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Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General Returns with Bigger and Brighter Light Display

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

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

“Everything you enjoyed about last year’s display is back, plus we’ve added new elements to make it bigger and brighter,” said BRG President and CEO Edgardo Tenreiro. “Whether you’re passing 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 are two ways to experience the Holiday Lights display.

Nightly, Nov. 17-Dec. 31, 2018, sundown to sunrise

Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General is open to the public through the end of the year, featuring:

  • Walking path through 12-foot Christmas ornament, leading to a 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
  • New 9-foot Cajun alligator light display

Public Family Nights, Dec. 6 and 20, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

As nearly 15,000 people experienced in its inaugural year, BRG will host two public Family Nights, scheduled for Dec. 6 and 13. In addition to the synchronized light display, the community is invited to enjoy:

  • Five tons of real snow
  • Photos with Santa
  • Free hot chocolate and cookies from Community Coffee and Rouses
  • New – live band (United We Jam)
  • New - local food trucks with food for purchase

There is no cost of admission for Holiday Lights, and parking is available on-site. For more details, visit

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, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.