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Christmas in the Country 2023

Over the river and through the woods to St. Francisville we go! Christmas in the Country is an annual weekend that will transform you into a holiday movie scene. Christmas in the Country promises a weekend filled with festive activities, music, delicious food, and the warmth of community spirit. Here’s a rundown of the exciting events taking place from December 1st to December 3rd:

Christmas in the Country St. Francisville, Louisiana

Friday, December 1st:

5:00pm-7:00pm – Gingerbread Man Scavenger Hunt Prize Pick Up – Town Hall

Get the festivities started by picking up your prizes for the Gingerbread Man Scavenger Hunt at the Town Hall.

5:00pm-9:00pm – Artists in Parker Park

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with over 60 vendors offering unique handmade items in Parker Park.

5:30pm – Music on the Porch

The West Feliciana Parish School Choirs will enchant the evening with their performances on the front porch of the Town Hall.

6:00pm – Lighting of the Town Christmas Tree

Witness the magical moment when the Mayor lights the town Christmas tree, followed by a dazzling fireworks display.

6:00pm-9:00pm – Jingle Bell Mingle

Head to Commerce Street for the Jingle Bell Mingle, featuring live music, food trucks, and a joyful atmosphere for dancing and mingling.

6:00pm-9:00pm – Don & Konspiracy

Enjoy the musical talents of Don & Konspiracy as they keep the festivities alive.

6:30pm-8:30pm – Living Nativity

First Baptist Church presents a Living Nativity, complete with crafts, a petting stable, and treats like cookies and cocoa.

7:30pm-9:30pm – Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Holiday Brass Concert

The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra will be performing their annual Holiday Brass Concert at the Greek Amphitheatre at Hemingbough. Get tickets here.

8:00pm – Lighting of West Feliciana Parish Hospital

Experience a Christmas Drive Thru from Burnett Road into the hospital campus, featuring lights, decorations, cookies, and cocoa.

Christmas in the Country St. Francisville, Louisiana

Saturday, December 2nd:

7:30am – Community Prayer Breakfast – United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

Start your day with a moment of reflection and community at the Community Prayer Breakfast.

8:00am-11:00am – Breakfast with Santa – Jackson Hall

Treat the family to a delightful breakfast with Santa; tickets are available at

10:00am-2:00pm – Old Benevolent Society Wreath Sale – Town Hall

Discover beautiful wreaths at the Old Benevolent Society Wreath Sale in the Town Hall.

10:00am-4:00pm – Artists in Parker Park

Explore handmade items and food trucks from over 60 vendors in Parker Park.

10:00am-4:00pm – Music in Parker Park

Let the melodies of various musical acts in Parker Park enhance your festive experience.

10:00am-12:30pm – Fugitive Ports

Experience the unique sound of Fugitive Ports as they perform.

1:00pm-4:00pm – Main Street Band

Enjoy the lively tunes of the Main Street Band.

10:00am-4:00pm – Friends of the Library Tour of Homes

Embark on a tour of five local homes beautifully decorated for the Christmas season; tickets available at, WF Parish Library, & Birds of a Feather.

5:30pm-8:00pm – A Jane Austen Christmas – Audubon State Historic Site/Oakley Plantation

Take a step back in time with candlelit tours, seasonal decorations, food tastings, and dancing.

6:00pm-9:00pm – Illuminate – Royal & Prosperity Streets

Marvel at the beauty of 3000 luminaries lighting up the streets for a family-friendly evening.

6:00pm-7:00pm – Hymn Singing – United Methodist Church

Join in the joyous hymn singing at the United Methodist Church.

6:00pm-9:00pm – Kids Christmas Ornament Workshop – Old Market Hall

Let the creativity flow at the Kids Christmas Ornament Workshop hosted by Arts for All & St. Francisville Beautiful.

6:00pm-9:00pm – Peep into Our Holiday Homes

Explore decorated homes along Ferdinand & Royal; signs will guide you to each Peep Home.

6:00pm-9:00pm – Christmas Spirits

Join the new event supporting St. Francisville Beautiful with four “Christmas Spirit” stops (adults only); tickets available at

6:00pm – Sounds of the Season Concert – Grace Church

Immerse yourself in the Sounds of the Season Concert featuring Clarence Jones & the Heritage Choir; tickets available at tellchestorslife/event.

Christmas in the Country St. Francisville, Louisiana

Sunday, December 3rd:

10:00am-2:00pm – Old Benevolent Society Wreath Sale – Town Hall

Don’t miss your last chance to grab a beautiful wreath at the Old Benevolent Society Wreath Sale.

10:00am-4:00pm – Artists in Parker Park

Explore more handmade items and food trucks from over 60 vendors in Parker Park.

12:00pm-2:00pm – Music in Parker Park – Roux Tones

Enjoy the soulful tunes of Roux Tones in Parker Park.

2:00pm – The Christmas Parade

Join the festive procession along Ferdinand & Commerce Streets and revel in the holiday cheer.


All Weekend:

Parker Park Christmas Trees

Take a stroll through Parker Park and admire the Christmas trees decorated by the students at Bains Lower Elementary.


Save the Date: Cocktails and Caroling – December 15th

4:00pm-6:00pm – Shop Downtown and Enjoy Christmas Cocktails

Sip on festive cocktails while shopping downtown and getting into the holiday spirit.

6:30pm – Caroling in Parker Park

Join the community for caroling in Parker Park, creating a perfect ending to the Christmas festivities.


If you need to know where to stay while visiting, click the link here.

Get ready to make lasting memories and embrace the magic of Christmas in the Country in St. Francisville!