Holiday lights

Christmas in the Park


December 2 - December 30, 2022

Lafreniere Park

Lafreniere Park sparkles for the holidays with millions of twinkling lights and displays! Constructed with over 10 million LED lights, this holiday favorite features elaborate decorations, artificial snow, and festive light displays that illuminate Lafreniere Park while adults and kids alike can watch for appearances by Santa, Rudolph, Frosty, Grinch, and Elf.

At Santa’s Express Mail Center, children are able to view Santa’s elves building toys for all the good little girls and boys. Attendees can also enjoy an interactive walking tour set to random scenes from their favorite holiday classics. Children can write a letter to Santa and mail it to him at the Elf Post Office. 

The 36th Annual Christmas in the Park will be held nightly at Lafreniere Park beginning on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, and ending on Friday, Dec. 30, 2022.

Lafreniere Park

Park Admission & Entrances

The admission charge is per vehicle is $10.

Credit and debit cards only. No cash will be taken at the gate. Tickets can be purchased online at

Additionally, Plum Street Snoballs and local food trucks will be selling concessions nightly and the Carousel will be open to the public every night till 9pm.

All vehicles must enter from West Napoleon Avenue and exit at Downs Boulevard. Upon entering the park, traffic will flow counterclockwise around the park. The Downs Boulevard Park entrance will close daily at 5:00 pm. The West Napoleon Avenue gate will close at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday and 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Lafreniere Park will be closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25th, and will reopen on Sunday, Dec. 26th.

Driving and walking tours through the exhibit will be available

  • Sunday – Thursday: 5:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Friday –Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm


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