Dedicated to America’s favorite flower: the Rose!


Come celebrate our 33rd Christmas in Roseland! 

The American Rose Center is transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland from the day after Thanksgiving until the weekend before Christmas.

  • Featuring thousands of twinkling lights, dozens of lighted displays, giant Christmas Cards to the Community, nightly entertainment, photos with Santa, rides on the Roseland Express train and tons of fun for the whole family!
  • Don’t forget to visit the Gift Shop and our concession stand during your visit. Hot chocolate, corn dogs and funnel cake!
  • Christmas in Roseland is a participant in the Holiday Trail of Lights tour!

Please note that Christmas in Roseland is a walking event only and no carts are available.


Merry Christmas, Y’all: Holiday Fun in Shreveport-Bossier



  • Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays Only from November 25 —December 22, 2016, 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.
  • Special Encore Nights — Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday, December 20th-22nd 2016
  • Gates are open from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Last car admitted at 9:30 p.m.

Admission/Santa Photos/Roseland Express:

  • $20 per carload or $5 per person — ages 2 and under get in free
  • Buses
    • Mini-Bus for 11-20 people:  $50
    • Medium Bus for 21 to 30 people:  $100
    • Large Bus for 31 to 54 people:  $150
    • Larger Bus for 55+:  $200
  • Group rates are available. Please call 938-5402 to make a group reservation.
  • Photos with Santa are $10 per photo. Santa will be here from 6 – 9 pm.
    No personal photography allowed. Tickets are available in the gift shop.
  • Roseland Express Train tickets are $5 per person.
    The track is a small circuit and does not go through the gardens. Tickets are available in the gift shop.





We are proud to be hosting the Roseland Christmas Market! Local vendors will have their wares for sell. Do your Christmas shopping and see the lights! BUY LOCAL. 

December 2nd-4th from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Klima Visitor Center.

Sponsor Vendors:

Man Made Soaps



Bearberry Farm
Laser Dragon Productions
L&R Spices
Thirtyone Gifts
The Bayou Rose
Forever Orentha Wearable Art
Rescue Chocolate
JC Wood Pens
My Edies Attic
Keep it Simple Gourmet Mixes
Hello Sweetie
In Good Company
Crystal Elf Designs
S2 Creations
Wired & Sassy
Man Made Soap (Sponcer)
Dardies Pralines
Chezlaughter Chocolate
Jobean Creative
First Craft Creations
Earthlizard Designs
Homemade Goodies
FROG Angel
Glory & Grace Splendid Tea Co.
Time 2 Play
Simply Chic Boutique Shreveport
Kellie’s Sass N Klass
Tis the Season
Turquoise and Tulips Boutique
Angela Brassfield
Southern Goodies

We will have another Roseland Christmas Market, but this night is for local attractions. They will be giving away door prizes and selling passes! These make great stocking stuffers. Come out and meet some of the mascots.ROSELAND CHRISTMAS MARKET – ATTRACTIONS NIGHT

December 9th from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Klima Visitor Center.

Attractions: TBA

Thank you to our sponsors and donors. This year we will be able to convert even more old lights to new LED lights. Last year we were able to convert 20,000 of our old lights with new LED lights.



CCC art program began 24 years ago to create a unique opportunity for highlighting the creative talents of local school students. We give participating schools a 4′x8′ piece of plywood to make their masterpiece on. The cards are judged by area artists and business people. Awards are given to First, Second and Third places in Elementary, Middle and High School divisions. A Best of Show is also awarded.

Download entry form and information packet 


First – Fairfield Elementary
Second – Word of God Academy
Third – Mooringsport Elementary

First: Shekinah Academy
Second: North Caddo Elementary
Third: Haughton Middle School

First: Bossier High
Second: Calvary Baptist Academy
Third: Captain Shreve

Best of Show: Mooringsport Elementary

This year will be our 3rd annual People’s Choice Award. Every visitor to Christmas in Roseland will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Christmas Card.

See the 2016 cards!

Thank you to our judges this year:
Robin Jones – Bossier Arts Council

Anna Baxter – Shreveport Regional Arts Council

Harvey W. Allen – Greenwood Chamber of Commerce

Thirty-minute evening performance periods are available for:

  • Musical groups
  • Church choirs
  • Bell choirs
  • Clowns and/or puppet performers
  • Storytellers
  • Dance groups.

To book your group or for more information, call Beth Smiley at 318-938-5402, or sign up online below.
Performers are given passes to enter free of charge.

Electricity is available, but performers will need to provide their own equipment.






Please sign up to volunteer at Christmas in Roseland.

  • Photo Helper: assist photographer in posing guests having photo taken with Santa
  • Entertainment Host: greet entertainers and guests in the Chapel; help with set up and timing
  • CIR Phone Helper: answer phone inquiries about CIR
  • Crosswalk Supervisor: OUTSIDE assist guests crossing roadway to insure safety
  • Train Ticket Helper: OUTSIDE assist Train Engineer in loading passengers, measuring passengers and taking tickets