WINTER FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans. Featuring nearly 100 vendors selling arts, crafts, food and produce. Free.


HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT BATON ROUGE GENERAL: 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Baton Rouge General, corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. The hospital's lawn transforms into a twinkling, singing and musically synchronized light display for the family. Free.


FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: Downtown Natchitoches. A variety of celebrations, entertainment, food and music to celebrate the holiday season. View the schedule and get more information at


CHRISTMAS AT BLUE BAYOU: 6 p.m. Blue Bayou Dixie Landin', 18142 E. Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Drive through more than a mile of custom lights synchronized to music. $28 at the gates, per car, up to eight passengers.

SHADRACK'S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND: Dusk to 10 p.m. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Featuring more than 2 miles of custom-made displays that dance to music played over the car radio. $25 for cars and family vans. $40 for activity vans, limos and mini/half buses. $80 for tours and school buses.