Every family has their own holidays 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 250,000 lights down North Boulevard and the Christmas tree in Town Square on Friday, Dec. 3. 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. 19 and will remain open until Dec. 31.
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo ZooLights
A favorite among the kids, you can see animals and lights winding through the beautiful property of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. 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!
To honor service members’ courage and service, a new light display has been introduced to Baton Rouge this holiday season. 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:
Brookhollow Glen Subdivision
13514 Rendale Ave in the Brookhollow Glen subdivision
Chuck’s Christmas Lights
Cottingham Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Home lights synced to music
Light Up Zachary – Zachary
1136 Eagle Drive, Zachary
Southwind & Wyndy
Off of Stumberg
Many lit houses off Pecue Lane
Zoar Baptist Church – Central
11848 Hooper Road, Central
5735 Antioch Boulevard
Hundred Oaks and Arlington
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
Start a new tradition this year and come see the lights in the Capitol 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!