Free Thanksgiving Meal

First Baptist Church

Wednesday 25th

Main St Community Ctr


The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 5:30p to 7p This Traditional Turkey and dressing dinner is free and open to those in need this holiday season.

Info: 448-8221


Calvary Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving day

at Calvary Baptist Church

In Alexandria. 

There will be a 5k and 1k  race

Info Link Click Here


Thanksgiving Day Lunch

will be served at First United Methodist Church

On Jackson Street in Alexandria.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Lunch will be served at Noon

Phone: 318-443-5696


20th Anniversary Steve Conn

& Sonny Landreth Thanksgiving Show

Spirit's Food & Friends
1200 Texas Ave

Steve Conn & Sonny Landreth's 20th Anniversary Show live at Spirits Food & Friends. The famous gumbo by Mayor Jaques Roy & the celebrity gumbo Krewe with gumbo sales proceeds benefitting the Manna House. Special Menu consisting of Fresh Gulf fish, hand cut steaks, and more. Doors open at 7pm for dinner and ticket holders only. Show starts at 9pm.

Admission: $25


The Nutcracker 2015

Red River Dance Theatre Company

November 28th

Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center
1202 Third Street

Red River Dance Theatre Company invites you and your family to attend their annual presentation of The Nutcracker Ballet at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 28 at 7 PM and Sunday, November 29 at 2 PM.  Join Red River Dance Theatre Company and experience the magic of The Nutcracker Ballet!

Adults - $18.00
$15.00 Students/Children - $13.00

Santa's House-City of Pineville

Pineville City Hall

The wonderful Pineville tradition of Santa's House will be open daily from December 1st through 23rd on Main St in front of City Hall.

Hours of operation are:
Monday - Friday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Dinner and Silent Auction to Benefit Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition

December 3rd

313 DeSoto Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Enjoy a three course dinner catered by Embers, a wine tasting, access to a cash bar, and the opportunity to bid on exquisite silent auction items.

Proceeds from this event benefit the renovations of the Virginia Soprano Housing Resource Center for the Homelss of Central Louisiana.


$100 per ticket

Alex Winter Fete

December 3rd, 4th & 5th

Downtown Alexandria
Alexandria, LA

On December 3, 2015, the festival will kick off with the beginning of the City’s annual 12 Nights of Christmas program—including a Griswoldian tree and downtown lighting, event, children’s program, Santa visit, street performers, food vendors, and other surprises. 

On December 4, 2015, the festival will continue at 5 p.m. with a continuation of December 3’s activities and features, while also adding a holiday carnival atmosphere and Holiday Walk, retail and arts and crafts vendors for holiday shopping, food vendors, fireworks, multi-cultural holiday themes and activities from around the world, adding an international holiday flair while allowing Alexandrians to appreciate other cultures and specifically those comprising Central Louisiana.

On December 5, 2015, the festival will feature the vendors, snow globes, snow, and more while then winding down as evening rolls in with an easy-going night.  There will be choices for Saturday evening and night. Those with children can wind the day down at the Alexandria Zoo watching seasonal movies with popcorn, and warm


Holiday Magic

December 3rd

Alexander Fulton Mini Park
Downtown Alexandria

Sponsored by the City of Alexandria Division of Community Services.

First Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas ...

School groups, dance troupes, and Community Choirs perform as the mayor lights the park for the Christmas season.


The Hero’s Life

Abendmusik Alexandria

December 3rd

Hearn Stage
1102 Third Street

Join the Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Thursday, December 3 for Abendmusik Alexandria’s The Hero’s Life. Featuring the heroic Second Horn Concerto of Richard Strauss and songs by Leonard Bernstein.

  There will be a cash bar and appetizer plates available for $5.00.


General Admission - $10.00


Holiday Light Safari

December 4 - 5, 11 - 12, 18 - 23 & 26 - 27


Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
5:30PM - 8:00PM

Alexandria Zoo presents Holiday Light Safari

If you're looking to create wonderful holiday memories, Alexandria Zoo is the place to be this holiday season! 

Holiday Light Safari is unlike any other event in the area and features hundreds of thousands of lights, "wild animal theme" light displays, train rides, Santa, activities for children, a bonfire, photo ops and much more! 

The 19th is the Twelfth Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.

Sponsored by the City of Alexandria and Friends of the Alexandria Zoo.

$7 per person - Children ages 4 and older


Holiday Home Tour Returns to Garden District

Saturday, December 12

4:00-8:00 p.m.

Alexandria’s Garden District Neighborhood Foundationand the Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission have teamed together again to present a Holiday Tour of Homes . Four historic homes will be open for tour in the historic Garden District, each with individual history and architectural character. Tour participants begin their tour at the First United Methodist Church, located on Jackson Street, where they can park their car, pick up tickets, and hop on the “Spirit of Alexandria” trolleys. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase online at Garden Districk Neighborhood or in person at Southern Chic Boutique and Main Dish & More in Alexandria.


T.R.E.E. House Peppermint Forest

December 4th

T.R.E.E. House Museum
1403 3rd Street
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Sponsored by the T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum.

The Second Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.Take a walk through the Peppermint Forest!

Kids can create peppermint treats, ornaments, write a letter to Santa.

$4 per person, children under 2 are free

Chris Janson In Concert

December 4th

Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center
With Special Guest Andy Griggs
Presented by:

100.3 KRRV

$45 per ticket

River Oaks Annual Porch Sale

December 5th

River Oaks Square Art Center
1330 Second Street

Held in the Historic Bolton Home (c. 1899), the Annual Christmas Porch Sale features work from over 150 local and regional artists and fine craftsmen. Stop by from  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM for one of the most unique sales of original works of art in the state!

Phone: 318-473-2670



The Live Nativity

December 6th

First United Methodist Church of Alexandria
2727 Jackson Street
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Fourth Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas ...

Drive thru the live nativity to experience a re-enactment of the Christmas Story, complete with Christmas music, candlelight and live animals.

 Admission: Free

Phone: 318-443-5696

Pilgrimage to Bethlehem

Emmanuel Baptist Church
December 10th - 13th
Jackson Street

Experience music, drama and a guided tour of first Century Bethlehem (allow at least an hour for pre-tour)

Admission: Free
Phone: 318-442-7773


Weekly Meditation

classes are held each Tuesday evening at 6:30p  at River Oaks Square Arts Center on  Second St in Alexandria. The classes are free of charge and open to the public. Beginners are welcome.




River Oaks Square Arts Center

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