Top 8 Christmas Events near Shreveport, LA

John Harvey Toyota, your neighborhood Toyota dealership near Shreveport, LA, is counting down the top 8 things to do this Christmas season. If you’re enjoying your holidays locally this year, be sure to take advantage of the Christmas festivities going on now.

8. Have Breakfast with Santa at Jubilee Zoo
Santa Claus is coming to town and you can eat with him at Jubilee Zoo in Shreveport, LA. This event is great for kids who want a little extra time telling Santa what’s on their Christmas list. You’re encouraged to bring a letter to put in the North Pole mailbox. Enjoy sausage, egg and cheese casserole, pancakes, bacon, orange juice and more! Pre-registration is required. Adults are only $10 and kids are $38 to get in.  Spots are limited to the first 50 children to sign up on the following dates: December 1st, 8th and 15th. Ticket price includes activities and a gift from Santa. And when you’re done eating with Santa, enjoy feeding some animals or take a pony ride.

7. Celebrate Christmas in Roseland
This event takes place at the American Rose Center, in Shreveport, LA. The center is transformed into a winter wonderland. Experience a whimsical world filled with nightly entertainment, photos with Santa, dozens of lighted displays and giant Christmas cards to the community. It’s fun for the whole family! Enjoy Christmas in Roseland every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 pm thru 9:30 pm. The final night of the Holiday event is December 16th.

6. Have a blast at Fa La La Fest
What’s better than Christmas music? Live Christmas music in Shreveport, LA! Get your tickets to Fa La La Fest, where you’ll enjoy food trucks, a giant selfie snow globe and a 30-foot Christmas tree! For one night only, Fa La La Fest will be held outside at Broadmoor Church on December 7th from 5 thru 8 pm. Admission is free.

5. Work it out with Christmas in Haughton’s Dashing thru the Glow 5K & Fun Run
It’s the first ever Dashing Thru the Glow 5k and 1-mile fun run. Bring you glow wear and get ready to run on December 14th at the Joe Delaney Memorial Park in Haughton, LA. The run starts at 5 pm; it’s $5 for kids and $10 for adults. For more information or to sign up for the race, visit Christmas in Haughton’s.

4. Celebrate Bossier Parish’s 175th Anniversary Celebration
On December 15th Bossier Parish and Bossier Holiday Night Market will be celebrating Bossier Parish’s 175th Anniversary, from 3 pm thru 9 pm. Take advantage of free admission and give-aways. Enjoy over 100,000 flickering lights, food, and live music. Vendors will also be set-up, so shoppers can purchase market goods like: home decor, honey, wreaths, seasonal blends, accessories, baked goods and more. Bring the whole family -- even your pet!

3. Seas’n’ Greetings at the Aquarium
Tour the beautiful Shreveport Aquarium! Discover new sea creatures in a holiday-themed, underwater wonderland. And after you deck the hall of fishes, be sure to write a letter to Santa -- he will send a letter back in the mail.  A beautiful Christmas backdrop will also be there, perfect for a family-photo Christmas card.

2. Adult Game Night and Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
For one night only, on December 21st you get to throw on your ugliest Christmas sweater and enjoy a night of adult fun -- so leave the kids at home! Game night will be at Bon Temps Coffeehouse, in Shreveport, LA, from 6 pm to 10 pm. Prizes will be awarded to the ugliest sweater. Get ready for a night of games, fun and holiday spirit!

1. Ride the Red River Express to the North Pole
The Red River Express boat, for the first time ever, will cruise down an enchanting journey to the “North Pole”. Riders both young and young at heart will feel the Christmas spirit. Enjoy a 45-minute holiday ride complete with hot chocolate, cookies and a special guest. The Red River Express departs at the Red River boat launch, in Shreveport, LA. Visit their website for tickets and more information.

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