Thousands of visitors descended on Natchitoches for a holiday experience that still remains unlike any other. From colonial era reenactors, top quality entertainment and one of the finest fireworks shows in the country, there was something for everyone at the 94th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival on Dec 5.
While the COVID situation forced the cancellation of the traditional parade and attendance during the day was not up to previous year’s numbers, there was nonetheless quite a few things for visitors to do. Colonial era reenactors at Natchitoches’ Fort St. Jean Baptiste welcomed visitors into another era. The superb Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History museum likewise welcomed visitors throughout the festival day. Several bands entertained the crowd at the downtown riverbank stage.
Festivalgoers were able to browse a craft fair held in the parking lot of a local bank. Front Street shops and eateries were busy throughout the day as people enjoyed the holiday ambiance and awaited the fireworks show.
The fireworks show, superb as always, certainly did not disappoint! The show is one of the finest one can see anywhere and is easily the best in the state. This year was no exception.