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Christmas in Roseland 2023

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!

  • 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. 24th - Dec. 17th

ENCORE: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat - Dec. 18th-23rd


Finale Night & Candlelight Sing-A-Long - We will close our season with a candle-lit singalong of all your Christmas favorites: December 23rd, firework show sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.

Mardi Gras in Roseland: December 1st, 6:30PM, Royal Presentation & Free throws 7PM. Come meet the NWLA Mardi Gras Krewe's and their Kings, Queens, Dukes & Duchesses.

Princesses in Gardens: December 3rd, 10th and 17th come meet the Princesses at Klima Rose Hall.

First Responders & Medical Field Appreciation Night: December 1st, take $5 OFF with a valid ID

Active Military and Veterans Appreciation Night: December 15th, take $5 OFF with a valid ID

Postal Worker & Delivery Driver Appreciation Night: December 15th, all USPS, UPS, Fedex, and other mail delivery drivers will receive $5 OFF admission into the gardens with proof or ID.

Light Up The Gardens - Fireworks Every Saturday in December & the Firework Finale Show: December 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd at 8:30pm, firework show sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.

Roseland Christmas Vendor Market - Fri/Sat/Sun, Dec. 8th-10th

4th Annual Angel of Hope Candle Light Ceremony: Dec. 3rd, 6PM

Every Night – MARSHMALLOW STATION: Purchase a ticket for a $2 marshmallow roasting kit or $4 s'more kit to roast on our new roasting station.

Miss Merry Christmas in the Gardens - Sunday, Dec. 10, 7PM. Come visit with Miss Merry Christmas from Natchitoches, Louisiana as she graces the gardens!
Nature Ornament Workshop - Sunday, Dec. 17, 1-4PM. Make heirloom ornaments with natural and recycled materials, in partnership with Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park in Klima Rose Hall.

Scout Appreciation Night - Friday, Dec. 1st. All scouts in uniform will get $5 off admission.

Admission rates:

  • $10 per person or $30 family 4 pack.

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

  • Ages 2 and younger are free.

  • Purchase tickets at the gate or online

  • OR Purchase tickets online here.

  • Group Rates: Please call 318-938-5402 make a group reservation.

  • $5 OFF 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.

Thank you to our sponsors and donors, it is with their help that we added $25,000 in new lights. PLUS come see our new Giant Pixel Tree!


Title Sponsor - Garrison’s Home & Garden Showplace & Louisiana Travel

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




CCC art program began 31 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:

August 1: Distribution of entry packets to Bossier, Caddo and DeSoto schools. 

August 31, 5 PM: Deadline for entries to qualify for FREE sheet of plywood. Caddo Parish School Board Warehouse picks up wood and delivers to participating schools. 

September 5-8: Plywood available for pick up. 

November 6-9: Caddo Parish School Board Warehouse picks up completed cards and delivers to ARC. 

November 9, 5 PM: 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 American Rose Center. Please sign that you have dropped it off. 

November 13-14: Card judging at the American Rose Center. 

November 15: Card winners notified, invited to reception. 

November 16: Card Winner Reception. Please RSVP by Nov. 16, 4 PM. Guests must RSVP to 

November 17: Card winners announced at and via email to winners, press release to local and regional press outlets. 

December 15: People’s Choice Winner announced at and via email to winners, press release to local and regional press outlets. 

January 3-12, 2024: Cards may be retrieved at the American Rose Center. Please sign that you have picked up your card. Cards not retrieved by 1/12/24 will be used for projects at ARC. 

2023 Elementary Winners

1st Place
Bossier Christian Academy
2nd Place
Keithville Elementary School
3rd Place
Summer Grove Elementary School

2023 Middle School Winners

1st Place
Caddo Middle Magnet
2nd Place
Herdon Middle Magnet
3rd Place
Greenacres Middle School

2023 High School Winners

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

2023 Best in Show

Huntington High School

2022 People's Choice

Huntington High School

2022 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 Brandy at (318) 938-5402, email, or sign up online below.

Performers are given passes to enter free of charge.


VOLUNTEER at Christmas in Roseland

Christmas in Roseland is the largest fundraiser for the American Rose Center, located at 8877 Jefferson Paige Rd in Shreveport. Dates for 2023 are Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from November 24 – December 17 and nightly from December 18 – December 23. Hours are 5:30 pm through 10:00 pm.

Volunteer FAQ:

  • Volunteers will receive a FREE pass to enter the park on any other night. 

  • ​We will provide light snacks and water for your break period, but please bring a water bottle from home.

  • Volunteers are asked to arrive at 4:30pm (traffic will get heavy and it may become difficult to get into the park).

  • Please wear something comfortable and have a coat/jacket for colder days.

  • If for any reason, you cannot fufill your shift, please contact your volunteer coordinator as soon as possible to ensure we can find a replacement or reschdeule your shift for you.

Volunteer Opportunities at Christmas in Roseland include the following:

  • Gate Helper: OUTSIDE Assist Gate Manager with distributing wrist bands/head count, (2-4 needed per night)

  • Photo Helper: assist photographer in posing guests having photo taken with Santa in Gift Shop, (1 needed per night)

  • Gift Shop Assistant: Assist Gift Shop in helping customers, bagging items & helping customers, (1 needed per night)

  • Marshmallow Pit Assistant: OUTSIDE Assist guests at Marshmallow/S’more station, (2 needed per night)

  • Crosswalk Supervisor: OUTSIDE assist guests crossing roadway to insure safety, (2-4 needed per night)

  • Parking Lot Helper: OUTSIDE assist parking lot supervisor in directing guests in parking lot, (2-4 needed per night)

  • Train Ticket Helper: OUTSIDE assist Train Engineer in loading passengers, measuring passengers and taking tickets, (1-2 needed per night)


MARKET NIGHTS VENDOR - December 8th-11th

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



Brandy: (318) 532-5423 or click here to email

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