Barksdale Air Force Base Leisure Travel has planned a guided tour to Natchitoches, Louisiana for the Christmas Festival of Lights and Fireworks show on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013. The cost is $15 and includes transportation and entry fee. The vans will leave at 1 pm from the Leisure Travel Office, 475 Icarus Road, Barksdale AFB, LA and will depart Natchitoches after the fireworks for the return trip home. This tour is open to all active duty, reservists, DOD Civilians, NAF Civilians, retirees, family members and guests.
Natchitoches is a historical town with cobblestone streets, quaint shops that stay open late during the festival, horse and carriage rides. There will be live baby alligators that you can get a photo taken with, arts and crafts, snow and snow slide as well as local cuisine such as Lasyone's famous meat pies, alligator on a stick or Louisiana gumbo. The fireworks and laser show over the Cane River will take place at 6 pm followed by live music.
For more information or to sign up, call 38-456-1866. The deadline for sign ups is Wednesday, Dec 4 at 5 pm.