3. Oak Alley Plantation’s Annual Christmas Bonfire Party. Oak Alley Plantation, Baton Rouge. (800) 442-5539.

Dec. 7. U.S.S. Kidd Pearl Harbor Day Observance. USS Kidd Coast Guard Plaza, Baton Rouge. (225) 342-1942, extension 12.

Dec. 9-11. Festival of the Bonfires. Lutcher Recreation Park, Lutcher. (800) 367-7852.

Dec. 10. Downtown Christmas Parade. Downtown Baton Rouge. (225) 603-5914.

Dec. 11. French Creole Christmas. Magnolia Mound Plantation, Baton Rouge. (225) 343-4955.
 

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