Where to See Christmas Lights 2018

By Rachel Hebert | November 28, 2018

Is your house on fire, Clark?

No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.


Tis the season for extravagance. It’s that magical time of year where there’s no such thing as too much, and this is never truer than with Christmas decorations. From buying the biggest tree that will fit in the living room to making sure that inflatable Rudolph is standing up just right, our houses and yards are full of cheer this time of year. Not all of us are Clark Griswold, though. For most of us, it’s much more enjoyable to avoid the unending tangle of lights and instead, go see amazing displays of twinkling joy with a warm beverage in hand. So, for those of you in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, the Northshore or MS Gulf Coast, here’s where to see Christmas Lights this holiday season!


Christmas Lights

New Orleans

The Crescent City loves each holiday, and Christmas is certainly no different.

  • Celebration in the Oaks  |  City Park  |  November 30 – January 1
  • Miracle on Fulton Street  |  Harrah’s  |  December 1 – 23
  • Audubon Zoo Lights  |  Audubon Zoo  |  November 23 – December 30 (Select Nights)


Baton Rouge

Just like Mike the Tiger, Christmas is roaring with lights.

  •  Zoo Lights  |  Baton Rouge  |  November 23 – December 30
  • Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General  |  Corner of Bluebonnet & Picardy  |  November 17 – December 31








The Northshore shines just as bright as it’s big city neighbor during the holidays.

  • 18th Annual Holiday of Lights  |  21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville  |  December 1 -9
  • Christmas Under the Stars  |  Griffith Park – Slidell  |  December 1 – 9
  • Bayou Christmas  |  Heritage Park – Slidell   |   December 14 – 23
  • Ponchatoula Downtown Lighting Ceremony  |  Downtown Ponchatoula  |  December 1



Mississippi Gulf Coast

These gorgeous beaches are lit up with the Christmas gift of lights all month!

  • Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival  |  Jones Park – Gulfport  |  November 24 – December 31
  • Christmastime at Beauvoir  |  Beauvoir  |  December 7 – 23
  • Christmas on the Water Boat Parade  |  Biloxi  |  December 2




Happy Holidays! For all of your dream home needs, contact your LOCAL expert at Gardner Realtors today!

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