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December 2014

Character Weekend @ Holiday Lights Safari

December 19 - December 20
Alexandria Zoo,
3016 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Visit with costumed characters Caillou, Garfield the Cat, Baloo the Bear from Jungle Book, and more on December 19th & 20th. December 19 Live music by Shreveport’s Matthew Davidson Band. Special appearance by Louisiana IceGators hockey players. They will be available for photos and autographs. December 20 Live music by Reverend Charley’s Patent Medicine Show.

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Acoustic Instrument Jam Session

December 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rebel State Historic Site,
1260 Hwy. 1221, Marthaville, 71450
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December 20, Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – Acoustic Instrument Jam Session, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Bring your acoustic instruments and join other area musicians at Rebel SHS for an afternoon of musical fun and learning. The jam session will be held in the Louisiana Country Music Museum lobby from 1 to 5 p.m. You do not have to play an instrument to attend. Listeners are always welcome. For more information call 888.677.3600 toll free or 472.6255 locally.

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Polar Express Movie Night

December 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alexandria Mall,
3437 Masonic Drive , Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Alexandria, LA – Alexandria Mall presents the annual holiday tradition of the Polar Express movie showing on the big screen December 20, 4 p.m. at Center Court. Families can enjoy a festive atmosphere with a meet and greet with Santa and The Conductor to start the show. Kids are invited to attend in their snuggly pajamas to enjoy the show. Crafts and hot cocoa will be provided for guest enjoyment during the movie.

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Christmas in the Trenches

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site,
135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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December 20, Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville- Christmas in the Trenches, sunset. This program is held in conjunction with the City of Alexandria’s “12 Days of Christmas” program. After dark, a candlelight tour will be held along the boardwalk of Fort Randolph. Hear letters written during the winter of 1864 as you tour 6 stations of the board walk and learn how the soldiers spent the holidays here. For more information call 888.677.7437 toll free or 484.2390…

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Visits with Santa

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rebel State Historic Site,
1260 Hwy. 1221, Marthaville, 71450
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December 6, 13 and 20, Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – Visits with Santa, 6-8 p.m. Bring the entire family and come visit with Santa Claus. For more information call 888.677.3600 toll free or 472.6255 locally.

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12th Night of Christmas

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site,
135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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December 20: 12th Night of Christmas: Having a Dickens of a Christmas, 135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, 6-8p.m. Sponsored by Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site. Join the fun of a classical Dickens’ Christmas with live dulcimer music, the Dickens’ Louisiana Carolers, candlelight tours of the fort and much more!   Cost: Admission free. Call: 484-2390.

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Members: $25; Non-members: $50

Upcycle Toys Art Camp

December 22 - December 23
Alexandria Museum of Art,
933 Second St., Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Upcycle Toys! Holiday Art Camp Monday, December 22 – Tuesday, December 23, 9am-Noon Cost: $25 for AMoA member children;  $50 for non-members Ages 6 –12: Campers will have a blast and learn about science while creating their own toys from recycled materials! Contact Cindy Blair at (318) 443-3458 or cindy@themuseum.org to sign up.

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Members: $25, Non-members: $50

Trash to Toys!

December 22 - December 23
Alexandria Museum of Art,
933 Second St., Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Holiday Art Camp  — Trash to Toys! Monday, December 22 – Tuesday, December 23, 9am-Noon Cost: $25 for AMoA member children;  $50 for non-members Ages 6—12: Campers will have a blast and learn about science while creating their own toys from recycled materials! Contact Cindy Blair at (318) 443-3458 or cindy@themuseum.org to sign up.

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Spoken Word Workshop

December 22 - December 23
Alexandria Middle Magnet,
122 Maryland Ave., Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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The Muse: Spoken Word Workshop with iCon  (2 Sessions) Monday, December 22, 1-4 pm and Tuesday, December 23, 1-3 pm National poetry slam champion and host of AMoA’s highly popular Rhythm & Rhymes Spoken Word Performing Arts Series, Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley, will lead a 2-day, high-energy creative writing and performing workshop for youth ages 13-21. This workshop will introduce the art of spoken word poetry, focusing on foundational knowledge, innovative uses of language for the purposes of self-expression, and effective conveyance…

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Gingerbread House Workshop

December 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TREE House Children’s Museum,
1403 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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On December 23rd, 2014, the T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum will be hosting a Gingerbread House Workshop from 9 AM to 12 PM. At this workshop, children will construct edible gingerbread houses and accessories, and once they are done they will have tons of fun playing in the museum. Tickets are $15 a person, and must be purchased by December 19th. Children ages 4+ are eligible to register. Parents are not required to stay for this activity, making this the perfect…

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