Holiday Events in Baton Rouge

There’s no better place to celebrate the holiday season than in Baton Rouge, where holiday cheer meets Southern hospitality. Kick off the holiday season at the Festival of Lights, where the lighting of the tree in the Town Square marks the beginning of the season.

Baton Rouge is especially magical during the holidays, thanks to the light displays found throughout the city. Seasonal traditions, such as the downtown Christmas parade and ice skating at the Raising Cane’s River Center, contribute to the magic and bring joy to the entire family. If you prefer celebrating through song and dance, catch a showing of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker. Get out your calendar and browse through the events below – you're sure to find something for everyone!

Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you’re shopping for family, friends, Secret Santa or White Elephant, you can find something for everyone right here in Baton Rouge.

Annual Holiday Events

As you plan a holiday trip to Baton Rouge, here's a quick list of our most popular holiday events every year. Check the calendar below for this year's dates and more information!

All Holiday Events in Baton Rouge