A Southern Christmas Story in Shreveport-Bossier Give your loved ones a 72-Hour Cajun country Christmas in north Louisiana

Christmas has never been more lit in Shreveport-Bossier. As soon as the Thanksgiving table is cleared, families across the Ark-La-Tex are traveling to our sister cities to discover the most wonderful time of the year in the South. All the festivities kick off right after the Cajun turkey is roasted. You can experience endless lights, jolly Santas, comfort food, and more.

Due to evolving state regulations and federal guidelines, it is recommended that visitors confirm details with restaurants and attractions prior to traveling.

Wake Up to Elaborate Holiday Décor at Riverfront Casinos

Get settled in at one of five riverfront casinos so that it feels like Christmas morning every day. You’ll see intricate Christmas trees, wreaths, tinsel, and more at every corner. Other holiday-themed experiences include giveaways, meals, cocktails and more.

Delve into an Imaginative Artspace

Explore three levels of modern, thematic artistry with ever-changing exhibits. You can experience 3D artwork, vibrant paintings, and more abstract pieces.

Enjoy a Meal and Movie at Robinson Film Center

Get cozy at Robinson Film Center with a bowl of Chef Tootie Morrison’s award-winning gumbo from Abby Singer’s Bistro just before catching a classic Christmas film at this independent theater.

Bounce Around the East Bank for the Holiday Market

If you’re in Shreveport-Bossier on Friday, Dec. 4 or Dec. 11, add the East Bank Holiday Market to your list of things to do. Shop holiday-themed vendors, eat at food trucks, enjoy live music, and visit with Santa in Bossier City’s entertainment district.

Christmas in Roseland has Never Been More Lit

Christmas in Roseland, an annual Christmas event, keeps the holidays lit for nearly a month straight at the American Rose Center. See twinkling light displays at the nation’s largest park dedicated to roses. Fridays-Sundays, Nov. 27-Dec. 13 and every night, Dec. 17-23.

Indulge in Christmas-Themed Brunch at Flying Heart Brewing & Pub

It’s Christmas, so anything goes! Have a Christmas-themed beer and festive waffle for brunch instead of the everyday eggs and bacon. Better yet, take advantage of Flying Heart Brewing & Pub's breakfast pizzas and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys every Sunday.

Believe in the Magic of Christmas at Shreveport Aquarium

Dive into a magical underwater Christmas celebration at Shreveport Aquarium’s Believe! The Magic of Christmas event. You and the whole family can enjoy this whimsical world of interactive holiday fun in downtown Shreveport and be on the lookout for Scuba Santa.

Just Throw it in the Bag at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets

Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets welcomes you into a winter shopping corridor with skyscraping Christmas trees, artificial snow, and an unparalleled shopping experience that includes retail giants like Nike, local chocolatier The Chocolate Crocodile, and more that makes gift hunting effortless.

Make a Dinner Reservation at Fat Calf Brasserie

Switch it up this year and give the gift of farm-fresh, flavor-infused food for Christmas at Fat Calf Brasserie, located in Shreveport’s historic Highland neighborhood. Award-winning Chef Anthony Felan isn’t afraid to conjure up an unconventional meal, so have an open mind and open mouth while you’re there.

Boost Your Typical Hot Cocoa Experience at Sweetport

The hot cocoa bombs at Sweetport have piqued the interest of sweet teeth everywhere. Drop a ball of marshmallow stuffed chocolate into a hot cup of milk and watch your drink transform into a warm, chocolatey delight right before your eyes.

Breakfast with Santa at Jubilee Petting Zoo & Playplace

During the holiday season, Jubilee Petting Zoo & Playplace transports its visitors to the North Pole for Breakfast with Santa. Children, adults, and everyone in between can take advantage of this farm-like safari with a hayride, animal feedings, and more.

Experience Christmas in the Countryside on the Boom or Bust Byway

Take a Christmas day trip on the Boom or Bust Byway, which is a rural trail through Caddo and Bossier Parishes. You can download the Christmas itinerary that showcases holiday events, exhibits, attractions, farms and more. Most stops are only about 30 minutes from downtown Shreveport.

Let it Snow at Sci-Port Discovery Center

Discover the magic of winter through science and interactive experiences at Sno-Port, Sci-Port Discovery Center's 2nd annual winter exhibit. Learn and explore the ways of winter through January 31, 2021.

Boutique Shopping in Uptown

No trip to the sister cities is complete without shopping. From local shops like The Enchanted Garden and quality men’s apparel and trinkets like L.E. & Chalk, to finding upscale items at Spotted Zebra and exploring more boutiques along the mile-long stretch along Line Avenue in uptown Shreveport.

Find the Taste of Sierra Leone at RNL’s Cookery Corner

Although international travel is low right now, you can give your palate a passport to West Africa at RNL’s Cookery Corner. Chef Niema Longstratt is a Sierra Leonian native that shares her heritage through her menu items. There’s not a more authentic gift to give yourself.

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