One of the best things about Christmas in this area is Christmas in Roseland. The 29th Annual event begins this Friday and runs through Sunday, December 23 at The Gardens of the American Rose Center in west Shreveport.

Again this year admission is only $5 per person or $20 a carload and kids two and younger get in free.

Hours for this great annual event are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The last car will be admitted at 9:30.

Santa will be on hand each evening from 6 p.m. to 9 and photos are $10. No personal film, digital or cell photography is allowed.

Also back again this year is the the Roseland Express Christmas train giving folks an up close view of this Christmas wonderland for just $5.  As an added treat, adult and children's choirs from a number of local churches and schools will provide entertainment each night.

You can check out the full performance schedule here.