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 Street

Christmas on Front Street holiday light displays in Olde Towne Slidell

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 gazebo decorated for Merry MadisonvilleMadisonville 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. 


Covington's 12 Days of Christmas 

Five Golden Rings display from Covington's 12 Days of Christmas lights12 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.


35th Annual Christmas Under the Stars

Slidell's Christmas under the Stars displayChristmas under the Stars elaborate displays in Griffith Park, Slidell

When: December 1-31, 2023, 6-9 p.m.

WhereGriffith Park, 333 Erlanger Ave, Slidell

Join the free celebration of twinkling lights, festive decorations, life-size Christmas cottages and other family fun this December.

24th Annual Holiday of Lights

Lighted displays at The Holiday of Lights in MandevilleHoliday 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!

40 Years, 40 Trees

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.


Slidell's Bayou Christmas

Get pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Slidell's Bayou Christmas.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 Park1701 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


Revel in the holiday season with Santa, caroling, Christmas lights, festivals, shopping, sip n' strolls, and more.

Plan to celebrate year-round at culinary and cultural festivities on Louisiana Northshore.

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