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More than 100,000 lights are returning for “Holiday Lights” at Baton Rouge General

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Get in the holiday spirit with over 100,000 Christmas lights twinkling at Baton Rouge General (BRG). 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the hospital’s annual “Holiday Lights”  display will have  some slight changes for the holiday season. But, don’t worry! The new “lights On. Mask Up!” event is still asking everyone to come out for a spectacular light show.

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On Friday, Oct. 20, the switch will flip and the lights will shine. The free event will run each night from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., up until Dec. 31. Free parking is also available on-site.  

“We think celebrating the holiday season, especially this year, is essential and a much-needed boost to our entire community, especially patients, and the holiday staff, first responders, physicians, nurses and clinicians who cared for them in 2020,” said BRG CEO Edgardo Tenreiro. “Driving by or strolling through, BRG’s Holiday Lights are here to spread a little holiday cheer.” 

What to look forward to: 

  • 12-foot walk-through Christmas ornament and walk-through Christmas present 
  • 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 
  • 9-foot Cajun alligator display

 What has changed: 

  • No Family Night events 
  • Masks are required 
  • Limited capacity 
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout 
  • No food or beverages 



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So, light up your nights, and spread some holiday cheer this season! To learn more about BRG’s “Holiday Lights”, click here.