Few things get us into the holiday spirit more than the shimmer of twinkling lights adorning the charming streets, parks and Tammany Trace trailheads of St. Tammany Parish. While navigating the hustle and bustle of the holidays, take a break to stroll or drive by these free light displays and bring out that inner glow!
Christmas on Front lighted displays, photo by Marisa Frischhertz
When: November 12, 2023-January 1, 2024, from dusk until dawn
Where: Front Street from West Hall to Erlanger Ave., Olde Towne Slidell
The City of Slidell and Keep Slidell Beautiful welcome you each night to Olde Towne with a dazzling display of thousands of lights along Front Street.
Madisonville Ball Park and Tchefuncte Riverfront
Madisonville Ball Park's gazebo decorated for the holidays. Photo by Anthony "Chopper" Leone
When: November 23, 2023-January 14, 2024, dusk 'til dawn
Where: Along the Tchefuncte Riverfront and Madisonville Ball Park, Madisonville
See historic Madisonville's ancient, moss-draped live oaks illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights. Also, the Madisonville Ball Park, 1007 Pine Street, will be decorated for Merry Madisonville.
12 Days of Christmas light displays throughout downtown Covington
When: November 22, 2023 - January 6, 2024, from dusk until dawn
Where: Historic Downtown Covington
A favorite Christmas carol has a place of prominence in Covington with lighted displays depicting the 12 Days of Christmas. Find them all with the map, snap a selfie, or belt the beloved carol on video to share with all those you'd love to be caroling with this holiday season.
Christmas under the Stars elaborate displays in Griffith Park, Slidell
When: December 1-31, 2023, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger Ave, Slidell
Join the free celebration of twinkling lights, festive decorations, life-size Christmas cottages and other family fun this December.
Holiday of Lights displays along Koop Drive in Mandeville
When: December 1, 2, 8 and 9, 6-8:30 p.m. each night
Where: Tammany Trace Trailhead at 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville
Sing along with carolers, visit with Santa, ride the kiddie rides, and enjoy fare from local food truck vendors.
While you're there, stop by the Children’s Museum for more holiday fun!
When: December 2, 2023-January 1, 2024
Where: Covington Trailhead
Northshore Food Bank in Covington celebrates 40 years of the food bank nourishing the Northshore community. Walk the glittering display of 40 Christmas Trees, sponsored by local businesses, organizations and residents, all around the Covington Trailhead.
Lighting of the Menorah at Mandeville Trailhead
When: Friday, December 8, 2023, at 6 p.m.
Where: Mandeville Trailhead
The City of Mandeville partners with the Northshore Jewish Congregation to host a public Menorah Lighting.
Free photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus and loads of lights at Slidell's Bayou Christmas
When: December 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2023, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell
The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana's 9th annual fundraiser is a four-day event featuring free photos with Santa Claus, ice skating, entertainment, light displays, food and beverages, holiday decorations and a narrated Nativity display. Proceeds benefit the Slidell Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Louisiana.
For more holiday fun, explore our calendar of events.