Spending the holidays in Baton Rouge is sure to spark some magic and liven up the season. Whether you’re visiting friends and family to celebrate or spending an extended weekend in Louisiana’s Capital City, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this Southern winter wonderland.


  • Zoolights
    • Starting Nov. 27, you can visit the Baton Rouge Zoo to see more than 50 illuminated animal sculptures. Find more information and purchase tickets for the whole family here.
  • Christmas in the Plaza
    • Don’t miss out on Scotlandville’s 3rd Annual Christmas Festival on Nov. 28, complete with a tree lighting and live music. 
  • Ice Skating on the River
    • Celebrate the holidays with the tradition of ice skating at the Raising Cane’s River Center! Through Jan. 3, the whole family can create magical winter memories. Find more information about tickets here
  • Photos with Santa
  • Festival of Lights
    • Watch Baton Rouge transform into a winter wonderland on Dec. 4! Park downtown or participate in Reindeer Ride to enjoy festivities from Christmas tree lighting to ice skating. Find more information about this ultimate holiday celebration here. 
  • A Rural Life Christmas
    • Ring in the holiday season with traditional celebrations on Dec. 6. From reenactments to a bonfire with Papa Noel, this event is fun for the whole family. 
  • Let it Sneaux
    • On Dec. 12, join BREC at the Perkins Road Community Park for a white Christmas. Enjoy music, s’mores and playing in the sneaux! Find more information here
  • 11th Annual Home for the Holidays 
    • Don’t miss out on this special outdoor holiday experience at the Manship Theatre on Dec. 27, complete with performances from CJ Solar, David Borne’ and Rhett Anthony Glindmeyer. Find all the details here



  • Poinsettia Show & Sale
    • Get your home ready for the holidays with Burden Gardens’ annual Poinsettia Show on Nov. 28, where you can take your pick from more than 50 poinsettia varieties! Find more information here
  • Holiday Wreath Making
    • Join BREC on Dec. 3 at the Sharp Road Park to create your very own custom holiday wreath. This event is the perfect opportunity to get creative this holiday season.
  • Cajun Christmas Wooden Cutout Workshop
    • Throughout December, you can create your very own Cajun Christmas decor at Create Studios. Paint and decorate it to your liking, then show it off in your home! Find a date that works for you and more information about the workshop here
  • Holiday Sides Cooking Class
    • Join the chefs at Red Stick Spice Company on Dec. 17 to learn how to impress your dinner guests with delicious sides like seasonal salads and twice baked sweet potatoes. Find more information here


Baton Rouge is bustling with seasonal festivities! For more winter fun for the whole family, go to visitbatonrouge.com/holiday.