Holiday Trail of Lights Overview:
Probably the most famous Texas light trail, Jefferson’s Holiday Trail of Lights features an enchanted forest, life-size gingerbread house, candlelight tour of homes and more – not to mention plenty of lights. However, as extensive and popular as the Jefferson Holiday Trail of Lights is, it is actually just one portion of a much larger event. Visitors are able to view any segment of the trail separately or try to tour the region and take in the entire trail.
About the Holiday Trail of Lights:
Jefferson's Holiday Trail of Lights is actually one leg of a larger Holiday Trail of Lights that includes Natchitoches, Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana and Marshall, Jefferson, and Kilgore, Texas. These cities all lie within a short drive of each other on Interstates 20 & 49. In addition to season-long light displays, each city stages a variety of parades and holiday events during the month of December. Although the towns participating in the Holiday Trail of Lights lie in two separate states (Texas and Louisiana), it is easy enough for visitors to cross state lines and take in all the stops along the Holiday Trail of Lights.
Where the Holiday Trail of Lights is Held:
Segments of the Holiday Trail of Lights are held in Jefferson, Marshall and Kilgore in Texas and in Natchitoches and Shreveport-Bossier City on the Louisiana side of the border. Each city has its own itinerary for events during the Holiday Trail of Lights. But, most of each town's events are held in the host city's downtown district. And, there is something taking place in one or more of the towns just about every weekend in December. Often times, visitors are able to plan their trip in order to take in multiple events in different towns over the course of a long weekend.