The Natchitoches Christmas Festival Committee has submitted a proposed event plan for the Natchitoches Christmas Season (Nov. 21 – Jan. 6) to ensure compliance with the Louisiana Open Safely Guidelines to the State Fire Marshal’s Office for consideration. As stipulated by the Fire Marshal’s Office, the plan identifies proposed methods of ensuring compliance with the State of Louisiana’s occupant capacity, social distancing and safety rules.

The committee is hopeful that the proposal will be approved, and plans can move forward to carry out fireworks, live entertainment, and food vendors. The committee anticipates a recommendation will be made to limit ticket sales to comply with occupant capacity and social distancing guidelines. The committee can confirm that the 2020 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Parade will not take place.

Further details will be released as soon as possible, pending approval from the State. Schedules and updates will be available on the Natchitoches Christmas Facebook page and website, www.natchitocheschristmas.com and www.natchitochestimes.com

The Natchitoches Christmas Festival Committee appreciates the public’s support during the planning process of the 94thAnnual Christmas Festival and Season. The committee is committed to celebrating the spirit and magic of the Natchitoches Christmas Season.