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7 Fun Things to Do on Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving weekend from all of us at the Ark-La-Tex Weekend

Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you’re out and about shopping or spending time with family, you need to spend some quality time at one of these fun things to do.


Winter Wonderland of Lights

5:00pm-9:00pm (also on Saturday and Sunday)

Drive through some beautiful Christmas light displays and see Santa and his elves in their Toy Shop. For more upcoming dates and info, click here.

Location – Cypress Bend Park, 3462 Bypress Bend Dr., Many, La


Bossier Small Business Saturday


Over 65 small businesses come together for this enjoyable market. There’s plenty of fun things to do beside shopping like free live music, face painting, balloons and more. Free admission and parking. Follow the event on Facebook for more info.

Location – South side of Pierre Bossier Mall, 2950 E. Texas St., Bossier City

2nd Annual Christmas Kickoff


From a Christmas hayride to pictures with Santa, there’s plenty to do at this event. Plus you can get in a little shopping and make great Christmas memories. For more info, click here.

Location – 300 North Front St., Blanchard, La

Springhill North Webster Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade


Santa makes his way to the parade! See fun Christmas floats along Historic Main Street and get in the holiday spirit. Stay after the parade for a concert of local artists and a fashion show from downtown merchants. For more info, click here.

Location – Downtown Springhill, La

Scott Joplin’s Jazzy Birthday Celebration


Dress up like it’s the 1920s and head to the 1923 Banana Club for an evening of jazz, cocktails, silent auction and more. It’s going to be a great party for Texarkana’s own Scott Joplin. For tickets and more info, click here.

Location – 223 Front St., Texarkana (Basement of the 1894 Gallery)

Lindsey Stirling Christmas Program


You’ve seen Violinist Lindsey Stirling om America’s Got Talent and Dancing With the Stars before. Now see her on stage as she performs a very special Christmas concert. For tickets, click here.

Location – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Grand Ave., Shreveport


Princesses in the Gardens


Meet magical princesses and explore Christmas in Roseland. See 500,000+ lights and visit the Administration Building for the special meet and greet. For more info, click here.

Location – Gardens of the American Rose Center, 8877 Jefferson Paige Rd., Shreveport