Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2017 Holiday Events in Ruston, LA

Written by Amanda Quimby, Marketing Director

Ruston, LA has events happening all season long to keep you and yours in the holiday spirit! See the list below for abundant shopping opportunities, ice skating in Downtown Ruston, drive-thru Christmas lights, and so much more!


Nov. 9-11 Holidays in CedarTown
Kicking off holiday shopping is Ruston's premier shopping market! Knock out your gift list early with items from the area's favorite vendors!
Ruston Civic Center | Times and admission prices vary

Nov. 13-18 Shop for Good
Shop Downtown Ruston this week to learn more about local service organizations! At the end of the week, merchants donate a portion of sales to their selected non-profit!
Downtown Ruston | Times vary by location

Shop extended hours in Downtown Ruston! Main Street merchants will host special events and receptions, offer holiday sales and more!
Downtown Ruston | 6 p.m. 

Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday
Remember to shop small this holiday season! Select downtown merchants will be opening early as a part of Loyal Blue Weekend. See a complete list of shopping options here

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Lincoln Lights Up the Pines
You won't want to miss Ruston's own drive-thru Christmas lights display through beautiful Lincoln Parish Park!
Lincoln Parish Park | 5:30 p.m.

Watch as prosperous curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future in the holiday classic!
Dixie Center for the Arts | 7 p.m. Thurs-Sat; 2 p.m. Sunday

Watch as Downtown Ruston comes to life with the sights and sounds of Christmas! Lighting ceremony begins at 6 p.m., followed by holiday festivities for the family!
Downtown Ruston | 6 p.m.

This holiday art crawl features unique shopping opportunities from local and regional artists, live music, demos, children's activities, and so much more!
Downtown Ruston | 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Sunday

Dec. 1-15 12 Days of Christmas Shopping
Shop select Ruston merchants this holiday season for a chance to win cash, prizes, and more! Stop by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce for your shopping passport.
Participating merchants | Times vary by location

Dec. 1-31 Ice Skating
Ruston's ice skating returns to Downtown Ruston! The rink will be open every weekend in December. Skating sessions are 45 minutes; $10 per person.
Historic Fire Station | Times vary by day

Dec. 1-31 Bank of Ruston Holiday Art Exhibit
Stop by Bank of Ruston's "Mapping Out a Future for the Arts" exhibit featuring original works of art that incorporate maps found in Ruston's historic Federal Building.
Bank of Ruston | Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dec. 2 Christmas in Dubach
Celebrate Christmas in Dubach, LA with shopping opportunities, a parade, activities for the family, and more!
Scott Hamilton Warehouse | 9 a.m.

Take this last opportunity to shop this marketplace for Christmas gifts. Find unique items for friends and family like handmade items, jewelry and accessories, clothing, and more!
Dubach, LA | Fri-Sat 9 a.m.; 10 a.m. Sunday

Bundle up and bring the family out to see "A Magical Christmas" parade rolling through Downtown Ruston with festive floats, beautiful lights, and candy for all!
Downtown Ruston | 4 p.m.

Following the annual Christmas parade will be a cookoff featuring teams battling for the best chili and coveted prize paddle!
Railroad Park | Sampling begins immediately after the parade

This hilarious two-man sequel to "Greater Tuna" tells the story of Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas.
The Norton Building | 7 p.m.

Come out and celebrate the season as Lawrence Gibbs and the Russ-Town Band jingle-bell rock the Dixie stage with holiday classics!
Dixie Center for the Arts | 7 p.m.

For more information on these and other events, visit www.experienceruston.com.

Full-time destination marketer, part-time gardener. Amanda has a love for travel and tourism, event planning and showcasing #RustonLA. She's also very serious about coffee, cocktails, true crime novels and The Walking Dead. Amanda implements the sales, marketing, advertising and public relations plans for the CVB. 

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