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Friday, November 30
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
North Boulevard Town Square
Join us under downtown’s historic oaks to commemorate Baton Rouge’s oldest holiday tradition. Transforming the winter sky into a wonderland, the Mayor will light North Boulevard with half a million sparkling lights. Experience the magic beneath the 35-foot Christmas tree in Town Square. Enjoy free ice skating and play in six tons of real snow at the Snow Village. Roaming performers will be on hand including a magician, a balloon artist, stilt walkers, and more. Visit Santa’s Gift Shoppe and listen to holiday music during an evening of visual, culinary, and performing arts. Don’t miss the many downtown holiday open houses and art showings. Below is a list of events for you to celebrate the season with us. And do not forget to check out the North Boulevard Town Square website: http://townsquarebr.org!
Please view the attached flyer to check out what Downtown Baton Rouge has to offer throughout the month of December!
2012 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
|Jolly Old St. Nicholas
|Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
|God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Barenaked Ladies/S. McLachlan
|Let it Snow
Swing Into Christmas Street Dance
Santa’s Gift Shoppe
Shaw Center 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 Village |
Galvez Lawn, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Experience six (6) tons of real snow and enjoy ‘snow ice cream cones’ after fun in the snow.
|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
Lokka Med Spa – 334 Third Street, 381-7944, www.lokkamedspa.com / Open House from 4PM-9PM
Louisiana Arts and Science Museum – 100 River Rd., 344-5272, www.lasm.org
LSU Museum of Art – 100 Lafayette St., 225-389-7200, www.lsumoa.com/
Old State Capitol – 100 North Blvd., 342-0500, www.sos.louisiana.gov
Old Governor's Mansion – 502 North Blvd., 387-2464, www.oldgovernorsmansion.org
USS Kidd – 305 S River Rd., 342-1942, www.usskidd.com
Louisiana State Capitol – State Capitol Dr., 342-7317, http://www.crt.state.la.us/tourism/Capitol/Capitol.htm
Bates & Thigpin – 335 Third St., 387-0929
Beauregard Gallery – 715 Europe St., 383-1932
Hilton Capitol Center Gift Shop – 201 Lafayette St., 344-5866, www.hilton.com
Capitol Grocery – 701 Spanish Town Rd., 387-2691, www.capitolgrocery.com
Fleur Du Jour – 447 Third Street., 344-9300, www.fleurdujourla.com / Open House from Noon - Until