St. Francisville's Christmas in the Country kicks off Friday with the lighting of the town's Christmas tree and fireworks.

The holiday celebration continues through Sunday with a long list of activities.



5:30 p.m.: Children’s choir Voices in Motion, tree lighting and fireworks

Through 7 p.m.: Shops and vendors in Parker Park

9 a.m. to noon, Audubon State Historic Site's Colonial Christmas School Day for preregistered students


7:30 a.m.: Prayer breakfast at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

8 a.m.: Christmas on the Run for the Relay for Life at Parker Park

8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.: The Women’s Service League Breakfast with St. Nick at Grace Episcopal Church’s Jackson Hall. Reservations are encouraged. Tickets are available online.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Friends of the Library annual Tour of Homes benefiting library programs

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: vendors in Parker Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Polar Express transportation through downtown and the "Polar Express" movie and activities in the Town Hall meeting room.

Noon to 2 p.m., Main Street Band in park gazebo

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Audubon State Historic Site's A Dickens of a Christmas 

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Community Sing-Along at United Methodist Church, 9856 Royal St.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Living Nativity at First Baptist Church, La. 10 at U.S. 61

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Peep into Our Holiday Homes, select houses in St. Francisville’s National Register Historic District along Ferdinand and Royal streets


10 a.m. to closing: Candy Cane Shopping Card opportunities 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Vendors in Parker Park

noon to 4 p.m.: Angola Traveling Band in Parker Park 

2 p.m.: Women’s Service League Christmas Parade "Don't Stop Believing" along Ferdinand and Commerce Streets


Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site will be decorated for Christmas, 19th-century style, in the main house, including greenery on mantles and banisters and fruit and nut displays on tables, throughout the season. Also, a hand-crafted, hand-decorated gingerbread replica of the plantation's main house will be displayed in the formal dining room.

The Women’s Service League offers fresh wreaths and cookbook sales on Ferdinand Street all weekend.