Celebrate Holidays on the Red in River Cities
Returning events herald Christmas season
Make plans now to bring the family to exciting, signature holiday events in Shreveport-Bossier.
From dazzling fireworks at the annual Rockets Over the Red festival, twinkling light displays at Christmas in Roseland, and flurries of snow at the Sno-Port exhibit inside Sci-Port Discovery Center, there are many ways to make the season bright.
Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival: Nov. 26, 4 - 7 p.m.
The Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival returns to Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport and Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in Bossier City on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees can celebrate the Christmas season with free, family-friendly fun that includes live music, activities, food trucks, Santa and more. Beer and beverages will be sold by Downtown Shreveport Unlimited, and face painting will be provided by Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. The evening will culminate with awe-inspiring fireworks that can be viewed from both Bossier City and downtown Shreveport.
BELIEVE! Lights the Night: Nov. 25 & 26 and Dec. 2 & 3, 9 and 16-18
Celebrating its third year of Christmas magic, BELIEVE! is the ultimate interactive magical Christmas journey held at the Shreveport Aquarium in downtown Shreveport. Receive a magic motionactivated Christmas wand that turns on lights, makes music, lights a fireplace, creates reindeer footprints, jingles bells and more as you venture through the aquarium to see all the animals. Are you on the naughty or nice list? Use your magic wand to find out. Meet and get photos with our enchanting cast of costumed characters, including Mrs. Claus, Santa’s jolly elves, and the new beautiful snow mermaid, Glacielle. Sit with the big guy himself, Santa, for a special photo opp. Find decorating inspiration by gazing at the beautiful community-decorated Christmas Trees, and vote for your favorite tree to win money for charity. Enjoy Mrs. Claus’ delicious cookies and hot cocoa. Make a holiday craft with one of our jolly elves, and keep your magic wand as a special gift.
Christmas in Roseland: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Nov. 25 - Dec. 18
Christmas in Roseland returns to the American Rose Center this holiday season. Watch as the gardens transform into a whimsical winter wonderland from the day after Thanksgiving until the weekend before Christmas. The American Rose Center will feature millions of twinkling lights, dozens of lighted displays, giant Christmas cards to the community, nightly entertainment, photos with Santa, train rides, marshmallow roasting, and tons of fun for the whole family.
Sno-Port: Friday, Nov. 25, at 9 a.m. – Jan. 29, 2023
Visitors from across the area have engaged in snow-themed, science-based activities housed in an interactive science “playground” known as “Sno-Port” at the Sci-Port Discovery Center since 2019. Sno-Port, redesigned annually, represents the imaginations and creations of local artists and has become a favorite holiday experience.
There are many more festive holiday events happening in Shreveport-Bossier City! Visit HolidaysOnTheRed.com to see a full list of attractions and events that are sure to make your season bright.