A really cool event is coming to Shreveport. The Red River Express Cruise, part of Shreveport Aquarium’s new Christmas experience will set sail for the holiday season.

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Celebrating its first year of Christmas magic, The Red River Express cruise will depart on an enchanting journey for the “North Pole” on select dates throughout December. This magical boat ride will make you believe in the spirit of Christmas, complete with hot chocolate, cookies and a very special guest!

The 45-min long holiday experience will delight both the young and the young at heart. Once aboard, the conductor will punch each guest’s golden ticket while they enjoy tasty treats, sing Christmas carols and listen to stories while making the short boat journey around the bend to the “North Pole”. Once docked, Santa will board to greet passengers and give each child a special first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh "Believe" bell.

The Red River Express departs from the Red River boat launch next to the aquarium in Downtown Shreveport at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. during 10 selected dates in December. Tickets go on sale to the general public on November 5th and are anticipated to sell out quickly.

Red River Express tickets can be purchased for $25. Find out more info and purchase tickets at www.shreveportaquarium.com/events