The Arts Center will hold “Changed by a Baby Boy” a Christmas Musical Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 20 at 1 and 4 p.m. The musical will take the Christmas story and bring it to contemporary times in Natchitoches. This event is free and open to the public.
Event Schedule for Downtown Natchitoches:
3-9 p.m.- Holiday Kid Fest on Downtown Riverbank
5-8 p.m.- Holiday tour of homes
6 p.m.- Changed by a baby boy at arts center
10 a.m.- 9 p.m.- Holiday Kids Fest
noon- 4:30 p.m.- Santa at Rocking Horse Toy Store
noon- 4 p.m.- Cane River Creole Christmas
at Badin Roque house
1-2:30 p.m.- Christmas Down River at Oakland Plantation
1-4 p.m.- Holiday tour of homes
1 p.m. and 4 p.m.- Changed by a baby boy at arts center
3:30 p.m.- Jerad Bridges on Riverbank stage
6- 8 p.m.- Visit with Santa at Rebel State Park
6 p.m.- Johnny Earthquake and the Moon Dogs
on Riverbank stage
7 p.m.- Fireworks over Cane River Lake
Christmas by candlelight home tour features three sets of decorated houses: The Natchitoches Historic Foundation hopes to fill the air with a festive mood that will warm your heart. Proceeds from this tour benefit the preservation and restoration of cultural resources in Natchitoches. The third set of homes tour Saturday Dec. 20 from 1-4 p.m. and include Maison de Foret, Keegan House and Seven Columns. The dwellings inhabitants have an appreciation for the history that has influenced their homes. Guests can experience architecture, stories, and the ambiance of the town that enjoys celebrating the holidays with others. Tickets are $10 per individual house and $20 for one tour package. Group rates are available by advanced sale. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Natchitoches Convention and Visitor Bureau or online at squareup.com/market/natchitoches-historic-foundation for an additional $1 mailing fee. Tickets will also be available at the Natchitoches Convention and Visitor Bureau on the day of the tour.
The National Park Service will host Jim Pharis Dec. 20 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Oakland Plantation as a part of “Christmas Down River”. Besides his own compositions in the country blues vein, Jim has also specialized in finding and arranging acoustic blues gems. These are songs by artists like Bo Carter, Big Bill Broonzy and Oscar “Buddy" Woods. Jim currently lives in the Lafayette area where he plays music, publishes a fingerstyle guitar instructional website and teaches fingerstyle guitar. Visitors can create an old-style Christmas ornaments and refreshments will be provided. Oakland is located at 4386 Hwy 494, Natchez LA 71456.
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