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.
The celebration for 2019 includes the 20th anniversary of the center. Bring an unopened gift to support The Firefighters Operation Santa Claus. The event is on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Christmas Tree Pictures from 2018 below
On the second floor, as part of the Christmas Around the World, you can peruse the nativity scenes from across the globe.
In addition, visit the African-American Santa Collection of Mr. Daryl and Mrs. Yvonne Mitchell.
And discover what Santa Claus is known by around the 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.