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Tuesday, November 30

Holiday show | LSU

Pass through Tower Drive anytime from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for holiday treats and activities on Tuesday, November 30. Then officially ring in the holiday season with the annual LSU Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7:45 p.m. at the Free Speech Circle.

Wednesday December 1

S’mores over | LSU UREC

It’s starting to look like winter at LSU. On Wednesday December 1, join the LSU UREC on the outdoor challenge course for free s’mores from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday 2 December

Eric Schmitt | Italian cafe La Divina

Eric Schmitt, English teacher at LSU, will show off his singer-songwriter skills when he performs at Live Original Music on Thursday, December 2 at La Divina Italian Café, 3535 Perkins Rd. Suite 360. From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, you can enjoy live music with ice cream, paninis or other divine delicacies.

Friday December 3

Festival of Lights | Town square on boulevard Nord

Take a stroll through downtown Baton Rouge on Friday, December 3, and you’ll find yourself in a winter wonderland for the annual Festival of Lights at 222 North Blvd. From 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., you can enjoy live music, live nurseries and more. At 6 p.m., join Mayor Sharon Weston Broome as she lights up the city’s Christmas tree and nearly half a million twinkling lights on the street. Fireworks on the Mississippi River will follow. For a full schedule of events, click here.

LSU Museum Store Holiday Shopping Event | LSU Art Museum Store

Find unique holiday gifts while shopping for local artwork and more at the 17 stores at LSU Museum of Art.e annual holiday shopping event. From noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 3, take advantage of 20% off an item, free gift wrapping and raffle prizes. The LSU Museum of Art Store is located on the first floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.

Saturday 4th December

Brasshearts Brass Band and Bad Bongo | Social red stick

Get your funk on Saturday December 4th at Red Stick Social when Brasshearts Brass Band teams up with Bad Bongo. The night is sure to be a party filled with New Orleans style music. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Red Stick Social, 1503 Government Street. The blanket costs $ 10.

Hotel Bourgogne et Floribunda | University theater

Join the Hôtel Bourgogne for the release of the group’s original album “Embrace the Space”. The Burgundy Hotel will be joined by indie rock band Floribunda on Saturday, December 4 at the Varsity Theater, 3353 Highland Rd. The music starts at 9 pm with a $ 5 blanket.

Sunday 5 December

Notre-Dame du Tigre du Lac 10K, Billy Cannon 5K | Red Stick

If you’ve always wanted to slap the WIN bar at Tiger Stadium, now’s your chance. Register now for the Tiger 10K or Billy Cannon 5K for the chance to ride the LSU campus to the 50 meter line at Tiger Stadium. Listing prices start at $ 45 for 5K and $ 60 for 10K with incremental price increases throughout the week.

A Christmas in the countryside | LSU Rural Life Museum

Take a trip with the ghost of Christmas spent in a 19e Louisiana Christmas celebration of the century. Enjoy musical and dance performances, as well as living history demonstrations, such as woodworking and open hearth cooking. Have fun all day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. when it comes time to end the night with a lit bonfire. A Rural Life Christmas will take place on Sunday December 5 at the LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane. Admission is $ 10.

Bâton Rouge Orchestra Christmas Concert | St. Joseph’s Cathedral

If you’re into Christmas music, head to St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 412 North St., in downtown Baton Rouge on Sunday, December 6. The Baton Rouge Concert Band will present their Christmas 2021 concert filled with traditional music like “Ave Maria” and fun favorites from “The Nutcracker Suite” and “Polar Express”. The annual concert starts at 3 p.m.

Current events

Natchitoches Christmas Party | Natchitoches, LA

The 95e The annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival runs from Saturday, November 20 to Thursday, January 6. Over 300,000 lights and over 100 pieces of decor are on display every evening at dusk. For more information on festival dates and special events, such as live music and fireworks, visit

ZooLights | Baton Rouge Zoo

If you want to go see the Christmas lights, take a trip to the Baton Rouge Zoo for ZooLights. A 1.5-mile trail filled with over 50 illuminated sculptures of animals and holiday symbols will light up BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Rd., From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, November 26 through Thursday December 30. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for half the $ 5 admission price. ZooLights will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


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