Top 10 Family Fun Holiday Destinations


Perkins Rowe
An evening at Perkins Rowe is hard to pass up! Whether you’re browsing store to store, listening to live music, indulging in all of the delicious restaurants, or watching a movie at the theater, you and your loved ones will be sure to have a great time. This holiday season, spend some time with your family in Perkins Rowe. Pick up a few last minute gifts, sing along with the carolers in front of the movie theater, or rock out with Santa during Santa Rocks the Rowe on Saturday, December 14. There will be carriage rides, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting, and children’s activities. ■ perkinsrowe.com

Celebrity Theatres
Let Celebrity Theatres be your holiday haven. After enjoying the latest movie release, extend your family time with a visit to our exciting and fun arcade! Why spend time shopping in crowded malls or aimlessly surfing the web when Celebrity Theatres gift cards are perfect for movie lovers of any age? Our gift cards are reloadable, and through December 31, 2019, you’ll receive $15 in Celebrity Concession Cash or every $50 in gift cards purchased. Let the magic of film help you create holiday memories your family will cherish. Celebrity Theatres is located at 15365 George O’neal Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70817. Visit our website and follow us on social media.  ■ celebritytheatres.com

Ascension Parish Library
Ascension Parish Libraries are drumming up holiday fun this season! Elizabeth Vidos, also known as Lady Chops, will bring her one-woman drumming show to Ascension this month. This energetic and interactive show is one you won’t want to miss. And, be sure you have your vocal chords warmed up for Carols in the Courtyard. Your family can come together to sing your favorite holiday tunes while enjoying cookies and hot chocolate. For some hands-on fun, visit the libraries to collaborate on a snowflake mosaic puzzle. You can even color an ornament to hang on the children’s tree to add more holiday cheer to the festivities. ■  myapl.org

Airborne Extreme Trampoline Park
Jump into holiday fun with Airborne Extreme Trampoline Park. This locally-owned, affordable park in Denham Springs offers 10 attractions, including Open Court trampolines, a Kids’ Court, and Dodgeball Arena. They even provide events, including Family Night every Monday; Faith Night on the fourth Sunday; Homeschool Day on the first and third Friday; Toddler Time (ages six and under) on Tuesday and Saturday mornings; and a monthly Lock-In. Group rates are available, including field trips, church ministries, youth organizations, corporate events, family reunions, team sports, fundraising, and birthdays. Come fly with us! ■ airborneextreme.com

East Baton Rouge Parish Library
EBRP Library has tons of holiday fun for elves of all ages! Starting December 4-23, visit the Library for a Discovery Dome presentation of Let It Snow! by LASM. This production features classics by Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry, Burl Ives, and Brenda Lee, with a multimedia finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Registration required. Check the Library’s newsletter or calendar for a full schedule. The whole family is invited to the Main Library for free concerts by the Talented Music String Orchestra, Choir, and Ensembles featuring area high school students December 7 & 8. For more information about Library holiday programming, visit them online. ■ ebrpl.com

Skate Galaxy
Skate your way through the holidays. Skate Galaxy makes the perfect gift with their gift cards and pro skate shop gear. Their incredible venue offers a soft play gym, arcade, laser tag, roller skating, and a rock wall. They will also host their Jingle Glow Skate on December 13, which includes admission, a glow item, and skate rental. There will even be an Ugly Christmas Sweater party with prizes on December 20. Holidays hours are available from noon-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Check social media for up-to-date information. It’s fitness and fun, all in one. ■ facebook.com/skategalaxybr

Zachary Christmas in the Village and Drive-Through, LED Christmas Light & Music Show
Kick off the holidays in Zachary! Throughout the season (December-January 3), families are welcome to drive through a magical wonderland in the Zachary Historic District, featuring thousands of blinking and twinkling lights synchronized to Christmas music (tune to 105.9 FM) from 5:30-10 p.m. each night. Also, the annual Zachary Christmas in the Village Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 6-9 p.m. The village comes to life with synchronized Christmas light displays, performances, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and over 40 arts and crafts booths and food vendors. The official lighting of the displays will be at 6 p.m., and you can even tour beautiful turn of the century historic homes that are decorated for the holiday. ■ facebook.com/zacharychristmasinthevillage

Quarters Endless Entertainment
Challenge your family to a couple of rounds of bowling, take them on in laser tag, or see who can score the most tickets in the arcade to win awesome prizes. This family-friendly atmosphere is your one-stop shop for endless entertainment. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to take the kiddos while they are out of school or wanting to plan a party for your little one, Quarters Endless Entertainment is the place you will want to be. ■ quartersbr.com

Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM)
LASM is your go-to spot for family fun this holiday season. On December 1, visitors can enjoy free Museum admission and discounted shopping in the Museum Store as part of Museum Store Sunday. Planning on enjoying Festival of Lights Downtown on December 6? Stop by to make an ornament and enjoy special planetarium shows. If you’re looking for the perfect Santa photo op, visit on December 7 for A Very Merry Museum! Also, enjoy screenings of The Polar Express on December 7, 8, 14, and 21. For more times and details, visit them online. ■ lasm.org

All Star Lanes Baton Rouge
Bowl a strike this holiday season with your family at All Star Lanes Baton Rouge! During the holidays, kids bowl free (just go to our website and sign up; it’s that easy)! From company parties to the last minute gift card, All Star Lanes Baton Rouge has everything to make your holiday season amazing. Plus, you can ring in the New Year with our family friendly New Year’s Special. The fun doesn’t stop at the New Year. All Star Lanes Baton Rouge has birthday parties for the young and young at heart, youth and adult leagues for all skill levels, an 18-hole mini-golf course, a cool arcade, a top-notch snack bar, and a full service lounge.
■ allstarlanesbr.com

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