Christmas in the Felicianas
Small-town charm collides with Christmas spirit in the Feliciana parishes, so bundle up and check out some of the following holiday festivities.
November 26–December 3: Christmas in the Country Wreath Sale 2022: Complete your Christmas decor with one of the Old Benevolent Society’s (28″–36″) wreaths, for sale at the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum as a fundraiser for the Old Benevolent Society’s Building Restoration projects. $40–$80. Pre-order at eventbrite.com.
December 2–4: St. Francisville Christmas in the Country: It all begins at the Town Hall, where local middle and high school students will perform carols on the front porch on Friday evening. From there the weekend kicks off with the Lighting of the Christmas Tree, the “Jingle Bell Mingle” market, live music in front of Parker Park, and a living Nativity at the First Baptist Church, complete with cookies, crafts, and petting stables. Finish the night with a tour of the lights and decorations at the West Feliciana Hospital campus. Saturday brings more festivities, including an arts market in Parker Park, music in the Gazebo, hymns at the Methodist Church, and more. It all concludes on Sunday with the St. Francisville Christmas Parade at 2 pm. stfrancisvillefestivals.com.
December 3: Sounds of the Season Concert and Dessert Reception at Grace Church: Ivan Griffin will perform special holiday classics as part of this beloved holiday tradition at Grace Church. A dessert reception will follow at Jackson Hall. All proceeds will go towards the renovation efforts of the Old Benevolent Society Building on Ferdinand Street. Doors open at 6:45 pm.
December 3: The Friends of the West Feliciana Parish Library Christmas Tour of Homes: Explore four of St. Francisville’s most intriguing homes, all dressed in their holiday best—as well as the new state of the art Bains Elementary School. 10 am–4 pm. $30 in advance; $35 day-of. Tickets available online at eventbrite, at Birds of a Feather, the library, or by calling (225) 635-3364.
December 3: Breakfast with Santa at Grace Church: The West Feliciana High School dance and cheer teams will once again host their annual breakfast with Santa to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, photos with the big guy himself, and a performance by West Fel High dancers and cheerleaders. Seatings at 8 am, 9:30 am, and 11 am. $10. Eventbrite.com.
December 3: A Dickens of a Christmas: Step into the holidays of centuries past at Audubon Oakley House, where costumed guides will show visitors through the festively-decorated, candelit home. Taste the holiday treats brewing in the kitchen, and enjoy the annual Christmas dance. $10 for adults (age 18–61), $8 for senior citizens (age 62 and over), $6 for children (age 4–17), and free for those age 4 and under. (225) 635-3739. lastateparks.com.
December 9: Chamber Series “Holiday Brass 2022”: The full Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra brass and percussion is ready and prepped to put you in the holiday spirit in the magical environs of Hemingbough. 7:30 pm–9:30 pm. $30. brso.org.
December 23: Vibes in the Ville-Christmas Edition: Enjoy live music by The Traveling Dive Bar Band in Parker Park, all the while munching on Reindeer food. 5:30 pm. Free. stfrancisvillefestivals.com.