Christmas music will play as shoppers stroll along Donaldsonville’s Railroad Avenue for the annual Avenue Evening Stroll from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The shopping and cultural event showcases the city’s downtown area and features artists, authors, crafters and vendors spreading holiday cheer.

In Louisiana Square, the Donaldsonville Fire Department Association will host a children’s Christmas village with Santa Claus and lots of activities.

The Stroll Choir Showcase will feature numerous local choirs providing holiday music.

This year, a street car trolley will be available. Tickets are free for customers who make a qualified purchase determined by participating merchants.

An “all evening pass” will be available for $5 for those who have not acquired one from a participating merchant by the night of the event.

The trolley will stop at all city merchants involved with the event.

Entertainment sites will be the Bicentennial Jazz Plaza and the River Road African American Heritage Museum, the Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Square and Donaldsonville Glass and Body.

Refreshments will be available at Louisiana Square.

Railroad Avenue will be closed to traffic throughout the event.

For information, email the Donaldsonville Main Street Program at or call (225) 323-2555.