Sunday, December 04, 2011


DSC09564, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

The 85th Annual Natchitoches Louisiana Christmas Festival of Lights! The Christmas festival is expanded throughout the community each year but is centered around the historic district of Natchitoches. The festival is a major tourist attraction for the area, drawing an estimated 100,000 visitors annually. The official premiere of the Festival occurs on the first Saturday of December with a spectacular evening fireworks show accompanied with music and a laser show. At the end of the fireworks display, the lights along Cane River are switched on - an incredible display of 300,000+ lights and 100+ riverbank set pieces.The lights continue to brighten the Cane River until after New Year's Day.

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