Winter Wonderlands

We’re allowed to talk about other major winter holidays now, right? It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Chuck out your turkey carcasses and start hanging lights already! Here’s a list of December events that will help you squeeze every drop of joy out of the holiday season. (Joy is good for the skin.)

…Okay, it’s a list of places to look for holiday events. We Louisianians take every opportunity to celebrate, and writing all of them down would make this a very, very long blog post.


Visit Baton Rouge, an organization aimed at increasing tourism to our fair capitol city, has a constant list of every major event happening anywhere in Baton Rouge at any given point. If you’re looking for events for a specific day, look here. The Advocate’s calendar is pretty good, too, with both holiday-focused events and regularly scheduled programming for locals.

We can pretend.

On the other hand, the Baton Rouge Moms community has a great guide to family-focused, kid-friendly events happening up to sixty miles from the city. It’s got a great mix of culture, like The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou, and places for kids to get some of that sugar energy out, like ice skating at the Baton Rouge River Center. BR City Key is another great resource for finding events specific to your neighborhood if you can’t travel far.

If you celebrate Chanukah, don’t miss the State Capitol ceremony on the first day, December 6th, from 4:30-6:00 PM. Chabad Baton Rouge will host several other events around the city.

And of course, the library’s got programming all over the place. If you like homemade Christmas ornaments, holiday-themed story time, winter movies, winter snacks, or anything remotely related to the month of December, keep an eye on our events calendar for a program happening near you.

…but the library’s always nice and warm (and free of Iron Thrones).


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