SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - To usher in the holiday season, Rockets Over the Red took place this Saturday. Watch the fireworks show below live:
The event began at 4 p.m. on both sides of the Red River. In Shreveport, the event was held at Riverview Park, 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy. and in Bossier City, the event will take place at the Louisiana Boardwalk, 540 Boardwalk Blvd.
In Shreveport, Christmas music was performed by ArkLaTex church choirs. Face painting, inflatables, and other activities were also available for the entire family.
Santa Claus made an appearance in both Bossier City and Shreveport. A free gift was given to the first 500 children at Riverview Park.
Snow was available for children to play with at the Louisiana Boardwalk where a tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m.
The fireworks show began at 6:45 p.m., the favorite part of 9-year-old Madison Head who came to her first Rockets Over the Red on Saturday.
"It was going to be a good experience for us to come as a family," Head told KSLA.
That feeling goes double for Barksdale Airman Capt. Marc Patience.
He brought his family to watch the fireworks for the first time from the newly opened East Bank District in Bossier City.
"It feels safe. It feels nice. it feels like we actually have something to get out of the house for," he said. "In an area when you come here and they say there's casinos and we have a toddler, that's not really for us but to bring Joshua out here and have a blast and have a good time, that means everything to us."
For more information, visit Rockets Over the Red's website.