River Region Art Santa Shop
November 1st-December 31st
The Art Depot Gallery of the River Region Art Association is opening its Santa Shop on November 1st!
Our annual Santa Shop will be filled with Christmas items so that you can complete your shopping list. Our artists are busy making Christmas tree ornaments, holiday cards, holiday home decor, jewelry, unique gift items, and much more! Children are always welcome at the Gallery, so have them join you as you shop.
The Santa Shop be open from November 1 – Dec 31 during our regular store hours: (Wed-Sat 11-4:30 and Sunday 12-4:00). Plan to visit our Santa Shop at the Art Depot Gallery in Gonzales. You won’t be disappointed! Join us at the Art Depot Gallery, River Region Art Association 320 E. Ascension St., Suite C, Gonzales, LA 70737. For more information call, 225-644-8496.
Shadrack Christmas Wonderland
November 16th – January 6th
LAMAR DIXON EXPO CENTER – 9039 S ST LANDRY AVE GONZALES, LA 70737
2 MILES OF CUSTOM MAGIC
Come see us opening night on November 16th 2018! The show will be closing on January 6th 2019.
M-F: Dusk – 10PM
Sat-Sunday: Dusk-10PM or Later
Including Holidays, even in the rain!
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are very popular nights to visit the lights show. Because of this, long lines should be expected and wait times can be long. Please visit us Mondays – Thursdays to avoid extended wait times. Thank you!
2018 RATES, PAID UPON ADMISSION
- Cars or Family Vans (8 passengers or less): $25
- Activity Van, Limo, or Mini/Half Bus: $40
- Tour/School Bus: $80
Tickets are purchased on-site from the comfort of your own vehicle. We accept cash and credit cards!
Avenue Evening Stroll
November 17, 2018
Location: Railroad Avenue, Donaldsonville
52nd Annual LIHA Powwow
November 17-18, 2018
Lamar Dixon Expo Center
Saturday- 12:00pm-7:30pm | Sunday- 12:00pm
The Louisiana Indian Heritage Association invites you to experience the color and excitement of Intertribal and Gourd dancing, singing, art and craft vendors, food, and culture. Adults $7; two day passes $10, children 10 and under free with paid adult
Historic Lantern Tour
November 17, 2018
5pm-10pm | 1st tour leaves at 5:00pm
1st Annual Freedom Bash
November 17, 2018
The Veterans Help Foundation presents the 1st Annual Freedom Bash with Craig Morgan and The Chase Tyler Band! Ticket details coming soon!
Holiday Art Camp
November HOLIDAY ART Camp for Kids
Something creative for your children to do during the Thanksgiving Holidays!
The Depot Gallery of the River Region Art Association will hold a Holiday Camp during the Thanksgiving Holiday week for kids ages 6 to 15. Classes are held from 9 am to noon at the Depot Gallery, 320 East Ascension St., Suite C, Gonzales, LA. Each day will be a different hands-on artistic project led by one of our Depot Gallery Artists! Monday, November 19th, “Pumpkin Wall Plaque”, Tuesday, November 20th, “Drawing Objects of Autumn”, Wednesday, November 21st, Merry Painted Ornaments”, Friday, November 23, “Wooden Christmas Tree Wall Hanging”.
Camp Days: November 19, 20, 21 and 23. Choose one day or the entire four days. Camp Fee: The entire four days – $80, per day $22. Registration is limited, so go to our website to get the Holiday Camp Registration form. Forms can also be picked up at the Depot Gallery during our hours of operation, Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm.
Call the Depot Gallery, 644-8496, for more information.
Moonlight Madness at Tanger Outlets Gonzales
November 22-25, 2018
As soon as the Thanksgiving meal is finished – it is time to fill up on sweet deals and the season’s biggest savings at Tanger Outlets! Opening at 6:00 pm on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 22nd, and staying open ALL NIGHT through Friday, Tanger will kick off the holiday shopping season with the annual Moonlight Madness Sale event.
Find exclusive, After Thanksgiving deals starting at 6:00pm and continuing throughout the entire weekend, November 22-25.
