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Monroe - West Monroe

Monroe - West Monroe

Monroe-West Monroe is the proud home of the Robertson family, stars of A&E's hit show “Duck Dynasty”. For the holidays, the sister cities turn into a winter wonderland. Christmas on the River in Monroe-West Monroe is chocked full of family-friendly events and attractions including: two parades, a variety of shops, a spectacular fireworks show, ballet performances, and other great holiday events.

Don’t miss the festive light displays on Antique Alley and throughout downtown Monroe-West Monroe, as well as Christmas at the Biedenharn and Santa’s Christmas Village at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum.

Duck into Monroe-West Monroe’s Antique Alley and be sure to leave time to shop and dine. But it’s the shopping that you need the most time for as it has more than 30 classic antique shops and trendy boutiques stocked full of clothing, furniture, home décor, spices, and so much. But what makes this shopping experience so special is that you don’t have the hassle of the typical shopping experience of leaving the store, finding your car, loading your car, driving all the way to the next stop, and then doing it all over again. Just park, explore, and shop till you drop. With so many options, this is the place to find the perfect gift all season long!

Monroe-West Monroe has tons of other recommended shops -The Spice & Tea Exchange, Mojo Boutique, and so many others. Be sure to check our celebrity chef Cory Bahr’s restaurant Cotton or the reigning Louisiana Seafood King Blake Phillips at Restaurant Sage.  Other popular local restaurants include: Cheniere Shack, Catfish Cabin, and Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant.

So plan your trip today. Use the itinerary builder to create a list of events you don’t want to miss then book a hotel room. Merry Christmas!

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Start off the season with the tree lighting ceremony of the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum Freedom Trees honoring veterans with a patch, ribbon, medal, or photo from their military service. On November 11, the trees will be turned on at a Special Ceremony at 5 pm.

Chennault Aviation & Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Military, Freedom Trees, Chennault Museum, Monroe, Louisiana
 
11/16/2017

Sip, Shop & Save. Antique Alley is hosting their 4th Annual Champagne Stroll. Come out for a fun evening event, enjoy the Christmas Lights, and SHOP your favorite stores. Additional savings on your purchases at select merchants. Grab you girlfriends and Shop The Alley!

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Champagne Stroll, Antique Alley, Christmas, Holidays, Shopping, Lights
 
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Bring the family to make holiday memories at The Children' Museum! Decorate a Christmas cookie, play in our "snow", write a letter to Santa, ride Mount Sneaux, make/take an ornament, play in the museum and visit with Santa. Ice skate (extra fee) and enjoy the Tree Jay's musical show outside too. Thursdays and Fridays from 5-8pm, Saturdays 10-8pm, Sundays 1-6pm. 

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Santas Christmas Village, Snow, Monroe, Louisiana
 
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Candy Cane Lane is a drive-through Christmas light display located in Calhoun, La featuring over one million lights on a mile-long wooded road.

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North
Calhoun, LA 71225
Christmas Lot, West Monroe, Louisiana
 
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Don't miss the lights in Downtown Monroe & West Monroe or TreeJays at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum each night. Walk through the tunnel of lights at the Land of Lights, reminisce at Throwback Christmas, and delight at the Roe City Riverboat.

 

Monroe-West Monroe
DeSiard Street and Trenton Street
Monroe-West Monroe, LA 71291
Christmas Lights, West Monroe, Walk Through Lights
 
11/25/2017

What would be better than a holiday movie in Antique Alley under the magical Christmas lights? Popcorn and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. (*Rain Date: December 23, same time)

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Outdoor Movie, Monroe, West Monroe, Christmas on the River
 
11/25/2017

Want to express your inner Adele or Bruno, Miranda or Luke or just watch a wanna-be on stage? Come join the fun in Antique Alley.

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
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Enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the Biedenharn Home and ELsong Gardens thanks to the Monroe Garden Study League. Be sure to come by during regular museum hours to take your family Christmas snapshots.

Biedenharn Museum & Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Biedenharn Museum, Monroe, West Monroe, Christmas
 
12/02/2017

Come hear the joyful noise of Christmas carols sung by local choir groups. Prepare for battle with your decorated ugly sweater for the Ugly Sweater Contest. Be jolly as you enjoy holiday drinks such as cider, egg nog, hot chocolate and much more provided by the Monore Civic Center Bar. Donate a toy for a child in need this Christmas. Take part in our combination kids and pet parade. Take a picture with Santa and as always, there will be Fireworks and a Christmas Parade to end the day.

RiverMarket
316 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA 71201
RiverMarket, Monroe, Christmas, Domo
 
12/02/2017

Experience the sights and sounds of the world of the first Christmas through a 20 minute walk-thru Christmas drama. The journey features over 100 characters in costume, live animals, 1st century shops, and a live nativity.

 

Pecanland Mall
4700 Millhaven Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Journey to Bethlehem, Monroe, Christmas, West Monroe
 
12/02/2017

Enjoy this beautiful fireworks display along the banks of the Ouachita River. Fireworks will be shot from the Endom bridge.

Downtown Monroe and West Monroe
DeSiard Street and Trenton Street
Monroe and West Monroe, LA 71201
Fireworks, Christmas, Monroe, West Monroe, Louisiana