As our Sweet Baton Rouge Insiders do every month, we’ve compiled the inside scoop on What To Do, Where To Go, Where To Eat, and how to Don’t Stop Just Geaux in December! 


What To Do 
Tis the season! From bubbly champagne toasts to shopping sprees and festive lights to holiday bites, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy this month! 

Dashing through the Rowe Bingo – Shop until you drop at Dashing through the Rowe Bingo – the biggest shopping event of the season! There will be exclusive discounts from stores, holiday-themed activations, and more! Plus, you could win a $1000 shopping spree!

Bubbly & Bright @ Baton Rouge General Holiday Lights – Tis the season to be bubbly! Baton Rouge General is adding a new ticketed event to this year’s festivities on Thursday, December 12! Includes champagne cocktail stations, small bites, live music and more!

Santa’s Kitchen @ Louisiana Culinary Institute – Santa’s Kitchen is a fun-filled holiday themed culinary experience for all the kiddos in your life! Each child will receive an apron and chef’s hat and will then be escorted through three culinary experience stations. Get on Santa’s “Nice List” early, and grab your tickets today! 


Where To Go
Santa is checking his list twice and visiting all of our furry friends and humans alike this holiday season! There’s plenty to see and do this month in our Sweet Baton Rouge!

Zoo Lights @ BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo – Discover +50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday displays at this year’s Zoo Lights! 

Pet Photos with Santa @ Companion Animal Alliance – Santa Paws is coming to see all your furry friends this holiday season at Companion Animal Alliance on Saturday, December 14! Dress them in their best and get ready to say “Cheese!” There is a $5 cash donation per photo. 

Santa Rocks the Rowe @ Perkins Rowe – Jingle bell rock on over to Perkins Rowe for the annual Santa Rocks the Rowe event on Saturday, December 14! There will be carriage rides, selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus, children’s activities, face painting, holiday caroling and more! 

What To Eat
From tacos with the Grinch to festive cookie decorating, there’s sure to be something to tempt your tastebuds and get you in the holiday spirit this month! 


Holiday Art Market @ The Rum House – Sip and shop local vendors while enjoying $5 select wines, $6 hot buttered rum, $5 hot apple cider, live music and more! Come support your local makers and get a head start on your holiday shopping! 

Dinner with the Grinch @ Velvet Cactus – Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, all are welcome to get a FREE photo with the Grinch on Thursday, December 12 at the Velvet Cactus! Photos are free with your own phone or camera, and then stay for dinner or a drink! 

Christmas Cookie Decorating Class @ Light House Coffee – Tis the season to polish up on your professional cookie decorating techniques with Jackie’s Sweet Shapes! Each participant will be given step-by-step instructions, 10 individual icing bags, 4 cookies and a bakery box to take your treats home! Space limited to 55 participants, so register today!

Don’t Stop Just Geaux 
Whether you’re looking for a local class to try or would rather work out at home, we have you covered on ways to Don’t Stop Just Geaux all month long! 


Barre Pop-Up Class at Three Roll Estate Tasting – Get swole then drink some agricole as Body Sculpt Barre Studio Brusly brings one of their challenging workouts to the tasting room! Join them on Thursday, December 5 at 5:30pm for a FREE class! 


Forum 35’s Reindeer Run – Dash your way through Downtown Baton Rouge at Forum 35’s Reindeer Run Fun Run and 5K! The holiday fun continues after the race at the Holiday Village on North Boulevard with food, drinks, music and games! 

Tiger 10K – Show your tiger stripes as you race around LSU’s campus at this year’s Tiger 10K on Sunday, December 8! The goal of the event is to give the entire LSU community – fans, students, alumni, faculty – an opportunity to complete their journey in Tiger Stadium. Register today! 

YMCA Gingerbread Jog – Head over to City Park on December 21 for the YMCA Gingerbread Jog! Dogs are encouraged whether you choose the 1 mile or 5K route! There will be photos with Santa, ugly sweater contest, gingerbread cookie decorating and more!

Enjoy December in Sweet Baton Rouge!
We hope you have a great time exploring all that our Sweet Baton Rouge has to offer this month! Be sure to tag us in all your photos with #SweetBatonRouge!