2014 Downtown Festival of Lights
Friday, December 5th
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

North Boulevard Town Square

*Free Parking in River Center Parking Garage!

Join us under downtown's historic oaks to commemorate Baton Rouge's oldest holiday tradition. Transforming the winter sky into a wonderland, North Boulevard will be lit with half a million sparkling lights. Experience the magic beneath the 35-foot Christmas tree in North Boulevard Town Square. Enjoy free ice skating and for the first time sled down 10 tons of real snow at the Repentance Park Snow Village. Visit Santa's Gift Shop and listen to holiday music during an evening of visual, and performing arts. Don't miss the many downtown holiday open houses and art showings.

Click below to view the attached flyer and check out what Downtown Baton Rouge has to offer throughout the month of December!
2014 Holiday Season Schedule of Events and Festival of Lights Flyer

Christmas Music Playlist
Enjoy a compilation of Christmas music while browsing the site!

All I want for Christmas is You
Mariah Carrey
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Winter Wonderland
Tony Bennett
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Barenaked Ladies/S. McLachlan
Let it Snow
Michael Buble'

Skating on the River
Outdoor Ice Skating –City Hall Plaza, in between the River Center and Galvez Plaza
4 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free!
Skates will be provided at no charge.

Community Stage
Manship Theatre, 5p.m. - 6 p.m.
& 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Performances by: Baton Rouge Music Studios, The Dunham Big Band, and Center for Visual & Performing Arts.

Mayor’s Stage
Galvez Stage, John Gray and his Soul JukeBoxx, 4:30 p.m.
Cajun Bells, 5:45p.m.
Lighting Ceremony, 6p.m.
Ned Fasullo, 6:20p.m
Cajun Bells, 7:40p.m.
Ned Fasullo, 8p.m. - 9p.m.

Lighting of the Tree
North Boulevard Town Square, 6:15 p.m.
Fireworks immediately following!

Swing Into Christmas Street Dance
Galvez Plaza, 6:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Featuring Ned Fasullo and his Fabulous Big Band Orchestra playing holiday and big band favorites. For more info visit

Ned Fasullo
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Santa’s Gift Shoppe
City Hall Plaza, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Shop early for the holidays at Santa’s specialty shops. Find innovative, handcrafted gifts from talented local artisans at Baton Rouge’s most unique shopping experience! Coordinated by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.
Free Snow Sledding
Repentance Park, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sled down six (10) tons of real snow on the Repentance Park slopes!

Classic Christmas Movies
Showing inside Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center, 6:30 pm – 9 p.m.

Special Holiday Gift Shops
Don't miss the many Special Holiday Gift Shops downtown! For all of your Holiday Shopping needs please visit one of the many shops in the downtown area! Specialty items and gift certificates available at local coffee shops, spas, and other area merchants. For contact information please check out the link: Downtown Merchant Listing

Downtown Development District