Christmas Festival won’t take reservations for riverbank tarps this year

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The 92nd Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival will take place Saturday, December 1st in downtown Natchitoches. This year, there will be NO reservations for tarps on the riverbank. Spots will be available on the north and south end of the riverbank on a first-come, first -serve basis. Tarps CANNOT be placed until 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Tarps or blankets placed before 5:30 a.m. will be removed.

Individuals must provide their own tarp or blanket with an 8×10 maximum tarp size allowed. Tarps, blankets, and chairs will be prohibited from blocking the area between the curb of the promenade and the seawall. Due to irrigation lines, stakes are not permitted to secure tarps and must be secured using weights or personal belongings.

Seating will be available in the amphitheater, but no tarps or chairs will be allowed on the steps or green space. Standing on the steps will also be prohibited.

The City thanks everyone for their cooperation in securing a spot on the riverbank to enjoy the best fireworks show of the Christmas season.

For more information on the 92nd Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival, please visit

2 thoughts on “Christmas Festival won’t take reservations for riverbank tarps this year

  1. Lol why not just do away with anything the locals have done for 50 years? Never will I attend this event again .

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