Christmas in Roseland 2021

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, 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. 25th - Dec. 18th

ENCORE: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs - Dec. 19/20/21/22/23

Preview Party: 11/17/2022


Finale Night & Candlelight Sing-A-Long - We will close our season with a candle-lit singalong of all your Christmas favorites: Dec. 23

First Responders & Medical Field Appreciation Night: TBD

Light Up The Gardens - Firework Finale Show: TBD

Roseland Christmas Vendor Market - Fri/Sat/Sun, Dec. 2nd-4th

Angel of Hope Candle Light Ceremony: TBD

PRINCESSES IN THE GARDENS The princesses of Never Ending Stories, LLC will be at the admin building in the gardens and visiting with guests: Dates, TBD

Every Night – MARSHMALLOW STATION Purchase a ticket for $1 each and roast a jumbo marshmallow in our new roasting station.

Admission rates:

  • $10 per person or $30 per carload.

    • Admission good from 5:30PM-9:30PM (Park open 5:30-10PM)

  • Ages 2 and younger are free.

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

  • OR Purchase tickets online here.

  • Group Rates: • $125 per minibus (Up to 25 people)

  • $250 per charter bus (26+ people);

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

  • Military Discount Available $5 OFF a carload

  • $5 Carload Admission: Grab your coupons from the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau office in downtown Shreveport.

Santa In The Garden - Every night from 6-9PM

  • 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 & Louisiana Travel

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

COVID-19 INFORMATION: We are following the guidelines set forth in Open Safe SBC. We encourage you to follow all health and safety guidelines when visiting Christmas in Roseland. We require guests to wear a mask and socially distance while walking outside enjoying the lights. We will be wearing masks and gloves. We will have sanitizing stations throughout the gardens. We will be sanitizing all public spaces numerous times every night. We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance here. We will have numerous entry times every night but purchasing your ticket ahead of time guarantees your entry.




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:

September 1: Distribution of entry packets to area schools. 

September 17: Deadline for entries to qualify for FREE sheet of plywood. 

September 20-24: Plywood available for pick up at Spell Brother’s Wholesale, 1321 Martin Lane, Bossier City, LA, 8-5.

November 8-12: Caddo Parish School Board Warehouse pick up completed cards and deliver to American Rose Center 

November 12: DROP OFF DEADLINE. Cards received after this date are accepted, but not eligible for judging. Please drop off cards at Administration Building in back of Rose Center. Please sign that you have dropped it off. 

November 15-16: Card judging at the American Rose Center. 

November 18: Card Winner Reception. Please RSVP by Nov. 17, 4 PM.Guests must RSVP to or call 318-938-5402

November 19: Card winners announced at and via email to winners, press release to local and regional press outlets. 

December 17: People’s Choice Winner announced at at and via email to winners, press release to local and regional press outlets. 

January 10-14, 2022: Cards may be retrieved at the American Rose Center. Please sign that you have picked up your card. 

Download Information Packet

2021 Elementary Winners

1st Place
South Highlands Magnet
2nd Place
Keithville Elementary
3rd Place
Oak Park Elementary

2021 Middle School Winners

1st Place
Walnut Hill Middle
2nd Place
Donnie Bickham Middle School
3rd Place
Caddo Middle Magnet

2021 High School Winners

1st Place
North Caddo High School
2nd Place
North Caddo High School
3rd Place
Captain Shreve High

2021 Best in Show

South Highlands Magnet

People's Choice

Huntington High School

2020 Other Entries

Bossier High School
Bossier High School

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Queensborough Elementary
Queensborough Elementary

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Caddo Middle Magnet
Caddo Middle Magnet

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Bossier High School
Bossier High School

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

Performers are given passes to enter free of charge.



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 2nd-4th

Are you interested in being a vendor on our Market Nights?



Victoria Tatum: (318) 938-5402, ext. 104 or click here to email


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