Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General Returns with More Lights, New Event

‘Tis the season to enjoy over 100,000 lights, 5 tons of real snow, visits with Santa and more

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General invites the community to visit Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General, a light display on BRG’s campus at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. Starting November 23, the lawn in front of the hospital is transformed into a twinkling, singing and musically synchronized lights display for the community to enjoy through December 31.

“Everything you enjoyed about last year’s display is back, plus we’ve added new elements to make it bigger and brighter,” said BRG CEO Edgardo Tenreiro. “Whether you’re driving by or strolling through, Holiday Lights is our way of spreading a little holiday cheer to the community. And the free family night events give families a safe, convenient spot to celebrate the season.”

There is no cost of admission for Holiday Lights, but a suggested donation of $5 is welcome. Parking is available on-site. For more details, visit brgeneral.org/holidaylights and follow @brglights on Facebook and Instagram.

There are three ways to experience Holiday Lights:

1. Nightly

Nov. 23 - Dec. 31, 2019, sundown to sunrise

Holiday Lights is open nightly to the public featuring:

  • 12-foot walk-through Christmas ornament and new walk-through Christmas present
  • 40-foot mega tree and two 25-foot trees that are synchronized to music
  • Eight singing trees
  • More than 100,000 lights, including candy canes, snowmen and gingerbread people
  • 9-foot Cajun alligator light display

2. Public Family Nights

Dec. 5 and 19, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m.

As nearly 15,000 people experienced last year, BRG will host two public Family Nights, scheduled for Dec. 5 and 19. In addition to the synchronized light display, the community is invited to enjoy:

  • Five tons of real snow
  • Photos with Santa
  • Live music
  • Local food trucks with food for purchase

3. Bubbly & Bright

Dec. 12, 2019, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

‘Tis the season to be bubbly! BRG is adding a new ticketed event to the Holiday Lights calendar: “Bubbly & Bright.” On Thursday, December 12 from 6:30 - 9 p.m., the sprawling Holiday Lights display will be open exclusively to ages 21 and up, for champagne cocktails, festive small bites and live music. Not a Santa line or snowball fight in sight – just a fun band and a chance to win prizes.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Grab your friends, and leave the kids at home for some adults-only holiday fun! For more details or to buy tickets, visit brgeneral.org/bubbly.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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