The annual three-day festival held in downtown Alexandria around early December was first launched in 2015 and drew almost double the anticipated crowd of 15,000. After continued growth each year, the Alex Winter Fête was voted Festival of the Year by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association in 2017.
This community-based winter festival has been a tremendous asset to the Central Louisiana community. Alex Winter Fête allows the City of Alexandria to promote a weekend long event in addition to the other great attractions in the community over the holiday season. The festival has consistently grown each year, in part, due to an ongoing promotion stream from “The Holiday Trail of Lights”– with blog posts and media visits to talk about the festival. Alex Winter Fête offers multiple holiday-themed attractions, ice skating, multi-cultural food vendors, shopping, music, and much more. From ice slides to visits from Santa, Alex Winter Fête provides the Alexandria/Pineville a truly magical winter experience.
Winter Fête, along with its twin River Fête, is unique to Alexandria because it was made by and for locals. The success of the festival is a direct result of a community pulling together – the City of Alexandria and the City of Pineville, local businesses, volunteers, and everyone that claims Winter Fête as their winter festival.
Check it out this year! Holiday the Cenla Way at Alex Winter Fête on December 12th-15th in Downtown Alexandria!
For more information, visit https://alexwinterfete.com/