Every family has their own holiday traditions, whether they are passed down for generations or more recently started in hopes of keeping them going. For many families, many holiday traditions are centered around Christmas lights. Putting them up, dressing the tree with them or driving around to see displays in nearby neighborhoods are all traditions many hold near and dear to their hearts. Whether your house is the one that goes all out to give the neighborhood the best show or you keep it simple, everyone enjoys admiring beautiful light displays – especially the ones that someone else had to untangle and spend hours setting up.

Looking for Christmas lights on display in the Baton Rouge area? We’ve rounded up some of our favorites for you to share the holiday spirit with your friends and family.


Festival of Lights

Baton Rouge’s oldest holiday tradition, Festival of Lights, kicked off the holiday season with the lighting of hundreds of thousands of lights down North Boulevard and the Christmas tree in Town Square on Friday, Dec. 1. Visitors and locals alike can admire the magic of the holiday season by strolling (or driving) down North Boulevard to see the holiday spirit in Baton Rouge.


Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General

Baton Rouge General Medical Center proudly presents its annual holiday display at the Bluebonnet location. Located on the corner of Picardy and Bluebonnet, the lawn is transformed into a twinkling, singing and synchronized light display the whole family can enjoy. The display opened on Nov. 18 and will remain open until Dec. 31. 


ZooLights at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

A favorite among the kids, you can see animals and lights winding through the beautiful property of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, from Nov. 25 until Dec. 30 (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). The mile-long trail through the zoo features more than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday displays. These larger-than-life displays will certainly capture the imagination of children and adults alike, especially the animated spectaculars!


U.S. Armed Forces Memorial Grove of Lights

The U.S. Armed Forces Memorial Grove of Lights features trees strung with white Christmas lights, outlining the Louisiana State Capitol, which is also lit up in holiday colors this season. See the display at 599 State Capitol Drive, on the side of the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park facing the Governor’s Mansion.


Residential Light Displays in East Baton Rouge Parish:

AA Mini Storage – Central

Brookhollow Glen Subdivision
13514 Rendale Ave in the Brookhollow Glen subdivision

Christmas Cul-de-Sac
Sunbury Circle  Kenilworth

Chuck’s Christmas Lights
Cottingham Court

Eastman Family Lights  Central
15901 Chanove Avenue

Elliot Road
Home lights synced to music

Hohensee Family Christmas Lights – Central
Triple B Road

Lighting Up Zachary – Zachary
1136 Eagle Drive, Zachary

Old Jefferson
Corner of Chairman and President

Santa Fishing with Friends Lights and Music
8946 Trinity Avenue

Southwind & Wyndy
Off of Stumberg

Wilson Christmas Lights - Central
9615 Sagefield Drive

Woodridge Subdivision
Many lit houses off Pecue Lane

Zoar Baptist Church – Central
11848 Hooper Road, Central

5735 Antioch Boulevard

Garden District

Hundred Oaks and Arlington

Lakeway Drive


Beyond Baton Rouge:

Molaison Street – Addis

Emily Drive – Brusly

Christmas Lights at The Strouds – Denham Springs
Plantation Avenue, Denham Springs

The Davis’ Magical Christmas Land – Denham Springs
26658 John L Lane, Denham Springs

The Griswolds of Oak Place – Denham Springs
34819 Oak Place Drive, Denham Springs

Messenger’s Christmas Land – Denham Springs
9481 Prince Charles, Denham Springs

The Willow’s Winter Wonderland – Denham Springs
1457 Weeping Willow Drive, Denham Springs

Oak Alley Subdivision – Geismar

Old Dutchtown Christmas Light Show – Gonzales
13124 Mill Grove Dr., Gonzales LA 70737

Groome Family Lights – Prairieville
41037 Fields Court, Prairieville

Sevario Family Light Show – Walker
13378 Lonnie Wascom Drive, Walker

Shadows of Ascension – Ascension Parish


Start a new tradition this year and come see the lights in the Capital City. For more Christmas events in Baton Rouge, visit https://www.visitbatonrouge.com/events/christmas-events/.

Know of any other Christmas light displays or shows in the Baton Rouge area? Let us know and tag us in your photos!