Looking for a some holiday fun to share this special time of year with your family? Check out all the events BREC has to offer around the parish and be sure to mark your calendars for Santa's stops.


See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition
Baton Rouge Zoo
November 24-December 30*
5:30-8 p.m./ Zoo grounds close at 9 p.m.
*Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
- Adults/Teens: $5
- Seniors: $4
- Ages 2-12: $3
- Friends of the Zoo Members: $3 per person

Reindeer Ride Downtown Celebration

Welcome the holiday season with a unique nighttime family bike ride up the levy from Skip Bertman Drive to downtown Baton Rouge to be a part of Baton Rouge’s Downtown Christmas Lighting Celebration. Participants will leave the levy trail head and join in a colorful bike parade through the downtown area, participate in the many fun evening activities and return together.
Skip Bertman Drive Trailhead
December 2
6-8 p.m.
Ages: 8+

Caroling in the Park

Mark your calendars for BREC’s annual Caroling in City Park featuring a park lighting ceremony, candlelight caroling, roasting marshmallows and a host of other family activities for all ages to enjoy. Food vendors will be on site for this event.

City-Brooks Community Park
December 8
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Toys for Tots Ollie challenge

BREC Extreme Sports partners with Toys for Tots on their annual toy drive to make sure as many kids as possible enjoy the holidays! This event features the highest ollie and highest BMX bunny hop contests along with more! Entry to participate is one unopened, unwrapped toy.
Perkins Road Extreme Sports Park
December 9
12-4 p.m.

Creole Christmas & Holiday Fair

An annual event featuring seasonal decorations in the historic house, traditional songs in French and Spanish sung by local school children, period demonstrations, folk crafts and the annual bonfire to welcome Papa Noel.

Magnolia Mound Plantation
December 10
1-6 p.m.

Santa Road Show

Experience the holidays as Santa makes his annual stop at BREC. Bring your cameras to take memorable family photos as you tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Enjoy holiday games, crafts and other fun activities for all ages

Gus Young Park
December 16
12(noon)-2 p.m.

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