Tis the season to gather with friends and family for fun holiday events! For you and many of your employees, it can be a busy time of year – between their children’s school holiday programs, spending time with out-of-town relatives, to attending the company holiday party, December can fly by! It can be easy for your employees to get carried away with gift shopping, cooking, and cleaning in preparation for the holiday festivities, but make sure you encourage them to take some time to venture out and enjoy some of the fantastic holiday events that Baton Rouge has to offer!
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best and most festive events in the Baton Rouge area that your employees are sure to enjoy! There are so many options to attend events and activities both indoors and outside for the whole crew. Whatever sparks the magic for your employees, there will definitely be something festive for them to do in Baton Rouge.
The first thing that is on our list to definitely see is The Nutcracker by the Baton Rouge’s Ballet Theater. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this absolute holiday classic, The Nutcracker tells the captivating story about a young girl who befriends a toy nutcracker. Then, on Christmas Eve the nutcracker comes to life and wages an epic battle against an evil mouse king. This classic holiday tale is told through dance and music and is great for all ages.
You will be able to catch this performance at the Raising Cane’s River Center Ballroom on December 18th and 19th. With shows in both the afternoon and evening at 2 and 6 p.m., there is definitely time to squeeze it into your holiday schedule. Tickets range from $30 to $65 and can be purchased by calling the ticket office at 225-766-8379. Masks for attendees are optional, however, the situation may change by the date of the performance.
Looking for something more active to do with the family? You will have lots of fun at Ice Skating on the River whether you are a beginner or an experienced skater. Bring the crew to Raising Cane’s River Center on Friday, December 17th, and slip into the holiday spirit. Tickets can be purchased at the box office.
Want to improve your ice skating ability? They also offer group skating lessons covering basic skills. Skating lessons are taught by a devoted and experienced instructor and start at $20 per lesson. Classes begin at 9 a.m. on the following dates: December 18th, 19th, 24th, 26th, and 31st.
One of the best ways to spread cheer is to take a drive around and see the lights and decorations. Why not pile the kids in the car for a safe and easy holiday tradition? The drive-through light show at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland offers a synchronized LED show set to the classic favorite Christmas songs. The show runs through January 6th so there is plenty of time to see the lights. Pop over between dusk and 10:00 pm.
Looking for more opportunities to see the lights? Everyone will enjoy walking or driving through the annual Reflections of the Season in West Baton Rouge. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, from treats and shopping to visiting Santa and playing games. This event runs from December 14-16th and December 20-23rd.
After you’ve visited those light displays and are still hungry for more, head over to the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. They will transform their lawn into a musical light show complete with candy canes, snowmen, gingerbread kids, and more than 400,000 lights! Check it out anytime after work until December 31st.
A Country Christmas
Gather your work buddies for a feel-good, country Christmas day at the taproom! It’s also time to dig out your Christmas sweater from the depths of your closet because this free event will offer a complimentary beer to anyone who dons a festive Christmas sweater! Live music will entertain you with fun songs and the food truck Creole Creations will be there as well. Plus, you can get in some last-minute Christmas present shopping at the Tin Roof Brewing on Saturday, December 18th between 12 and 4 p.m.
Celebrate the season with live music and Italian gelato at La Divina Italian Cafe on Thursday, December 23rd from 6 to 8 pm. If you like soulful folk music, the duo Clay Parker and Jodi James will charm you and your group. Relax and have someone else cook and clean up before the busy hosting season around the holidays. The original singer-songwriters local to the Baton Rouge area will impress you with their musical talent.
Don’t feel like cooking? Go out for a Christmas Eve Brunch at BRQ seafood and bar-b-que on December 24th from 10:30 am to 3 pm. The whole family will enjoy classic breakfast dishes and fill you up before all the gift giving.
We know this time of year can get hectic with all the events and things to do to make this season cheerful and bright. The last thing on your mind will be what happens at the office when you’re away. Many people will be taking time off work to spend with their friends and family and forget about their to-do lists for a bit. When you are not in the office, you can still be assured there will be trustworthy staff to do cleaning, polishing, and waxing. The empty offices will be the perfect time to get the windows wiped, floors waxed, and carpets cleaned. Start the new year fresh with Momentum Building Services, we have the perfect package for you.