89th Annual Christmas Festival, Louisiana’s premiere holiday event.
Ranked 3rd "Best Holiday Light Show" behind the Rockefeller Center and Disney World in the nation by Yahoo.com. Celebrate the Christmas Season in Louisiana'a oldest city! Enjoy our daylong festival filled with live musical entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, a parade and a magnificent fireworks show choreographed to holiday music over the riverbank of Cane River Lake.
We had a wonderful time in Natchitoches this weekend. The first weekend of December several members of my family gather at my sister's home to watch the parade, see the lights, and enjoy the fireworks.
We're great people-watchers, too, so there's always that. It seems that millions of people are around--walking to downtown, walking to or from the parade, walking to find a good place to see the fireworks, just walking. We did a little walking of our own.
Well, the parade was outside, but I could have watched it from my bed. Yes, she is sitting pretty right on the parade route. And within walking distance from downtown. And sitting on the river bank.
These crazies are my people. Some are trying to get people in the parade to toss something. Anything! Just throw something!
Some of us are sitting in very comfy lawn chairs. (That was my thing.) Some are, well, who knows what some are doing--not watching the parade, not sitting, who knows? See Richard way over there on the left? He's just hanging out. I don't even know why.
I snapped this just to see what the crazies look like at any moment in time. It's interesting, don't you think?
So here are a few quilts to inspire you. A little red and green certainly can make a quilt festive and help to dress up a area for the holidays!
As usual, these and many more can be found on my Pinterest board, "heart, quilts" which now has almost 5,000 quilts pinned to it.