GEYA - also known as Giving Education Your All - will be hosting Shreveport's Christmas Parade and Festival in Downtown Shreveport.
The parade will begin at 5 p.m. at Veteran's Park on Clyde Fant Parkway and will end at Festival Plaza.
Free ornament making events will be available, live music and other family-friendly events will be available.
The event is free and the community is welcome. Hundreds of dollars in gift cards will be given away.
"This is just our time to show love and compassion because that's what Christmas really is," said GEYA Founder Dorian Ford. "It's an event that we actually started six years ago, me and my mom, in the Mooretown neighborhood at the community center.
Ford said that this is the first year that the event has grown and GEYA has been able to work with more people.
KSLA News 12's Shayne Wright will be honored with GEYA's "Heroes of the Heart" award.
"These people are those that display the spirit of Christmas throughout the year," Ford said.
Liz Swaine with Downtown Development Authority will be the parade's grand marshal.