If there’s one thing Natchitoches does best, its the holiday season!
The 92nd Natchitoches Christmas Festival and Parade brought several to the city Dec. 1 as they enjoyed a day of parade watching, with locals including school groups, pageant groups, businesses and dance organizations, as well as Miss Merry Christmas, the Christmas Belles and Christmas Angels, all led by Grand Marshal Wayne Toups.
Toups was also the headliner that evening on the riverbank stage amid festival activities, including vendors, music, a craft market area and a fireworks show.
Photos by Hannah Richardson
NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio and First Lady Jennifer Maggio, followed by NSU Cheerleaders.
NCHS Homecoming Court
NCHS Marching Band
St. Mary’s Cheerleaders
NSU students dressed as favorite characters.
Tabasco Girls of New Iberia
Raising Cane’s Dog
Grand Marshal Wayne Toups and driver Hillary Gray.
The Natchitoches Parish Fair and Rodeo Queens are, front row from left, Tiny Miss Harper Armstrong and Petite Miss Peyton Faucheaux. In back are Jr. Miss Luci Carr, Miss Queen Shelby Greer holding Toddler Miss Cashlyn LaCaze and Teen Miss Alayna Eddington.
Creole Heritage Pageant Girls
Natchitoches Flipping Athletics
At a reception after the parade were, from left, Becca Autry, Katie McCauslin, Lesley Tucker and Becky Wolff.
Renee’s Dance Studio
LSMSA float members and cheerleaders.
Christmas Angels, 2018 parade
Girls of Girl Scout Group #1270 at the Craft Market were Sylvia Coutee, Zariah Rodgers and Francis Coutee
Entertainment Headliner Wayne Toups