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Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tabs on what's hot downtown each week! For more info, visit our site at the link below!

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2012 Festival of Lights
Baton Rouge's oldest holiday tradition is here! The 2012 Festival of Lights will be held Friday, November 30th in North Boulevard Town Square. Enjoy holiday music in Town Square through the 1st of the year. Click the icon for a schedule of events.

North Boulevard Town Square
Friday, November 30, 4PM - 9PM

2012 Reindeer Run
Forum 35's 2012 Reindeer Run 5k and Jingle Bell Jog 1 mile fun run will take place at 7PM Friday, November 30th in Downtown Baton Rouge. Both runs will start and finish City Plaza at the corner of 4th St. and North Blvd. Reindeer Run is held in conjunction with the Downtown Festival of Lights featuring Santa Claus, music, fireworks, free outdoor ice skating, and much more. Bring your family out for the run and the holiday fun!

4th Street and North Boulevard
Friday, November 30, 7PM

Toby Mac at the River Center
With 11 million albums sold and 5 Grammy® Awards to his credit, TobyMac refuses to settle on past accomplishments, as he delivers a diverse album built on honest struggle. He remains passionate about his desire to write songs at the intersection where life and spirituality collide. He calls his new album, Eye On It, which he also calls a complete labor of love. Toby Mac will be performing his "Hits Deep Tour" this Friday at the River Center!

275 South River Road
Friday, November 30, 7PM

Free First Sunday
First Sunday is a cooperative endeavor offered by downtown museums for free admission to events on the first Sunday of each month. Visit the LASM, LSU MOA, and USS KIDD and explore all the wonderful things they have to offer for FREE!

Sunday, December 2

Strands Cafe presents a Christmas Tea
Strands Cafe presents.. A Christmas Tea! December 1st, 2012 5:30PM You are invited to a four course Christmas dinner tea, beautifully accompanied by the melody of the violin! Call 225-344-5346 for more information.

226 Laurel Street
Saturday, December 1, 5:30PM

Charles Wilson at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with Charles Wilson. Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Friday night music in the Atrium.

103 France Street
Friday, November 30, 8PM

Aaron Neville at the Manship
Back by popular demand! Louisiana legend, Aaron Neville will be playing two shows at the Manship Theatre. Neville will be performing his classics and getting you into the holiday spirit with his Christmas favorites!

275 South River Road
December 3 & 4, 7:30PM

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Zolia
Zolia Bistro Enotenca is now hosting a Jazz Brunch on Sundays. This is a great addition to downtown events, and is a great way to end your weekend!

400 Convention Street
Every Sunday, 10AM - 2PM

Coming Soon... BREC's Convention Street Park
The Recreation and Park Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish will celebrate the Grand Opening of Convention Street Park on Wednesday, December 12, from 11AM to Noon at 717 Convention Street in downtown Baton Rouge. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. In partnership with the Downtown Development District and the Baton Rouge Walls Project, Convention Street Park is part of the Seventh Street Corridor which emerged from the Plan Baton Rouge initiative as the ideal pedestrian corridor connecting the hearts of the Spanish Town and Beauregard Town neighborhoods.

717 Convention Street
Wednesday, December 12, 11AM

Baton Rouge Arts Market
Usually open the first Saturday of each month, the Baton Rouge Arts Market will be open two additional Saturdays in December (Dec. 1st, 8th, & 15th)! Join us for three opportunities to shop for holiday gifts in December on Saturdays from 8AM - 12 noon. The Arts Market is a place where quality craftsmanship is not a lost art!

Corner of 5th Street and Main Street
Saturday, December 1, 8, & 15, 8AM - 12PM

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

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