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Natchitoches Christmas Festival (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-12-22

Duration: 00:07:15

Subjects: Natchitoches Christmas Festival | Christmas | Christmas lights


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Williams, Ronnie, Jr. Interviewee
  • Maggio, Chris Interviewee
  • Maggio, Carmela Interviewee
  • Robertson, Alyssa Interviewee
  • LaCour, Katrice Interviewee


This segment from the December 22, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s visit to the Natchitoches Christmas Festival, including the Santa Claus House and the Steel Magnolia House. LeBlanc reports that Natchitoches is ranked as the eighth best Christmas city in the world. She interviews: the Mayeaux family, Natchitoches residents; Natchitoches Mayor Ronnie Williams, Jr.; Chris Maggio, resident; Carmelia Maggio, resident; Alyssa Robertson, 2023 Natchitoches Christmas Belle; and Katrice LaCour, zydeco musician.