Step back in time and into the holidays as we travel to Natchitoches (pronounced Knack-ah-tish). The town is 300 years-old and located on the Cane River in a national heritage area. Enjoy their renown Christmas décor and with a local guide, explore the picturesque settings where the 1989 movie “Steel Magnolias” was filmed. Tour historical local plantations. View folk art that has become a national treasure. Enjoy finest Louisiana cuisine, including the infamous "meat pies."


  • Luxury coach w/bathroom (water provided rest stops enroute)
  • Accommodations at Comfort Suites with included hot breakfast
  • Finest Louisiana cuisine at best restaurants (order from the menu)
  • City tour of Steel Magnolias house and sites
  • Tour and private luncheon of infamous "meat pies" prepared by the Creole women of St. Augustine Catholic Church
  • Boat ride on Cane River with Captain Paul narrating from the wheel
  • Tour of Kent Plantation – an authentic Creole plantation in Alexandria, built in 1796, is the oldest standing structure in central LA and is on the National Register. Our own, Vicki Jud has ancestral ties. 
  • Tour of Melrose Plantation - where Clementine Hunter, former farm laborer turned famous artist, has work on display. 

REGISTRATION is open now through Sept 27, but do not delay. Space is limited. 

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Paper copies are available at church in the literature racks.

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