Download the special offers available all After-Thanksgiving Weekend long on www.tangeroutlet.com.
Swamp Pop Night before Christmas
December 1, 2018
Location: Lamar Dixon Expo Center
100.7 The Tiger WTGE presents “A Swamp Pop Night Before Christmas,” presented by Tour Ascension, Saturday, December 1st at Lamar Dixon!
Start off the holiday season with some of the best Swamp Pop bands in the area: Mike Broussard & Night Train, Na Na Sha and Don Rich!
Tickets are on sale now! Spend the day listening to great Swamp Pop music, knock out Christmas shopping, and enjoy delicious food and pictures with Santa!
Gonzales Christmas Tree Lighting
December 4, 2018
Where: Gonzales City Hall
Santa will be at Jambalaya Park; a gift will be given to all children ages infant to 5th grade!
Hot Chocolate will be served by the JFA and entertainment provided by Center Stage preforming Arts Academy
27th Annual Tree Lighting
December 4, 2018
JFA Christmas Parade
December 9, 2018
Join is for the Annual JFA Christmas Parade at 1:00pm December 9th in Gonzales. The parade featuresbands, marching groups and floats by school clubs, Scouts, church, nonprofits and businesses.
THE PARADE PARTICIPANTS WILL LINE UP ON IRMA BOULEVARD IN THE DIRECTION OF CORNERVIEW ROAD. THE PARADE LINE UP WILL CONTINUE TO GO DOWN IRMA BOULEVARD AND TAKE A LEFT ONTO CORNERVIEW ROAD, TRAVEL ON UP TO BURNSIDE AVENUE AND TAKE A LEFT ON BURNSIDE AVENUE AND TRAVEL TO EAST BANK SHOPPING CENTER WHERE THE PARADE WILL END.
Plans are for Irma Boulevard to be closed off completely at Cornerview Road and Worthy Road with drop offs at East Ascension High School. Floats will enter the line up from Worthy Road onto Irma Boulevard as directed by parade committee members.
Further information in regards to the line up of parade participants, i.e., floats, bands and organizations will be forthcoming from the Gonzales JFA Christmas Parade Committee. We hope you will join us for our annual parade on December 9, 2018 at 1PM.
Senior Citizens Christmas Party
December 11, 2018
Sorrento Christmas Celebration
December 11, 2018
Sorrento Community Center
Musical presentation, lighting of the Christmas tree, Santa riding on the firetruck, pictures with Santa, goodie bags, jambalaya, hot chocolate, cookie, and activities.
Donaldsonville Christmas Parade
December 15, 2018
South Louisiana Family Festival
March 7-9, 2019
Formerly known as the Extreme Ranch Rodeo, the South Louisiana Family Festival was created with families in mind. It’s not just a rodeo anymore, it’s a craft fair, it’s a car show, a color run, an AG farm, a fair, a fittest man contest, food, fun, and music. Every event is family friendly so that your little one’s can have good clean fun.
Lagniappe Music & Seafood Festival
Coming to Gonzales, March 8th-10th, 2019!
More details coming soon….
Louisiana Sportsman Show
March 14-17, 2018
Lamar Dixon Expo Center | 9039 S. St Landry Ave. Gonzales, LA 70737
The 40th Annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival, Louisiana’s largest outdoor show and boat show, will be held March 14-17, 2019, at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana. Louisiana’s premier outdoor show will feature acres of boats, fishing and hunting equipment, ATVs, tractors and lawn equipment, and activities for the entire family.
Show highlights include:
- an indoor boat show featuring all the major boat brands and dealers from throughout the Baton Rouge area
- acres of fishing tackle and hunting gear for sale
- an extensive display of ATVs and off-road vehicles
- a dedicated tractor and outdoor power equipment area
- the Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest, with display of some of the largest bucks killed during the 2017-18 season in Louisiana, Mississippi and across the country
- Splash Dogs, where participants can enter their dogs in retriever competitions
- a Kids Zone, with free admission to the show for kids on Sunday
- a bass tank, where pros will be giving regular seminars
- fishing and hunting outfitters from across the United States
- an improved food court featuring three times the selection