There are all kinds of great events you can attend this weekend in Kiss Country. From awesome College Football bowl game to Dora the Explorer Live. Or building toys with Elves to new movies. We got a little something for everyone!

Independence Bowl 2012: Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 1:00 pm
The 2012 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl will feature the Ohio University Bobcats and the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks in the 37th installment of the Independence Bowl. For more info visit their website

Big & Rich: Party Like Cowboyz Tour:  Sun Dec 30th 8pm

Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino & Hotel - Bossier City  For ticket info visit:


Dora The Explorer Live! Dora's Pirate Adventure:
Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 11:00 am, 2:00 pm,5:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Call (318) 424-4439 or visit for more information

Toy Making Workshop (Through Sunday, December 30)
The North Pole elves are outsourcing! They've been working hard all year on their holiday toy list, but have fallen behind and could use your help. Go to Sci-Port, make a toy that you can take home with you, and alleviate some of the holiday stress on Santa's elves. Call 318-424-3466 or go to for more information

Winter Wonderland of Lights – Marshall, TX:

Open Friday in downtown Marshall at 4pm with ice skating, music, bus tours and lots to eat and drink. It will be open again Saturday and Sunday at 4pm with a variety of different events and musical attractions each night

Natchitches Festival Of Lights 2012 -
Over 300,000+ Christmas lights and 100 plus riverbank set pieces are on every night at dusk through January 6, 2013. Downtown attractions include carriage tours through the historic district. Shops and restaurants are open late. All events take place in the Landmark Historic District along the Cane River Lake and along the Cane River Lake south of Natchitoches.
Visit www.Christmasfestival.Com or call 1-800-259-1714 for a complete up to date schedule and news.

Movies out this weekend:

‘Django Unchained’: Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz star in Quentin Tarantino’s tale of a bounty hunter and a former slave out to rescue Foxx’s wife from a notorious plantation owner.  Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo Dicaprio, Samuel L. Jackson

 ‘Les Miserables’: In this adaptation of the enormously popular Broadway musical, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) seeks redemption following 19 years of imprisonment for stealing bread to feed his starving family. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

 ‘Parental Guidance’: Billy Crystal and Bette Midler babysit the grandkids, and their old-school methods clash with the kids’ modern sensibilities. Starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott

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