Christmas in Roseland 2020

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.

Key Dates: 

Fri/Sat/Sun - Nov. 27/28/29

Fri/Sat/Sun - Dec. 4/5/6

Fri/Sat/Sun - Dec. 11/2/13

Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun - Dec. 17/18/19/20

ENCORE: Mon/Tues/Wed - Dec. 21/22/23

Candlelight Sing-A-Long - Wednesday Dec. 23

Vendor Market - Fri/Sat/Sun, Dec 4/5/6 – Outside Event

Admission rates:

  • $5 per person or $20 per carload.

  • Ages 2 and younger are free.

  • Purchase tickets at the gate with cash. Cards are accepted in our giftshop.

  • Group Rates: • $100 per minibus (Up to 25 people)

  • $200 per charter bus (26+ people);

    • Please call Carol at 318-938-5402 to make a group reservation.

  • Admission good from 5:30PM-9:30PM


Roseland Express

  • Train tickets are $5 per person.

  • Train sanitized after every ride.

  • The track is a small circuit and does not go through the gardens.

  • Tickets are available in the gift shop.

Santa In The Garden - Every night until 9PM

  • Tickets are $10 per photo.

  • Social distancing enforced, Santa will not hold children for photos but stand behind your group seated on a bench with a backdrop behind.

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.


Title Sponsor - Garrison’s Home & Garden Showplace


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Lucy Medvec at 318-938-5402.




CCC art program began 26 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.

Key Dates:
Drop off deadline: Friday, November 13.
Judging: Monday/Tuesday November 16, 17.
Reception: November 19, from 6-7:30
Winner Announcement: Nov. 20, 2020
People’s Choice Winner Announced: Dec. 16, 2020
Card pickup: Jan 4-8, 2020.

2020 Elementary Winners

1st Place
Summerfield Elementary
2nd Place
University Elementary
3rd Place
South Highland Elementary

2020 Middle School Winners

1st Place
Walnut Hill Middle
2nd Place
Youree Drive Middle
3rd Place
Donnie Bickham
Middle School

2020 High School Winners

1st Place
Huntington High School
2nd Place
Word of God Academy
3rd Place
North Caddo
High School

2020 Best in Show

Riverside Elementary

2020 Other Entries






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 Lucy at (318) 938-5402, email, or sign up online below.

Performers are given passes to enter free of charge.

Performer Sign-Up



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


MARKET NIGHTS VENDOR - December 4th-5th

Are you interested in being a vendor on our Market Nights? Find out more information here, or email Lou Kerr with any questions.


Contact Lou Kerr: (318) 294-8479 or

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