Featuring Arlene Gould and Kelli West of the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday "Go to Natchitoches" Show is all about the 95th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival.
Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish) is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory. Since 1927, the city is home to one of the oldest community-based holiday celebrations in the country. Starting as a one-day festival, the Natchitoches Christmas Festival has evolved into a six-week long Christmas Season. The Christmas Season begins on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and concludes on January the 6th, the Epiphany. Over 300,000 lights and 100 plus set pieces are on display every night at dusk.