A time that’s meant to be spent with family and friends, invite yours down to Baton Rouge this holiday season. Here, the holidays are filled with twinkly lights, comfort cooking, sounds of the season, and opportunities to make memories that last a lifetime. More than just Christmas day, come in early or stay a few nights after the holiday to truly experience all there is to do in Baton Rouge during the season.

These classic Baton Rouge Christmas events and more make it a joy to spend time in a city that has it all.


  • Zoo Lights - November 29 - December 30
    • A festive mile-long trail through the Zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday displays.
  • LSU Holiday Spectacular Candlelight Concert December 1
    • An LSU holiday tradition, the A Cappella Choir, Tiger Glee Club, Women’s Chorale and the LSU Symphony Orchestra will perform holiday pieces to brighten your holiday season.
  • Reindeer Run and Jingle Bell Jog – December 6
  • Reindeer Ride @ BREC Farr Park – December 6
  • StoryTime in the Garden (Christmas at Burden) – December 7
  • Nottoway Plantation 10th Annual Bonfire Festival – December 7
    • Come experience the magic of the holiday season at Nottoway Plantation's 10th Annual Bonfire Festival.  You'll experience a night filled with music, food, vendors, bonfires, fireworks, Santa and more!
  • Home for the Holidays - Special Concert — Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra – December 8
  • The Gatlin Brothers Country & Christmas – December 12
  • Dimensions Of Christmas – December 14
  • Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade – December 14
    • The Downtown Christmas parade is a must-see for both visitors and locals.
  • Princess Holiday Tea – December 15
  • The 10th Annual Home for the Holidays – December 26
    • Top Louisiana songwriters return home to perform this holiday tradition. This year, home for the Holidays features Cj Solar, Brent Anderson, Benjy Davis, David Borne’, Rhett Anthony, and more.
  • Red Stick Revelry – December 31


Find more events full of holiday cheer at VisitbatonRouge.com/Christmas-in-baton-rouge