Three holiday light shows plugging in on Friday night _lowres

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Cherry Sotomayor , 6, who lit up the Christmas tree this year, runs through the Christmas themed display of lights at Kenner's annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Rivertown's Heritage Village on December 6, 2013.

1. KENNER

Kenner’s mellow Christmas Village in Historic Rivertown, shown, runs Dec. 5-17; open 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 405 Williams Blvd. Caroling, lights, food, laser shows in the planetarium and visits with Santa. Free.

2. METAIRIE

The LED displays go on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Lafreniere Park in Metairie, lighting the way to a month of walking and driving tours. Nightly 5:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; til 11:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Musical groups, story times, character visits, Ferris wheel and Lombardi trophy; $3 per vehicle. lafrenierepark.org.

3. SLIDELL

Christmas Under the Stars at Slidell’s Griffith Park, Erlanger and Second streets, runs 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13, with a Parade of Trees, appearances by Santa and live entertainment. Free.