Christmas in the Park

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November 23 – December 25

Why not discover Natchitoches’ newest Holiday attraction, Christmas in the Park this year? Bring your entire family to Dark Woods in Natchitoches, Louisiana and celebrate the true meaning of this magical season amid this walk through explosion of light and sounds that transforms the park into a true woodland winter wonderland. Christmas In The Park is a family friendly environment with over two hundred thousand LED lights and decorations, tasty holiday treats, nightly Christmas character meet and greets, the Mistletones singing Christmas trees and much more.

Please Note: During Christmas in the Park, Dark Woods is closed Mondays, Tuesdays (except December 7 & 24) and Sunday November 25. For complete dates and times click here.


From strolling the woods twinkling with light displays to sitting next to a fire-pit and making s’mores discover what makes Christmas in the Park an environment that is filled with love, family, and a true Christmas spirit that truly in the heart of Natchitoches Parish.

200,000 LIGHTS

Christmas in the Park provides the perfect setting for family memories this Christmas. Be merry and bright as you bask in the glow of 200,000+ dazzling LED lights in our family’s growing holiday display.


 From interactive fun for kids to uplifting holiday music, nightly entertainment even includes a place for the kids to see Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and other holiday character favorites at Claus’ Outpost. 


Gather the whole family for homemade doughnuts and gourmet hot chocolate. Plus, enjoy other seasonal favorites like
caramel apples, campfire s’mores and Natchitoches meat pies at the park concessions.

Do You Believe? Photos with Santa and Friends

Celebrate the spirit of the season and experience the ultimate ho-ho-holiday encounter when you meet—and snap pics with—the jolly old elf himself.

TWO NIGHTS LEFT! Dec 21 & 22

Dark Woods is excited to now offer professional souvenir photo packages printed while you wait! Kringle’s Outpost is a festive Christmas set furnished with traditional European antiques and beautiful Christmas decor perfect for unique Christmas memories.

Pricing Packages for Holiday Photos 2018

PICK 2 – $20

2 – 5X7 prints
(additional copies $10 each)

PICK 1 – $15  (choose 1 from the following)

1 – 5X7 print
4 – Wallets


$25 – Digital image only

Location in park: Kringle’s Outpost @ Dark Woods

*Schedule subject to change without notice. **Subject to weather conditions and park operating hours ***Additional fees apply for photo souvenirs.



Admission to Christmas in the Park is $5 per person ages 4 and up. Children 3 and under are FREE. Take home beautiful Christmas memories that will last a lifetime.
Tickets are available online and at the box office onsite nightly. Get your tickets today!

Located in Northwest Louisiana, Natchitoches parish is a gem to behold during the Christmas holidays. Every year the city of Natchitoches explodes with Christmas joy and beautiful colors as the historic Downtown area is decorated with millions of lights, set decorations, and wonderful Christmas Spirit that millions of people come to visit every year. Dubbed the City of Lights, Natchitoches has earned a permanent spot on Louisiana’s Holiday Trail of Lights as huge waves of families pour into the city limits to experience a truly unique take on the Christmas in the South.