In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

See Christmas Round the World

Cultures all around the world and Northwest Louisiana show off their decorations.

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree…

Every culture decorates the tree in their own way. During the holiday season, you can experience Christmas around the world in one place. At the Multicultural Center of the South, you can see how other cultures dress up their trees. Blue ribbons often adorn the trees in Greece. Japanese people put small sandals and use umbrellas as toppers. In Scotland, you’ll see a lot of ornaments and Tartan-style ribbons and maybe a few Christmas poppers.

Christmas Tree Pictures below

Flag Tree
Flags of the World Tree
Greece Tree
Greece Tree
Mexico Tree
Mexico Tree
Cajun Tree
Cajun Tree
Japan Tree
Japan Tree
Scotland Tree
Scotland Tree
China Tree
China Tree
India Tree
India Tree
Phillippines Tree
Philippines Tree
native American Tree
Native American Tree
South Korea Tree
South Korea Tree
Fluew de Lis Tree
Louisiana Fleur de Lis Tree

On the second floor, as part of the Christmas Around the World, you can peruse the nativity scenes from across the globe.

Nativity World

In addition, visit the African-American Santa Collection of Mr. Daryl and Mrs. Yvonne Mitchell.

AfrAmer Santa Collection

And discover what Santa Claus is known by around the world.

Santa Claus world

Find out more on their website.

About the Multicultural Center…
Through numerous cultural exhibits, musical programs, artistic endeavors and demonstrations, the Center encourages visitors to take a vicarious journey to distant lands to learn about the practices and traditions transported to this country by both long-ago and present day immigrants.

The Center, located in the heart of Downtown Shreveport, hosts exhibits reflecting a variety of cultures present in Northwest Louisiana that include: Mexican, Native American, Irish, Scottish, Cajun, Creole, African-American, Iranian, Jewish, German, East Indian, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Slavic.

The Multicultural Center of the South also presents an annual Taste of Culture you need to experience.